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“What a nice find!”

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 22 April 2014

We stopped at Cayucos for food knowing nothing about where to go. We liked what this place was selling and the location allowed us to wait for the food at the beach across the street on a beautiful day. He ordered the smoked salmon taco, she ordered the ahi and it was the best decision we made that day. ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS!! We are still talking about it a week later. Fresh, nice flavor, fish with fresh greens, sauce, chopped apples and celery wrapped in a perfect soft taco. Mouth is watering writing this and we cannot wait to have a stayover in Cayucos so we can try everything on the menu - it is that good!

Thank SnowyNMountainPlover
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Very friendly staff who greet you as you enter. It makes you feel comfortable right away. Shrimp taco's were very tasty. Right on the beach.

Thank Butterflyturtles
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

If you are a smoked fish lover, this is the place. The smoked fish tacos are excellent. My favorites are the albacore and salmon. The place has no indoor seating, but there are a few tables outside right at the beach. I am local, so I am big on take out. Any way you do it, it is a great experience.

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Thank Adrian-of-Cayucos
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

At the suggestion of 2 locals I stopped by for a taste before I had a huge dinner, multi-course at my Inn. The Smoked albacore taco was really wonderful. Don't miss this great, casual spot.

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Thank Globalphile
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Old-world coastal charm meets hipster food. Delectable sandwiches, tacos (happy for the flour tortillas instead of corn)! Salads contain generous portions of vegetables and fruits as well as fish, with a nice variety of dressings--don't be afraid to add some hot sauce for maximum taste sensation!

The outside accommodations are rather wobbly (be sure to wad up an extra napkin so your table doesn't send your food into your face!) but it kind of goes with the territory. Just enjoy the "ambiance" and all of the ocean's gifts.

Service was super-fast and small-town friendly even on a busy Sunday. These people really like what they are doing, and they clearly are proud of their local seafood products.

Tip generously, they deserve our appreciation.

Thank SharineCalifornia
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