As you look through the available Oxnard luxury beach homes for sale for your dream house, you may be wondering what the cuisine scene is. While you can google “top restaurants Oxnard”, it’s always better to know which places the locals enjoy. Here are some of the best restaurants in Oxnard — your new favorite might just be on this list.
3550 Harbor Blvd #201
Enjoy delicious Brazilian dishes at Moqueca. Live music sets the mood but the food is definitely the star of the place. The picanha steak is perfectly prepared, and fresh scallops are the perfect taste of the sea. Order a few dishes to share among friends and pair them with classic Brazilian cocktails. Finish the meal with their bright passionfruit mousse — it’s stellar.
Hollywood Beach Cafe
117 Los Altos St
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There is no better way to start your day than at the Hollywood Beach Cafe. This local diner is a community favorite. It features a daytime menu full of hearty breakfast entrees and classic dishes, as well as a full bar for afternoon happy hour. You can't go wrong here - their housemade breakfast potatoes are a local favorite and the eggs benedict is rich and satisfying. Another fantastic option is their French toast, topped with fresh fruit. Enjoy their outside seating area and view of the beach, just steps away.
1185 S. Victoria Ave
No place in Oxnard has fresher seafood than Fisherman’s Catch. The bulk of their offerings are caught each morning by the owners, and the rest is purchased from another local fisherman, so nearly everything that reaches the plate was pulled from the ocean that very day. The mahi-mahi tacos highlight the freshness and quality of the ingredients, but guests also love the grilled swordfish, especially when paired with rice and grilled vegetables. Whether you choose to eat there or to take it with you, this restaurant is always a good option for lunch or dinner.
Cabo Seafood Grill And Cantina
1041 S. Oxnard Blvd
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Enjoy some tasty Mexican dishes at Cabo Seafood Grill and Cantina. Fresh tortillas and tableside guacamole indicate just how seriously the restaurant takes the quality of their dishes, using fresh ingredients and carefully curating their menu to maximize flavor. Classic options like burritos and tacos are turned into fantastic plates, but the menu also features a variety of fresh seafood, such as langoustines, shrimp, and snapper for those seeking a lighter dish. Take advantage of their extensive tequila menu, and finish your meal with chocolate flan.
2405 Roosevelt Blvd
The best barbecue ribs in town can be found at Quincy Street, LTD. Family-owned, the restaurant’s cuisine is designed to be homey and comforting and they’ve certainly hit the mark. The eclectic menu features dishes from Italian pasta to Southern grilled plates, but their barbecue options are undoubtedly the most popular. Spicy and bold sauce smothers tender pork and juicy chicken, and pairs perfectly with a baked potato and creamy coleslaw. Don’t forget to order a slice of rich mud pie before you leave.
3201 Camino Del Sol
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For an upscale dining experience, make a reservation at Tierra Sur. Focused on pure foods, the chefs have curated a menu featuring locally-sourced ingredients utilized in new and innovative ways. Located in Herzog Wine Cellars, the restaurant is elegant in its simple decor, creating a beautiful atmosphere for dates or celebratory evenings. The prix fixe menu offers four courses with options that include bison kielbasa, carrot ginger soup, a peanut-butter-chocolate brownie, and a wine pairing that can be added on at your discretion. With attentive staff, flavorful food, and a gorgeous setting, this is more of a dining experience than just a meal.
1811 N. Rose Ave
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Vegetarians and carnivores alike can enjoy a casual meal at Hook Burger. Their menu offers a wide range of options, from barbecue sauce and bacon to grilled pineapple and teriyaki glaze, as well as a black bean burger topped with cheese, avocado, and spicy chipotle mayonnaise. Additionally, any beef patty can be replaced with the Impossible burger for added flexibility. Choose your favorite side – the crispy onion rings are always a popular option. Make sure to pair your meal with one of their icy-cold and delicious shakes, in classic flavors like vanilla bean or strawberry, as well as a sweet caramel latte shake. There’s also beer and wine available for the adults.
La Dolce Vita 1901
Another romantic date night option, La Dolce Vita 1901 is located in a Victorian home in historic Heritage Square. The “1901” in the name indicates the year the house was built, so stepping in is stepping back in time to the romanticized Victorian period. The menu features upscale Italian recipes like grilled artichokes with garlic aioli, roast salmon with a pomegranate sauce, and tiramisu with caramel sauce. After dinner, visit the speakeasy for vintage-inspired craft cocktails and live entertainment.
2000 Outlet Center Dr #295
Cafe Amri is a family-owned breakfast hotspot, offering both classic and unique dishes. The seafood benedict takes advantage of Oxnard’s proximity to the ocean, and the pumpkin nut pancakes are a lovely meld of flavors that evoke cozy, homey feelings. Possibly the best option, however, is the blueberry cinnamon roll french toast, with an actual cinnamon roll dipped and grilled for maximum flavor.
The Raven Tavern
1651 Victoria Ave
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Casual pub fare always hits the spot, and the Raven Tavern takes those classic dishes to a new level. The steak-and-mushroom pie combines flaky pastry crust with tender beef and earthy sauteed mushrooms, freshly-made fish and chips is a dish everyone loves, and the burger topped with jalapeno peppers and whiskey sauce is phenomenal. The bar offers a number of interesting cocktails, but even more attractive is the extensive whiskey, bourbon, and scotch menus. Frequent live music performances from local talent add to the experience.
Living in Oxnard provides you with the opportunity to find the best food Oxnard has to offer – and there are a lot of amazing contenders. Try a few of the best restaurants and you may just want to take a closer look at Oxnard waterfront homes closer to your favorite.
For more recommendations or assistance in the home search and buying process, contact Ann Howarth, realtor and expert on all things Oxnard. Her extensive time living in the area and real estate expertise allows her to provide all-encompassing services to clients, from finding a home to recommending where to celebrate closing the deal.