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“Good healthy organic food with taste...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Farmer and The Cook

The Farmer and The Cook
Ranked #14 of 93 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Description: A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.
calif
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good healthy organic food with taste...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Produce in store is fresh as is their food.
Sweet potato/cheese stuffed chili rellenos
are delicious.
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank watzit
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  • English first
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English first
San Luis Obispo, California
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Back to the 60's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Was not overwhelmed by this restaurant. We had dinner and the menu changes at 5 which we didn't notice when looking at the website. The lunch menu seemed much better (the one we saw online and the reason we decided to go there). Supposed to be farm to table but the figs (which are in season now) on our flatbread were dried.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank villachar
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I'm an addict”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

They have a veggie burger that is so addictive I had it three days in a row. Ridiculously delicious food, cute country-store charm and lovely service. GO!

Visited September 2012
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Thank mrstuck
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great sandwich with spelt bread - so rare!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

A sandwich, a burrito, and guacamole with warm chips - that's what we ate. Fantastically fresh and flavorful! Plus, everything is re-useable, recycleable or compostable - my kinda place!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Ann D
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Annapolis, MD
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218 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Ojai vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

Much like Santa Cruse, Ojai has a back to nature, back to the 60's-70's vibe. Lots of farm to table places, alternative energy health options and a back to the outdoors culture. Farmer & Cook provides a comfortable if less than polished setting to chill out and enjoy what's happening in Ojai.
Everything is sourced from local farms both in the restaurant and the little store adjoining. The food is fresh and tasty. I am not a vegetarian and ofter find the food bland and unappealing but I was pleased with the quality and flavors. Don't let the roughness around the edges in the decor get to you. If you want to experience the true Ojai vibe this is the place to go.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank napman
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