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Familia Diaz

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245 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-3703 (Harvard Blvd.)
11:00 am - 4:30 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in SP and have always enjoyed going to Familia Diaz. I'm glad that the change in ownership has not led to a change in quality. The food is still delish and the coffee quite good (quality coffee and quality food are equal in my eyes). Try the relleno ahogado; you won't regret it.

Thank Mikey B
Santa Paula, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

I've eaten at Family Diaz a handful of times under previous ownership the food was really good and I enjoyed it . The restraunt changed ownership keeping the same menu although the menu did not change the standards of the new owners is far below what is expected . I treated my mother there moms Day ordered the sword fish... More 

Thank brickey5
Port Hueneme, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a friend so thought we'd try it. Staff very friendly but the food was not very good. Skimpy on the meat, I had to eat my taco with a fork as it crumbled. Not going back.

Thank Sharon4554
Ventura, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

My husband and I just ate here last night...for about the 4th time since it's been under new ownership. The food keeps getting better and better. Our server, Carlos, is always very professional, yet friendly. The margaritas are great and served in beautiful glasses. I had the Carnitas which is my husband's favorite. They were delicious with very fresh and... More 

Thank Mary S
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Full bar with a good selection of beers on tap. Four of us had a selection of different items and everyone agreed that the food was good and we would return.

Thank Jim R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

Familia Diaz has been an icon of Santa Paula for many years and has been taken over by new owners this year. So with any change over the regulars hold their breath and see what happens. Last time I was there things seem to be moving along...with a new re-do on the inside I sure miss the "comfortable" surroundings thats... More 

Thank NubB
Ventura, California
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

We've been going here for several years when the restaurant was owned by the Diaz family. The new owners have brightened the place up but the food remains much the same. Portions were generous and the food was terrific. Service was friendly and attentive. Right now, the restaurant is involved in a promotion with radio station KHAY. For $25, you... More 

Thank GreggP1943
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We have not been there since they changed. It has always been one of the best MEX. food places in Ventura County. The new owners are supposed to keep all the old recipes from the Diaz Family and keep serving them. If they do that it will continue to be a top rated place.

Thank Dale1930
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a great surprise. Food was plentiful,chips were fresh and hot,and the service was excellent. Very friendly wait staff and the best homemade horchata I've ever had. Right off the highway. Small but well stocked bar. Excellent food and so delicious!

Thank Deniece9
Santa Barbara, CA
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116 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

Before getting onto the freeway we thought we'd give this restaurant a try for lunch and glad we did. We arrived a little after 12:30 pm and were seated promptly. Excellent food and service. I had the crab enchilada and it was more than enough to eat. The crab was not overpowering in flavor and the entire meal was perfectly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:30 am
11:00 am - 4:30 am
11:00 am - 4:30 am
11:00 am - 4:30 am
11:00 am - 4:30 am
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 S 10th St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-3703
    (Harvard Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Paula
  • Phone Number: 805-525-2813

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