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The Farmer and The Cook

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339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023-2212
+1 805-640-9608
08:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
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Portland, Oregon
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the most amazing Mexican food restaurants I have ever visited. Plenty of choices for vegans. Be sure to try the warm chai, best I've had outside of India. Literally bought and took home more than a pound of dry chai tea mix.

Thank JasperMarks
Westchester, NY
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place popped up as being one of the best in the area, so we stopped in for lunch. We walked in and were confused by the fact that it's a rustic market as well as a casual order-at-the-register restaurant. And then we were confused by the creative food listings--we had no idea it was a vegan restaurant—yeah, we didn't... More 

Thank leklekblue
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Let me make it clear that I am not a vegan so this type of restaurant would not typically appeal to me. However, I consistently return to this unique restaurant as the food is good and the ambiance is so funky. The smoothies are also great.

Thank Thomas B
Marinette, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very delicious "real food" that tastes great! So much food is grown in this area; nice to have a place to eat it right from the farm. Unique smoothie flavors. Delicious

Thank Martha A
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The only thing I treally didn't like about this otherwise great place is that I am a truly BONE LAZY breakfast-er, and I want to sit my lazy self down and have things brought to me. At The Farmer and The Cook you enter through the small grocery, stand in line a bit, and then order at the counter, get... More 

Thank Annapanda
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a restaurant where you walk up to the counter to order. You can sit inside or outside - plenty of seating in different areas. The food was delicious and very fresh. Casual and fun. We met some neat people there. Lots of groups, families with kids, friends and couples.

Thank ErinJE
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Good vegan food. Slow service, but it is kind of a "people's restaurant" for very casual dining...it is also a grocery store, so food ordering and food buying take place in the same line. It is quaint and comfortable.

Thank rick h
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

In my research on Ojai, this place kept getting mentioned and I was really looking forward to trying the Farmer and the Cook. But both my friend and I were disappointed. We ordered the vegetable tacos and corn tamale. The food seemed very fresh but was rather bland and lacked much flavor. In particular, the tamale was dense and mealy... More 

Thank Audrey K
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Love it! My husband said if he could eat food like this all the time he become a vegan. Eclectic comfortable was able to sit with our dog out on the patio.

Thank Kari P
Oxnard, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Food was wonderful, music fantastic, and people unforgettable. We had a fire roasted pizza with all fresh organic ingredients , sangria was delicious and hearing music out on the patio on a warm summers night was a real treat.

Thank schultzbakcps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 339 W El Roblar Dr, Ojai, CA 93023-2212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-9608
A cafe-market-bakery-salad bar serving Mexican food using organic chiles, tomatoes and tomatillos grown at the farm. The tortillas are handmade and the sangria is topped with local Ojai citrus. Quite a few vegan, raw and gluten-free offerings; everything else is vegetarian. Lovely outdoor patio with a striped green awning and a view of the mountains.

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