Restaurants

Mexican in Carpinteria

Tacos Don Roge

This Mexican taqueria stakes its reputation on a rainbow-colored salsa bar with up to a dozen different sauces to drizzle on piquant meat-stuffed, double-rolled corn tortillas – try the jalapeño or pineapple version…
American in Carpinteria

Padaro Beach Grill

Off Hwy 101 west of downtown, this oceanfront grill makes darn good burgers (including vegan versions), grilled-fish tacos, sweet-potato fries and thick, hand-mixed milkshakes. The palm-tree-shaded garden is a relax…
Californian in Carpinteria

Corktree Cellars

Downtown’s contemporary wine bar and bistro offers tasty California-style tapas, charcuterie and cheese plates, and a good number of wine flights ($14).