When it comes to finding the hottest restaurants in town, who better to trust than the Ventura County Coast community? We asked residents for the inside scoop on where everyone’s eating these days, and their answers will not disappoint. Dine like a local in all four cities!
259 W Ventura Blvd
You’ll feel whisked away to paradise dining outside under bistro lights on the spacious patio. Enjoy the fresh air, a vibrant atmosphere and the amazing taste of fresh-caught seafood and local wines. With a variety of specialty cocktails, a full oyster bar and produce straight from nearby farms, your taste buds are in for a treat.
4850 Santa Rosa Rd, Camarillo
SLATE fuses culinary masterpieces with a trendy atmosphere to create a memorable dining experience. Order delicious shareable plates for a fun outing with friends, or indulge in a rich entree and dessert for two on a romantic date night. Pair your meal with a refreshing craft cocktail (watermelon mojito, anyone?), or choose from a full wine and beer list.
222 East Main Street, Ventura, California 93001
Immerse yourself in local Ventura culture at this restaurant, market, cheese counter and wine shop. Owners Kelly and Tina strive to support Ventura County Coast farms and small businesses, and they work hard to serve organic, natural and delicious food. Trust us— their gourmet cheeses and wines make an excellent pair.
451 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001
You’ll fit right in with a colorful acai bowl and iced latte in hand! This charming coffee shop specializes in Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls packed with superfoods, fruits, granola and more. Take it to go and explore the bustling beach town, or stay a while on their pretty patio.
740 South B Street
Life is sweet at this Italian-Mediterranean restaurant, featuring family recipes that taste phenomenal (and are easy on the eyes, too!). Located in the beautiful Heritage Square, La Dolce Vita 1901 combines rustic Tuscan decor with a SoCal flare for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Plus, venture downstairs to a full speakeasy bar and grab a specialty cocktail served with house made liquor!
3201 Camino Del Sol Oxnard, CA 93030
Ignite your senses with the seasonal menu of locally-sourced produce at Tierra Sur. Dedicated to positive relationships with farmers and suppliers, the chefs and staff take pride in creating noteworthy recipes that highlight the flavors of each farm-fresh ingredient. Dine lavishly with their thoughtfully-crafted courses and wine pairings.
550 E. Surfside Drive
Keep the chill, casual vibe alive while you grab a bite right on the beach in Port Hueneme. Seafood lovers will rejoice at the menu, which is full of favorites like ahi tacos, fish and chips and freshly-made clam chowder.
826 North Ventura Road
This family-run restaurant not only serves up some of the best homemade Vietnamese cuisine in town, but also offers a wholesome, inviting atmosphere that’ll make you feel at home. With recipes that come from owner Cindy’s mother and relatives, that warm bowl of Pho is guaranteed to fill you with comfort.