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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: Outdoor Seating

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  • 36
    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
Good beachy lunch spot with kids

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Crazycoconut2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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
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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Carpinteria, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I am a grand mother of 2 small boys, needless to say there are not too many places to comfortably go out and eat with them. This place has very good food and a lovely outdoor seating area with plenty of room for play. We go there again and again and are always happy to be there.

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Eugene, Oregon
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80 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My nephew lives nearby and this is their favorite place to take their young children. Eating outdoors by the beach is fantastic. One big drawback, aggressive sea gulls. Do not leave your food unguarded for even a moment or it will be attacked by hungry birds.

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Ojai, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You will be hard-pressed to find a more family-friendly eatery than Padaro Beach Grill. Decent food, attractive grounds (most seating is outside), friendly and efficient service. The location is picturesque (beach side).

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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?