205 W. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA DINNER 5:00 - 9:30 pm | Closed Tuesdays | LUNCH 11:30 am - 2:00 pm Thursday and Friday 805-963-9591


We are always on the lookout for motivated and passionate individuals to join our team. A strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a desire to grow are mandatory. We are accepting positions for both front and back of house. Please send resumes to info@barbareno.com with “Resume” as the subject line, or better yet, stop by the restaurant in person.

Julian Martinez - Chef / Owner

Proprietor / Chef
Never content with conventional flavors, Julian began his culinary journey when he received an ice cream maker for Christmas when he was eleven. Ever since, he has been playing around in kitchens. A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Julian was able to merge his background in organizational studies and business management with his passion for cooking in opening Barbareño.

Jesse Gaddy - General Manager / Owner

Proprietor / General Manager
Smooth like garlic butter, Jesse keeps our gears moving.

Ryan Springmeier - Floor Manager

Floor Manager
A spearfisherman, gardener, and tom kha kai enthusiast, Ryan came to Santa Barbara for college, where he worked with Real Food Challenge, helping monitor and track UCSB’s environmental impact as it related to the food system. Serving as the first front-of-house staff member for Barbareño, helped create the service standards that we uphold today.

Lenka Davis - Wine Director

Wine Director
A native of Slovakia, Lenka discovered her passion for wine after majoring in journalism. But life had its way, and Lenka ended up in Santa Barbara with her husband, Christopher. Here, she fell in love with the area’s wines and landscapes. At Barbareño, Lenka makes sure that the wine program is relevant to the restaurant’s philosophy; just as the menu features thoughtfully selected ingredients inspired by local stories, so too the wine offerings highlight young California producers who represent the new, thoughtful wave of winemakers tending to the lesser known sites and varietals with minimal intervention.