Ruperto's Kitchen Mexican Food Opened Today in Newbury Park

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Ruperto's Kitchen Mexican Food opened today in the Kimber Plaza, 3321-B Kimber Drive, Newbury Park. Family-owned eatery will be serving up various Mexican specialties. Ruperto's previous cooking experience was at Manny's. Located next to West of Orleans.

Previously at 3321-B Kimber Drive was Ranch Hand BBQ , which relocated in 2011, and subsequent to that, California Kettle Corn.

Select menu items:

  • Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros, Huevos con Chorizo, Huevos con Papa, etc.

  • Combinations: Carne Asada Encebollado, Flautas de Pollo, Asada or Carne Desebrada, Chile Relleno, Burritos, Chile Verde, Enchiladas, Calda, etc.

  • A La Carte: Tacos, Tostadas, Tortas, etc

Lowe's of Newbury Park to Open on Thursday, July 4th


Something to celebrate on our country’s 243rd birthday is the grand opening of the new Lowe’s of Newbury Park, located at 1027 Academy Drive, Thousand Oaks. This is a “soft opening” for the store but we have confirmed directly with the store that it will be opening at 6 am on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and will remain open until 8 pm that holiday. Normal store hours will resume on Friday, July 5th.

More on Lowe’s of Newbury Park at or by call 805.214.5510.

West of Orleans To Go & Catering Now Open in Newbury Park


Thanks to Steve Coppel for the heads up that Chef Marcus Webster is back at it again at the Kimber Plaza, 332 Kimber Drive (at Wendy), Suite C in Newbury Park with West of Orleans.

West of Orleans serves up New Orleans style po' boy sandwiches, gumbo, jambalaya and all the fixins like red beans and rice, corn bread, creole succotash and more.

Currently open for take out only Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 7:30pm as well as for catering.

There’s a website listed on their door and menu at that is not functional as of the date of this post.. Partial menu at

Chef Webster previously owned and operated N’Awlinz Bistro in this same location, until he closed it in December 2013 to focus on other business interests. He’s back!

Seven Spice Kitchen Authentic Chinese Food Now Open in Newbury Park

The former owners of Sesame Inn in Newbury Park (which is under new ownership and is still open), have opened a new eatery, Seven Spice Kitchen, at 2454 W Hillcrest Dr. #102, Newbury Park.

Seven Spice Kitchen offers authentic Chinese cuisine like Sesame Chicken, Seven Spice Fish, Beef with Jalapeños, and so on as well as special entrees, including Chinese Burger and Liangpi Zi (steamed cold noodles with spicy sauce ).

Learn more at

Jack in the Box Opening July 3rd The Village at Newbury Park Near Lowe's, LA Fitness

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UPDATE: July 3, 2019 is the grand opening date.


The “coming soon” sign is up for the new Jack in the Box that is being constructed at The Village at Newbury Park, northwest corner of Academy Drive and Grande Vista Drive.. Job openings are posted at The Jack in the Box will be located directly across the parking lot from LA Fitness.

Other businesses as we know include Lowe’s as well as Farmer Boys (quick serve eatery) and Autozone.

Other local area Jack in the Box locations for those who cannot wait for this new store to open include Thousand Oaks, Camarillo (2), Moorpark, Simi Valley (2) and so on.

Vegan Thyme Eatery Now Open in Newbury Park


Angie E. reported via the Conejo Valley Guide Facebook page that Vegan Thyme is “coming soon” to the Park Plaza Shopping Center at 2205 Michael Drive in Newbury Park, between Azar’s and the liquor store. Well I stopped by today, Saturday, March 2nd, and they are now open. In fact, today was their soft open.

Previous occupants of this spots were Sushi Plant and Exotic Flame. I was told that everything on their menu is dairy and meat free - noodles, Pad Thai, non-meat chicken dishes and much more.

Their phone number is 805-716-3088. Partial menu at this link.

Great Harvest Bread Co. in Newbury Park to Close Its Doors on Saturday, March 2, 2019

It is with sadness that we report that the Great Harvest Bread Co. located at 2092-H Newbury Road in Newbury Park (Smart & Final/CVS shopping center) will be closing its doors on Saturday, March 2, 2019 after 15 years serving the local community.

On their website at, the owners indicate that their lease is up and for many personal reasons, they will be closing.