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Jalama Beach Cafe

400 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-8205
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Ranked #6 of 100 Restaurants in Lompoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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- Aug 18, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went around 9 pm on a Friday. Not many people there. Super friendly staff!!! They made the dinner even better. I was traveling alone, so the interaction was welcome. Most people hate liver and onions, but I enjoy it. This was the absolute BEST L&O I've ever had! Panko crusted and fried to perfection with delicious local red onions and... More

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Lompoc, California
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Only eaten here for breakfast but love, love, love their hash browns. Friendly service, large menu. Decorated in a beach theme with a small gift shop. We hear the burgers are great and plan to try them next.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

this place has alot going on....its a gift shop, sports bar, cafe....THE CHOWDER WAS GREAT....but it was so loud with noise and chair scraping on the floor...my husband and i shared a dinner with steak, ribs and chicken...aaaa i hate to be negative but ugh ...i could see its a local place and i think we ordered the wrong food...I... More

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London , UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is not on the beach. The photo on Tripadvisor is not of this cafe. That's the Jalama Beach Grill. This place is in town, on E Ocean Avenue. It is part bar, part gift shop but mostly restaurant. It is good though! It got quite busy by 8.30pm so locals clearly agree. We both had the Steak and Lobster... More

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Lompoc, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped in for lunch and it was excellent! Wish I was there a half hour earlier for breakfast. Only recommendation I have is to offer breakfast all day.

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Lompoc, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This cafe is a landmark in town. Great burgers! Lots of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Generous portions.

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Knislinge, Sweden
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Had to come here and taste their signature burger - oh yes, that hit the spot. I had been recommended this place by a local, and its easy to see why it's a favorite with locals. Came just after lunch to make sure I got a seat - It's busy during the lunch rush but it's not so crammed after... More

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Lompoc, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is an old-fashioned, small-town restaurant that is exceptionally well-cared for and up-to-date. Its arrangement is outstanding, with a large bar whose seating faces an array of giant TVs with the latest sporting events on (sometimes the news if nothing's going on, but never "The View" or anything). However, since the bar's in the back and its seating faces away... More

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Lompoc, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great old fashioned cafe. Great burgers and salads. Stop in on your way through town. You'll be happy you did.

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vandenberg village, ca
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150 reviews 150 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Had another outstanding lunch on Valentine's Day. Nice menu selections as well as the specials. The calamari was outstanding as well as the fish tacos. Friendly and efficient service is a real plus.

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