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The Cliffdiver - Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Cliffdiver - Thousand Oaks

4.4
4.4
45 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The Cliffdiver serves coastal inspired Mexican food in a tropical surrounding meant to transport our guests to a beach resort on pacific coast of Mexico. The venue features a separate dining room and bar while also offering ample patio seating. Our menu features the ultra popular Lobster Tacos, Poke Tostadas and shrimp ceviche amongst other popular dishes. Our drinks include a variety of margaritas and tequilas as well as signature cocktails that such as an Añejo tequila based old fashioned (El Viejo) and a variety of local beers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (805) 370-1585
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We now offer off site catering. Delivery available!
  • Private party facilities
    The Cliffdiver is the perfect venue for any event. From small social gatherings to rehearsal dinners, brunch gatherings or any other event,our professional staff will make your next event a memorable one.
  • Neighborhood
    Thousand Oaks
  • Cross street
    Between Long Ct. and Clay Ct. on Thousand Oaks Blvd.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Thousand Oaks Bl. &amp; Hodencamp Rd.<br />Stop ID: 8131<br />Thousand Oaks Bl. &amp; 23 Freeway<br />Bus stop
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bottomless Mimosa Brunch

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Bottomless Mimosas Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11am-2pm
    Bottomless Mimosa Brunch Photo
  • Taco Tuesday

    $12.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Tuesday
    Taco Tuesday Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hours

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 11:15 AM - 9:45 PM,Sat - 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Enjoy $5 Beers, $7 Wines, $8 Bar Bites, and $12 Magnum Margaritas. Tuesday-Sunday 3:00-6:00 & 8:00-10:00

    Happy Hours Photo

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ventura County

    Great for brunch

  • Ventura County

    Innovative

  • Ventura County

    Healthy

  • Ventura County

    Hot spot

  • Ventura County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ventura County

    Great for outdoor dining

45 Reviews
  1. Great

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I loved this place. My only issue is that I could smell the cleaning solution the restaurant uses. It smelled like Fabrisioso(?) I will come back and sit outside.

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  2. David

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely a standout among all the Mexican restaurant options in Thousand Oaks. Particularly good fish offerings as well as cochinita pibil. Straddles the boundary between neighborhood casual and dress-up a bit for a special evening. The bar is separated from the dining rooms, so the noise level is refreshingly quiet at dinner.

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  3. BrookeP

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    When we arrived, the servers, who were also the hostesses insisted, we only had two in our party, when we clearly made the reservation for three. The front entrance of this restaurant seems like a kitchen door in the back. The inside of the restaurant looked nice, but the food was very mid, I probably will not go back again.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great but the kitchen took way too longing for out food and the bar too way to long to make our drinks.

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  5. Anna

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE BEST PLACE, food is clean and delicious, ambiance is adorable. Ivan and his staff are ON it, so friendly and really awesome

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome spot for any occasion. Everything our party of 5 ordered was absolutely delicious including the cocktails. I discovered that there’s a bar area and upstairs private rooms as well. I didn’t realize this the time I came before. Definitely going to plan an event here one day.

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  7. SterlingM

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I brought my family of six here on Friday for the first time. Even though I made a reservation and made a personal visit a couple of hours before my dining reservation to confirm a place to sit in the small dining room, when we arrived there was no table for us. There was a mistake made by staff and our table had been given to another party. The hostess and bartender could not have been more apologetic for the mess up on their part, and put us in their upstairs private room, which was just a weird place to sit and eat. BUT, despite these disappointments, the server could not have been more pleasant, and went out of her way to insure our food and drinks arrived promptly. A round of drinks was comped, which we did appreciate greatly, and the FOOD was delicious. I’d definitely recommend this place and I will come back. In perspective, with all the tragedy in the world right now, we are blessed to be able to eat out in safety, and a small inconvenience is really nothing to get upset about! Give The Cliffdiver a try.

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  8. ElenaB

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    surf turf fajita didn't have very much flavor and was not sizzling hot. Beans and rice was bland.for being Mexican food it just was not up to par.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cliff Diver is our favorite spot! Love the food and the vibes.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Terrible service. We were given a table for four when we had five people and could not get our drinks delivered….. everything was very slow.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed the coziness of a small Resturant with good food

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  12. Kami

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    had a really nice meal here, service was great. Loved the Lobster tacos... Epanada was good but not as exceptional as the lobster, which is specialty. I will order from the specialty menu next time we visit. Beer was great and glass ice cold. cute little neighborhood place, really fun to visit on a friday night.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. We really enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely return. My dad wanted to go back the next night again he liked it so much!

