Senor Sanchos offers zesty Cal-Mex cuisine in Paso Robles

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Enjoy colorful decor at Senor Sanchos.

Enjoy colorful decor at Senor Sanchos.

Appetizing Mexican restaurant dishes up mucho sabor (much flavor)

Love colorful decor? Have a yearning for appetizers of nachos or tequila poppers? Thirsty for a Senor Sanchos Cadillac Margarita, or one of any number of margaritas on the menu? If you have a taste for a particular kind of margarita, Senor Sanchos will have it prepared custom made. Specializing in authentic Cal-Mex food, the eatery offers an array of tasty meals to complement those margaritas from Chicken Chile Rellenos to the Last Supper, a meal loaded with so much food the establishment is betting it cannot be finished in a single sitting. The cheery Senor Sanchos restaurant is a Paso Robles staple and believe it or not, owner Carlos Levya says one of the best-selling items is the hamburger.

The recipes at Senor Sanchos are all originals thought up in the creative mind of owner Levya. He works hard but says two of the restaurants managers, Lauren and Tyler, are due a lot of credit. Levya says, “It’s why we are a success. We work hard to be a success. People really enjoy themselves here. It’s a lot of fun!”

Senor Sanchos has many local patrons (and many visiting people) giving testimony to the authenticity of the food and the festive atmosphere. The majority of travel and food review sites find this restaurant favorable. Levya is especially proud of the many Yelp praises and says they are further testimony to the outstanding food at Senor Sanchos. The establishment won Best Margarita in SLO County in the New Times as well as best Mexican Restaurant in Paso Robles.

Senor Sanchos has a kind and helpful staff.

Senor Sanchos has a kind and helpful staff.

Senor Sanchos is a family oriented establishment. “All at once, you’ll see old people and young people mixing together here. Even babies,” said Levya. Children’s meals are offered at reduced prices.

Reservations are accepted, so call ahead if meals must be timely. If take-out is in order, you will be readily accommodated or call ahead. Seating accommodates just under 100 patrons; however, if you’re hosting a party or business meeting, Senor Sanchos can accommodate up to 50 people in the banquet room.

Thursday evenings are devoted to live music, typically offering the fabulous musical stylings of Louie Ortega, a longtime favorite in SLO County. Levya often jams onstage with Ortega, singing and playing.

When asked for one sentence that best explains Senor Sanchos, Levya said, “If it’s not great, it’s not on the menu.” Staff are friendly and ready to serve with a smile. Come join the fun!

Senor Sanchos is located at 1902 Creston Rd. Paso Robles. Call (805) 237-9880 for more information.

-Margaux Sky

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