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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
805-643-9445
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A cozy hideaway with excellent food

We ate here on a recent Friday night because of the high ranking it received here on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was perfect but what will keep me coming back in the future was the quaint atmosphere. Yes, this restaurant is obviously in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
PJYoung2001
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McAllen, Texas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We ate here on a recent Friday night because of the high ranking it received here on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was perfect but what will keep me coming back in the future was the quaint atmosphere. Yes, this restaurant is obviously in what used to be a house with a... More 

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East Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Amazing experience! We were welcomed by a complimentary starter and spoiled with an unbelieveble Tasty main dish. Great servis and atmosphere!

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a good choice for "before theatre" or concert . Interesting food combinations, good wines and good dessert options. Wait staff is always friendly and courteous. Be sure to make reservations since it is a popular dining location. Parking is on the street in front or across the street in a lot

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Ventura, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Solid food and intimate wine dinners. Usually good and sometimes very good... watch for chef's specials.

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Ventura
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Wonderful food and efficient and friendly service. Varied menu with reasonable prices. Great dinner Bedford attending a Rubicon Theater production.

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Ventura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Over priced and over rated. The chef is tooooo creative. The spices and textures are always a guessing game called pass that yuck around the table. The atmosphere is nice, but that's all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Pleasant environment, excellent food and service. I think of it as our secret spot when we visit Ventura and want to have a romantic dinner.

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Ventura, California
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great filet mignon. My group had four eight oz filets and all were cooked to our liking. Space is tight. Small restaurant with excellent food and service.

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Fresno, California, United States
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our meal boar for 2 and 1 appetizer scallops, was fine, no wine, no drinks cost with tip $94. WOW.. The food was good, but the ambience is terrible, terrible, terrible. This is a broken down house with virtually no overhead. Wouldn't you rather have a water view? Hey this is in a city on the Pacific Ocean. The chairs... More 

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Ventura, California, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a very small intimate restaurant that is a converted house. It is high on our list for a place to go when we have friends to take out or special occasions to celebrate such as anniversaries. The chef is excellent and his take on standard and European type dishes are always a delight. The service is top notch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-643-9445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?