Ortega Dining Commons

All Meal Periods Closed
Sack Meals
All Meal Periods Closed


The Residential Dining Commons are currently closed. Fall planning is underway and dining information will be updated on our site as soon as it becomes available.  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.