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Apr 15, 2007 04:02 PM

Atascadero, CA restaurants

We are in need of a few good restaurants in the Atascadero area for this coming weekend when we will be there for the Wildflower Bike Ride. Any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Bluehair

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  1. The Wildflower Century is Saturday, April 28, 2007 in Creston.
    As to restaurants, you are near Hoover's on El Camino Real for breakfasts,
    McPhee's is in Templeton as is A.J. Spurs, both good choices.
    For those really hungry, try Sunny Gardens chinese buffet, more than 70 items,
    all you can eat.

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    1. re: Bruce in SLO

      La Mexicana is a delicious, casual, restaurant in Atascadero.

    2. Not a lot in Atascadero.

      Hush Harbor Bakery serves dinners on weekends. Lunch and baked goods rest of week. El Camino, just north of Traffic way.

      Next door is a great taqueria, Papi's (Pop-eez) all the usual. Very good, and reasonable.. Cervezas mexicanas.

      Range, 10 min south on El Camino in Santa Margarita has gotten some mention here

      Is Creston's the Loading Chute reopened, anyone?

      Also, if you're out riding, in Pozo, the Saloon serves lunch. Burgers, chicken, etc. Neat old tiny "town" out in the sticks; on highway 58 south of Santa Margarita, follow signs to Pozo.

      In Atascadero you're also just about 15 minutes from the coast; take highway 41 (Morro Road) over to Morro Bay and get some good fish. See Morro Bay threads for more discussions.

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      1. re: toodie jane

        Pozo is past Santa Margarita Lake on the road that breaks off to the SE just outside of SM, not on Hwy 58.

        1. re: PolarBear

          Thank you Polar Bear, for giving better directions. Sorry if this was not clear.

          More detail:
          At the east end of Santa Margarita, take Hiway 58 south, but bear to the right to stay on Pozo Rd and follow signs to Pozo.

          (Bear right, instead of winding to the left where 58 heads over the hills to the central valley. You end up going straight down a little valley with a low ridge on your left with some unusual weathered rock formations, and open pasture [and vineyards?]on your right. Bear right again at the junction of Las Pilatas and Pozo Roads, to continue on Pozo Rd to....Pozo!

          It'll be just you and the ground squirrels till you get to Pozo. You can loop back around to 58 via Parkhill Rd to return to Margarita. The old grocery store in Margarita makes the deli sandwiches.

      2. Tia Juana's is a good hole in the wall type place. There's also a good pizzeria off of El Camino - I am drawing a blank on the name - I think something Nuevo?? It's in a strip mall (of course that's mostly what is on El Camino, sorry.) I want to say it is near the area where the Vons is.

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        1. re: tavmark

          Nardonne' that what you're thinking? Best pizz in Atascadero in MO.

          1. re: noci

            No, I looked and I'm pretty sure it's what I knew as Pizza Bravo. I'm not sure if it's still the same ownerl.

            Bravo Pizza Plus
            8731 El Camino Real
            Atascadero, CA 93422
            (805) 462-1000

            Where is Nardonne's??

            1. re: tavmark

              Nardonne's is in an old arcade-fronted building one block north of the Spencer's Market shopping center, on the east side of El Camino, at 8501. Betwwen the main cross-streets of Curbaril and Santa Rosa.

              Pizza is cut into squares. Excellent quality, somewhat-slow service is their rep.

              1. re: toodie jane

                Thanks. I will check it out next time I'm over there.

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