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Padaro Beach Grill

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American, Hamburgers, Seafood
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3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
805-566-9800
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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  • 39
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still dreaming of this place.

Found this place via Yelp when looking for a good place to eat after spending the day in Santa Barbara. My mom had been set on Stacky's in Summerland, but I found Padaro Beach Grill and changed her mind. Good move on my part as we've been home from vacation for five months and she still keeps... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
justpeachykeane
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Baltimore, Maryland
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Found this place via Yelp when looking for a good place to eat after spending the day in Santa Barbara. My mom had been set on Stacky's in Summerland, but I found Padaro Beach Grill and changed her mind. Good move on my part as we've been home from vacation for five months and she still keeps talking about it!... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We LOVE the Padaro Beach Grill! There are enough choices for everyone to order what they want. Reasonable prices considering they're adjacent to the beach. A huge,well landscaped garden with tables & umbrellas.. ..Nice big play area including a tremendous sand area for the kids to push around their toys. It's magical at night with the small, clear lights strung... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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157 reviews 157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We have been eating at the Padaro Beach Grill since it first opened. We moved out of state and stopped by for lunch on a recent visit. The food and service are still excellent. The large outdoor dining garden is picturesque and family friendly. The beach is a perfect spot to walk off the delicious burgers and fries. Remember to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Good overall. Decent for the area and good value. Bathrooms clean considering how busy the place is. Service at counter was very fast. Overall would return. Had fish tacos, burgers and fries. All was fresh, salsa delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The menu has something (delicious) for everyone. The fish tacos are my fave and they come both fried and grilled. They have a wonderful selection of LOCAL beers and wines. This is one of my all-time favorite spots to go and catch the sunset and enjoy the stunning views. I have to add that the family-friendly atmosphere makes it a... More 

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Central California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good American style food and a reasonable price. This is a stand-style grill where you order and pay at a counter and get a pager to come back when your food is ready while you find a seat. Beautifully landscaped grounds with lots of outdoor seating and room for little ones to run around and play (including a sand box... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Our family LOVES this place! The burgers are a family favorite, but there are so many other great choices for reasonable prices. The grounds are casual but beautiful, and very family friendly. The staff are always very courteous and helpful. On several occasions we have enjoyed great live music while taking in the gorgeous view of the ocean. It is... More 

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Carpinteria, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is absolutely one of our all time favorite places to meet and eat. Delicious food. Great choices. Wonderful ambiance, fantastic service. Hormone free chicken!!! I can eat, relax and feel healthier by the moment. And the sunsets are beyond beautiful. I recommend you travel from wherever you are to try this place.

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Calgary, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Ate here late this afternoon with my husband and our son. We started with the calamari and had the California burgers and the fish tacos, all very tasty. This is a fun grill near the beach at Santa Claus Lane that serves wine by the bottle, glass or on tap! Lots of fun and good food, highly recommended!

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Truckee, CA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We rode our bikes with dog in tow (we called ahead and no dogs allowed so we knew she'd be in left in her cart...but was hopefully there would be good parking for her to be near by) No place to park bikes either. :4( Burgers were good, friend ordered ceasar with flank steak, received a hamburger patty on top... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-566-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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