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“Great food, away from the hustle and bustle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Zack

Cafe Zack
1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-3066
805-643-9445
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Ranked #6 of 385 Restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
La Quinta, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, away from the hustle and bustle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I really liked the atmosphere and everyone ordered something different and we all agreed the food was perfect. Not overdone, simple good food, great prices. A few blocks from old part of town.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A cozy little secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Driving up to this place you would never expect the wonderfulness that is inside. We used trip advisor on our honeymoon road trip through California. Ventura was our first stop. This little cafe has some of the best food. It is very small and unassuming it just looks like a regular house from the street. The staff is so friendly and hard working since there is only 2 servers/ greeters and a bus boy. If you are in Ventura for any length of time this is a MUST you will not regret it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ojai, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Shhhh! Dont tell a Soul!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Just kidding of course. Something this good does not stay secret for long. One of the best fine experiences in Ventura. Excellent selection of menu choices. I have had the Seabass, Duck breast and Filet Mignon and all have been excellent. The wait staff are very attentive and the owner helps to make the experience feel as though you are a special guest in his home. Buen Provecho!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ventura, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Intimate atmosphere and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This restaurant is small and cozy with an elegant yet casual feel. Because it is small, you do not feel like you are one in a crowd. It is close to downtown Ventura.

The menu had a nice variety so everyone should find something to their liking. The food was very good and the wine list had several good selections at reasonable prices (both by the bottle and by the glass). The staff are friendly, effcient and attentive without being annoying. If you decide to order dessert, I highly recommend the Zack's Pie!

Visited February 2013
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Pittsburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“By the Z, by the Z, by the beautiful Z!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My fiance George and I happened upon Cafe Zack while vacationing in Ventura. From the outside it seemed like a charming little local place. And it was that and more. This family owned restaurant is a real gem. I had a wonderful lunch of butternut squash in herb butter sauce and George ordered the sea bass. Both were excellent and we immediately made reservations to return on Valentine's Day for dinner! We met owner Hector and Alfonso.. Both were very warm and welcoming.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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