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507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
+1 805-684-1070
07:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Gulf Shores
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here with several members of our family, everyone had something different and everyone was pleased. Good food and good service. My husband and I returned for a breakfast on the day we were going out of town. Just as good as the first time.

Thank 84NancyP
Upland, California
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Over priced breakfast/ lunch dive. What else can I say. Eggs came out under cooked. Potatoes were bad. I would not recommend to anyone

Thank John J
Charleston, South Carolina
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139 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

There are not many breakfast stops in Carpinteria. Located on the main cross street (Linden Ave.) this rather 1950s style booth and bar format is a comfortable format for breakfast with wide padded booths. There is a wide menu for breakfast that has a Mexican "flavor." They have specials that are excellent and reasonable. Service was above expectations. This will... More 

Thank Snooge42
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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189 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Every year my wife and I go to Carpinteria for the Avocado Festival. We like to get there early for the best parking right on the beach This year we had breakfast at Esau's. Lovely little café, great friendly staff and great food. John & LynNita Ellis

Thank JohnEllis3
Altadena, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We loved this place and regretted that we only had one chance to eat there. The food was healthy and delicious, the atmosphere charming (sheltered by historic trees) and dogs and children were welcome....meaning EVERYONE is welcomed. A great place I'll return to as soon as possible

Thank leighlaughing
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The menu offers a good selection and specials. We like the Rincon Omelet and the vegetable omelet are my flavorites. You may want to try a Rincon taco too.

Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We drive to this place from Santa Barbara (15 miles) for an early breakfast or enroute to LA. It is great to sit at a sidewalk table and look down the street to the sea

Thank gordon b
El Cajon, California
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great for breakfast and lunch, I had the chicken and cheese enchilada breakfast with eggs, beans with the red mole sauce, guacamole, sour cream and home made salsa. Yumm. I have been there many times growing up

Thank Bradnvicki
Santa Barbara
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I went with a friend for an errand in Carpinteria. It was around lunch time so we walked down Linden, the Main Street, which was quite busy as it was Labor Day weekend. . We walked by Esau's and there was a clean table outside so we decided to stay. And we are so glad we did. We had delicious... More 

Thank lcmego
Chandler, Arizona
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I went here on my birthday and when I told the server she said "well Happy Birthday" it was the end of the business day for them and it came out trite. I was looking forward to a great lunch and we felt rushed and frankly I was not impressed with what I ordered. I choose the pannini chicken and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-1070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?