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Padaro Beach Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1109
+1 805-566-9800
10:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 20:30
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Bakersfield, California
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take kids. You can sit back, relax in the sun and drink a beer while they play in the sand. Feel like you are on vacation. Great views but no access to the beach which was the only disappointment.

Thank Dinoalita
Santa Barbara, California
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252 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxed, easy going, healthy enough food for a "burger and grilled and fried food place." Fresh ingredients, good variety healthy salads, the manage crowds well. Parking can be a pain on a sunny weekend but worth it. Classic California

Thank expectquality1942
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Order at the counter Good selections , reasonable prices and fast service. Large outdoor seating beachside.

Thank Kathleen L
Simi Valley, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Padaro Beach Grill has a good menue for fast food. They make excellent Onion Rings and have some unique burgers. The view on the grass of the beach is great. It is easy to stop on the way back from Santa Barbara to LA. Great lunch stop.

Thank Simimike
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We read some reviews before deciding to try it for the first time. We were expecting a regular order and serve restaurant. Then after we got in we realized we are to order at the counter and get a beeper. We picked it up when the food was ready. We have choice of seating, indoors or outdoors picnic style or... More 

1 Thank ResponsibleTraveler
santa barbara
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I grew up in Santa Barbara and have spent a great deal of time in Carpinteria. I have visited the Padaro Beach Grill on numerous occasions since the late 80's. The restaurant has been in a constant state of flux with regard to the ownership, over these years. The setting is clearly the main draw, with park like grounds and... More 

1 Thank sbloke
London, United Kingdom
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256 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Absolutely no complaints about Padaro Beach Grill’s food. It was fresh, tasty, plentiful and inexpensive. But we had to queue for around 20+ minutes to order. (Midweek around noon.) I suppose this is only like queuing for a brunch table, but something about the system just struck me as improvable.

Thank LDN_2009
Reseda, California, United States
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Came here with a large group for lunch on a weekend and was blown away by just about everything. The views are fantastic, there's plenty of seating even for the lunch rush on a sunny summer Saturday afternoon, and even a diverse outdoor area complete with a sandbox for kids. Walking in, you feel like you've entered a beach house.... More 

Thank James G
Santa Barbara, California
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182 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beach restaurants usually have disappointing food, not Padaro. They make sure that quality is high and taste is distinctive. Although much of the food is fried, lots of healthy salads and grilled food are in evidence. The line can get long in ordering on weekends, but they are well run and it moves faster than it looks. It is designed... More 

Thank expectquality1942
ojai, california
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

So pleased to discover this terrific cafe/grill with outdoors tables and views. Setting is simple but clean and very welcoming.California burger was cooked to perfection. Cesar salad was freshly made. A perfect place to stop and linger, and to boost: a playground for the kids!

Thank artcie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-566-9800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?