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500 reviews
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$30 and under
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International fare and farmer's market fresh.
Located in a vintage home in the East Village of Cambria, Robin's has been committed to serving handcrafted global cuisine since 1985. Our commitment to seasonal, fresh, sustainable food & gracious service keeps delighted guests visiting time & time again.

Experience authentic curries alongside Latin, and European flavors complemented by a fine, local, heavy wine list. Cozy indoor seating or dine in our lovely heated & covered patio. Sunday brunch & regionally themed monthly Prix Fixe dinners. We have a beautiful garden for small weddings & special events. Additionally, dining with your pooch is available in our garden.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Early Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 927-5007
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Wood
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We offer off-site catering within a 10-mile radius. Please contact for information.
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Cross street
Center Street
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Parking details
Paved lot & street parking available.
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June through August we offer live music, local wine flights, and a tapas menu in our lovely garden.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2013

The outdoor feel of the dining room is special, the food very tasty, the service consistent and polite, and the wine very nice.

Steve (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2013

Relaxed atmosphere, original menu items and a warm, friendly staff create a most enjoyable dining experience.

EatingOut (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2013

There were 5 of us...enchilada with lobster, paella, mushroom/spinach lasagne, grilled pork chop and green chicken curry...all so different, all so good! Creamsicle for dessert...strawberry sorbet with vanilla ice cream! Great way to end dinner!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2013

As always food was excellent and we appreciate the "organic" and "home-made" efforts. Especially delicious is the salmon bisque soup. Best of that type I've ever had.

Service was always there, but not over-bearing.

WE get to Cambria about two times a yr. and always make Robbins one of our eating venues. Would highly recommend to anyone.

WhiteDove (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2013

Fine cuisine and attentive service, even on a busy summer Saturday night. We also try to dine at Robin's when in Cambria.

Hulagirl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2013

We'd been through Bay Area and Monterey traffic, pleased that we had a reservation in place in Cambria. What we found was much more than we'd anticipated. Great food (pizzettes on flatbread with Indian-inspired seasonings & grilled artichoke with great dipping sauces for starters; sea bass special, paella, and lasagna for main courses), all served with warmth and care. Our server recommended a local wine that went well with the fresh fish. Made us wish that we had more time on the central coast.

Picodigio (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed our lunch at Robin's. The menu had great selections as we like to eat healthy food and the choices were excellent. We hope to return as this is a winner!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2013

We decided to come back to Cambria just to eat at Robin's again. They have an awesome Thai curry dish that my wife raves about. It reminds us of our travels to Thailand. Myself, I love the lamb dish with it's earthy flavors that are satisfying to the last bite.

Punkycat (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2013

Robin's is always wonderful. This time
they featured Brynne Albanese of Café
Musique. They were outstanding, and
Robin's garden is the perfect venue.
A glorious experience---the food,
music and surroundings!!

Mount (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2013

Fresh food prepared daily,great wine flights! Friendly service. What more could you ask for.

Foodiekatz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2013

My husband and I have been eating at Robin's for many years. We love their food. My husband is a vegetarian and they have lots of choices for him. They also have meat and fish too. I love the curries and the tandoor chicken dish. They have excellent desserts as well. I have never had a bad meal in all the years we have been going. The service is excellent too. Really nothing bad to say all positive. You won't be disappointed.

4Gnetwork (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2013

Robin's menu is the most eclectic, vibrant and creative you'll find anywhere. It is so difficult to choose because EVERYTHING sounds amazing and everything we've ever had here tastes incredible, as well!

CACouple (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2013

Can't be beat for
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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on July 7, 2013

We enjoyed the food immensely! The paella is one of our favorites. Great wine and atmosphere.

Babydiva (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2013

We visit Cambria about once a year and always make a point of having dinner at Robin's. The menu has so many good dishes that it's hard to choose. And it's never been disappointing. It's popular and noisy, but the staff seems genuinely happy to be there and that makes for a wonderful dining experience. The slipper lobster enchiladas were excellent, as was the heirloom tomato salad. Their homemade desserts are always delicious.

vipRobertY (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2013

Outstanding! Best dinner in the Paso Robles area and we had tried all the popular ones. I had the chicken breast and Robih salad. Husband had the salmon and French onion soup. All were delicious. The vanillla bread pudding was unbelievable with a layer of real old fashioned English custard that was smooth and light. They had an excellent selection of reasonably priced wines. The bread was warm and delicious. I loved the charming cottage. What a gem.

vipFoodyGirl (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2013

I thought the food was very good! The ambiance was just average, but all in all I enjoyed my meal and would go back.

Revueray (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2013

We had a group of six and were seated promptly. We had purchased some local wine and before we had to ask our server brought us wine glasses and had them open and served! That is great service. We enjoyed the soup special of the day (French onion and mushroom soup which was very good, salads also fresh and tasty. A wide variety of entrees, flat iron steak, mushroom lasagna, chicken and lobster enchiladas. All were excellent. Finally ended with some great pudding. The atmosphere is casual on an enclosed garden patio, a very nice evening at Robin's

armarac (Denver)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2013

my wife and I loved this charming place which serves wonderful food and is managed by wonderful people... I really recommend it

Occasional (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2013

We very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the service, and the food. The lobster enchiladas were wonderful. The mushroom and spinach lasagna, while we applaud the inclusion of a vegetarian dish on the menu, was so heavy with cheese that it felt sort of counter to the idea of a vegetarian dish. It tasted good, but was too rich in our opinion or for our taste. But all in all quite good and we'd recommend it. The curries looked good and we'll try those if we go back, but were just in Cambria one night.