International Fare. Farmers' Market Fresh. That's the tag line for Robin's Restaurant in Cambria. The ever so charming Robins Restaurant is located in a restored adobe home in the historic East Village of Cambria. Just off the main drag this locals favorite has a very diverse menu. They describe it as handcrafted comfort cuisine with an array of international flavors made from farmers' market fresh ingredients. The international fare part is very much the case. One look at the menu and we were almost lost on what to order. From steak, to curries from Malaysia and India, to Jerk spiced Duck breast and wild prawn enchiladas. The term eclectic comes to mind.
The place was jumping on this Sunday night and everyone seemed to be enjoying the food. There were many noticed occurrences of "here take a bite, this is amazing".
There are a nice selection of wines to pair with this variety of food with as well as a decent by the glass selection.
As mentioned already the place was jumping but the service was still on point and we felt well taken care of. Inside is where we were seated and the warm cozy feel with some interesting décor made us feel very comfortable.
We started with some delicious calamari. Perfectly cooked and it came with a lovely flavorful aioli.
For mains we ordered the 8 oz Chateau Top Sirloin scalloped potatoes, broccoli, roasted mushrooms with burgundy wine sauce and the Half Roasted Jidori Chicken baked with cauliflower, capers, bacon, pecorino, swiss chard and roasted chicken demi. Both meals were delicious but the Chicken was simply amazing. Some of the best chicken we have ever had. For dessert we had a decadent chocolate cake that was so wonderfully rich it could pay off the national debt as well as a delightful bread pudding.
A lovely evening at a lovely restaurant with a great meal. Its no wonder Robin's Restaurant has been Voted several times as "Best North Coast Restaurant" by the San Luis Obispo New Times' "Best of SLO County" reader's poll. We can see why. If you are near to Cambria we highly 'recommed' you eat here.
We would like to thank Karen from Cutruzzola for hooking us up with Robin's Restaurant and to owner Shanny Covey for hosting us.
Happy Wine Adventures,