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Zookers Restautant

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5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
+1 805-684-8893
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Los Osos, California
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked on yelp to find a place for lunch heading home and this place was great. There were so many choices but had the special which was a Portebella grilled cheese with balsamic reduction!!! My husband had the turkey sandwich and said it was great. They have great California style food and will keep it as a go to place... More 

Thank We4palls
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped here for lunch. The turkey meatloaf was dry and lacked flavor. The accompanying ailoi gave it the flavor.The Mediterranean vegetable sandwich was large and flavorful. The turkey stack was OK. Service was efficient and courteous.

Thank chefDC
Beaumont, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Decent menu. But recommend adding avocado to more things. It grows here ! Can only discuss what we had so did not try everything. Burger decent but not phenomenal for $12. Hot pastrami was good. Tabouli mediocre and a disappointment. It was soggy, parsley did not appear fresh, remainder overlooked with lityle flavor. Overpriced for what it was but not... More 

Thank kapple123
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had the pork chop special and wanted to lick the bone. Service staff was good, food excellent, although a bit pricey. Dinner, salad, a glass of wine and the tip set me back $58. Great for a special night.

Thank Lori Y
Carpinteria, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Zookers is one of my favorite restaurants. I love their grilled veggie salad and don't leave without trying their coconut creme brûlée. Its the best!

Thank JAGrant63
Carpinteria, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The food is amazing! Every day there are different specials that are very creative and tasty! And the enviroment is really nice! All the flowers and paintnings ad a nice touch to the place. The owner is always around and she's lovely!

Thank LucCarp
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Not that great. The cauliflower soup tasted canned with a sprig of fennel thrown on top. The ahi was cold and the soba noodle salad that comes with it did not taste very fresh. Even the iced tea tasted old. One person got the special white sea bass which was very good. The lemon cheesecake was also very good and... More 

Thank Molli S
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We stop here after games and when in the area and always have a good meal. Great for dining as well as somewhat casual. Don't believe it has outside seating but it's very open inside. Creative dishes as well as standards. Reuben sandwich for lunch was excellent.

Thank Rey C
Salinas, California
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch in our way back to the central coast. Varied menu with a good combination of flavors. We had the Zooker chicken sandwich, the Mediterranean sandwich. The homemade pita chips and humus were especially tasty.

Santa Clara, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

There were 7 of us eating at Zookers. Starters were the Chips, and Hummus, then the Spring Rolls. Both were a huge hit at our table. The bread was very good, although we did need to flag the staff to bring more bread. The Chicken was amazing, as were the seafood dishes, and scallop with shrimp tostada. Cobbler was tasty,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5404 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carpinteria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-684-8893

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