Pop those corks and slather on the hand sanitizer! Restaurant owners in Paso Robles are celebrating the momentous re-opening of their dining rooms (and that means you can finally get your flavor fix). Of course, safety precautions are top of mind: dining establishments are mandating face coverings for staff, ramping up cleaning efforts and removing the lion’s share of tables and chairs so that only a limited few may dine at one time. Not ready to venture out to a restaurant just yet? No problem. These 5 fabulous Paso Robles eateries also offer impressive to-go options, including bottles of wine, cocktails and more!
Note: Heading out for a marvelous meal in Paso Robles? Do call or visit the restaurant’s website/social media before making the trip. Many of these new hours are temporary and may be subject to sudden changes.
1. Fish Gaucho
Mood: With a bold menu bursting with feisty flavors, downtown Paso’s hunger-busting hacienda is back in action. Dine-in at Fish Gaucho and enjoy the laid back ambiance and magical Mexican fusion fare. You know those great, hand-shaken craft cocktails you’ve been craving lately? Enjoy a perfectly poured glass when you grab a table or order a large format bottle for takeout, too!
Open for: Dine in service with nightly reservations of up to 10 guests. Book your party up to one week in advance by calling (805) 239-3333. You can also order food and cocktails to go with curbside pickup. Order online here
Hours: Curbside service available seven days a week from 4 to 8 p.m. Dine-in service begins at 3 p.m. Call first for dinner reservations/updated dine-in hours.
We recommend: Fish Gaucho’s Strawberry Basil Margarita, Morro Bay Guacamole and the Pineapple Carnitas Tacos. Now we’re cooking with fire!
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2. Thomas Hill Organics
Mood: Known for farm-to-table plates practically sprouting with local greenery, Thomas Hill Organics is a popular choice for anyone looking to taste the true essence of Paso. The downtown oasis just re-opened its popular dining room so that you can sip regional and world-renowned wines paired with the freshest seasonal produce, meats and artisanal delights.
Open for: Dine-in guests by reservation only. You can also take advantage of curbside pickup featuring local wine in addition to all the fabulous food THO is known for. Call 805-226-5888 for more information.
Hours: Open for dine-in and takeout service Mondays and Thursdays 11am to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. as well as 11 am to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Note: Additional pickup availability on Wednesdays.
We recommend: Have the whole fam to feed? Try Thomas Hill Organic’s Pick-up Family Meal, available on Wednesdays and Sundays. These filling seasonal creations make dinner delicious and effortless, to be sure. Only available for pickup between 4:30 and 8 p.m. the day of (please order before 8 p.m. the night prior).
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3. Parrish Family Vineyard
Mood: Surrounded by scenic vines and steeped in generations of family winemaking history, Parrish Family Vineyard is more than a tasting room and restaurant: it’s a lifestyle! Lean back and enjoy the slow-paced Paso Robles vibes paired with world class wine and gourmet eats.
Open for: Dine-in service on the patio by reservation as well as curbside pickup for wine-only purchases. The tasting room is also open for in-person visits, but all guests must wear a mask while picking up bottles.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. by reservation only.
We recommend: With a whole new food menu to explore and a slew of fresh spring wines to try, you can’t go wrong ordering anything at Parrish Family Vineyard right now. Be sure to check out the breezy patio and make do try the house-made sourdough!
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4. Pappy McGregor’s
Mood: A cozy Irish style pub with a gourmet side, savor elevated family friendly grub without a trace of stuffiness. Whether you’re seeking a burger or a charcuterie board, this time-honored downtown Paso Robles hangout is your no-fuss dinner destination. Relax: local beer, cider, wine and cocktails are a tap handle away!
Open for: Dine in service and takeout. No reservation required. Call 805-238-7070 for takeout orders
Hours: Curbside pickup and dine-in service Monday through Thursday 3 to 10 p.m. and Friday through Sunday 11 a.m to 11 p.m.
We recommend: Pappy’s limited Covid-19 menu is pretty epic! Curb your comfort food cravings with chicken pot pie stuffed with a farmer’s market blend of peas, carrot, celery, onion and mashed potatoes. Dine in for a pint or grab a bottle of wine, cocktail or six-pack of beer to-go (their passionfruit mojito sounds mighty refreshing).
Mapping and directions to Pappy McGregor’s click here
5. Cass Winery
Mood: What if we said you could enjoy a meal amidst the vines and never even get up for your next taste of wine? Cass Winery may but put the “country” in Paso Robles Wine Country—showcasing stunning acres of backroads territory—but the experience on the whole is distinctly upscale. Expect friendly table service and epicurean discoveries made even more delicious by the addition of estate beef and five-star wines.
Open for: Dine-in service at the cafe and curbside pick-up of food and wine.
Hours: Starting Friday June 1, the winery will be open for dine-in service seven days a week, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Make your cafe reservation online or call (805) 239-1730.
We recommend: Whether you dine in or order to-go, Cass Winery’s Bourgeois Pasta Fromage (a.k.a gourmet mac and cheese) is a winner. You better believe this three-cheese treat is topped with wine-braised short rib! Hey, we are talking about Paso Robles, here.
Mapping and directions to Cass Winery click here
This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.