The 2nd Annual Taste of Guadalupe event is now over. A list of winners has been posted on the contest information page and winners have been notified by phone or contacted via email. If you are listed as a winner and haven't heard from us, check your voicemail or email for a notification or contact us at contact@visitguadalupe.org

The GBA is in the News with Taste of Guadalupe!

With Santa Barbara County being a Declared County, the support extends to homeowners and renters along with small businesses for the Winter Storms and flooding that occurred on Dec. 27, 2022, and continuing.

Following is the Declared County guidance for Santa Barbara County, and attached are the Fact Sheets in English and Spanish:



♦ SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters.

♦ Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage.

♦ Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations may also borrow to help meet disaster caused working capital needs. The $2 million maximum applies to the combination of property damage and working capital loans.

♦ If over 50% of revenue is carried from agricultural, farming, and ranching business-contact your local United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) for available programs.

♦ If you are a homeowner or renter, FEMA may refer you to SBA.

♦ Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace their primary residence.

♦ Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to replace personal property, including vehicles.


♦ Register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov  -or-  www.disasterassistance.gov/es (Spanish). This is the fastest way to register for help.

Homeowners and renters should submit their SBA disaster loan application, even if they are not sure if they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases we refer the applicant to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program for possible additional assist.

There is a Center in San Luis Obispo, and we encourage those affected by the storms to visit the Center due to the many resources available at the Center. There is also online assistance at www.disasterassistance.gov  -or-  www.disasterassistance.gov/es (Spanish). Following is the Center information:

San Luis Obispo County
SLO Veterans Hall
801 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Opened Tuesday, January 24 @ 12:00pm

Mondays – Sundays
8:00 am – 7:00 pm PST


The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast, along with the CPUC is continuing to collect speed test data.

  • Even if a household is not connected, they can use their mobile phones or go to the library for internet access and report their address as having “no available service” – this is a key datapoint.
  • Laptops, tablets, desktops are preferred. Of course, if none of these are available it’s a good data point as well.
  • Households can submit their exact address (which is scrubbed from any lists shared outside of BCPC), or they can submit a partial address. Again, the BCPC does not share specific addresses, but that information helps improve our mapping.
  • Households can take this multiple times throughout the day and on different days – surprisingly with different results! This is also helpful.

Leave a Legacy! LeRoy Park Capital Campaign

Want to be a permanent part of the LeRoy Park renovations and improvements? Consider donating to the LeRoy Park Capital Campaign – donate a tree for a $300 contribution, or buy a paver for $200 with your business name, your family name, or a special tribute message. Thinking about something bigger, like an entire playground? There’s lots of options!  Our partners over at Los Amigos de Guadalupe (LADG) have all the info!

The Guadalupe Business Association

This site is maintained by the Guadalupe Business Association - a 501(c)6 organization dedicated to the promotion, expansion and development of local businesses. Becoming a member is easy. Membership in the Guadalupe Business Association is priced by tier and comes in two flavors. The Basic plan offers a wide variety of benefits that are meant to help and support businesses in the community with tools and resources. The Prime plan offers all of the benefits of the Basic plan with some additional extras. Contact us for more information!

Discover Guadalupe

Guadalupe is located in Santa Barbara County, on the Central California coast near the famous Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,080 people residing in the city. The city was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946. California’s Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1, runs right through the downtown of Guadalupe. Guadalupe is an attractive home for families, providing safe and affordable neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, good schools, and a friendly environment.

a cinematic destination

Guadalupe has been on Hollywood's map since 1923 when legendary director Cecil B. DeMille filmed the cinematic epic The Ten Commandments. Since then, over 20 movies have been filmed in and around the historic town of Guadalupe and it's incredible sand dune landscape. If you're looking for a location for your next project, come take a look at Guadalupe and see how this charming little gem on California's central coast can add that missing "something" to your motion picture or documentary production.


According to the Small Business Administration:

For every $100 spent at small businesses, $48 is put back into the local economy.

But if that same $100 is spent at big box store or national retailer, only $14 makes it back to our local economy.

Business Spotlight

Periodically, the Guadalupe Business Association will feature one of our members in our business spotlight.  Take a moment and learn about some of our amazing members!

Sonam Narayan, Realtor

I am a local Guadalupe Realtor.  I enjoy helping buyers & sellers within our city.  My goal is to be completely transparent & ensure each of my clients get the best service.  I aim to educate & give all the facts so my clients can make the best informed decisions.  I strive to be the agent that puts themselves in YOUR shoes!  I want to know your story, earn your trust and go above and beyond for your housing needs.  I look forward to helping make houses into HOMES!




“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Jane Goodall

We are a family-owned Mexican restaurant.  It all started in 1988 with my father Manuel Diaz deciding on leaving farm working in the past and starting his adventure as a business owner.  In 2010 my father asked if I was ready to take over and I now run the business and love every second of it.  My wife and I really enjoy feeding the community!

We really appreciate everyone and everything all of our customers do for us.  Every day is a great day and we are glad to be a part of this community!

El Tapatio is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and can be found on Instagram at el_tapatio88You can also reach them at 805.343.2850.

Rural Community Development Corporation of California (RCDCC) was formed in 2017 to help fill the gap in capacity that rural communities, especially those considered disadvantaged, are beleaguered by. We at RCDCC believe with training, direction (planning) and support California’s rural communities can be more self-reliant, and create sustainable, livable communities that gain not lose populations.


To enhance and develop the capacity of rural citizen, community organizations, local business, and government entities through community development plans and actions to support rural communities in becoming resilient, strong communities that will grow from disadvantaged to livable, sustainable communities. 

Destination: Guadalupe

The (re)ascension of a Small American Town

Founded in the late 1800s, Guadalupe was once a boom town.  Over the following century, like many small towns, social, economic and infrastructure changes heavily impacted the city and other, larger cities grew around it.  Yet Guadalupe’s story is far from over.  With a new housing development and influx of new ideas, Guadalupe is poised to reassert itself as a destination location for shopping, arts, and tourism – the Gateway to the Dunes!

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