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Familia Diaz

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245 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-3703 (Harvard Blvd.)
805-525-2813
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great traditional Mexican

Not the first time we have eaten here, and it probably won't be the last. I had the traditional tacos, not as good as the enchiladas and burritos I have had in the past, but still very good. The service was very good, quick and efficient and the wait staff are excellent. We were there for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Anthony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Not the first time we have eaten here, and it probably won't be the last. I had the traditional tacos, not as good as the enchiladas and burritos I have had in the past, but still very good. The service was very good, quick and efficient and the wait staff are excellent. We were there for a lunch and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant has a For Sale sign, which almost scared us off, but the food is still good. The family operating the restaurant for decades is retiring next year. There is a salsa bar in the center of the restaurant for personally spicing your meal to your preference, which explains other reviews comments on the mild spicing of their meal.... More 

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Santa Paula, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our two visits rendered mixed results. What we liked were the albondigas soup and chili verde. What failed totally were the tamales, which had crusty and tough masa and flavorless pork and sauce. They should never have left the kitchen. It is likely they are not made in-house. Also my wife did not care for her refried beans. Enchiladas, meat... More 

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Ventura, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times and had consistently very good food and drinks. The service has also been pleasant and timely so I am puzzled by some of the recent negative reviews. The homemade salsas are delicious and so are the margaritas. Our favorite dishes are the carnitas and the chili relleno smothered in chili verde. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This used to be a good restaurant. But it has been going downhill for years. I think people just est there out of habit. There is much better available all over town, and particularly at El Pescador!

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Ventura, California
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been eating the Guacamole Toppers at the Familia Diaz since the 1970's. My wife samples many other dishes. It just doesn't get any better when it comes to Mexican Food. The service is always good, the staff friendly with plenty of parking.

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Orange, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Have been to this restaurant in the past but our last experience did turn us off to coming here for a while. Came in as a family and after ordering it seemed to take quite a while to get our food. The waitress didn't bring our drinks very quickly and when we mentioned we didn't have any silverware, she went... More 

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Familia Diaz service is a nightmare!!!!! Me and wife usually split a margarita when we eat Mexican and it was happy hour at familia Diaz so we ordered one. I ordered the drink and confirmed with the waitress that it was 50 percent off and she said yes. When the bill arrived I noticed that they charged me 18.00 dollars... More 

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Camarillo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Heard good things about this place. Went there on Mother's day. My wife had "Siete Mares" soup. Instead of seven seafood items, it had seven vegetables. In no way did it tasted like a seven seas soup. I had "Camarones a la plancha". The Shrimps had no taste, the beans and rice were totally dry. We both started out with... More 

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Stockton, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've eaten there about 3 times over the years in Santa Paula and it only gets worse. This is surprising for a Mexican restaurant in a mainly Hispanic town. I've tried enough of the offerings with different groups of people and have been so sorry I did. I love good Mexican food but unfortunately this food bears no resemblance to... More 

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Additional Information about Familia Diaz

Address: 245 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-3703
Phone Number: 805-525-2813
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 245 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-3703
    (Harvard Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: 805-525-2813

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?