Los Alamos is a tiny town in Santa Barbara wine country. It’s not as famous as its neighbors Buellton and Los Olivos, which is exactly why we love it so much. It’s quiet, relaxing, and full of exciting restaurants that aren’t overrun by screaming wine tourists. If you only have time for one meal here, go straight to Bell’s. Inside an old post office, this casual French bistro is the kind of place you eat at once and walk out wondering if you should give up your city life and move here. The menu changes frequently, but know that whether it’s steak tartare, tinned sardines, or a moules frites Bell’s food is tremendous across-the-board.
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