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  14. RandiB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I enjoyed our food, waiter, and especially a seat with window to enjoy the view. I’m sure we’ll be back there soon.

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  15. EAFF

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Cliffdiver and it was very pleasant. There is a great variety of things on the menu. I had the surf and turf burrito, which was just OK. I think ordering tacos would have been a better option.

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  16. Ritchie

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the seafood taco sampler. I wish I ordered a second it was perfect.

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  17. jtm83

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely not my first or last time here, we always enjoy the atmosphere, food, service, and drinks!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only are food and drinks good, the staff is awesome!!!

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  19. Mina

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date spot! Yummy food and good drinks. Cute bar area separate from trendy & nice dining area. Great service!

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  20. MichaelD

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute place Friendly staff Cochinita Pibil tacos and shrimp bowl were very good as was the guac. A little disappointed with the lobster tacos as flavor was a little fishy

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  21. DebbieS

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time to The Cliffdiver. Will definitely return. Food was delicious!

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  22. John

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seven pals lunched at CD for the first time recently. We each had something different. Everyone was more than pleased with the excellent quality.

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  23. JanetP

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. Relaxing beach decor. Cool bar.

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  24. LyndenC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were able to reserve a table on Cinco de Mayo the day before! Packed for the holiday. Our table was a bit late so we ate at the bar. Excellent Cadillac Margarita and great food. Thank you Cliffdiver!

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  25. Nancy

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food, loved the shrimp ceviche - cute Resturaunt- great service👍

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Esquites to start are always a must! Lobster enchiladas and Cochinita Pibil are go to dishes

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We met up with friends and all enjoyed everything we ordered: cocktails to start, ceviche and octopus (cooked perfectly). Several of us ordered the lobster tacos which were delicious - generous portions and tasty flavors. Service was excellent as well and the ambiance was great. Only - very minor - note for improvement would be to have a hostess stand at the back entrance - it took a few minutes to figure out who to talk to and check in for our reservation. But once we did we really had a great experience. We will be back soon!

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  28. CaliforniaBrian

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant that has great tasting food at great prices. It is very close so it is convenient. Wait staff is the best!

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  29. TinyBubbles

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to wait a while after our reservation time, but it’s just popular and crowded. They were apologetic and professional. My server was fast and friendly.

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  30. Disappointed

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and drinks were tasty. Service was dysfunctional. Drinks took an hour to get. Wait staff did not make eye contact. Had to get ourselves water refills. Manager needed to run front of the house.

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  31. s2artr

    Los Angeles

    435 reviews

    4.0

    435 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our visit to Cliffdiver. The Lobster Enchiladas were very good as was the service. The sauce on the enchiladas was quite bland and could have used more spice. I would also suggest that the menu include a dinner salad or a small mixed green salad as a side dish. We are happy to see a new restaurant in Thousand Oaks that seems successful.

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  32. Anna

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE LOVE this place! The service, the vibe, the clean mexican food..not greasy, really put together thoughtfully! The management is awesome! Always friendly!

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  33. LikesToEat

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were very good. A great little neighborhood find!

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  34. RyanG

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    After getting very little attention from our server the entire night, we finally got his attention to order another round of drinks after our dinner plates were cleared. At this time, 65 minutes into our reservation, we were told they needed our table.

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  35. BrianS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Took half an hour to get our drinks. The server was mostly hidden. The food was subpar.

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  36. jtm83

    Los Angeles

    88 reviews

    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a fun dinner celebration! Good food, fun vibe, and tasty/enjoyable drinks!

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  37. Califoodie

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere here! Service was amazing! The food was delicious. It’s a small place a little crammed for our large party. Everything we ate was perfect! It has a very cool vibe! We will be back!

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  39. AmandaT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Ambiance was great. Love seeing cool and hip restaurants make their way to Conejo Valley. Putting this on my local list.

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  40. Love2eat

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious lobster tacos, chips and guac. I’m so happy they are in TO. Great addition to the restaurants here!

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FAQs

The Cliffdiver - Thousand Oaks is rated 4.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Cliffdiver - Thousand Oaks

720 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between Long Ct. and Clay Ct. on Thousand Oaks Blvd.
  • Neighborhood
    Thousand Oaks
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    Thousand Oaks Bl. & Hodencamp Rd.Stop ID: 8131Thousand Oaks Bl. & 23 FreewayBus stop
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (805) 370-1585
  • Catering
    We now offer off site catering. Delivery available!
  • Private party facilities
    The Cliffdiver is the perfect venue for any event. From small social gatherings to rehearsal dinners, brunch gatherings or any other event,our professional staff will make your next event a memorable one.
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