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Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe

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1187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
At the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe you really do get to taste the Central Coast. Much of their produce is grown less than a mile away at their own CCOF certified organic Cafe Farm. They take great care in selecting each item that makes its way on your plate, choosing ingredients that are local, wild, and organic whenever possible. You will enjoy the rustic-elegance of the Cafe paired with friendly and attentive service. Their extensive and award-winning wine list offers the best wines of the Central Coast Region. The best part is after you dine you can take home your favorite wines at competitive pricing and bring the taste of the Central Coast home with you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:45pm; Afternoon Menu: 3:00-5:00 Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Open 7 days a week for Lunch, Dinner, Wine Merchant, & Wine Tasting
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Phone number
(805) 688-7265
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Joslyn
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Catering
From assisting you in choosing your wines and selecting your customized menu, we take pride in making your event truly a Central Coast experience. The Los Olivos Cafe has served guests since 1995. Now the Wine Merchant and our outside catering division can offer more to what we bring to you. Our beautiful wine country is the perfect place to host a memorable event. Allow us to make your catered affair truly special. We take great pride in bringing you remarkable food paired with gracious hospitality and an award-winning wine list.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 154
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Parking details
There is parking throughout the quaint town of Los Olivos. There are on-street spaces conveniently located directly in front of The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe.
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Special events & promotions
Visit our website www.winemerchantcafe.com to view our upcoming special events and you can always check us out on facebook at Los Olivos Cafe!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I’m a local and also a professional cookbook author & chef...I’m particular about food & service! Had not visited this restaurant in a few years, had friends visiting and checked it out. We all loved absolutely everything. Will be going back soon. Left our phones at home so no photos this time!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place, super menu options, and all the wine varieties of the region available to take home. Ambient noise may be too much for quiet conversations. Will definitely dine here again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Attentive wait staff. Food came out quickly and was delicious. Wonderful wine list.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We've been here many times; the wine selection is impressive, and the food is delicious. We ordered the mushroom ravioli and the ribeye and enjoyed both meals. This visit, though, the waiter rushed us to order, ignored us during the meal, and then rushed us again bringing the bill.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have always loved this restaurant. However this time I found the Salmon to be over cooked. Everything else was great though.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This place is amazing. Service is top notch and food is super duper good.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really enjoyed lunch here, service was great, food excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Robin was a wonderful server & made the evening a special experience!

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We have been to LO Cafe several times and always look forward to great food when we are in Los Olivos. The food and service were as expected, great! Unfortunately we were seated next to the only other occupied table in the restaurant and they were obviously drinking way too much, loud and obnoxious with comments not fit to restate. It was unfortunate but not necessarily the responsibility of the restaurant to govern unsavory, racial commentary they may not have even heard. We asked to be moved and were.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I love dining in this location with my fiancé when we visit Los Olivos. Great variety of wines to choose from and the food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

First time enjoying this quaint restaurant. We were seated by the fireplace which made our visit special. Our waiter was very attentive and our food (spareribs) was excellent. They have a substantial wine list so no worries if wine is your thing. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Nice ambiance. Good food. excellent wine selection. Prefer sitting outdoors, but it was too cold when we went

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Gluten free pizza was absolutely delicious - best I’ve had since being diagnosed with celiac. Server was amazingly helpful- they cook gf pizza in separate oven- no cross Contamination. Highly recommended! Server even got me the name of the gf pizza dough they use. My husband had the reg pizza and said it was delicious as well.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Just love the whole experience at this place. The wine list is incredible (as always, I long for more choices by the glass, but what they have is still quite good.) Food is very solid, great service, and for some reason the atmosphere there by the fire is one of my absolute favorite places. We've been four times, and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

the food was out of this world. Pizza was delicious and the skirt steak was like butter. great dinner really met our expectations

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Went on a Sunday night, busy but not crazy. Good vibe. Had the chicken, it was really good.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Great restaurant in great wine selection a nice quaint small town. Food is very good

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Always a pleasant experience dining here. Chicken Curry salad is a luncheon favorite. Hamburgers are also excellent. Wide selection of wines.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Met my nieces and their moms for last minute Sunday lunch & were given wonderful table (for 5) out front and the food was delicious as expected. They loved it & we will definitely be returning 😊

