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El Paseo Restaurant

17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
+1 415-388-0741
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“deviled eggs” (15 reviews)
“steak frites” (7 reviews)
“popovers” (7 reviews)
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Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options
17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

I was invited by friends to celebrate an anniversary and El Paseo was the chosen restaurant. I loved the place and its setting. The entryway wound round to a patio area and inside there were two directions one might take for seating. We were seated...More

Thank BronaghM2013
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I love the outdoor patio. It's my favorite place to sit and eat, if it's not too cold and wet out. Food-wise, they've delivered 9 times out of 10. The service can be a bit snooty at times but it all makes for the $$$...More

Thank Florres123
Reviewed 18 September 2017

After having a couple of disappointing meals over the last few years, I was not keen on going back to this beautiful place too soon. But, on one of our rare super heated days a few weeks ago, my wife and I took a chance,...More

Thank ClaudeA654
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I have been a huge fan of Chef Todd Shoberg for years and years. I was thrilled when I learned that he ended up at the helm of El Paseo. I eat a lot, I'm a chef, I love hospitality and great design. I love...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to El Paseo several times and each visit was excellent. The atmosphere has a mystery and romance -- the space is made up of a group of smaller interconnected rooms that imbues a feeling of 16th Century Spain -- and the tables are...More

Thank TheWillingTraveler
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I discovered El Paseo through a wedding coordinate that I follow on Instagram. The pictures that were posted of the restaurant immediately caught my attention as the photographs displayed a beautiful, romantic setting. I have visited the restaurant twice so far for drinks and dinner...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting ambience tucked away in a little alley in Mill Valley. The food however had much to be desired. They seemed big on steak. I ordered the steak and frites. The frites were excellent. The steak was awful. Like bubble gum. I would have returned...More

Thank deepchi
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is one of the more unusual and romantic but casual settings anywhere. A winding brick alleyway with rooms on either side of it that comprise the charming restaurant. it was redone in the past year or so and updated but all of the original...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My husband and I recently visited Napa and decided to make the drive to Mill Valley to check out Sammy's El Paseo. We loved the charming location and food; however, the wait staff was atrocious. Not just bad, atrocious!!! I made the mistake of ordering...More

Thank czginger
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I didn't really get the Spanish theme, but the food was excellent, the presentation was beautiful and the cocktails delicious. I'm still enjoying the food, and we went a week ago for a work celebration. The bar looks intimate and fun, and the restaurant has...More

Thank dharband123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-388-0741
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The Ultimate Dining Experience in Mill Valley has a unique & romantic ambiance and features a bounty of seasonal dishes crafted from local ingredients and inspired by Amiercan & Spanish cuisine.
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