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Lanyboy Aug 18, 2006 08:34 PM

A mid day trek to Vnetura will find me with no lunch ideas this Saturday. Anything of note on the road between Santa Clarita and Ventura-Oxnard? Thank you in advance !

  1. SauceSupreme Dec 13, 2006 08:37 AM

    If you're in the mood to cut down the 23 through Thousand Oaks, your options open up a bit.

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      kevin Dec 13, 2006 05:08 AM

      how about the restaurant at the Herzog wine cellars in oxnard it's supposed to be really, really good.

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        glbtrtr Dec 13, 2006 03:17 AM

        Hozy's Grill in Santa Paula is worth a special trip - in an odd location on the eastern end of Santa Paula, south off Hallock Drive where it intersects with 126 between the two large gas stations, then turn right on Lemonwood Drive which is a mini garden/industrial park - owner seems to be a race car buff.

        Very stylish decor, inventive menu, and well-selected wines .....and we are still talking Santa Paula! (The secret of the Santa Clara Valley)It was a very wealthy oil town a while back and a leader in citrus and avocado's. It is not all dirt and dust here at all. There is depth to this little and increasingly charming town.

        1. Snackish Aug 19, 2006 04:35 AM

          In Oxnard, downtown on Oxnard Blvd next to the train station - Supermercado La Gloria has a food court that might as well be Mexico. In the same area, within walking distance, are a zillion tiny taquerias. I have not tried them yet, but it might make a fun walking tour.

          1. Kitchen Queen Aug 19, 2006 03:43 AM

            Depending on where your travelling from, you can exit the 118 at New Los Angeles and take the back road up to Ventura. There's many fruit/vege stands to buy from (thru Somis). Grab some cheese and crackers, snack on farm fresh fruits then get to Andria's in Ventura Harbor for great fish and chips! If you decide to continue to Downtown Ventura, check out the Habit at California exit for burgers or the Busy Bee on Main St. for your coffee shop style goodness.

            P.S. If you go thru Simi, my family and I love Red's BBQ at Sycamore and Cocran. Went there tonight! 2 can share 1 combo meal with onion strings! YUMMY YEH! 2892 COCHRAN ST SIMI VALLEY (805)581-9076.
            http://www.andriasseafood.com/history.cfm
            http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/wwp305/html/BryantArnett.html
            www.home1.gte.net/lbalders/bstobst.htm :) KQ HAVE FUN!!

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              Heidi Aug 19, 2006 12:05 AM

              By no means fancy, we like the family meal at Pollo Brava in Santa Paula (just north of the 126 at the Palm exit). Its like Pollo Loco but homemade and better. When out that way, we pick it up to enjoy when we get home (in the SFV).

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                mary c Aug 18, 2006 10:01 PM

                Three of us just discovered and loved the Mupu Grill in Santa Paula for lunch today. Everyone was very happy with their lunch. We had the Grilled Rueben Sandwich which was piled high with delicious corned beef, a huge Turkey Club Sandwich, made with honest to goodness fresh roasted turkey and a delicious Shrimp Louie Stuffed Avocado Salad. Most menu items are in the $7.95 to $8.95 range, a great value for the quality of food. Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, they are also open for dinner. The Mupu Grill is located right off Hwy 126 at
                930 E. Main St., Santa Paula.
                Phone 805 525-9779

                1. davinagr Aug 18, 2006 08:44 PM

                  Not sure if there is a route off the 126 to get to Somis, but I LOVE the Somis Cafe. Incredible Mexican food.

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