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Pajaro Street Grill

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435 Pajaro St, Salinas, CA 93901-3424
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The dishes here are very creative and flavorful. Their weekly specials are original, creative, flavorful, and unique. Where else can you get venison, boar stew, rabbit, and other game? Highly recommended.

Thank mikegrattan
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Thank goodness I read some of the reviews or I may have skipped this place and missed out on a spectacular dinner. I was going to go into what we ordered etc, but words will not be able to describe a dinner at Pajaro so, instead I implore you to go and experience for yourself.

1 Thank rbrwg
Sunnyvale, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

Attended the monthly belly dance showcase and fundraiser - had a great cobb salad with succulent chicken, a glass of wine, and a TON of FUN!

Thank Davina-Devine
Salinas, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Dining here is an experience - the owner is an eccentric artist and author, and also a talented chef. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is...different. You have to experience it when visiting Salinas - they have live music every Friday night and the locals come for a drink and dancing. It's a fun spot off the beaten path,... More 

1 Thank Salinas411
Martinez, California, United States
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302 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We parked downtown on a Friday early evening and walked over. The Grill is tucked into an unlikely spot, but easy to find. The place seemed a bit stuffy when we first walked in. We were tempted to sit outside with the patio protected by a stucco and glass partition to muffle the traffic. But, the low sun angle sent... More 

Thank Cameron M
Salinas, California
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Food is good if a little overpriced. Best bet is the burgers although the owner does have some other lesser found treats on the menu. Has tried to sell the place a couple times. Location is off the beaten path but evening diners can park in the underground lot. Ask about the artwork. Limited menu -suggest you call ahead or... More 

Thank Samm N
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Pajaro Street Grill has a wonderful feeling, and great food. The open mic nights are a treasure. Call ahead and reserve if you are going to bring a large group, though, or your meal may take a while.

Thank Canoso
Redwood City, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a group dinner and ordered from the 4-course pre-set menu. Wow! The food was first-rate and everyone loved their meal. (don't miss the bread pudding). A nice bluegrass band was playing that night, which added to the festivity. Thanks Deamer & Ernie! We really appreciated your service.

Thank lmk2345
Salinas, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Absolutely the best meal I've had in some time! Great service, fresh ingredients and magical flavors (stuffed pork loin with a sundried tomato puree to die for and perfect polenta.) All this for very little $$...We will be back to try more :-)

Thank Henry R
Los Angeles
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a great surprise to find such great and inventive food and excellent service in a hidden away spot in Salinas. Great wine list was just the start. I ordered the Sand Dabs special and it was excellent, with perfectly cooked green beans and a creamy polenta accompanying. Generous portions and wonderful flavor, all cooked to perfection. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Pajaro St, Salinas, CA 93901-3424
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +(1)8317831235

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