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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Crestline, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Although I have a generally favorable impression of Ruddell's Smokehouse, I do have some mixed feelings about it. It certainly does stand out among the eating establishments in Cayucos and probably the whole central California coast. I'm just not sure the unusual additions to the tacos and sandwiches really works for me. The place itself is a small shack just... More

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Yuma, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a late lunch and had a smoked shrimp taco. It was great! The shrimp is delicious and the celery, apple concoction on top made it extra good. I'm from AZ and eat tacos frequently, and I must say this is one of the best ever! Do grab extra napkins because they are messy to eat! The place... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Tacos- of all types. Fish (salmon, ahi, ono) and chicken with scrumptious lettuce/cabbage/sauce. One is great, even for a hungry person, but bigger appetites- order two. THis is a little "hole in the wall" space but amazing food in an impromptu ordering outside seating. You can even order via telephone to pickup.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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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
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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
38 helpful votes 38 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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