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“Warm & cozy with good food & service”
Review of The Sow's Ear Cafe

The Sow's Ear Cafe
Ranked #11 of 48 Restaurants in Cambria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This is a very nice little place in the town. It is like a small town or country inn & not at all like a beach town restaurant. The salmon in parchment was excellent. The front room had inviting atmosphere with fireplace. Service was smooth, friendly & accommodating. The back room was larger & more open so much less cozy but is probably fine if you've not already been in the front. The bread was a barely cooked gooey doughy mass in a clay pot that may be off-putting to some but the top portion, which was baked through, was not bad.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We arrived in San Simeon, late, tired, and hungry. Not many restaurants so we decided to check out Cambria.

We called the café to see if they could take us and staff were gracious, friendly and accommodating.

My partner had the macaroni and cheese and it was awesome! I had the catfish which was great. Wine selection was astonishing at every price range. The food all has an unpredicted spin, but the spin works.

Our water glasses were kept full. Everything arrived hot, nicely presented, and tasty. The décor is eclectic, but fits the theme -- we were near the fireplace, which was a bit awkward, but it enhanced the experience. Prices are very fair for the quality of the food.

Tables are nicely spaced so you don't have to hear someone else's conversation.

Great spot.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very nice dinner. Comfy food and also steaks and seafood. Comfortable setting with excellent wait staff. They take reservations, so plan ahead if you can. Otherwise go next door for drinks. No bar at this restaurant.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Excellent service excellent food which is most important. My husband had the pot roast and I had the Talipia special. Both were very tasty and well presented. I noticed that there were several birthdays the night we were there and although it wasn't the day of his birthday we were in Cambria to celebrate so told our wait person. She brought a beautiful chocolate creation and it was comped. We have eaten here before and will again on our next visit.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We enjoyed a very satisfying meal
Well prepared tasty food
The short ribs were delish and so was the coffee seasoned steak
Attentive helpful staff

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