With over 300 days of sunshine a year and perfectly mild temperatures, there’s no shortage of outdoor dining options when it comes to Camarillo’s restaurant scene. From charming sidewalk cafes to spacious patios with twinkle lights, Camarillo offers safe, outdoor dining for all kinds of occasions and budgets. Whether traveling as a couple, with friends or the fam, we’ve got all your dining needs and culinary cravings covered. Read on for some delish places to try while staying in our beautiful town.
Waypoint Cafe is the place to go for a meal and an airshow! Watch planes take off and land at the Camarillo Airport over a decadent champagne brunch or casual meal. Stop by for juicy burgers and creamy milkshakes or a three-course dinner of fusion creations. An added bonus: The cafe’s outdoor patio is dog-friendly and equipped with heaters if you get chilly.
An oldie but a goodie! After working up a sweat hiking or biking Camarillo’s hills, head to El Tecolote Restaurant for refreshing beers or margaritas and authentic Mexican food. This family-owned and operated restaurant has called Camarillo home for more than 60 years. The welcoming outdoor patio has plenty of shade, so you won’t have to worry about reapplying sunscreen.
Named after family patriarch Ottavio Belvedere, Ottavio’s has been serving Sicilian-style Italian food since 1969. You’ll feel like part of the family as you sip wine and slurp up handmade pasta al fresco on the outdoor patio. Little ones will love the “Build your own pizza” option, and adults will love their generous Happy Hour.
If you’re in the mood for barbecue, look no further. Known as “the restaurant that serves the best southern barbecue west of Memphis,” St. Francis BBQ offers it all—Tri-tip, pulled pork, ribs, chicken. You name it, they’ve got it. The menu also includes burgers, salads, and an alphabet of sandwiches, from The Ambassador to The Quintessence. Something everyone will enjoy: the homemade desserts. The food’s so good, we dare you not to lick your fingers!
All you need is love and Thai food. Don’t you agree? When in town, a must try is Luv ’n Eat Thai Cuisine. This family-owned and operated restaurant serves fresh fusion and vegetarian food. The lunch specials and housemade Thai iced tea with boba are two local favorites. Enjoy both while dining on their heated outdoor patio!
Get authentic, New York-style pizza without the traffic and noise of the Big Apple at Freda’s Woodfired Kitchen. In addition to cheesy, widemouth slices, Freda’s serves personal-size brick oven pizzas. Whichever you choose, expect your pizza to be hot and topped with fresh, flavorful ingredients. And don’t forget to try the housemade tiramisu—it’s to die for!
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