Garman's Pub is a place where family, friends, strangers (soon to be friends) gather to enjoy good food, great drink, traditional entertainment and honest conversation. We are about people engaging one another in the epicenter of Santa Paula.
The Tudor-Craftsman façade of the 102-year-old Glen Tavern Inn has many claims to fame: the former headquarters of Union Oil, a onetime speakeasy, and host to stars such as John Wayne and Rin Tin Tin. However; today, it’s inhabited by Enzo's Italian Restaurant, whose chefs recreate classic Italian recipes. They sling pies into an Old World-style pizza oven, which fires crusts topped with artichokes and pepperoncinis or chicken with pesto and feta cheese to a perfect golden brown. They also churn out pastas such as Sicilian-style rigatoni with sausage and creamy marinara sauce. Exposed wooden beams crisscross the ceiling in the dining room, where each weekend diners can applaud live entertainment or join in by playing their spoons.
The servers at Chuy's Mesquite Broiler tap eight draft brews and mix up their signature margaritas to temper the heat of their southwestern and Mexican fare. After diners visit the complimentary chips-and-salsa bar, they can settle in and consider the menu's options, which include mesquite-broiled tri-tip tucked into jumbo burritos, half-pound Angus barbecue bacon burgers piled with onion strings, and california tacos with mesquite chicken and avocado.
Every Sunday at Chuy's Mesquite Broiler, the HD flat-screen TVs broadcast whichever NFL games and razor commercials are playing. Daily specials mix up the menu, and every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., bartenders keep busy mixing pitchers of margaritas and other happy-hour favorites. Diners can admire colorful airbrushed artwork and take kids to play arcade games inside or head out to the patio for open-air dining.
Chefs at La Escondida slather authentic Mexican dishes, such as pork milanesa and enchiladas, in three signature salsas: Red Bear, Black Mamba, and Diablo. Colorful South American decorations adorn the restaurant, enlivening dining experiences and events such as Sunday-afternoon karaoke. A patio with red-clothed tables hosts patrons for alfresco meals, and a flat-screen TV broadcasts sports events and miming competitions subtitled in Spanish.
The culinary maestros at Enoteca Toscana Wine Bistro conduct an opera of Tuscan and Spanish flavors with a menu that serenades mouth-balconies with platters of imported cured meats and cheeses, antipasti, tapas, paninis, and bodega specials that incorporate ingredients from local growers. With a plethora of wines to choose from, moonlit diners can wolf down the four-cheese Toscana panini ($9) while lapping up slashes of chardonnay or a bottle of Paso a Paso tempranillo from La Mancha, Spain. Patrons can stop by on Saturday nights to pair their pours with live jazz, the only form of music able to channel the inner torment of a grape as it is crushed by overwhelming ennui and peasant feet.