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Flavor

260 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
+1 650-726-8000
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Ranked #22 of 82 restaurants in Half Moon Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We believe that reasonably priced "American Comfort Food" is a rapidly disappearing culinary cuisine in the Bay Area. We decided that we would not let that vanish. Providing a fine balance of basic tasty foods and exquisite culinary delights where comfort and creativity collide, we proudly present El Granada with our latest venture- Flavor. What is California Comfort Food? Simply put, it is an attempt to take some of the classic and not so classic comfort dishes and have our wonderful chefs add some sort of twist to them. We will always try to provide the freshest ingredients and attempt to use local and organic ingredients when possible. Devin / Francisco
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We believe that reasonably priced "American Comfort Food" is a rapidly disappearing culinary cuisine in the Bay Area. We decided that we would not let that vanish. Providing a fine balance of basic tasty foods and exquisite culinary delights where comfort and creativity collide, we proudly present El Granada with our latest venture- Flavor. What is California Comfort Food? Simply put, it is an attempt to take some of the classic and not so classic comfort dishes and have our wonderful chefs add some sort of twist to them. We will always try to provide the freshest ingredients and attempt to use local and organic ingredients when possible. Devin / Francisco
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Wichita
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We didn't know what California comfort food was, but enjoyed it very much once we got there. I had salmon with a strawberry sauce and lots of vegetables on the side. Absolutely fabulous. The steaks and burgers others had looked good, but I liked my choice the best! We sat upstairs and had excellent service.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Since moving across Highway 1 into the Pillar Point shopping center, Flavor has a nicer atmosphere (think fire pits for outdoor seating available) and a larger bar area. The food isn't anything special, and being so the prices are above average.

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I last reviewed Flavor in April of 2012. Since then, it's moved across Highway 1, into a much larger space next to the Pillar Point Harbor (if you're driving up from the south, look to your left as you approach Flavor's old location and you'll see their sign at the entrance to a small shopping center). It's also tweaked its... More

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Moss Beach, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Flavor, my dining room away from home, right in our neighborhood. We have dined here more times than I can count over the past few years, the food is always excellent excellent excellent. The atmosphere used to be cozy, where everyone knew each other by name. However then progress came along. The restaurant moved across the hwy. into the old... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I must admit that I was a bit doubtful when we first drove up towards the restaurant as the place does look a bit outdated but that doesn't matter because the food is certainly good and they make their own hamburgers as one example. Yes, they have some way to go with the service because that is far from perfect... More

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Monte Rinaldo, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We were waiting for half an hour to be served in the outside seating area! Several waiters passed by ignoring us during that time. They didn't even bring the menus.

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Manchester
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Having moved across the road to sparkling new premises only a few months ago, this restaurant has already acquired a huge following and deservedly so. Good fresh food, particularly the sea food from the nearby harbor, served in huge comfort style portions is a sure fire winner. Service is friendly and fast. We tried the seafood chowder, loaded with prawns,... More

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Half Moon Bay, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not worth it. There are better restaurants in Half Moon Bay. Went a few times, but wouldn't go again.

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Mountain View, California
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199 reviews 199 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I found this restaurant hard to pin down, with key issues ranking from 2 to 4+ stars! NOTE * This restaurant has moved across the highway, down closer to the harbor! The old sign is still up on the now-closed property by Highway 1, and there is no 'We've moved' sign in evidence. TripAdvisor shows the corrected street address, but... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pizza tasted like cardboard and was expensive.The person waiting on me was rude. It shouold of been a clue that I was the only one in the restarant at 5PM

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Devin G, Owner at Flavor, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to Flavor and we appreciate your feedback. After a couple negative reviews we realized that the recipe that we were using was not being prepared correctly. We have fixed it and I believe that it is an extremely different product now. If you are in the neighborhood please come back and visit us and please tell... More

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