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Chico's Cafe

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834 11th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2518
805-239-3332
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, fresh food

Our hostess recommended we eat here on our visit. They are known for serving fresh fish. I had the fresh halibut and it was good. The meal came with fresh vegetables and a wonderful salad.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Denice F
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Fallbrook
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fallbrook
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Our hostess recommended we eat here on our visit. They are known for serving fresh fish. I had the fresh halibut and it was good. The meal came with fresh vegetables and a wonderful salad.

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Paso Robles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Chico's is a little almost hidden restaurant right in the heart of downtown Paso Robles. Chico's has some of the best seafood I have had! Try the clams or muscles. (And I don't usually even like seafood.) This restaurant is lacking in atmosphere, but it makes up for it in the food!!! So give it a chance! A delicious menu... More 

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Lompoc, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Went there Friday night 3/6/15 with family during a mini-reunion in Paso Robles. It was a Friday night in Lent, so we were looking for seafood. Checked the menus posted outside several restaurants in town. Chico's seemed to have the best menu selection of seafood. Made a reservation that afternoon and hoped for the best, but our expectations weren't very... More 

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San Diego, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I live in San Diego and we have lots of great seafood places to pick from. This place in Paso is worth seeking out. It is not a mexican seafood place as the name implies, they are more european in their approach than anything else. Items besides seafood are available. It is a very small family owned and operated establishment... More 

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We always ask the locals. Our hotel operator told us they had great seafood and we would get 10% off with the room key. We walked in on a Monday night and there was only one table, so we thought uh-oh! Buuuuut - - - The food was AWESOME! Really Really Great. Highly recommended.

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Chico has the best seafood in town and the prices are reasonable. The family run restaurant is a favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Simi Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Unlike many of the new fine restaurants in Paso Robles, Chico's is elegant in its simplicity and entirely unpretentious. You may not find the latest trendy micro greens here, but our raw oysters tasted like they had been just plucked fresh from the sea, the seafood pasta was filled with scrumptious morsels - bay scallops, fish, shrimp, clams and mussels... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Busy and a little on the small side, timing is everything with a group of 8 on a Sunday. But we got in without much of a wait and the food was excellent, staff friendly and service perfect.

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Paso Robles, CA
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239 reviews 239 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Chico's Café is a casual setting with very good options for breakfast and lunch. Fish tacos are one of our favorites. Particularly excellent is the manner in which Chico does his fish entrees at dinner time - - the seafood pasta option is outstanding, and his calamari is always a favorite. Halibut and scallops also excellent. Wine available.

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Hartford, CT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place was spotlessly clean and that is huge to me. The breakfast choices were the standard fare but prepared well. Service was a little slow when we were there and there was only us and one other table. It appeared that there might have been a glitch in the kitchen. I would like to rate it between average and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 834 11th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2518
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Paso Robles
  • Phone Number: 805-239-3332

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?