August 1, 2017

5 Places to Eat in Topanga Canyon

By: Karina Anastasia Roche

5 Places to Eat in Topanga Canyon

Topanga Canyon is so secluded that many guests do not realize there are a number of good places to eat here, about a 5-minute drive from the Topanga Canyon Inn. Here is our top-five pick for those who want to get a taste of local food or to avoid a longer drive. All restaurants mentioned have free parking, and, except the Topanga Table, are located in the Topanga Pine Tree Circle Village
 
1. The Canyon Bistro & Wine Bar 
120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA, 90290 
$$ price range 
Parking: Ample free parking in lot in village center. 
Cuisine: French-American 
Meals served: Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch 
When guests ask us where to go eat nearby, this is always our first recommendation. In our eight years of business, not a single guest has returned to the inn complaining about a negative experience at the Bistro. It strikes that perfect balance between casual and fancy, providing relaxed but ambient dining for a reasonable price. The butternut squash soup is especially delicious, and on some days locals will play live jazz on the patio. Click the address above for driving directions from the Topanga Canyon Inn. 
 
 
2. Inn of the 7th Ray 
128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd, Topanga, CA 90290 
$$ price range 
Parking: Free parking in front of the restaurant. 
Cuisine: Californian Local Source & Organice 
Meals served: Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner. 
They call their cuisine Californian—we describe it to our guests endearingly as "hippie fancy." Inn of the 7th Ray is the fancy place in town—situated by the creek and boasting outdoor dining underneath vines, canopies, and fairy lights, it is also a popular wedding venue. The restaurant has been in business since the 1970s, and is still under the same ownership. If you get a chance, ask the Topanga Canyon Inn's host, Warren, to share some of his entertaining stories about the Inn in its early days. Click the address above for driving directions from the Topanga Canyon Inn. 
 
3. Rocco's Pizzeria 
123 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA, 90290 
$$ price range 
Parking: Free parking in front of the restaurant. 
Cuisine: Italian 
Meals served: Dinner 
This is the cozy and casual family-run Italian restaurant that every town needs. The chicken hunter is the best item on their menu, and they make a particularly excellent caesar salad. They are also the only restaurant in the canyon that will deliver to the inn (however, give them about an hour to do so, as they have a small staff.) Click the address above for driving directions from the Topanga Canyon Inn. 
 
4. Abuelita's, Mexican Restaurant 
137 S Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA, 90290 
$$ price range 
Parking: Free parking in front of the restaurant. 
Cuisine: Mexican 
Meals served: Dinner, Lunch and Brunch on Sundays 
Come enjoy Abuelita's while you can! The only Mexican restaurant in Topanga is sadly selling soon, after many years in business. The service has been slow lately, but time and time again our guest come back saying the food was so good that the wait was worth it. Click the address above for driving directions from the Topanga Canyon Inn. 
 
5. The Topanga Table 
1861 N Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA, 90290 
$$ price range 
Parking: Limited free parking next to the restaurant. 
Cuisine: Californian Local Source & Organic 
Meals served: Breakfast and Lunch 
There are few restaurants in Topanga that serve breakfast every day of the week, but Topanga Table fills that need perfectly. It opened about a year ago, and our guests love this casual Californian cuisine spot. We often recommend it to guests who want to grab a quick lunch—it is the closest restaurant to our Inn, only a mile and a half away, located on Topanga Canyon Blvd. but not in in the Village. For those seeking the famous California avocado toast that has become a sensation in the state and beyond, this is your place. Click the address above for driving directions from the Topanga Canyon Inn. 

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