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Padaro Beach Grill

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3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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good food

Good place for sunset with the family , great place for kids to play in the sandbox , friendly , clean, good service . watch out for the birds !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Carpas ollie E
Carpinteria, California
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Carpinteria, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good place for sunset with the family , great place for kids to play in the sandbox , friendly , clean, good service . watch out for the birds !!

Thank Carpas ollie E
Bakersfield, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always wanted to eat here when in Carp but always seem to run out of time before leaving town. This time we made it (finally) and while happy we went, had a mixed experience. The good: Location, Location, Location! Also, the setup (outdoor seating on picnic tables, huge lawn area, and sandpit for the kids) was really cool for... More 

Thank Outgunned3-1
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Padaro Beach Grill on our way to Santa Barbara. The food & local craft beers available here was really amazing. The best part here is they have ketpt a designated area fill with sand just for the kids. Kids enjoy playing here and you can eat your meals peacefully. We tried some burgers, fish tacos and local craft... More 

Thank Nikhilvd1
Santa Barbara, CA
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place around for kids... Including birthday parties. You can always find families where mom and dad let the kids play on the sand with others. It's safely enclosed so parents can relax. The train comes by only a few feet away which makes it exciting for everyone, but safely protected. Raised patio lets adults only watch the sunset over... More 

Thank Jimmannoia
Rancho Cordova, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Stopped here on the first day of a road trip and weren't disappointed.Hubby had the regular fish tacos, I got the grilled fish tacos. Shared the calamari. Mine was the winner. The food was fresh and tasty, plenty of it and it was a relaxed low key place to get out and enjoy the sun and sit by the ocean.

Thank Duker20
Lake Tahoe, CA
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

When we visit family in Montecito, we never turn down an opportunity to visit the Padaro Grill. The food is delicious and reasonably priced, the beer is cold and you can't beat the atmosphere. Located on Santa Claus Lane, right down the street from our favorite beach, seating consists of outdoor picnic tables with a few options indoors. You can't... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I get it. I'm on the beach I'm going to pay a little more. The decor is nice and there is a ton of patio seating. The food is mediocre and overpriced for what you order. The best deal is the sundae which is not on the menu a D can be had for $2.

Thank Rubten
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

And enclosed yard, sandbox full of toys, green lawns, and trains that pass by all make this a great spot to dine with little kids! Oh yes, and the food is tasty too.

Thank sharonleann
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248 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I rated this as average in comparison to fine dining. Comparing it with other burger cafes, it is above average. I had California burger .. with sautéed red bell peppers, onions, cheese on good bun. My husband had burger with BBQ sauce and bacon. This cafe is located very close to the beach but the ocean is visible due to... More 

Thank labguides
Polk City, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Had the BBQ burger, it was excellent, fries were good and plentiful. There is some indoor seating and a small patio area but most of the seating is outdoors - picnic style tables, some having umbrellas. It's a large area with a stage (presumably for entertainment). You can walk up to the shrubs bordering the outdoor area and see the... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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?