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Padaro Beach Grill

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American, Seafood, Hamburgers
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 41
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
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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
great position, decent food

Great position, almost on the beach. Decent food and a great environment for kids to run about safely. Good idea for ordering as well, no waiting about. Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
pblythswood
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Wales
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  • Scenic view
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Wales
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great position, almost on the beach. Decent food and a great environment for kids to run about safely. Good idea for ordering as well, no waiting about. Well worth a visit.

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Carpinteria, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Padaro Beach Grill has a good menu which includes burgers, chicken, fish, and salads. The restaurant supports a family friendly atmosphere where the kids can play in a sandbox while the parents chat. The view of the channel islands and Santa Barbara are gorgeous. And the price is very reasonable considering what you get. One caveat - watch out... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Good food! We had bbq chicen salad , cal burger quesadia all delcious Kid friendly don't forget the kids shovels and buckets for sand area!

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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great outdoor dining experience just south of Santa Barbara and north of Carpinteria. Wonderfully cheery place to have lunch or dinner. Dine outside or inside…although who can resist being outside on the lovely grass under a cool umbrella on our warm California Days. The FOOD… is great and they have a super yummy "skinny" menu salad selection for those of... More 

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milwaukee, wisconsin
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204 reviews 204 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Exited Hwy1 northbound at Carpenteria a tad hungry...jumped on Tripadvisor and headed to Padaro Grill. Everything reviews say it is (especially NanarooGrampyFred). Awesome food--he liked the shrimp tacos, I liked the California burger and sweet potato fries--, an outdoor dining area to die for (although I'm glad we weren't there when a train went by). Signs warn of tenacious birds,... More 

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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is good, location is better. with a large outdoor eating area that is setup for small children, it is a good place to bring your family.

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central ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is good but one of the best things to recommend it is the outside dining. There is space for youngsters to play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the Hickory burger with sweet potato fries. Yummy stuff. The patio area has picnic tables with umbrellas. Occasionally the train passes by right next to the beach. Awesome. They have plenty of kid activities while you await your food.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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, Seafood, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

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