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Apr 12, 2011 11:56 AM

Driving from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

We are driving from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara and would like to know if anyone has good recommendations for lunch restaurants to stop at on the way. Any type of food is good!

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  1. Since that is a pretty short trip I would suggest driving up the coast and stopping somewhere along the way. You don't say what day of the week you'll be going, but if it's the weekend I'd be inclined to detour up to Saddle Peak Lodge for brunch.

    Saddle Peak Lodge
    419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

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    1. re: Servorg

      One other option if you do chose to drive up the coast route on the PCH is to stop in Oxnard Harbor for something completely different Brazilian food. Not the typical all you can eat meat style restaurant, but rather you can read about it here:

      Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant
      3550 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035

    2. Forget the stop. Go straight to la super rica

      1. Just eat when you get there. Seriously. Brophy Bros. for good, fresh seafood.

        1. Well, without having any idea of what kind of food you like, at all, Brent's Deli off 23 South in Thousand Oaks is quite good.

          1. personally I'd wait until I got to Santa Barbara and go to that taco place, what is the name? oh yea, Super Rica.

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            1. re: laliz

              Another big vote for La Super Rica. Cash only and closed Wednesdays. Expect a line out the door. Julia Childs favorite taco stand.
              622 N Milpas St
              Santa Barbara, CA 93103

              1. re: wienermobile

                I've heard raves about La Super Rica from people in SB, but never from people in LA. Is it better than the multitude of fabulous offerings along York in Highland Park? What is better about it?

                When I'm going to SB, I like to get an early start and eat in SB, at either the Minnow Cafe or the Brewhouse on Mendocino street. Or get a late start, and eat at Malibu Seafood.

                Other than the Korean place in Oxnard harbor (with the secret room and the whole fish), or a few burrito joints in Oxnard, I can't think of much that's chow-worthy between here and there.