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Ruddell's Smokehouse

101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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Ranked #1 of 19 restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
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Atascadero, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Talk about a good taco.....If you like smoked fish, which I know I do....throw that into a grilled taco, and you have one damn good taco. The restaurant is small...but that keeps it secret...They have a few tables outside that overlook the ocean. I like to grab a couple taco's and walk down the beach. Its an experience not a... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited based on trip advisor & loved it. Small corner shop w/ amazing take-out business. We tried albacore & salmon tacos. Absolutely great - the addition of apple w/ celery & lettuce is a nice twist. Cook is a character.

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Seattle, WA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Tiny little place right near the closed pier, but they had several kinds of smoked fish and tacos and some tables outside, so no complaints. What's not to like. Beats an expensive sit down meal every time.

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Tulare, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had the salmon sandwich and it was amazing! There is no sitting. We got our food to go. Can't wait to go back again and try other items on there menu

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Kingsburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

But the Tacos sure are good! I prefer to grab a 'hunk' of smoked albacore (or Salmon - or Cayucos Candy or ???) - some smoked cheese too when they are doing that - and let them come to room temp while looking for a good vista point (could be yards from the Smokeshop - or heading North on Hwy... More

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had the smoked shrimp and albacore. Both were delicious. There was a bit of wait in line and then another wait for the food itself. Totally worth it. The "salsa" they serve is a little odd (celery and apple?) but tasty. Just wish it were chopped up more finely and that there was less of it since it interfered with... More

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Long Beach, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been in Cayucos numerous times, but never stopped at Ruddell's. This time we made a special effort to try their tacos. They have a very unique take on tacos. We ordered one smoked salmon taco and one smoked albacore taco. They were so packed with vegetables and fish, and were one of the best tacos we have ever... More

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Simi Valley, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were passing through on our way to Cambria, and stopped by to have lunch. The Smokehouse is right on the beach and has quite it's own charm. It's a tiny place with a few tables and chairs outside. The tacos are very good size and 1 for each of us did the trick. I had the smoked shrimp taco... More

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Alameda, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stopped at Cayucos for food knowing nothing about where to go. We liked what this place was selling and the location allowed us to wait for the food at the beach across the street on a beautiful day. He ordered the smoked salmon taco, she ordered the ahi and it was the best decision we made that day. ABSOLUTELY... More

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Oxnard, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very friendly staff who greet you as you enter. It makes you feel comfortable right away. Shrimp taco's were very tasty. Right on the beach.

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