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Corktree Cellars Wine Bar and Bistro

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Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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910 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2045
805-684-1400
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place

We enjoyed a really good early bird special. The pizza and lobster mac and cheese were excellent as was the wine. Service was good and the outdoor dining are was nice, Prices were very reasonable,

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
mamapapa98
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stuart, florida
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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stuart, florida
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a really good early bird special. The pizza and lobster mac and cheese were excellent as was the wine. Service was good and the outdoor dining are was nice, Prices were very reasonable,

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We dropped in for dinner after admiring the menu. The first thing that struck us when we entered was the odor of the deep fat cooker. We asked to sit outside to avoid this and were accommodated. The Ahi tuna salad was great. Disappointing the caprese salad promised heirloom tomatoes but these appeared to have been picked up down the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We stopped there after a long day of travel and well we were underwhelmed. The food was okay and just didn't justify the price. The decor is quirky and seating basic chairs. The wine selection is huge and we sampled a few. The food however wasn't that great. But that may have been our choices. It's worth a visit even... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our experience with most restaurants in California is that the wines are overpriced, which should not be the case since many of them are made within the State. The Cork Tree Restaurant is a refreshing exception--excellent wines choices at very fair prices. My husband and I enjoyed our last vacation night on the Cork Tree's outside patio enjoying an excellent... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped by for lunch with the family. has a nice outdoor section to sit in to enjoy your meal. My two sons and I each ordered a meal and split them three ways for plenty of variety. lobster Panini on ciabatta bread, a burger, and a flatbread pizza - all were excellent. My wife ordered a burger. All were excellent.... More 

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santa barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

my husband and I have been enjoying the cork tree since they first opened. great kobe beef burgers and yummy salads. the owner is very responsive to requests, they did not used to serve hot tea, only coffee, and that has changed. recently they have added gluten free options to the panini selections, which is cool. sitting inside or outside... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Just had a wonderful girls lunch at Corktree Cellars in Carpinteria. Met up with vacationing family and needed a place to go where the kids were not! This is the place! Delicious food -- they have tapas, soups, sandwiches and great cheese/charcuterie plates to indulge in while you sip on some delicious local wines. For lunch, the ladies ordered half... More 

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West Coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a bit of a mixed experience. The waitress was great, half of our food was barely warm. We were a party of 11. Six of us ordered the steak. So I'm not sure if that made it easier or more difficult to get it to us hot. I know serving 11 people at once is challenging. The waitress... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I rarely give out an excellent but the Corktree came very close. The atmosphere is casual but you won't feel overdressed if that's your choice. The courtyard seating area is attractive and the street noise is barely noticeable. The staff has always been very warm and helpful without the pressure that sometimes comes with overly aggressive waiters. Their menu has... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

GREAT selections of local wines!!! Menu was overwhelming.....but easy to pick up some hidden options!!! Order the snackie plate and bottle of wine.....you will not be disappointed!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 910 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2045
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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