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I created a stop off here on the way from San Francisco to LA to come to this restaurant. It has always been one of our favorites and never disappoints. To me it seems like the perfect restaurant: consistently good food, somewhat ambitious but totally unpretentious; wonderfully efficient and friendly but unobtrusive service, fantastic and very reasonably priced wine list; very pleasant decor and style, pretty good value.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We sat outside to have a slightly more quiet, intimate evening and it was all we'd hoped for. The staff teamed up to bring us whatever we needed quickly and efficiently. We always come here for the unique and creative pizza selections. The crust is light and airy, consistently delicious. The Central Coast wine selection is off the charts and you can browse to your heart's content. They may be tired of any Sideways references but for us it reminds us a favorite film we can still enjoy over a bottle of Andrew Murray (any Andrew Murray!)

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful wine, delicious food and amazing service.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

First we were running late for our reservation. We called he restaurant and the hostess was very accommodating and called us back to let us know it was not a problem.
My wife and I shared the beets and burrata salad. We also shared the pork chop from the specials and everything was delicious. The wine list is extensive and I highly recommend the bread.
Good service and friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be back. I had the ravioli which, upon request, they were able to lighten up for me. The pizza that we shared was also very good - it was the special of the day which was an Italian beef pizza with spicy sweet peppers. Wine list is very good and service was prompt and attentive without feeling rushed. There were a lot of families there the night we were there so it is also a kid friendly restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was terrible. Been there many times but our waiter Benjamin was just not on top of things.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Fantastic place to eat. Highly recommend if you're in Los Olivos.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Always terrific -- great food, service, and wonderful location in the middle of cute Los Olivos.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Nice ambiance. tasty food in beautiful presentationSuperb server who gave excellent recommendations

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2018

They make their own pasta and each time I have had their different types of ravioli it is delicious! It can be noisy, so be aware of that. Nice variety of wines also.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Can't say enough good things about the service, the food and the overall experience. Hats off to the whole staff. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Very helpful and informative Somm. Great food. Extensive local wines.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Our dinner at Los Olivos Wine Cafe was delicious, great ambiance, and excellent service!

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant with good food options, and extensive wine list. Service was a bit slow with bringing bread, but I guess it was being baked! It ended up being a bit pricier for dinner, so probably would go there for lunch next time. Most of the meat/seafood dishes are over $30.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

I always love this restaurant, perfect for anything you want and need!

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

A great stop for lunch in Los Olivos, very friendly waitstaff, happy customers, simple but great food, reasonable noise level. Definitely not fancy, but fun. Many, many wines for sale.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food ,wine & service
A fun time to share as a couple or with a group.

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1.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Worst service in the valley and that takes work

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1.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a dinner planned for a large party of 9 and unfortunately the room was very loud which was okay but then they completely forgot to put in one of our party's dinner orders! The dinners came slowly as it was, then half the table first, half the table multiple minutes later and then we realized one was still missing, they figured out they never put the order in, apologized but nearly 15 minutes later one of our party members still had no dinner, we ended up sharing because at this point the rest of us were nearly done and this was just ridiculous. We cancelled the order, but shockingly besides an apology and a free glass of wine the waiter and bus boy really seemed to care less a member of our party went without a meal. VERY disappointing.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Ambiance is nice, especially next to the fireplace. Wine selection is extraordinary, as one would expect for a restaurant that also sells wine in the tasting town of Los Olivos. The food, however, was a bit disappointing. It was fine, but not at the level one expects in the wine country. The rack of lamb special was strangely not that flavorful, and the rack had not been trimmed the way I expect, with the fat cap trimmed off. So it was fatty but still not that flavorful and frankly too big with 8 ribs in a single portion. The lamb shank was better, although the meat was a bit dry. The overall flavor was helped by a delicious sauce that had pomegranite and other nice earthy flavors. The suggested wine pairing was fine, but not as good as I had hoped for a wine merchant.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Always consistently great on all levels. Wonderful short ribs, pizza, lamb shank, special ravioli. Just a wonderful dining experience.

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