• Alvaro Castellanos Rojas

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  • About

    Tapas, Cocktails, Pop-ups

    A long-time Santa Barbara resident, Alvaro grew up in a kitchen shadowing his father and picking up skills from his classic French techniques. In 1992 Alvaro opened his first venue, Chilango's Mexican Restaurant. Still in his early twenties, this served to further Rojas' autodidactic culinary training. In 2000, Alcazar Tapas Bar opened followed by milk & honey tapas in 2007. His award-winning food and cocktail menus have come to be known as part of the Santa Bárbara culinary landscape for over 25 years.

    Alcazar and milk & honey tapas bars along with Rojas'

    periodic pop-up projects continue to be a driving force

    in the innovative Santa Barbara food scene.


  • From the Chef's Table

    Kind words from our lovely guests

    "The atmosphere , food , wine and service are first class. Waitresses are all attentive, knowledgeable and so friendly. Highly recommended!"

    "My wife and I were gifted a dinner here on our honeymoon, so it will always be special to us. The service was incredible. The tasting menu with wines was one of the most memorable dinners of my life. "

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    Alvaro Castellanos Rojas