Best Restaurants in Moorpark, CA

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Nestled in the heart of Ventura County, Moorpark, CA, offers a unique blend of small-town charm and modern amenities. Boasting a vibrant local dining scene, this idyllic destination offers a delightful Southern California getaway.

This picturesque city is home to a variety of fantastic restaurants that cater to every palate. Read on to discover the hidden gems and popular eateries that make Moorpark a true gastronomic destination.

Exploring the Culinary Tapestry

Whether you’re a passionate foodie, a curious explorer, or simply looking for a memorable dining experience, restaurants in Moorpark have something to tempt every palate.

Moorpark restaurants offer numerous opportunities to indulge in the city’s culinary delights. Embark on a mouthwatering adventure and savor a wide array of flavors, innovative dishes, and exquisite dining experiences.

Best Restaurants in Moorpark, CA

Moorpark’s restaurants offer an enthralling culinary journey like no other. Indulge your senses and savor extraordinary flavors in this gastronomic paradise.

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1. Taste of Punjab

Explore the world of Indian cuisine at Taste of Punjab, in a comfortable atmosphere where hospitable staff provide excellent service.

Must-Try:

  1. Shrimp Coconut Curry – Shrimp cooked with mild coconut sauce with herbs and spices.
  2. Bengan Bhartha – A puree of tandoor clay oven-baked eggplant sauteed with onions, ginger, and spices.
  3. Tadka Dal – Traditional North Indian style yellow lentils tempered with fried onions and special spices.

Reviews:

“Great food. Welcoming family run business. Finally a good Indian restaurant in Moorpark.”
Vinod M

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2. Sushi Planet

Sushi Planet offers a delightful leisurely dining experience in a sports-themed setting. If you’re in the mood for sushi, Japanese cuisine, or simply want a cozy spot to enjoy a meal, this restaurant is a great choice.

Must-Try:

  1. Red Dragon – Shrimp tempura, cream cheese, and green bean tempura topped with spicy tuna. Served with Sumo and ponzu sauce.
  2. Yellowtail Collar – Juicy grilled yellowtail collar until the skin is crisp and the inside is just cooked through. Serve with ponzu sauce.
  3. Albacore Poki Bowl – Albacore cube mixed with Wasabi ponzu dressing on top of sushi rice decorated with seaweed salad and red and green onion.

Reviews:

“A friend referred my wife & I to Sushi Planet in Moorpark saying this place had such amazing food. As we found out she was correct. We started with the Garlic Edamame appetizer and I could easily say this was the best Edamame I’d ever tasted by far due to the garlic seasoning. We also had the seasoned calamari rings and loved the sauce that it come with. From there we had the beautiful presented fresh oysters, Black Snapper Sushi, the Albacore Delight Roll and Sushi combination plate. We found that all the seafood was very fresh and some of the best in Sourthern CA. The atmosphere was clean. The staff and owner were attentive and very pleasant. The rest of the menu looked delightful with so many choices so we can’t wait until we return.”
Grove Pashley

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3. Carrara's

Carrara’s is a cherished family-owned establishment in Moorpark, CA, known for crafting every meal and dessert from scratch. Savor the flavors of Italy with their signature lunches and dinners, delectable Italian pastries, and authentic gelato.

Must-Try:

  1. Rigatoni Bolognese – A hearty Italian classic pasta generously coated with a sumptuous and hearty Bolognese meat sauce and crowned with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
  2. Spanish Octopus Al Ajillo – A Mediterranean seafood dish featuring tender octopus paired with an Italian potato salad.
  3. Squid Ink Frutti di Mare – This black squid ink pasta is served with tender calamari, plump shrimp, fresh clams, and mussels. all bathed in a flavorful tomato white wine sauce.

Reviews:

“Carrara’s is a culinary gem that far exceeded my expectations. From the moment you step in, you’re transported to a little slice of Italy, complete with authentic ambiance and mouth-watering aromas. The Italian desserts are nothing short of heavenly; each bite feels like a loving embrace from an Italian nonna. The pasta dishes are expertly crafted, offering flavors that are both robust and delicate. Don’t even get me started on the gelato—simply divine.

