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“Oasis for locals in Paso Robles”
Review of Fish Gaucho

Fish Gaucho
Ranked #4 of 201 Restaurants in Paso Robles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: At FISHGAUCHO, we are committed to only providing the freshest seafood, shellfish, local produce, organic meats, and finest tequilas available. Our executive chef, Chris Beckett, has many local resources through farmer market vendors, local farmers, and fisherman to have the best ingredients at his fingertips. This allows him to produce some of the most unique, visually inspiring, and delicious Mexican dishes you will ever try. His commitment to making every dish perfect, starts at the top and flows through him to the entire kitchen staff. Our tequila bar doesn't stop short of striving to offer the best in fine tequilas, hand squeezed, hand muddled margaritas, signature cocktails, local wines, craft and imported beers. We spent countless hours researching the different styles of tequila and mezcal to produce a list of more than 100 of the world's best tequilas from both the lowlands and highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Every margarita at FISHGAUCHO is hand crafted with fresh-squeezed lime, organic agave nectar, and Blue Agave Tequila. We feel, this combination is the best way to enjoy the perfect margarita. The decor at FISHGAUCHO is mostly used reclaimed wood and metal which was inspired by old world rustic Mexico. Our furniture is truly unique as every piece you see was custom made specifically for FISHGAUCHO. When you're in beautiful downtown Paso Robles, stop by FISHGAUCHO to enjoy a fresh, healthy, and lively Mexican dining experience. We look forward to sharing our love for amazing Mexican food & drink.
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We just got a chance to try the newest hot spot in town. Fish Gaucho opened a few weeks ago and everyone we talked to who had been there thus far had said good things. I had heard about large portions and found out first hand that this is true. And the quality is spot on. We started with the trio of salsas and chips. These were not your everyday salsa choices, but really flavorful and unique. A Watermelon Chipotle was outstanding with the right amount of spice and sweet, it was delicious. We added in the Guacamole as a 4th choice, which was pretty good, but the first three outshone the latter. The guac had a bit of an aftertaste that we couldn't put our finger on. It was good, but not stellar.
The cocktails were perfect, and reasonably priced for what was in them. My Gaucho Margarita had me going back for seconds! My husband fell in love with Mezcal last night and we will be revisiting that spirit a lot. Nice bar atmosphere too. Which is great in Paso, since we usually have a choice of either high end and elegant, or down and dirty. This is a welcome style, but I could see that seats at this bar will be hard to come by, as it isn't very big and obviously already super popular.
Dinner entrees were also great. The menu is just the right size to be interesting and not too big to be overwhelmingly boring, a la most Mexican places. We had the Wet Burrito, stuffed with Lobster, Black Beans and Rice. Light and yummy, and HUGE! Even with the large size, we managed to polish off most of it, and didn't feel uncomfortably full afterwards. We also shared the Chicken Enchiladas and they were quite spicy, but absolutely decadent. Kudos to the Exec Chef on this place for bringing Paso Robles a welcome new local Gem!
Service was prompt and polite, and the staff all seemed very pulled together. We have a winner!

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

First off, if you're a tourist from out-of-state and like to drink alcohol with your dinner this haughty restaurant is not for you. The bartender and Manager would not accept my out-of-state ID and refused to serve me alcohol. Second, the place was hot and had a fly issue. The food was O.K. but not worth the price. If you decide to get the chips and salsa don't be fooled by the waiter when he says "It's cheaper to get the guacamole as a side" because when you get your bill you'll see that you paid $7 for that little bit of guacamole.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Best margaritas! Dinner was awesome! Lobster burrito was over the top. Make reservations or show up an hour early. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We got our Mexican food fix while in the Wine Country! This place was hoping. To avoid the 1 hour wait, we opted for the Chef Table, facing a wall, near the kitchen. However, we had a great view of the Bar TV and watched baseball and visited with another couple. Food was a little different--not the typical Tex-Mex fair that we're used to in Texas, but decent. Guacamole was wonderful. Hubby enjoyed the fish tacos and I had Chicken Enchiladas. It was a great break from the more formal restaurants in downtown that we also enjoyed.

Thank B J
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Our first visit and only open one week. This restaurant rocks. Fresh, flavorful food. On the spices side but great favors. Open doors for that outside feeling. Tequilas and mescal galore.

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Thank DonnaNPG
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