Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars
Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars

Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.herzogwinecellars.com/
  • Phone: 8059831560x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Thursday 11:30 -2:00 pm, Friday (Summer) 11:30 - 2:00p (Winter) 11:30 - 1p.

    Dinner Sunday - Thursday 5 -8p.

    Herzog Wine Cellars and Tierra Sur will be closed for the following days in observance of the 2014 Jewish Holidays:

    September 24th - Closed for Dinner Service
    September 25 & 26 - All Day

    October 8th - Closed for Dinner Service
    October 9 & 10 - All Day

    October 15 - Closed for Dinner Service
    October 16 &17 - All Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Kosher, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Gabe Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jonathan Auchterlonie 8059831560x323

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Del Norte
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars
Tierra Sur Restaurant, inside Herzog Wine Cellars new state-of-the-art winery, is a New Americanseasonal cuisine,

With Tierra Sur, Gabe Garcia's cooking is rustic, unpretentious and ingredient driven utilizing local farmers when ever available. Menu items such as aged rib-eye steak and wild salmon are cooked outdoors over an open flame. The menu also includes house-made organic corn tortillas with exotic fillings such as birria (chili-braised lamb) with salsa cruda and grilled achiote-marinated red snapper with tomatillo salsa. A high point of the menu is the prix fixe wine tasters meal with wine pairings for each course.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (81)notable wine list (75)fit for foodies (67)great for lunch (48)romantic (45)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (21)great for outdoor dining (14)great for brunch (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very good service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    It had a nice atmosphere inside. The small patio seating area needs more decor, tables and umbrellas
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Peyman
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I love everything about this place and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We keep kosher and this is an excellent restaurant for us to eat at.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • groupon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I wasn't sure what to expect as far as food. Limited menu my pasta was ok but my boyfriend highly enjoyed his lamb burger though.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fatty meat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We were very disappointed with the short ribs. Too fatty. La Gondola, Shilo, and Pats in LA have much better cuts of beef. We then sent back the ribs and had the veal center cut. Also a mistake as it was very fatty. I usually order your fish and have raved about your food. The sides and dessert were great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ....Kosher anyone?
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If you have to do Kosher, than this is the place to go. My Son and Wife are so it was their Birthdays and they had a marvelous meal of Steak, Lamb burgers Zucchini Fritters and Barley soup. All very good and TG Kosher. I would not go there unless it wasn't for their Kosher request. It way out in Oxnard and living in LA it takes a while to get out there, not to mention back in beach traffic. We went on a Sunday and the attached winery would have been a bonus if it were operating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall A Very Good Experience
    luvfinedining
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    So why not outstanding? I made a 1:30 reservation a day before for our party of four (me, my husband and two children). When we realized that we might run late the following day, my husband called to reschedule our reservation to 2:00 p.m. The woman who answered the phone seemed irritated by the change, and said that there were no tables of four available at that time. So we rushed to be there by 1:30, only to find out that there were plenty of tables available. When I say plenty, I mean that there were only a handful of tables being used out of all three rooms. Did she not know that we would discover this upon arrival?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No place for a vegetarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    As there are no vegetarian dishes on the dinner entree menu I asked, on the morning of our visit, that the chef be made aware of my dietary requirements. When we arrived that evening it was obvious that the chef had no interest in accommodating me. With a little bit of imagination and effort the chef could have put together a very nice vegetable platter. I ordered a vegetable side and was served a small amount of polenta with a few hard green beans on top. When I asked, again, for more vegetables I was brought a side of yet more of those green beans and a few vinegary mushrooms. So disappointing. Why not add a vegetarian option to the dinner menu so that vegetarians can be made to feel welcome.
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  • A must for foodies
    yshefa122
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The ambiance was fantastic, and I had one of the best steaks of my life. Service couldn't be better. I was celebrating my anniversary and the waiter brought out a dessert on the house. If you love food, you must make it out to Tierra Sur!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West Ventura County's Best
    Sandman
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I do not go over the Cornejo Grade for dining so there may be some great restaurants up there but I find Tierra Sur to have the best food, service and ambience in this area. It is as good as any 5 star restaurant I have been at in my travels abroad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent steak, nice ambiance
    davidgg
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I've been to Tierra Sur three times. Nice ambiance, inside and outside seating, waiters present but not obtrusive, pleasantly quiet. I especially like their dessert wines, but their Cabs are good too, and I enjoyed a "Zin Gris" rose - crisp, much drier than a white Zinfandel. The highlight, especially for a kosher foodie, is their meat. I had a delicious, well seasoned rib eye steak (I think I tasted rosemary), rare as requested. I have enjoyed the short ribs in the past. The side dishes and dessert were less special. Tomato soup and bread with garlic olive oil were delicious - I'm discerning about these. So go for the meat and enjoy a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rlindala
    njoy
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a wonderful Kosher restaurant. Lunch is much more reasonable than dinner. Food is beautifully prepared and served. Restaurant is lovely although location is in an industrial park. Once inside....it is quite special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as always
    RadioRich
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food, very large portions of main dishes (I'd like larger sides), interesting appetizers. Our go-to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    Foodcritic45
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The burger had no flavor and the bacon was minuscule and burned! I was expecting a freshly baked bun, but it was stale and the burger had no gourmet spread. The fries had too much rosemary. The restaurant was fully booked and we waited almost an hour for our food. I was disappointed!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a lovely time! We came out from LA for my 25th birthday, had dessert at the restaurant and then enjoyed the wine tasting. I would definitely recommend to a friend, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY Loves You!
    NYluvesu
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband and I were in the LA area for a spontaneous "babymoon." While we were just here for ther weekend, we made sure to make a reservation for Sunday lunch. We were thrilled with the menu and look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2
