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Padaro Beach Grill

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
A Good Place to Stop

If you're hungry while driving the 101 this is a good choice for a quick lunch or dinner. The setting is very casual with some inside seating but most of the seating is on picnic tables in a very nice garden area. The food is very "California beach" and includes fish and shrimp tacos, sandwiches... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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San Luis Obispo, California
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  • Scenic view
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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you're hungry while driving the 101 this is a good choice for a quick lunch or dinner. The setting is very casual with some inside seating but most of the seating is on picnic tables in a very nice garden area. The food is very "California beach" and includes fish and shrimp tacos, sandwiches and burgers. Everything we've sampled... More 

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las vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

What a delightful surprise along hwy 101! Outdoor picnic tables in a grassy area, next to the beach! Gorgeous. And a sandpit (with toys) for kids! I can see this place must get crowded on weekends, with outdoor BBQ and a live band. Definitely a "from now on" anytime we are remotely near Carpinteria. Oh, and the burgers and fish... More 

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped for lunch as we arrived in Carpinteria. Wonderful spot overlooking the ocean - great burgers and milkshakes! Sandbox for kids, picnic table seating. Enjoyed our lunch - would definitely go back!

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If this were Malibu it would be the latest rave in L.A. Instead it's on the beach in Carpenteria. What a concept, hamburgers, sand, umbrellas and seagulls. On top of that the food is excellent. Just like a backyard barbecue without the hassles. The beer is good. The combination platter of onion rings, fries, and sweet potato fries are tasty.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Fish tacos all the way! Plus the best picnic tables in the area. And I shouldn't forget to mention the incredible ice cream floats. Just be careful that the birds don't steal your food.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stop here with the who'll family on your way up or down the California coast. Food is great, there is a sandbox for the little ones, and the train rumbles by often. My sons love the fish and chips. My daughter-in-law and I adore the salads. Burgers are yummy, too. Beer and wine are available. The kids menu is sensible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Food was good, tried the tuna melt and nachos. Kids had burgers and fries, kids meals come with a gummy burger and soda.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have been coming to the beach grill for years and were happy to start the summer season again with good food and an area where the children can run and build sand castles. Be sure to have your camera ready for a picture with the train going by in middle of your lunch!

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Carpinteria, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Reasonable prices, flavorful food, relaxed, mostly outdoor setting, by the beach. Casual, fun place to go with friends.

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Missed this on the way from Camarillo to SLO, as stopped at Santa Barbara. When we looked it up, realised it was actually 10 miles back down the freeway. However, drive was worth it. Healthy options for 2 adults and 2 kids. Nice size portions, good views, weather was perfect the day we visited. Parking outside was reserved for guests... 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
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?