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El Paseo Restaurant

17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1907
+1 415-388-0741
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“deviled eggs” (15 reviews)
“steak frites” (6 reviews)
“popovers” (6 reviews)
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Spanish, American, Gluten Free Options
17 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1907
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 14 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Well, I remember the old place and they did s great job keeping the charm and feel while updating a really sweet spot. The food is exceptional. We started with the anchovies toast, which was delicious. Followed by Ceviche that was exceptional. A bit overpriced...More

Thank KathieVee
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Yes I am an old timer and I remember the great French cuisine that was El Paseo for so many years. That was followed by an interesting small plate what I call fancy food place run by a top chef- it was good and the...More

Thank SFChief
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this. El Paseo definitely has its history, staring 1947 and adapting as time has gone on with our goal to create the ultimate dining experience for our guests. We have new updated menu's coming out continuously to...More

Reviewed 14 December 2016

Although this is a fantastic space with great ambiance and I've been come here for 30 years as a local, my last experience will be my last in a long time. The waitress had ATTITUDE, the service was terrible and there are lots of places...More

Thank ColeyCalifornia
Management response:Responded 19 April 2017

Hi Coley, thank you for taking the time to write this and thank you for your kind words about our ambiance. We try our best to create a warm inviting experience for all our patrons. We are very sorry to hear you were unimpressed by...More

Reviewed 19 November 2016 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
Management response:Responded 19 April 2017

Hi Alice, thank you for taking the time to write this and thank you for your kind words about our ambiance. We hope to be able to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 19 November 2016 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...More

Thank J G
Management response:Responded 19 April 2017

Hi J G, thank you for taking the time to write this and thank you for your kind words about our ambiance and service. We try our best to create a warm inviting experience for all our patrons. We have passed a note on to...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016 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
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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, 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 94941-1907
  • 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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