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Padaro Beach Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1109
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious and the location was excellent. Very family friendly. Cute sand play area for kids and a nice pond to visit. We had fish tacos, tuna melt, salad with grilled chicken, grilled chicken sandwich and onion rings. All were excellent! Highly recommend.

Thank Kristen C
Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been going to Padaro Beach Grill for many years. The food is great, it's right next to the beach and railroad tracks (no direct access), has a sand area for the kids, a koi pond, and lots of picnic tables. In the evenings, the little lights come on. Bring a light jacket just in case.

Thank greeneblues
La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have gone to Pardaro Grill many times but I decided to rate it on this last trip. It has an awesome atmosphere. the grounds are perfect for families or singles. Orders are taken in a classic California beach bungalow style building that sets the tone that you are on vacay! They have a great menu with really great burgers,... More 

Thank VictoriaCA
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Padaro for a business lunch with my client. The atmosphere / location was good and the food (sandwich) was yummy.

Thank Chris_Jacobs43
Simi Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was ok, but not stupendous. Order at the counter and then get buzzed. Would have been nice to get table service. All in all it was average.

Thank GIG101
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good late lunch meal of burgers (pretzel, maui) and great setting next to the beach, with plenty of outdoor seating. Order at the window, quick service, and a play ground for the kids. Even good for a couples only stop, just off the freeway & a light stroll on the beach.

Thank Rey C
santa barbara, california
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most popular place in all of Santa Barbara for dining with kids.. allows the kids to play in a giant sand box while the adults can enjoy great burgers and beach food only yards away from the beautiful Pacific Ocean...what could be a better combination..? Add to it the possible sighing of a Union Pacific train chugging by and... More 

Thank missy004
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unassuming, friendly, relaxed and good food. All freshly prepared and excellent value. The seating outside in the shady garden is a welcomed refuge from the heat on the beach. The staff are all friendly.

Thank Erik B
Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a salad with seared Ahi and it was very good. Also quick service plenty of seating. Ordered a tri tip sandwich to go and that was also very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of food, but the outdoor seating was perfect. Sand area for kids to play, a raised seating area for "adults only" then bar styles chairs overlooking the ocean. Best seats in the house!

Thank Pam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Bar
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1109
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: 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?