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El Paseo House of Chops

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17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA (Blithedale)
415-388-0741
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great filet

Very charming restaurant, great central location, fantastic filet, good wine. My dessert was good, but not the best - the chocolate coconut. Definitely recommend el paseo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
nkr209
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mill Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent atmosphere and location. High quality and choice menu. excellent preparation and service. do not rush your meal here. stay and savor. Though it has had through the years different owners it has been consistently excellent. we have gone here once or twice a year for decades and go for special occasions.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Unobtrusive, understated, but with an ambience that can be romantic, or energetic depending upon where one sits in this restaurant, El Paseo serves the best prepared steaks along with a diverse but interesting menu. The cowboy ribeye steak (for 2) is incredible. Specially seasoned, beautifully presented, and incredibly tasty, itis our favorite. Service has been attentive, beginning on arrival, followed... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My favorite place in Marin. Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Tucked away in a little brick alley in Mill Valley, it's easy to forget you're in California, and not in Europe. Come early for drinks around the outdoor fire. Love the dark ambience. Great wine list.

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Vancouver
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This restaurant is situated in a discreet area in the centre of Mill Valley. It is well worth visiting. It has a lovely ambience with subtle lighting ( but not too subtle). We visited as a family group and were impressed by both the food choice and quality of what we chose. One can bring one's own wine (and pay... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We find with a party of eight alone in the wine room. Surrounded by bottles and eating on a simple wood table, but with elegant cutlery we had a marvelous New Years Eve experience with the intimacy for our group that is so rare in a dining experience that is not secured in a rental off the main dining room... More 

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San Francisco
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were celebrating European trips with friends who had visited El Paseo before the change of ownership, and had had a great experience. We were seated in a dark table near the bar area and could barely see. We were informed by the manager that the lighting was all on timers and could not be increased, that all the table... More 

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Corte Madera, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I DREAM ABOUT the bone marrow!!!! Wine and beer only, but great selection of both. Corkage is only $25 if you bring your own bottle of wine. My husband LOVES the burger!! They need to bring back the devils on horseback (bacon wrapped goodness!)!! Outdoor dining when weather permits is LOVELY!!! Service is amazing and attentive. We are lucky to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very charming restaurant, great central location, fantastic filet, good wine. My dessert was good, but not the best - the chocolate coconut. Definitely recommend el paseo.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We are local Mill Valley residents and we go to El Paseo probably once every 4-5 weeks. My husband and I usually sit at the Bar. Great place to grab a bite and a nice glass of wine or have a nice meal in the dining area. We love the big table and also the booths. The food is delicious.... More 

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St Charles Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We treated our daughter for her 40th Birthday this week, with a special dinner at the restaurant of her choice. It was a very odd, expensive meal! Our party of 5 was originally ushered to a table in the middle of the room ( there was only one other table occupied) and this table was the only one with NO... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA
    (Blithedale)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-388-0741

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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