Any Good Eats in CAMARILLO?
i'm going to be visiting some friends in Camarillo in a few weeks.
Are there any Chow-worthy lunch spots in Camarillo? Any cuisine is OK.
Wood Ranch http://www.woodranch.com/restaurants/... is worth dining at. Not brilliant but solid, enjoyable food at a reasonable price.
Breakfast at Harold's House of Omelets is good and filling http://eatatharolds.com/HHO/HOME.html although it's about 12 miles or so east of Camarillo.
Have not been to this place Lure Fish House http://www.lurefishhouse.com/?doing_w...
but it might be worth checking out.
Another breakfast place I want to check out is the Waypoint Cafe http://www.thewaypointcafe.com/ at the Camarillo airport.
Tell me about it.
I have had way way way way too many "hard" omlettes.
You'd think it would not be so hard to find a good omlette but it is, especially at those joints that have four hour lines on the weekends.
On another note, there are few joints that understand the definition of soft scrambled eggs (though Pann's is one of the few that does).
re: Waypoint Cafe - I've been there once and was pleasantly surprised by the food. I had an omelet and thought it was excellent. I remember not being impressed with their coffee and their service not being very good (I think it was just our server having a bad day)... but I'd definitely go back for food (and the view of the airstrip).
Love the Jolly Oyster. The food truck is only there on the weekends FYI. But you can buy raw clams & oysters from their farms any day of the week. The truck has steamed clams, baked oysters, raw oysters, scallop ceviche, salad and even a grass fed burger. All the seafood is amazing, particularly the oysters baked with bacon & leeks (they bake them just right, not too cooked). Also because it's a state park you can consume your own wine with the food. Cold cooler of bubbly & brews makes this even more awesome.
Oh, come to think of it, also had good breakfasts and lunch at Zzyzx Cafe on Lewis. A little pricey and eclectic, but good.
There's a decent Mongolian BBQ place on Ventura Blvd in Old Town Camarillo as well.
And Bandits used to be good as an alternative to Wood Ranch.
Fast mexican food - check out Ola's, also in old town - huge portions.
If you are willing to drive south a few minutes (about 15 minutes), I think the BEST find in the area is Brent's Deli in Thousand Oaks. A huge Jewish Deli with incredible sandwiches!
Just in case you are either up for a drive from the Camarillo area some night, or choose to take the scenic route along the Pacific Ocean to or from the LA area, you could try this Brazilian place, Moqueca http://www.moquecarestaurant.com/ in Oxnard Harbor. They offer a type of Brazilian food not found in just about any other Brazilian places around here called "moqueca" (which originates from the state of Espirito Santo in Brazil).
Wow, thanks for reminding me about this joint.
I now remember that I have not hit it up yet.
And also if my memory serves me about the blurb that I read about it a few years back, most of the Moquecas are made to feed two to four people. So I'm not quite sure I can visit as a solo diner when making my trek up the coast to SB.
I thought moquecas are from the state of Bahia, and cities like Salvador in the northern reaches of Bazil ???
Anyhow, I did have some in Bahia.
I live in Camarillo. We don't have any real stellar options, but a few solid offerings.
I prefer Jessica's over Waypoint or Harold's. Waypoint is a bit pricey, & Harold's is a bit far.
Can't beat Establos Meat Market on Ventura & Lewis. Really authentic flavors & you get to shop the market while you wait!
If you want something a little less authentic, but still flavorful, Los Arroyos @ the Outlets is a good option.
Camarillo Supermarket has some really good shwarma & falafel @ the deli.
Love Phò N' Mor
341 Arneil Rd
Camarillo, CA 93010
Element makes great coffee & espresso.
Lure is good, & they have great lunch specials, but if you're in the mood for fish, I would make the jaunt to the Ventura Harbor for Brophy Bros., if for the scenery alone.
Also, depending on what side of town you're on, Moorpark is only about 15 minutes away & I've found 3 great hidden gems that I really enjoy.
476 W Los Angeles Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021
Sit @ the bar & let the chef drive & you will be greatly rewarded.
They do really inventive stuff & have a great beer & wine selection.
Owned by the same guys & right next door, really good Neapolitan-style pies w/ some great gelato & tiramisu for dessert.
Oh, & don't forget the Rolling Pin for donuts. Great in the morning, but even better & far more entertaining when you get them late at night with inebriated fellow doughnut lovers all around.
Rolling Pin Donuts
2153 Las Posas Rd
Camarillo, CA 93010
I hope you enjoy your time in our sleepy little burg!
thanks sunny & servorg. :>
The bahia brazilian place sounds wonderful; but i'm not sure i'll be driving out much further, but i bookmarked it. :>
sunny, nice list. thanx! i google mapped the moorpark places and it's more like 25 minutes from the part of town i'll be visiting (darn).
also, any good places for healthier choices, like delicious Salads or Vegan or Vegetable offerings?
Nothing really around the freeway in Oxnard. But, like I said, for BBQ, you can't beat Bob's & Boy's.
healthy eating isn't really big out here, unfortunately. Natural Cafe is ok. I actually Like Los Arroyos in the Outlets. They do a salad I really like (Mama's Salad, I believe) & they have a lot of options which can be veggie-ized.