Teddy’s by the Sea restaurant has opened at 5096 Carpinteria Avenue in Carpinteria, the former home of The Nugget, Cielo, Cabo’s, Chuy’s, and KFC.
Owners Juan and Sarah Rodriguez tell me restaurant is named after Sarah’s grandmother Theodora, or Teddy for short. Sarah is very familiar with the local food scene as she is co-owner of Omni Catering. “We are seafood focused but do have other items on the menu like a burgers, steak, and fried chicken,” said Sarah. “Right now we are running with our main menu. We are not offering specials at the moment until we get situated. In the future we will be running fresh fish specials and what’s coming in local and fresh – local Santa Barbara sea bass, halibut, and swordfish. We have oysters on the half shell, ceviche, poke nachos and things like that.”
Teddy’s has two large patios in the front, a patio in the back, and limited seating indoors including booths. Also found indoors is a bar with full liquor license where they offer margaritas, specialty cocktails, beers on tap, and more. Teddy’s has limited hours for the first couple of weeks, opening daily from 3-9 p.m. Soon they will open daily at 11 a.m. and will offer brunch at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 805-566-0567