The only minor drawback is the ordering system. For a restaurant of this caliber and price range, table-side service from a waiter would elevate the experience even more. Regardless, Carrara’s has mastered the art of Italian cuisine and delivers an unforgettable dining experience that should not be missed.”
BK

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4. Szechuwan Garden

Szechuwan Garden is a landmark in Moorpark, CA, serving the area for over 25 years. It is known for serving hot and delicious authentic Chinese cuisine using only the finest fresh ingredients. The portions are large, and there is always plenty of food to bring home.

Must-Try:

  1. House Pan Fried Noodles on Sizzling Platter – A crispy nest of noodles topped with chicken, beef, and shrimp sautéed with mixed vegetables in a garlic brown sauce.
  2. Wor Wonton Soup – Comes with Crispy Noodles on the side.
  3. General Tao’s Chicken – Sliced chicken deep-fried and sautéed in General Tao’s favorite sauce.

Reviews:

“I love their salt and pepper shrimp as well as their mapo tofu. Their amazing staff provides great service which makes the whole restaurant a terrific place to eat at. The girls up at the register ( Pearl and Angela) always greet you with a friendly smile when you walk in, so it’s a great experience right from the start. Best Chinese food in Moorpark!”
SlothyByNature

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5. Luv 'n Eat Thai Cuisine

This family-owned restaurant offers a great Thai Food experience, accommodating varying spice levels. Guests can choose the level of spiciness they prefer so that each dish is tailored to their individual tastes.

Must-Try:

  1. Soft Shell Crab Panang Curry – Crispy soft shell crab with steamed broccoli, carrot, bell pepper, topped with Panang curry sauce. Served with steamed white rice or black rice.
  2. Kao Soi Kai – Khao Soi is a traditional Northern Thai Curry Noodles. It’s made with a spicy, creamy coconut curry-based broth, egg noodles, chicken, and bean sprouts. Topped with crispy noodles and cilantro.
  3. Tom Kha Soup – Authentic hot and sour soup with coconut milk flavored with lemongrass, galanga, lime leaves, lime juice, tomato, and mushrooms. Topped with cilantro and scallion. Spicy.

Reviews:

“If you are craving Thai food whether you’re in Moorpark or surrounding areas, Luv ‘n Eat in Moorpark is the place to go. They’ve been open for roughly six months and everything from the atmosphere, food and service is spectacular. They have lunch specials served Monday through Friday from 11 am – 3 pm. I ordered the lunch special L1, garlic pepper sauce with shrimp as my choice of protein and white rice instead of the black rice. Not pictures is their side salad that has your typical romaine lettuce, shredded carrots and purple cabbage with sesame dressing. I’m usually not a fan of the typical peanut dressing most Thai restaurants use on their salads, so the sesame dressing was a pleasant and delicous surprise. I also opted for the honeydew boba as opposed to fountain drink. Overall, I had a wonderful experience. Very happy that Moorpark has another great hidden gem!”
Aleli Plata

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6. Serendipity Café and Bar

Serendipity Café and Bar is a cozy place in the heart of Moorpark where guests are treated like family and meals are served with warmth and a sprinkle of home.

Must-Try:

  1. Ribeye Steak Bowl – Rice, Steak Sauce, Carrots, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Sesame
    Seeds.
  2. Tilapia Dinner – Rice, Onions, Tomato, Broccoli, Bell Peppers, Sesame Seeds, Lemon, Butter.
  3. Serendipity Cobb Salad – Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado, Hard boiled Egg, Mixed Cheese.

Reviews:

“We went there for a brunch and really enjoyed our food! The Brisket Omelette was really tasty; ask for fajitas with your house potatoes, very delicious! Spicy Bloody Mary was good too. Overall, great food and highly recommended, we will be definitely back next time we visit friends in Moorpark, CA!”
Cyrus Rezvanifar

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7. Pho 100

One of the best pho places in Moorpark, Pho 100 has become a favorite Thai restaurant among locals. The service is always warm and welcoming, and the food is incredible every single time.

