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“Simple space, good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chico's Cafe

Chico's Cafe
834 11th St, Paso Robles, CA 93446-2518
805-239-3332
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Ranked #17 of 151 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Rhode Island
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Simple space, good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

After a somewhat late lunch, we were looking for a low-key restaurant where we could get a light dinner at a reasonable price. Found that place at Chico's Café. If you're looking for ambiance, go elsewhere, but if good fresh food at reasonable prices is your goal, you will enjoy Chico's. Seafood was fresh and well prepared (we had scallops and salmon). Both dishes came with local vegetables and red potatoes. Small, reasonable wine list.

Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco Bay Area
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Very good meal and experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Chico's is a small (possibly family run) restaurant that is moderately priced in downtown. We were looking for a light meal of good food. We were not in the mood for a fancy or upscale experience. The quality of the food was very good and the service excellent. Chico made some of the best lobster bisque ever! He split an entry for us and the portion size and presentation were good. His pricing is about $7 per entry lower than most of the downtown competition. The setting was a bit more home style and not as fancy but comfortable although I wouldn't call it romantic. We would definitely come back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampere, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Boring flavours and too small portion”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We went here because of Tripadvisor's reviews, but I desappointed because 1) they were sold out of many options 2) menu was unclear (why there wasn't any exact list what does those portions includes? I hate capers and mine was full of it) 3) vegetables and potatoes were best part of meal but not enough of them 4) portion was too small, or maybe I'm just used to eat too much
Service was ok and wine, too.

Visited January 2014
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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

A menu with lots of variation, good portions, and everything perfectly cooked. We've had breakfast and dinner there, and will more than likely be back on our next trip to Paso.

Visited October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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45 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous Fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

On a beautiful, warm evening we sat outside at Chico's. We ordered the Alaskan Halibut Florentine and the farm-raised, grilled Salmon specials. Each came with a large, delicious salad. The fish was perfectly cooked and perfectly delicious. A great meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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