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865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2042
805-684-6010
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always great food and service.

I ate their twice on a recent weekend trip Service is great, food is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Mark M
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I ate their twice on a recent weekend trip Service is great, food is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

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Salinas, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We like this place so much that we end up adding 40+ miles to our trip from home to SoCal (and back!) just to stop at this restaurant (and take advantage of the beach for a rest stop). We seem to be luckier with crowds there than are others. There were only 4 customers on Tuesday around 11:15. We stopped... More 

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Galliano, Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I was really surprised that a restaurant in California could make gumbo and étouffée and really get it right! This place has delicious food. Paninis are big and very, very good. Great food at a great price. Great staff.

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Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for Breakfast as a family. We did not test the Cajun food but more classical breakfast food. Good service, good and tasty food, good price.

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Chula Vista, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After receiving recommendations from many of the "locals" we tried this place and we were not disappointed. Excellent service, nice location, and prices were family friendly. We went back a second time during our short visit to Carpinteria or "Carp" as the locals call it. We were there for breakfast both times.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Some of the reviews claim this isn't Cajun food. I haven't been to New Orleans, so I can't say whether it is Cajun or not. But, the food was good and reasonably priced. The beignets were excellent. The spicy sausage and biscuits and gravy were just as great. I have only had breakfast here, but if you are looking for... More 

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always a great place to eat lots of cajun choices.Great for breakfast or any meal. Close to beach and good service.

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Bakersfield, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I enjoyed my spinach salad and my friend enjoyed his catfish. The wait was short after we ordered and the food was fresh and tasty. Service was attentive and friendly. Outside dining is limited but there was plenty of seating inside. This was my first visit, but not my friends and I know many people who have enjoyed eating here.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Another homey cute kitchen for breakfast. It gets busy, so you may have to wait a couple minutes, but they get you in pretty fast.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

This spot is wonderful fills your belly. My husband got the shrimp Po boy with coleslaw and I got the Les omelet which consisted of bacon, green onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Ooo it was delicious. Both plates were together 19 bucks. That's a great deal. Then a quick stroll to the carpinteria state beach. Planning to hit the cajun... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 865 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2042
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 805-684-6010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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