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Padaro Beach Grill

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3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-566-9800
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Chisago City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service is very good. The fish and chips was made with red snapper, very tasty. Fish tacos made with grilled red snapper, very good. Good place for family and kids. They have heaters by the tables for cool evenings.

Thank Rick E
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a cold night but luckily we found enough tables near heaters and enjoyed good food with our daughter's women's water polo team. It was a very large group and we all really enjoyed our meals. I will go back but warn if the weather is nice parking could be difficult.

Thank Linda R
Burlington, Vermont
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had homemade chili and it was extremely tasty. I added sour cream and jalephenos. The staff was great. Sitting outside was amazing, there is sand there for the kids to play and a lot a picnic tables so if you had a big party it would work.

Thank samanthaovitt
Marina del Rey, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Fun beachside restaurant. Family friendly with sandpit and picnic like setting. They have a fire pit but unfortunately it wasn't lit.

Thank hawaiianhigh
Simi Valley, CA
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136 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I was returning from Santa Barbara and wanted to meet a friend for lunch in Carpinteria. She suggested this restaurant. I really enjoyed my BBQ burger on a pretzel bun! The view of the ocean and coastline were lovely and the back patio would be a great spot for a group gathering.

Thank smcrawford38
Bakersfield, California
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Great place to take kids. You can sit back, relax in the sun and drink a beer while they play in the sand. Feel like you are on vacation. Great views but no access to the beach which was the only disappointment.

Thank Dinoalita
Santa Barbara, California
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312 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Relaxed, easy going, healthy enough food for a "burger and grilled and fried food place." Fresh ingredients, good variety healthy salads, the manage crowds well. Parking can be a pain on a sunny weekend but worth it. Classic California

Thank expectquality1942
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Order at the counter Good selections , reasonable prices and fast service. Large outdoor seating beachside.

Thank Kathleen L
Simi Valley, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Padaro Beach Grill has a good menue for fast food. They make excellent Onion Rings and have some unique burgers. The view on the grass of the beach is great. It is easy to stop on the way back from Santa Barbara to LA. Great lunch stop.

Thank Simimike
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We read some reviews before deciding to try it for the first time. We were expecting a regular order and serve restaurant. Then after we got in we realized we are to order at the counter and get a beeper. We picked it up when the food was ready. We have choice of seating, indoors or outdoors picnic style or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3765 Santa Claus Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-566-9800

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