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California Grill of the Pajaro Valley- MOVED

1970 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-2836
+1 831-722-8052
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic bread” (3 reviews)
“salad” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1970 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-2836
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

When I talk to my dad on the phone, he raves about this place. So we got to go visit him AND of course, this is where he wanted to eat dinner. So we gave it a try. Oh yum. I had the Castroville Chicken....More

Thank mikeandnora
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Most diners outside of the local fans of this family-run restaurant have no idea this fantastic restaurant is within a short driving distance. With organic produce (from the Peixotos' own farms) and other locally-sourced ingredients, everything on the menu is fresh and delicious. My family...More

2  Thank Kekerica
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Words almost cannot express our delight when Dickie Peixoto and his daughter, Ashley opened the Cali Grille! Watsonville has really benefitted from this fine dining experience. We eat there at LEAST ONCE A WEEK! The varied and complete menu keeps us coming back for more,...More

2  Thank CaptAdventure_9
Reviewed 2 April 2017

First time for dinner here & the new location on Penny Lane ( Old Green Valley Grill location) is very nice. They did a great job with the remodel. and the food is even better than the old Green Valley Grill. We had birthday dinner...More

1  Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

California Grill has been around for some time now but has just moved this month. The new location is wonderful. Brings back many memories of a former restaurant in this location. They have done a great job. Food was excellent and had way too much...More

1  Thank dlsalse
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Our go to place when in the Watsonville area. Nice menu including steaks, lamb, pork and pastas. Good service and a nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Macomfs
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This restaurant is no longer on Freedom Blvd. Go to their website to see new location - it's not far from the old site - reopened March 9 this year. It's worth finding - the same family-owned quality of service and food - very plentiful...More

1  Thank Tess B
Reviewed 15 February 2017

They specialize in farm to table. The salad that I had most recently was beyond great. The salad was the thing that I came home remembering.

1  Thank Tim T
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Went here because it’s a local joint and in a small amount of time a local favorite in a small town between Santa Cruz and Monterrey (Freedom, CA--perhaps really a part of Watsonville). It’s obviously popular. Lots of locals on a weekday evening. Service inexperienced...More

1  Thank nurealam
Reviewed 19 November 2016

There are a few good dining destinations in Watsonville....unfortunately there are NO great dinning destinations. The California Grill is one of the better restaurants in the area. The service is good, the portions tend to be on the big side, and the menu is fairly...More

1  Thank gerryv59
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 10 - USD 27
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1970 Freedom Blvd, Freedom, CA 95019-2836
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Freedom
  • Phone Number: +1 831-722-8052
  • E-mail
California Grill of the Pajaro Valley serves only the finest, locally-grown produce, meats and desserts. In fact, the restaurant owner grows all the organic vegetables and salads right here in the fields of the Pajaro Valley. It's likely the produce on your plate was picked fresh from one of his organic fields just hours before it was prepared for you. Daily specials and desserts reflect the cycle of the seasons so you can experience flavors at their peak.
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