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Estrella

4.3
148 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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Estrella is a tapas bar that specializes in authentic Latin American cuisine. The interior of the restaurant is modern and trendy, with dining tables spaced widely apart to ensure a private and comfortable dining experience. At the same time, larger groups can be accommodated easily. If you will be dining with a large group, remember to reserve your table ahead of time. Enjoy your meal at Estrella with a glass of wine from its extensive wine menu.

Begin your meal with a selection from the wide range of tapas on the menu, including black mussels steamed in chorizo-smoked chile cream sauce or crispy masa cakes topped with slow cooked shredded chicken, chipotle-tomatillo sauce, sour cream and spicy cabbage salad. Estrella's entrées include signature dishes like Kahlua-glazed pork chop served with garlic mashed potatoes and Argentinian-style grilled ribeye. For dessert, try a popular Latin bread pudding called capirotada.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Friday- Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Dinner: Friday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 226-5406
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Travis Borba
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Catering
Full Catering Division lead by Chef Garret Cowan and team, directed by Amanda Landon. Tables, linens, fully upholstered chairs, decor and experienced service staff. 5 years experience gives a multitude of menus and menu options to the guest. Past reviews speak to surprisingly reasonable rates.
For a quote contact amandalandon@gmail.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park St
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Public transit
AM Track Train Depot 2 blocks south on cross street -Pine street
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Special events & promotions
Month Guest Brewery Dinners! Every month Estrella invites a new Beer Brewery to pair their latin menu, and the guest reap the rewards!
Abundant plates of delicious food and tall glasses of chilled beer are dispensed, while guests learn about various beer making techniques and unusual styles and components of both the brews and the food. Executive Chef Travis Borba, Chef Mike Learned, as well as manager Aric Grimes love to create and host these dinners that end up being a good time sell out.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjvw821 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Went on a night that they did not have their liquor license due to transition of ownership. Needless to say on a Friday night in Paso Robles, the place was pretty empty. My date and I had our fill of wine tastings so we were more concerned about eating. The mussels and empanadas were really good and the half chicken very flavorful . Two apps and an entree was more than enough to two. Would come back once they get their liquor license squared away.

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vipterrisfun (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on October 16, 2015

No liquor license for a month so hardly anyone in the restaurant especially since it was Harvest Wine Weekend.

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FrenchFryLover (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

I had the enchiladas with both sauces! The rice, the corn, the chips and salsa (especially the chips) were great. Huge portions. Great waiter, so accommodating. My sangria was really tasting and their wine list had a really good selection of local wines. Highly recommended.

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regimengirl (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2015

Nothing special about Estrella except the service. The food was average and the decor dated.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Great flavors with amazing service. Our server answered our questions about the menu and recommended certain wines off of the local wine menu.

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DavidinNorwalk (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

Plenty of interesting and delicious menu choices. I had the Argentinian steak and it was all it was billed to be, and more. Other dinner companions had steak and salmon dishes...all were exquisite. There were two large and loud parties going on in the restaurant during our meal, but the dining room seems to accommodate the noise well. Service was personable and prompt and pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 11, 2015

We don't go out to eat often and when we do it's to restaurants we already know we love. We decided to gamble and try something new. We are very happy we did. Estrella was fantastic . The ambiance inviting. I loved the exposed brick and the beautiful wood. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Everything on the menu sounded wonderful and we both had a hard time deciding what to eat. I don't like fish, but one of the fish dishes sounded so good I almost ordered it anyway! The plating was beautiful and the food delicious. I look forward to eating at Estrella again in the future and would recommend it to friends and family.

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Shirley (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

This place has fantastic energy and some interesting items on the menu like like cactus mushroom soup. Everything was delicious. We had the Jamaican Seafood Curry which came with generous pieces of fish, scallops, prawns, mussels, and clams. That dish was done well and slightly too rich. The second dish was the grilled pork with some sort of maple sauce. The pork chop was done PERFECTLY, which can be very difficult. The sauce was a tad bit too sweet and overwhelming with maple.

The service was very slow and the servers were extremely understaffed. Our server was knowledgeable and had good recommendations for pairings. Our two person dinner lasted about 2 hours.

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jandl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Really interesting menu--Latin/Argentinian. Starting with chips and salsa (restaurant cooked black beans, fresh corn and tomatoes), to the salad (jicama/mandarin orange), to the lovely rib eye, everything was excellent. The hot pepper-infused jicama was a bit picante for my husband, but just right for me.

We'll come back again!

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Fred (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on August 24, 2015

Menu sounds great, however several dishes were under seasoned, both salt and pepper. God is good, but really could be much better. Once interior and excellent service. Marginal recommend based one one visit.

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Juwels (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2015

We were a party of 4 who had dinner here to celebrate a birthday! The food was fantastic! The Carnitas Chile Relleno was outstanding, different but the best I have ever had! Others dining had the Seafood Curry and Grilled Ribeye that were also outstanding choices! Our server was thoughtful and attentive too! Great place to dine, I would recommend it to others.

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FTL3FRK (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

We met our friends here before a concert. Great variety of food and even though the menu was small, we all loved our choices. Service was attentive but not rushed, even on a Saturday night. Thanks, Estrella's, for making our evening so enjoyable!

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wineanddine (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2015

Anytime we are on the road in the direction of San Luis Obispo, or on the way back from visiting relatives in Las Vegas, we keep finding excuses to swing by Paso Robles. One of the main reasons is to eat supper at Estrella. Often it's a great break in the drive back to SF. Consistently great food and service. Eric (again) maintains a great wine list and always provides samples to ensure the best wine for a meal. We can't seem to get away from the Jamaican seafood curry - yum. Dependable, relaxing, and always delicious.

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SactoBruin (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on July 19, 2015

Booked this restaurant based on reviews. I was a bit worried when none of the locals we met recommended it. It turns out the locals were right! Very nice ambiance and our server was engaging however that is about it. The grilled scallop cerviche was a joke. it was some scallops with no grill flavor mixed with diced mango in what tasted like the juice in a jar of mango s. My Mahi Mahi with Jumbo Prawns was overcooked, dry' with no real flavor. And the the prawns were by no means "jumbo". My wife's Jamaican seafood curry was OK. Also the wait for our food was so long that the server had to apologize for it. Overall not a place I would recommend.

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Tish (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 4, 2015

First visit for me and my family. The ambiance is elegant yet family friendly. My son is a very picky eater and loved the steak. The waiter was excellent and very accommodating. We really enjoyed the sangria and queso fundido! I had the rib eye steak and it was cooked perfectly! My side of squash was also super yummy and I'm not a fan of squash :) we will definitely go there again and I will recommend to all of my friends.

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