Located on the coast of Southern California, Oxnard has it all, including outdoor adventures, beautiful weather, exciting festivals, shopping and plenty of delicious food. We’ve rounded up the best restaurants to try.
Anaba is a popular venue specializing in sushi and other Japanese delights. Open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, this place is packed on any given day. It is easy to understand why as the menu is brimming with a variety of delicious options, all colorful and beautifully plated. Some favorite dishes among customers include the salmon lover roll, Hawaiian volcano roll and crunchy tiger hidden dragon roll. Other good picjs include the Alaska roll, and asparagus in a kimono, to name but a few.
If you’re looking for a great way to start your day off right, visit The Best Breakfast Cafe. Here there are a slew of hearty American meals that are sure to get your energy going. A friendly, family-owned operation, the cafe procures only the finest of ingredients for its dishes. These include the California scramble with bacon, tomato, mushrooms, avocado, and Swiss cheese atop an English muffin and hollandaise sauce. There are also an array of omelets and other savory entrées. Sweet options, including pumpkin nut pancakes and French toast, are also on the menu. Open every day for breakfast and lunch, they also offer dinner Thursday through Saturday, when you’ll find an array of global dishes.
With a name like Cabo Seafood Grill and Cantina, you might come to the conclusion that this lively venue serves tasty Mexican cuisine. You would be correct. The festive interior, which is often enhanced by a live Mariachi band, complements the zesty fare perfectly. This is a place the entire family will enjoy. With something for everyone, the menu has a host of options. The choices range from appetizers to seafood dishes to house specialties and more. Meanwhile the drinks menu features refreshing margaritas and more. Food highlights include the chile verde, which is tender pork in a flavorful in tomatillo sauce or the pechuga de pollo adobada a la parilla,. Other good picks include the chicken breast marinated in roasted guajillo chile; and the whole fried red snapper. Cabo is open seven days a week.
A family-owned and operated restaurant since 1949, Dominick’s delights the tastebuds of diners with its amazing array of Italian delicacies. This place offers everything from comforting pasta dishes to entrées to customizable New York-style pizza. The menu is sure to have something to satisfy anyone’s hunger, whether they’re meat lovers or vegetarians. Must-try dishes include the classic lasagna with meat or the vegetarian version loaded with fresh vegetables. Another good option is the build-your-own pizza with a variety of toppings, such as meatballs, BBQ sauce, bell peppers, and zucchini to name but a few. Open every day, Dominick’s also offers a selection of wine and cocktails to complement the meals.
For some of the freshest seafood around, be sure to visit the family-owned Fishermen’s Catch. Run by a father-son duo, this fish market and grill features fish not only caught by the owners but also top-notch U.S. seafood vendors. Customers only receive only the best seafood here. The New England clam chowder is a good pick as is the fresh grilled fish plate featuring two sides dishes — steamed rice, coleslaw, and grilled veggies to name but a few. The fish and chips, with such selections as Alaskan cod and red snapper, is also a surefire hit. They are open every day for lunch and dinner.
Restaurant, Fast Food, American, Beer, Wine, BBQ, $$$
Whether you’re looking for a burger made with beef, turkey, chicken, or a veggie patty, Hook Burger is the place to go in Oxnard. A small chain, with multiple outfits in the area, this burger joint, which is open daily, uses nothing but the best ingredients. This includes those that are sustainable and humanely raised. Keeping the environment and community firmly in mind, Hook Burger also decorates its venues using reclaimed materials. For a stomach-filling meal, try the pretzel burger with your choice of protein. This is comes with smoked BBQ sauce, caramelized bourbon onions, chipotle mayo, and American cheese all on a pretzel bun. It is served with an order of sweet potato fries. Wash it all down with a creamy shake.
If you’re looking to delight your palate with the incredible flavors of Brazil, then be sure to give Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine a try. Specializing in Capixaba fare from the southeast state of Espirito Santo in Brazil, the place is named after the famous dish from the area — moqueca. This dish is seafood and vegetables cooked in clay pot. Within a warm, inviting interior space, this venue allows guests to savor a variety of moquecas. They are made from fish or seafood along with one vegetarian option. The menu also features meaty dishes. These include the picanha grelhada, or Brazilian steak with rice, black beans, and fried yucca. Also be sure to try the caipirinha — the national drink of Brazil — made in a variety of flavors.
Opened in 2013, Sura is the place to go in Venture County for some authentic Korean fare. With a name meaning ‘the dining table of the king,’ you can expect to sample an array of incredible dishes. The menu is large and varied, ensuring that everyone will find something to tempt their tastebuds. Delicious authentic dishes to try include the kalbi, or boneless beef ribs with special house sauce. Alternatively, opt for the tofu kimchi with pork belly. There are also stone bowl soups to suit every taste plus chef’s specials, including the ja jang myun. This is a combination of vegetables, pork and black bean sauce. You can visit any day of the week for lunch or dinner.
Located inside the Herzog Wine Cellars, Tierra Sur is one of the best restaurants in South California. It featured the highest ZAGAT rating in 2014 within Ventura County. This fine-dining gem’s new American cuisine is made with nothing but the best seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors. This guarantees delicious fresh fare. Within a beautiful setting, discerning diners can savor dishes such as the handmade linguini with puttanesca sauce, seared fennel-crusted tuna, and a fried egg. Or, try the oven-roasted chicken leg stuffed with garlic black rice, mixed squash salad, and pomegranate-molasses glaze. To complement the meal, wine and beer are available. Tierra Sur is open from Sunday to Thursday.