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Cafe Zack

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1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
805-643-9445
Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
Excellent Food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Danielgbalter
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ventura
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Cafe Zach has a warm, friendly atmosphere and is perfect for a quiet night out. The food is always top notch. My favorites are the filet with mushroom sauce, curry seafood, Cafe Zach's salad and the chocolate hazelnut tart is fairly irresistible with coffee. It is best to make reservations.

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Ventura, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cafe Zach is consistently good. The food is terrific, service is great and the wine list is very friendly price wise. So often fine dining establishments gut you on the wine prices and it feels nice when they don't. I would recommend this place for anything from a lunch with friends to a romantic dinner for two.

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Ventura, California
Top Contributor
239 reviews 239 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a high quality meal at a locally owned, quiet place with friendly professional service, this is it. Local art lines the walls of the small main restaurant, and there is an annex as well for busy evenings. Starting with a reasonably priced extensive wine list (loved the Malbec), moving on to delicious mussels in a... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Small place, intimate. Not cheap, but worth the price. The food is well thought out and always tastes and looks even better than you would imagine. Service is friendly and professional. Personal attention from the owners is the norm. No place in Ventura comes close for an overall dining experience.

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Ojai, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Cafe Zack is our "go to" place when dining in Ventura. While there is nothing special about the ambiance, the food and service is always terrific. Hector and Alfonso are gracious hosts and always make sure that everything is to our satisfaction. Highly recommend!

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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: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?