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Ruddell's Smokehouse

101 D St, Cayucos, CA 93430-1107
805-995-5028
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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English first
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

They are not the fastest at pushing out food, but the wait was well worth it! Amazing smoked shrimp tacos. Will definitely come again next time I'm in town!

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Grover Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Best ever smoked salmon tacos . Do have other smoked fish. Sit outside or walk over to the beach. Tacos have celery in them which is so good!

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This very popular place is basically a take out place with a few tables outside. My family tried abacore, salmon and shrimp tacos. They were good.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It's been about seven years since I've been there but they had the best fish tacos ever, a good helping with lots of meat.

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Brea, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a very small spot on the boardwalk with a great following. Tacos come in 5 different fish options and pulled pork and vegetarian. The tacos have garnishes of bits of apple, onion an carrots with cabbage. So many people told us to try it. Two people from the paso Robles wineries even recommended it.

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Los Angeles, CA
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had the smoked salmon and smoked chicken tacos both were very good/different than any other taco we've had coming from Los Angeles. The addition of the apple celery salad was nice. Beware they are very messy and the Cayucos hot sauce to put on top very tasty.

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Valencia, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

As absurd as it sounds, we attempted to eat at this hole in the wall BBQ joint, and discovered that at 2 pm on a Wednesday, they weren't making sandwiches that day because they were out of bread. Only alternative choice was smoked fish tacos. No thanks. I reminded the counter man that there was a grocery store across the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Try it - apples and celery in the tacos. I got the smoked salmon tacos. A bit pricey (4 tacos were $25) but filling and a nice meal - it seems this would be a trend that would take off in the Bay Area or other foodie places. Closes at 6 p.m. so get there in time.

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West Sedona, Arizona
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Smoked Salmon taco was delicious. Salmon smoked to perfection. Only wish that it had not been overwhelmed by the lettuce, celery, and apples. Would be lovely if they could find a better balance of the ingredients. Nice location but not always easy to find a place to sit.

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Castro Valley, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After clam chowder at Duckie's we came here for fish taco. It was OK but nothing to write home about

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