Many months ago I had posed this question on three different Facebook pages that I run: “If someone came into Paso Robles from out of town, which restaurant would you refer them to for a great meal?” As usual, some of the answers didn’t make sense to me (you’ll see why when you read below) and some people voted for more than one restaurant so I included each of the votes.
From best to not best:
1st Thomas Hill Organics – 17 votes
2nd Artisan – 16 votes
3rd Villa Creek – 10 votes
Tie 4th: McPhee’s (not in Paso Robles but allowing it on list), Il Cortile – 8 votes each
Tie 5th: Fish Gaucho, Pappy McGregor’s – 6 votes each
Tie6th: Second Press, Robert’s – 5 votes each
Tie 7th: Berry Hill Bistro, Buona Tavola, Yanagi – 4 votes each
Tie 8th: Panolivo, Bistro Laurent, Odyssey World Café, Basil, Hoover’s Beef Palace (now closed), The Grill at Hunter Ranch Golf Course – 3 votes each
Tie 9th: Cowgirl Café, La Cosecha, Jackie’s Korean, Firestone, The Dish (now closed), Sanchos on Spring (now closed), Estrella, Joe’s Place – 2 votes each
Tie 10th: Enoteca, Red Brick (new name, new owners too I believe), Full Belly Deli, Goshi, Paso Terra, Loading Chute, Tortilla Town, Taco Bell, La Mexicana, Jaffa Café, Cool Hand Lukes, Pony Club, Red Scooter Deli, Chico’s Papi’s Mexican Food, Creagor’s Deli – 1 vote each
It’s a pretty odd list to me for the most part. It didn’t go the way I thought it would in some ways. I’m thinking I will try this again and see what answers change. It’s a fun experiment anyways. There are new restaurants in Paso Robles (like Mistura, Next Door Bistro, etc.) that were not around when I posed the question on Facebook so it would be cool to see an updated version of this list.
What are your thoughts on this list?