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“Can't wait to go back”

Ruddell's Smokehouse
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Cayucos
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had the salmon sandwich and it was amazing! There is no sitting. We got our food to go. Can't wait to go back again and try other items on there menu

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

But the Tacos sure are good!

I prefer to grab a 'hunk' of smoked albacore (or Salmon - or Cayucos Candy or ???) - some smoked cheese too when they are doing that - and let them come to room temp while looking for a good vista point (could be yards from the Smokeshop - or heading North on Hwy 1 toward Ragged Point).

Cheese - crackers and a smoked fish munch - plus a view of the Pacific - it don;t get any better!

Don't forget to stop back in before heading home to stock up - 'cause you will be wishing you had some MORE smoked albacore...

Always a wait - but never a disappointment...

(I do have a suggestion - maybe an outdoor vending machine stocked with smoked items for those of us that can't wait until the 11am open time - or for late evening travelers???)

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Thank Keith C
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had the smoked shrimp and albacore. Both were delicious. There was a bit of wait in line and then another wait for the food itself. Totally worth it. The "salsa" they serve is a little odd (celery and apple?) but tasty. Just wish it were chopped up more finely and that there was less of it since it interfered with my ability to wrap my mouth around the taco.

Thank alsyli
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We have been in Cayucos numerous times, but never stopped at Ruddell's. This time we made a special effort to try their tacos. They have a very unique take on tacos. We ordered one smoked salmon taco and one smoked albacore taco. They were so packed with vegetables and fish, and were one of the best tacos we have ever had. There is no doubt we will return soon.

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Thank rjhaardvark
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We were passing through on our way to Cambria, and stopped by to have lunch. The Smokehouse is right on the beach and has quite it's own charm. It's a tiny place with a few tables and chairs outside. The tacos are very good size and 1 for each of us did the trick. I had the smoked shrimp taco and my wife had the smoked salmon. We enjoyed the change of ingredients, fresh lettuce, cabbage, apple chunks and of course the smoked fish. Would go back for sure.

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Thank Ken S
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