Familia Diaz Mexican Restaurant: Best Upscale Mexican Food Restaurant
Familia Diaz is honored by Ventura County as Historical Landmark No. 132. The restaurant has been in business for many years in Ventura County in the same family ownership. Please read the plaque citation in the accompanying picture for the historic significance of this restaurant. (The plaque is in the shape of Ventura County, with the 49 mile ocean shoreline to the lower left.) The present day enlarged restaurant has a full bar and large dining room exquisitely decorated and finished as a Mexican hacienda interior. Comfortable seating in large booths and impeccable service await you. You are warmly greeted, seated and served with warm chips and salsas, fresca or picante. Wait service is excellent and the meals sublime. Large menu selection with many combination plates and other specials to choose from. Everything is fresh and skillfully prepared. A place to take your out of town company who want a good Mexican meal. Lunch hours: 11am to 2:30, dinner hours after 4:30, continuous serving on Saturdays and Sundays. And its only one block from the airport!
Favorite Dish: I love pork and the carnitas dinner is a favorite, It is hugely filling and you may skip the next meal if you can finish this one. The large pork portions are accompanied by refried beans and rice. Choice of warm tortillas, corn or flour with real butter served. I like this meal with iced tea, lemon wedge. added. No room for dessert after this feast! I understand they have a great selection of margaritas and other drinks. Their marinated steaks are also delicious.
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Flight 126 Cafe: Restaurant-reopened 2 July 2014 as Flight 126 Cafe
The old Logsdon's restaurant, then briefly CAVU restaurant is now reopened as Flight 126 Cafe. The new owners also operate the popular long-established Cafe 126 in east Ventura just off the 126 Freeway at Wells Road. The Flight 126 Cafe building overlooks the historic Santa Paula Airport aircraft ramp and runway. There is a separate large breakfast room with dozens of framed pilot photos on the walls and large windows making the booths, tables and counter bright and appealing.
The new owners have enlarged the outdoor patio seating areas with sun umbrellas for eating and watching the aircraft movements in good weather. This cafe is now only open for breakfast and lunch, and the 126 Cafe is still also operated by the same management. Flight 126 Cafe hours are; 6 am to 2:30 pm weekdays, 6 am to 2 pm Saturdays and 7 am to 2 pm Sundays. New menu is large with breakfast and lunch specialties with home-cooked touches. Some dishes are the corned beef hash, corned beef sandwich and turkey bacon cheddar melt. Deli sandwiches include chicken or egg salad, ham & tuna and roast beef. You may also have a range of burgers including the half-pound Bomber Burger or chicken or garden burgers, BLTs, French dip, albacore tuna melt-the extensive menu list goes on...Service is prompt and helpful.
Favorite Dish: They serve a great rib-eye steak and eggs breakfast among the many breakfast items, and offer an appealing Mexican scramble.*
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Flight 126 Cafe: Restaurant~Reopened
This lovely establishment had been closed, but Tugboatguy aka Doug informed me that it was reopened as Flight 126 Cafe, thank you Doug.
It was very hot that day and I was not feeling too good. Yet, when we entered the restaurant the hostess was quick to get us to a very nice table in the corner next to the window. She brought us water right away and they kept it coming. The food was really good too! They served breakfast that day till 3pm. So my boys had pancakes, which they loved. It was a really nice place with lots of different rooms to dine in. Great food and you get your monies worth here.
Also, it was so cool to be abe to see the planes take off and land from the view. That was special for Nate, because he loves airplanes.
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Sunday Champagne Brunch
Served from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Familia Diaz: Best Mexican Food
Authentic Mexican food...the best restaurant in Santa Paula. It's owned and run by the grandchildren of the original owner. One of them is always there to meet and greet you and make sure that everything runs smoothly. At lunchtime you'll find a different buffet every day of the week.