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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
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“This is another great restaurant near by that makes a tasty Bloody Mary. They also carry a few good beer taps. The food is good and the view is amazing. The upstairs seating is all outside with the great views, so wear layers or a jacket. The do have inside seating downstairs.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best smoked fish taco...ever. Walk up window feel, ocean views, and friendly staff. Eat these tacos on the go or right no the pier. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious cookies on the pricier side, but well worth the visit for the samples!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Trail
“Relatively flat and decent distance for some exercise. I like to bring a picnic when you arrive at the ocean.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Located near the pier, there is a swing set, great shell and rock hunting, and a great pizza place right off the pier.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good salads, good fish and chips. Take them to go then go and sit down by the pier and enjoy!! I usually order something for the little ones and myself, then we all go by the kids' playground to eat and afterwards they kids go play. Can't beat that!!”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“A really unique dining experience in the backyard setting right in cayucos with wood-fired pizza and modern twists on old favorites. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Casino
“Cash only. Best western bar you'll step foot in on the Central Coast. Very unique.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“We looove Italian food but although we personally haven't been there yet, our son told us the food is very good. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The surf is usually safe and predictable and a lifeguard during summer months plus a beautiful walk on the pier. There are walk up food counters at Duckies, Ocean Front Pizza and the most incredble Ruddells Smoke House where every single thing on the menu will melt in your mouth. At Schooners restaurant you can sip a Mojito or Bloody Mary in the bar and still keep an eye on the kids at the beach. Kayaks, paddleboards, surfboards, wetsuits can be rented at Good Clean Fun or Cayucos Surf Company. Also public restrooms and showers to rinse the sand. Dont leave town without stopping by The Candy Counter or the famous Brown Butter Cookie company for a sweet treat!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Now called Honey Girl Cafe, you can get sandwiches and coffee drinks until 2pm”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The service and simple food are both great! Their French Toast is simple but OH!!!!! So good!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“The town of Harmony has a population of 18. The winery has gorgeous views of the hills and their resident bovine. They offer yoga and a glass of wine in the summer months and have live music on certain nights of the week. Great wines and only 2 miles from you!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Head to the Estero Bluffs and hike the trail along the ocean side to see abandoned ships, beautiful waters, private beaches, and more natural surprises. Pull off into the dirt parking lot before you reach the stop sign to the HWY 1. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This is another great restaurant near by that makes a tasty Bloody Mary. They also carry a few good beer taps. The food is good and the view is amazing. The upstairs seating is all outside with the great views, so wear layers or a jacket. The do have inside seating downstairs.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best smoked fish taco...ever. Walk up window feel, ocean views, and friendly staff. Eat these tacos on the go or right no the pier. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good salads, good fish and chips. Take them to go then go and sit down by the pier and enjoy!! I usually order something for the little ones and myself, then we all go by the kids' playground to eat and afterwards they kids go play. Can't beat that!!”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“A really unique dining experience in the backyard setting right in cayucos with wood-fired pizza and modern twists on old favorites. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“We looove Italian food but although we personally haven't been there yet, our son told us the food is very good. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The service and simple food are both great! Their French Toast is simple but OH!!!!! So good!”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Where else can you grab a slice and sit on "the wall" watching the surfers? ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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