Must-Try:

  1. Grilled Beef Rolls – Grilled beef, hand-rolled with rice paper and accompanied with lettuce, shredded carrots, daikon, and peanut sauce dip.
  2. Shrimp Spring Rolls – Steamed shrimps, hand-rolled with rice paper and accompanied with lettuce, shredded carrots, daikon, and peanut sauce dip.
  3. Pho 100 Special – Round eye steak, brisket, well-done flank, meatball, tripe, tendon.

Reviews:

“I was super excited knowing a new pho place was opening in Moorpark!! I went and tried there’s limited special spicy beef soup and pork spring roll. Omg it was super delicious!!! Everything taste fresh and had so much flavor. Definitely would recommend to friend and family. Also they have really good affordable prices for each items.”
Kieu Mai

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8. Luna Llena

Luna Llena serves traditional Mexican breakfast and American breakfast favorites in the morning and Mexican flavors all throughout the day. Guests come back for the hearty dishes and excellent service.

Must-Try:

  1. Camitas in Chile Verde – Tender camitas sauteed in a spicy tomatillo sauce, served with Spanish rice and beans.
  2. Molcajete Supremo – A hot stone bowl brimming with sautéed asada, chicken, chorizo, shrimp, and mixed veggies topped with pepper jack cheese.
  3. Arroz con Pollo – Chicken sauteed with ranchero sauce and melted cheese, served with bell peppers, squash, rice, and sour cream.

Reviews:

“My go-to spot for authentic Mexican when in Moorpark. Ilianna is the best waitress and makes you feel like a regular. Enchiladas, Birria tacos, and Chile rellenos are delicious.”
Charlie Carnevale

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9. Panda Fresh

Panda Fresh is where freshness meets exceptional flavors. The warm and welcoming staff is known for providing guests with an unforgettable dining experience. Indulge in their delectable menu featuring noodles that will exceed your expectations and entrees that burst with freshness and flavor.

Must-Try:

  1. Sesame Beef – Deep-fried sliced beef with sesame seeds in our special sauce.
  2. Walnut Shrimp – Lightly breaded fried shrimp sauteed in chef’s special mayonnaise sauce.
  3. Orange Flavored Chicken – Diced chicken deep-fried in the famous orange-flavored sauce.

Reviews:

“Best Chinese food I’ve ever had. I go there a lot. I think it may be even better than Panda Express. So if you go by Moorpark I recommend you visit this place.”
Michael G

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10. Lalo's Mexican Food

This Mexican restaurant is the perfect place to satisfy your cravings for good chili, salsa and chips, and carne asada burritos.

Must-Try:

  1. Lalo’s Platter – A house combo of taquitos, flautas, nachos, and a quesadilla. Served with guacamole, Pico, and sour cream. Please specify beef or chicken.
  2. Flautas – A deep-fried flour tortilla filled with chicken or beef, avocado and topped with cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and Pico de Gallo.
  3. Carne Asada – USDA choice New York steak seasoned with house-secret spices. Served with rice and beans and a choice of salad or soup. Specify corn or flour tortillas please specify dressing, we offer ranch, blue cheese, 1000 island, balsamic, and chipotle ranch.

Reviews:

“The best Mexican food in town. I’ve been going since 1990 and have never been disappointed. Eat there or take out. It’s all good. Very good service and very nice people. It’s the best.”
Stephen Doyle

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Wrap Up

Moorpark, CA, is truly a culinary paradise with several dining options that offer a variety of local and international cuisines.

If you’d like to know more about what Moorpark has to offer, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 805-630-1806 or send me an email at chris@wgrealestategroup.com so we can schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sushi Planet and Carrara’s are some of the restaurants that offer vegetarian/vegan options.

Yes, Sushi Planet and Lalo’s Mexican Food are some of the Moorpark restaurants that offer outdoor dining.

It is recommended to book a reservation in popular spots like Serendipity Café and Bar.