Dine like a local with these secret, mouth-watering menu items. Bon Apetit!


  1. Paella at Jeffry’s Wine Country BBQ

Known for its “Wine Country Comfort Food” of wood fire smoked, scratch made cuisine, one must-have dish that you won’t immediately find on their menu, but is always on the specials, is their award-winning paella. Made with smoked chicken, linguica sausage with tomatoes, onions, garlic, bell peppers, grean peas, smoked paprika, saffron sofrito and California Calrose rice, with arugla pesto and Dijon mustard cream. You can’t go wrong! 


  1. Pastelitos Catracho (Empanadas) at La Cosecha 

Featuring seasonally crafted menus with fresh ingredients, herbs and spices from each dish’s nation of origin, La Cosecha’s dishes are an adventure of Spanish and Latin flavors. Among the favorites are the Pastelitos Catracho, Honduras style empanadas made with beef, potato and native Honduran spices. Savor the creative cuisine of Chef Santos McDonal. 


  1. Al Pastor Tacos at Los Robles Café

Just two blocks from the Downtown City Park, Los Robles Café offers a selection of authentic Mexican and Tex Mex cuisine. It’s a locals favorite, however, thanks to their al pastor tacos. Diners can see the al pastor cooked traditionally on a vertical spit. The tacos are topped with pineapple, onion, and cilantro. Delicioso!


  1. Tortelloni alla Piemontese at Buono Tavola

For more than a decade, Buona Tavola has served Paso Robles with an inventive Northern Italian cuisine. A must-try entrée – the Tortellini alla Piemontese – is a homemade tortelloni stuffed with roasted veal, spinach, and prosciutto in a porcini mushroom tomato sauce. Enjoy with a glass (or bottle) of Paso wine. 


  1. The Blarney Burger at Pappy McGregor’s 

Paso’s true gastropub, Pappy’s boasts a menu full of gourmet comfort food. A locals favorite is their version of the classic American cheeseburger. The Blarney Burger, made with apple wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, smoky BBQ sauce and crispy onion straws, is hard to pass up. Make sure to order it with the to-die-for garlic fries. 


  1. Ceviche del Día + Margs at Fish Gaucho

Modern Mexican cuisine and a world exclusive tequila bar, Fish Guacho never disappoints with anything it has to offer. With fresh market fish offerings, one of our favorite dishes is their Ceviche del Día, made with fresh market fish, diced and “cooked” in citrus, guajillo chile oil, pico de gallo and warm corn tortilla chips. Pair this wit.  one of their seasonal margaritas crafted for any palate. 


  1. Hot Skillet Cornbread at The Hatch

The Hatch specializes in wood-fired comfort food and craft cocktails. Their fried and rotisserie chicken are a center point of their kitchen, with sauces made in-house daily. But, while you’re there, you have to order their hot skillet cornbread. Topped with honey, browned butter and sea salt, this comfort food is the perfect dish for the table.