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Padaro Beach Grill

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3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1109
+1 805-566-9800
10:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri 10:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch with my wife. Beautiful views of the ocean. Great affordable food and great service too. Can't beat the views. Outside grassy seating area with picnic tables, plenty of shade or open to the sun. Sand filled play areas for the kids.

Thank Dave F
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem of a restaurant escorts you to a tropical oasis without having to buy an airline ticket. The food is awesome. The best onion ring; thick and non-greasy. They have live bands on the weekends, and a sand play area for little tots. Bring your sand pales. Great for all ages.

Thank _jdsausage93
Laguna Niguel, California
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169 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for a late afternoon snack hoping for ocean front views. You order at the counter and they give you a page when your food is ready. Due to recent heavy rains, access to the picnic tables in the back was closed. So we ate our excellent club sandwich and enjoyed our wine on the covered patio warmed by... More 

Thank TooMuch2Do
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of my favorite finds ever. The food is good the prices are reasonable the staff is efficient but the atmosphere is THE best. It is the big yard on the ocean you wish you had. Half sand, half grass with a view of the ocean! You can sit in the shade or under an umbrella.... More 

Thank earthglow
Carpinteria, California
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You just can't beat this place on a sunny afternoon! The food is great, the location is perfect. Outside dining on picnic tables and lovely garden. It is also kid and do friendly!

Thank JoniA1
Sydney, Australia
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in to try their burgers and they did not disappoint. Well cooked Prime burger with cheese, bacon and avocado plus fries. Absolutely delicious and not greasy. Great outdoor seating and very chilled.

Thank welldone99
Bellflower, California
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good and the prices are great too. However, the real draw for the grandkids is the sand play area and a chance to see a train come whizzing by or spotting a dolphin swimming by in the ocean. Very popular family spot! We always stop here when we are in the area, with or without the... More 

Thank JudyBellflower
loomis ca
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434 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love everything about this place. Fresh, casual food at reasonable prices. Outdoor seating where kids can play in the sand. This past visit we had a birthday party here. The tables can be reserved in 3 hour increments in advance. Our shrimp salad and burger were the best.

Thank ernieLoomisCa
Mission Viejo, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Traveling up & down the West Coast off 101 ? Need a quick lunch and need to get kids out to run around this is the place on Santa Claus Ln. In Carp

Thank Deesign14U
Chisago City, Minnesota
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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

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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
US$8 - US$12
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1109
  • 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?