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California Grill of the Pajaro Valley

1970 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-2836
+1 831-722-8052
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Freedom
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Price range: $10 - $27
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Vegetarian, Californian, Organic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: California Grill of the Pajaro Valley serves only the finest, locally-grown produce, meats and desserts. In fact, the restaurant owner grows all the organic vegetables and salads right here in the fields of the Pajaro Valley. It's likely the produce on your plate was picked fresh from one of his organic fields just hours before it was prepared for you. Daily specials and desserts reflect the cycle of the seasons so you can experience flavors at their peak.
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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

An unexpected & welcome find near Watsonville & Pajaro Dunes. Upscale, reasonably-priced, local sustainable organic produce, meat & fish. Personal attention from grower/owner who is justifiably proud of his establishment. Wild salmon, chicken roulades, baby-back ribs & skirt steak all delicious. Veggies from the farm, exploding with flavor, served in generous portions. Phenom desserts, too! The friendly staff contributed to... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

While visiting my sister I was fortunate to eat here. The entire dining experience exceeded my expectations for a restaurant in this tiny town. The wine list was extensive for wines served by the glass. All of the vegetables are grown by the owner and the house salad is filled with organic produce. Each of us had something different and... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We live here and used to frequent the Green Valley Grill which went out of business. What a thrill to hear about this place. We eat here often...usually dinner...and we've never had a bad meal. The people are wonderful, service excellent, the food is incredible and all of their produce is organic...added bonus!

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Santa Cruz, California
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I tried to go to my favorite place for breakfast at the CADILLAC CAFE and it was closed on Mondays . Dissappointed ? yes the closest place was California Grill . It was a nice place and had very nice food .

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Fremont, California
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1,151 reviews 1,151 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Found this restaurant on Open Table and decided to try it. Very good salads, great pot roast, and good shrimp louie. And others were waving about their dinners such as chicken fried steak. Friendly place. Looked to be a mix of first timers as well as locals who come regularly. Friendly place, good food, nice place ....its in a strip... More

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Sun City West
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34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The California Grill has recently come under new management, and the food is very good, nicely presented, reasonably priced, and the service is good. (The bill for 4 , with 1 bottle of wine, was $125.00; entres were $15.00-$25.00.) The skirt steak was excellent, cooked to perfection; the halibut was fresh and nicely done. The vegetables are fresh and beautifully... More

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Aptos, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

first time customer------i ordered a lunch take out. cheeseburger with fries. the hamburger came on a sub roll------1/2 inch on each end was "bare"; no cheese.no mayo,no mustard.the lettuce and tomato was placed over the fries,making everything soggy! $12.00--------should have gone to mcdonalds down the street!!!!!!!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

This place is an average American cafe. A step up from Dennys. If you are hungry and dont really want to look for somewhere great ti eat then this is the place to go.

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calif.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Just had dinner with four others. The steak was great. Eggplant parmesan over pasta delicious. The calamari steak a sure pleaser..Farm family owned...The veggies were just a few hours from picking. Cooked lightly. Only matched by what I grow myself.Most Organic as well.Deserts come fresh local.Friendly servers, funny and helpful. Never felt rushed to vacate.

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Watsonville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

The Freedom Rotary Club meets & eats lunch every Tuesday. Owner is very helpful with every special request. The food served is Chef's choice & very good!

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