Carniceria Y Mercado La Plaza, Fillmore CA

Phone: (805) 524.9626 Address: 1055 West Ventura Street Fillmore CA, 93015

Menu Favorites: Weekend “Pollo Asado” Special! Variety of Aguas Frescas such as: cucumber, strawberry, jamaica, horchata, melon & tamarindo.

“La Placita” is a grocery store & meat shop with an indoor food counter & a small dining area. You can order from a large refreshing, selection of homemade fruit drinks. I recommend the cucumber agua fresca for the hint of cucumber is exquisite and the fruit flavor is not overbearing. My favorite meal to order is the Pollo Asado Combo which is a weekend special. This special consists of a whole savory, grilled chicken with rice & beans, corn tortillas, grilled jalapeños & onions. The chicken tastes of lemon & salt. If the taste is too salty for you I recommend squeezing a fresh lemon on it. The meal easily feeds three adults. Chicken wings are not included unless you ask for them. Ask the cook to include the wings they are more than happy to comply.

Tip: The grill chicken special is only on the Saturday & Sunday. “La Placita” usually sells out by 3pm so get there early. Reminder -Ask for the chicken wings for they are not included. Visit their salsa & agua frescas bar inside the store. The fruit drinks are made fresh daily best to order them after 11am this gives the sugar time to settle & you can taste more of the fruit juice. Located at the corner of A Street & West Ventura Street (Hwy 126) across from Shell gas station & Catholic church.

Price: Bargain the Pollo Asado Combo is around $13.


Hozy’s Grill, Santa Paula CA

Phone: (805) 525.1068 Address: 1760 East Lemonwood Drive Santa Paula CA, 93060

Menu Favorites: Breakfast Burrito with eggs, potatoes, cheese, beans & chorizo on a flour tortilla although, everything on their breakfast “House Specialties” menu is a sure hit. The Waffle Sandwich made with waffle, two eggs & bacon or sausage is appetizing & gratifying.

Hozy’s Grill breakfast has been my main attraction. The Belgium Waffle Supreme taste light & fluffy as it’s covered with homemade walnut butter, whipped cream, fresh berries & Hozy’s special maple syrup. Hozy’s also offers an array of Omelets such as: Denver made with ham, onions, peppers & your choice of cheese – cheddar, jack, swiss or American. My favorite is the Veggie made with onions, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes & cheddar cheese.

I have yet to experienced lunch or dinner at Hozy’s Grill. They offer lunch specials so check the chalkboard as you walk in or ask your server. Chef’s Dinner Specials are also available.

Tip: Great destination if on a local, morning bicycle ride. Open for breakfast 7am-11am M-F, Saturday & Sundays 8am-2:30pm, lunch 11am-2:30pm & dinner Wednesday – Saturday 5pm-9:30pm. The breakfast potatoes are prepare two different ways so make sure to ask your server. Hozy’s Grill has a wine room with an exceptional wine selection. The interior decor of bright-colored walls, industrial furniture finishings & fresh-cut flowers is worth mentioning. The restaurant interior is a ray of sunshine within the hidden, industrial location.

Price: Breakfast Affordable, Lunch Reasonable & Dinner Pricey