Ortega Dining Commons

Breakfast 7:15am - 10:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sack Meals
Mon - Fri 7:15am - 10:00am


DUE TO THE IMPACT of COVID-19, Residential Dining is not offering residential or off-campus meal service for Fall Quarter 2020.  Questions? Contact our General Dining Line at (805) 893-3093.

“Meet me at Ortega for breakfast” –a phrase regularly repeated by discerning diners who recognize Ortega Dining Commons as THE place for a morning meet-up with friends. Open Monday through Friday, you can count on Ortega to deliver great lagoon-side dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving their delicious home-style cooking as well as unique specialty items.

  • Breakfast
    • Make your own waffles, made-to order omelets, oatmeal, homemade granola, bagels, fresh cut fruit, and so much more are ready for your first meal of the day.
  • Salad Bar
    • Featuring organic and locally grown produce, lots and lots of salad toppings, daily specialty salads, and whole and cut fruit at breakfast.
  • The Hot Line
    • Meat, vegetarian and vegan entrees provide comfort food and international specialties for lunch and dinner.
  • Pizza & Panini
    • Daily varieties of delicious pizzas or paninis are made in-house.
  • Sushi and the Grill Station
    • Fresh varieties of sushi are made daily for lunch and dinner. Adjacent you can grab a burger and fries at lunch.
  • Soups, Pasta and More
    • Next to the salad bar, soups, baked potatoes, tortillas, and a blend of whole grains stay warm for diners to serve themselves.
  • Bakery
    • Enjoy freshly baked coffee cakes and fruit breads at breakfast, as well as home-made breads, rolls, pies, cakes, cookies and bars at lunch and dinner.
  • Specialty Bars
    • Enhancing Ortega’s regular menu are “make-your own” bars featuring Mexican food, pasta, ice cream sundaes and more.