    theGREAThusband
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The staff really make the effort to let you know that you being served as you want is their top priority. From the recommendations of the menu items, to the subtle touches of not ever having to ask for anything but he final check, and the absolutely delicious food, it was an amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Can't believe it's Kosher!
    BHReviewer2VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great restaurant for Kosher & non-Kosher eaters. Interesting innovative menu we were there for lunch. Try the fish tostadas or the burgers either lamb or beef all excellent! Although a fine dining restaurant they are kid-friendly in the side dining room area. We enjoy dining there whenever we are in the Oxnard area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tierra Sur 5 Star
    JAK26
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday. The wine tasting with sweet potato fries as an appetizer was excellent, and our steak was fabulous. We shared the largest steak and they cooked it just right, medium on one side and medium rare on the other. Thank you for the great food and service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Haute Cuisine in Ventura Co
    TeaSnobVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Definitely the best restaurant in Ventura County for fine dining. Last night I had the lamb wellington, and it was delicious. Very generous portions; my husband and I always bring home enough for another meal. If it was any other restaurant serving such generous portions, we would probably just order one meal and split it, but my husband refuses to do that here because he wants to take home the extra so he can enjoy it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HannaVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    really good food, we had a great time! We also did the wine pairing, which was interesting and exposed us to new wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous food, but not kid friendly
    Pixiedoodle
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The menu is different every time we make our way to Oxnard to dine here and the food has always been amazing. However on our most recent trip with our 2 small toddlers we discovered they do not have booster seats or high chairs. I have one toddler that stays in her seat pretty well, but one very curious one who does not. It became a bit difficult when waiting for food to keep her entertained enough to stay seated and keep her from wanting to explore, simply because she was able to hop off her seat at will. A high chair would have kept her seated and we could have distracted her with coloring. We ended up leaving quickly because of it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We arrived for lunch only to be advised that the facility had no power due to a car accident down the road earlier in the day. The Menu was therefore limited. The dining room had plenty of outdoor light. The staff was amazing at making it a great experience despite the difficult situation. The food was really great even though the menu was limited. They worked hard to make everyone comfortable and not focus on the blackout. The restrooms had a series of really nice candles to light the way. I can only imagine how great it would have ben when they actually have power
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice experience
    hfiers
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Excellent kosher restaurant. Food: presentations excellent, large portions, salads excellent, entrees (chicken and prime rib) very tasty but a bit overdone (prime rib sent back first time). Wine: Tierra Sur part of Herzog Winery, sothe wines were 5 star.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gourmet kosher cuisine.
    Forestmaiden5
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Came to wine taste and share some appetizers with a friend on a Thursday night. We had a seared Ahi Tuna appetizer, Tomato Soup and some Lamb Chorizo Flatbread. All of the dishes were well prepared, tasty and beautifully presented. The waiters were personable and attentive. I am a wine club member, so also get a discount at the restaurant. Overall, we had a great experience and recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food
    kosherdinerTexas
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We always look forward to great food and kosher too whenever we visit the area from Texas. This time we celebrated 90th birthday and he even received a complimentary dessert. Our server Jacob was very pleasant and helpful, the second time he has waited on our group--last time in December. We shared a steak for two and it was superb--melted in our mouth. The only other comment is this restaurant is pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lise
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent food! Great service we will definately bring the test of our family and friends to dine with you
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tierra sur
    Jmk9989
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I came to LA on vacation and the drive out to Tierra Sur was well worth it. The food was out of this world and had excellent beer and wine. Def recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    WEHOFoodie2014VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I enjoyed the rib eye steak which was a nice big portion as well. Service was great. Recommended if you are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recent experience
    GJBNJBplus4
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Six of us had dinner Thursday. Halibut was the featrued special. All six of us had that dish. The food was outstanding as was the service. We'd like to eat there more often but it will have to be a special occasion restrauant for us becase it is expensive. $648 for the six of us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    elchay
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food and wine were great. Definitely worth the trip from LA
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had delicious appetizers and main courses!!! The service was great! If only we drank wine--but unfortunately we don't!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    If you are kosher, must do if you are traveling through. Worth going out of your way for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ALANSHULI
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The meal at Tierra Sur was the highlight of our trip to California. The short ribs were exemplary! We cannot wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch in Oxnard
    Cyclist
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    On the way back to LA from Ojai we stopped here for lunch. The ambiance, service and food were fabulous! The Ahai Tuna on Tostadas were incredible, and so was everything else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sara
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The veal was superb! Creative combinations through out the entire meal that kept us guessing and eager for the next course. A twist in each dish. I will remember the maple bacon doughnuts for a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go
    Peyman
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I love every single things about this redturant , great stake , wonderful wine, super .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, bad food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I think the chef is sure that if you add thyme to a dish it makes it "Mediterranean". It doesn't, it just makes it taste bad. No offense but I didn't like anything I tried. Need to rework the menu, and much less thyme!
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  • Terrific meal
    Izzie
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Had the steak and lamb wellington both were perfection. Skip the watermelon sorbet great evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
    levineteam
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Fabulous food and overall dining experience every time we come!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate