ABOUT US

 

Welcome back in time, back in Santa Barbara history to La Paloma Café. After 37 years “the dove” has again taken flight on the iconic corner of Anacapa and Ortega streets in the historic Presidio Neighborhood. And like an old friend, the celebrated neon sign once again glows with its original letters: La Paloma Café.

 

La Paloma Café’s menu celebrates the cuisine of the Californios, early Californian settlers who incorporated Spanish and Mexican influences into indigenous ingredients cooked over fire. Paying tribute to the age of the ranchero, our thoughtfully crafted California barbecue reflects both the past and present of our region and local community. Our food focuses on the traditions of Santa Maria and influences from Baja, Mexico.

Open for outdoor dining and takeaway

Weds, Thurs & Sun 12-2pm and 5-9pm
Fri & Sat 12-2pm and 5-10pm

 

OUR TEAM

JEREMY TUMMEL, EXECUTIVE CHEF

Leading the culinary team for La Paloma is Chef Jeremy Tummel, well-known throughout the Central Coast. Jeremy’s experience draws from his time at Wine Cask, Bacara Resort & Spa, Pebble Beach Company, The Rosewood Miramar Beach, Santa Barbara City College Culinary Academy and The Bear and Star in Los Olivos. A third generation Santa Barbara native and part Chumash Indian, Jeremy’s love for Santa Barbara runs deep in his DNA. READ MORE ABOUT JEREMY AND LA PALOMA

CHRISTY GUZMAN, GENERAL MANAGER

Christy Guzman has worked her way through the ranks from host to busser, to runner and server at such acclaimed properties as The Mandarin Oriental Miami, Conrad Miami and Waldorf Astoria Park City. With a hunger to learn and a passion for food and beverage Christy continued to take on leadership roles at The Peninsula Beverly Hills, The Carlyle in New York City, and Rosewood Washington DC. Finally, Christy was brought on as the opening General Manager of Caruso’s for The Rosewood Miramar Beach in Montecito. Here she discovered her love and appreciation for all things Santa Barbara.
LOUIE RAMIREZ, Sous Chef
ALISON FIGAS, Manager