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Jalama Beach Cafe

400 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 735-8205
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Ranked #4 of 100 Restaurants in Lompoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was in town for business and this restaurant was recommended as, "if you have only one meal in Lompoc, you have to eat at Jalama Beach Cafe, and you have to have the Jalama burger." So, I followed that advice and it was excellent. The service was excellent, and I got the burger on chibata bread instead of the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Been going here sporadically for years and most times things have been good. Lately it seems quality has been going downhill. Some of the recent items I have had were less than stellar. They prime Rib just wasn't. The flat iron steak had no texture was about 4 inches thick. The cheddar bacon soup was rather salty.

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Lompoc, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was meeting a friend for dinner. She had not arrived yet but they seated me and brought an appetizer plate of veggies and dip while I was waiting. Then they gave us time to order and our drinks. My burger was really great and the Jalama chips nice and crunchy. Wonderful and friendly. Food was yummy!

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Lompoc, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A nice little place, very old but restored really good. Not really a place for special occasions but always dependable for a good meal when you just want to get out of the house. The smothered steak is my favorite but the burgers are all really great.

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I've had limited time in Lompoc but it has not been easy to find good food. This little diner saved the day and I do not hesitate to recommend you visit for a great Americana diner experience with good food and home made chips!

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San Diego, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I ate dinner. My turkey burger was huge and the fries were very crispy. The wife had the chowder and loved it.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Address: 400 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: (805) 735-8205
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc

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