Santos to close after Valentine’s Day

Santos will close its doors permanently after the last customer is served on Valentine’s Day.

“Due to a pending sale of the building where Santos is located and changing market conditions, the Sophisticated Hospitality Group has decided not to reopen Santos in another location and instead focus on their operations of Cloud9 Restaurant inside Cypress Lakes Country Club and Sophisticated Southern Plates, their growing catering and special events business,” a press release issued today stated.

“Since so much love was poured into the creation of Santos, we thought it would be appropriate for Valentine’s Day to be our last shift to serve the food and atmosphere you’ve come to enjoy and love,” Executive Chef Natasha Clement said. “I learned so much through this process and look forward to the next exciting chapter for my passion for food.”

Santos opened in August 2021 just nine days before Hurricane IDA brought devastation to St. Charles Parish. The restaurant reopened a month after the storm – without internet, displaced staff, and broken supply lines for their products.

“It is no secret that I love both Louisiana and Latin America, and what we created at Santos was a perfect blend of two amazing food cultures that allowed us to take the customer on a trip through each dish serving Louisiana roots, Latin Attitude,” Buddy Boe, managing partner of Sophisticated Hospitality Group, said.

Reservations for Santos’ remaining open days are available at and OpenTable.


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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