La Arcada Fountain

The famous La Arcada Fountain, as well as the plaza it is in, was designed and constructed under the supervision famous architect Myron Hunt in 1926.

The fountain itself has been a home to a number of different species, however for the last 20 years it has been a sanctuary for turtles that have been donated by locals. The fountain is cared for by the plaza’s owners and remains a popular historic destination for locals and visitors alike.

VIVA | Modern Mexican Cuisine

We are pleased to announce the opening of Viva Modern Mexican cuisine at 1114 State Street, in beautiful La Arcada Plaza, overlooking the turtle pond. This iconic location has been a well-known restaurant spot in downtown Santa Barbara for over 70 years. It has been home to such well-known eateries as Acapulco, State Side, and most recently, Cielito.

With Viva Modern Mexican we are striving to bring a vibrant Mexico City-inspired menu coupled with fun, friendly service to one of the most beautiful locations in downtown Santa Barbara.

Our location is fondly remembered by many Santa Barbarians as being a local’s favorite during its’ Acapulco days. We are hoping to re-establish Viva as one of Santa Barbara’s premier watering holes, and as such have partnered with local companies such as Pure Order Brewing Co. Caribbean Brewing Co. and Una Mas Tequila Co.

We look forward to serving you soon.

-Team Viva

Pure Order Brewing Company

After more than 10 years of brewing beers and far too long in the conventional workforce, brewmaster James Burge decided it was time to take the leap and open up his own shop…More

Una Mas Tequila

Una Mas Tequila is locally owned in Santa Barbara, CA, the team takes pride in formulating the finest tequila for our local community and beyond..More

Caribbean Coffee Company, Inc.

Caribbean Coffee Company, Inc. was founded in 1986 with the idea that great coffee should be within reach of everybody…More