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El Paseo Restaurant

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17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (Blithedale)
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our anniversary dinner. Service and food both great. I would definitely return again and again. Atmosphere is also memorable.

Thank Alice S
San Francisco, California
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A repeat visit to the latest iteration of this unusual downtown restaurant. The Spanish-American theme didn't quite work for us. Nice setting as always, with attentive and professional service. Good wine list. Food fussy, expensive and not consistent with the menu descriptions. With many alternatives nearby, it is hard to recommend.

Thank J G
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try the Sunday evening patio; a virtual diner's delight within an upscale though gem of a restaurant. In the heart of Mill Valley, and definitely one of the must see and be seen place to enjoy . Food, service, and wine exceptional

Thank KathieVee
Mill Valley, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is supposed to be a quality restaurant after being the venue of a pleasant cosmopolitan restaurant with a committed following. we decided to celebrate my birthday for a special night out and were totally disappointed: service is curt and slow, and the food was ordinary, especially my steak which was not cooked properly to the doneness that I requested.,... More 

Thank william h
Melbourne, Australia
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Our family celebrated my sons 35th birthday at El Paseo today. The food and service were exceptional! Whilst the menu was not extensive, the food and wine list were of the highest order. The place has a welcoming feel about it and we certainly be back again in the future! Highly recommended!

Thank Phil H
Newport Beach, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Sat out on the romantic patio, wonderful place to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Our waitress was so pleasant, down to earth! Food was superb - heirloom tomato salad, Akaushi Steak. Great experience!! Best restaurant for a special celebration

Thank robertgroupgo
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

El Paseo has hosted wine dinners for some time now - a couple years? The dinner is limited to 45 people, who each bring a bottle of something specific from their cellar, and it is opened and shared among all. Recently, I attended the "Napa Cabernet Sauvignons before 1990" dinner, and it did not disappoint. It's a four course meal,... More 

Thank SFishometome2016
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

El Paseo is an institution, and located in the heart of Mill Valley. It is quaint and cute in an alley. The food is outstanding, tasty and well portioned. We celebrated my birthday tonight with champagne and a bottle of Pinot Noir. We ordered Boquerones, olives and almonds followed by charred tomatoes gazpacho appetizer with Sakura pork loin and Akuashi... More 

Thank Kim B
San Francisco, California
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It was our first time to this restaurant in Mill Valley. We stopped on the way back from wine country before heading into San Francisco. We sat outside in the small courtyard. Tables are a little tight and a little wiggly, but it was still nice. Loved the paella they offered on Sunday evening, which came with a small salad.... More 

Thank copperpot
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is unfortunate that the review can only be characterized as very disappointing. The service was deplorable, with our wait person, pouring the first glass of wine, and then virtually disappearing for the remainder of the evening, other than to hastily present the plates. She was covering 2 other parties of six, and we unfortunately came out on the losing... More 

Thank Stephen & Valor... G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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: 14153880741
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?