A group of us will be visiting UCSB from the San Diego area - two moms with our three daughters, all around age 17. We're staying at the Pacifica Suites hotel on Hollister Ave. Although we don't mind driving and would eventually like to explore downtown Santa Barbara, it would be ideal to find a restaurant fairly close to the hotel for dinner as we'll be getting in around dinnertime.
All of us are pretty adventurous eaters, with one vegetarian (not vegan) kid in the mix. No particular cuisine in mind, but we all love good Japanese, Thai, Indian, Mexican, or just a nice bistro/cafe type place. We'll probably want a glass of wine (at least the moms)!
Where would you suggest we go? Thanks in advance.