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Farmer & Cook

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339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA
805-640-9608
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8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles...
A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.
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  • 35
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good homecooking

We had a delicious and very reasonably priced meal: wonderful corn soup and veggie enchilada with pumpkin seed sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Betty O
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Port Orford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Apart from wonderful goodies the staff are absolutely the most personable, what could be better! Check the opening hours they are a little unusual but worth discovering.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the painful experiences eating out for my wife and I, is the feeling that we can do much better at home, At the Farmer & Cook, we always feel good after our meal and know that it is mostly farm to table cooking. The care that they put into their menu, the prepared foods, the groceries you can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The most imaginative and light Mexican fare imaginable. We had the Huarache and the goat cheese and veggie tacos and couldn't have been more pleased. Our only regret is that we didn't order a couple of smoothies to take with us. Next time.

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Fontana, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Had a great Veggie burger and a Pinkus beer. They have a great local growers market inside as well. Could not decide what to eat because it al sounded so good! Can't wait to try a new dish next time!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Some of the best food in Ojai, I highly recommend the taquitos, the veggie burgers, and the smoothies.

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ojai, california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Family-run, farm-to-table, local hip restaurant and grocery store. There is a special atmosphere in the place, driven by the organic offerings. I prefer to order their cooked food, just because I'm never sure how long the fresh salads have been sitting around at that salad bar counter. Their Wednesday night walnut loaf special is my favorite! Dogs are welcome outdoors.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stopped by this funky, hippy, organic restaurant on our way out of town for a quick breakfast. No crowd on a Monday but they must do a huge business all day and there is tons of seating inside and out. Mexican is their menu during the day, but just a stop for a fresh smoothie is worth the drive.

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The Bay Area
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195 reviews 195 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I've often come here to refuel after the hikes and perhaps buy a veggie or two. Sometimes we'd have dinner with friends. The service has always been perfunctory and excruciatingly slow but in good company one tends to take this in stride. Today, however, they broke the proverbial camel's back. When I came for the veggie burger the waitress directed... More 

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Ventura, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It was an amazing special event dinner that blew away dinners I've had that cost three times as much. On weekends it is the most original cooking you will find. The produce is very fresh and seasonal. It's vegetarian but you won't miss the meat. Casual atmosphere with a happy disorganized that makes you think of Big Sur. It's the... More 

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Port Orford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a delicious and very reasonably priced meal: wonderful corn soup and veggie enchilada with pumpkin seed sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 339 West El Roblar Drive, Ojai, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-640-9608

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Organic

Description

A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 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?