Casual Restaurants


Turtle Bay Taqueria is a favorite of families for delicious dishes from the traditional cultures of Southern Mexico and Belize in a very casual setting

r.g. Burgers is the local place for burgers, fries and milkshakes

Crystal Fish Sushi is a favorite of visitors and locals alike for fresh fish in a casual and fun atmosphere

Hula’s Island Grill offers fresh fish, great steaks and seafood with a hint of Asian, a dash of Latin, and a touch of Caribbean…all with Hawaiian inspiration

Esteban in Downtown Monterey offers Mediterranean tapas and Spanish-inspired cuisine with the option of indoor seating or dining outdoors by a fire pit

Epsilon offers traditional Greek favorites as well as appealing twists on various classics

Ambrosia India Bistro serves authentic Indian cuisine with an excellent value lunch-time buffet

Pacific Grove

Michael’s Grill and Taqueria delivers on the concept of hole-in-the-wall eatery: excellent food with excellent value

The Red House Cafe serves satisfying home-cooked meals in a quaint historic Victorian house

Thai Bistro II serves all the traditional Thai favorites plus excellent must tries such as the lettuce rolls and Panang curry

Passionfish is a local favorite serving sustainable seafood, organically grown vegetables, award-winning wine and superb desserts


Carmel Belle features California’s artisanal cheese, charcuterie and wine producers and offers fresh breakfast and lunch choices in a unique environment

Dametra Cafe promises outstanding Mediterranean cuisine served by notoriously friendly staff

La Bicyclette is inspired by European café culture where great ideas and dialogue go hand in hand with great food and wine

Cantinetta Luca offers the pure flavors of an authentic Italian trattoria in a casual, modern setting

Casanova‘s style, decor, food and service will transport you to the small inns of France and Italy

Carmel Valley

Toast Cafe is a neighborhood bistro offering all day dining in the heart of Carmel Valley Village

Corkscrew Cafe offers wood-fired pizza and other interesting dishes paired with local wines that can be enjoyed inside or outside in a unique garden setting

Pebble Beach

The Tap Room is as renowned for its extensive collection of prized golf memorabilia as it is for its steaks, selection of beers and its warm club-like atmosphere

Roy’s was created by celebrity chef, Roy Yamaguchi and offers imaginative sushi and Hawaiian fusion dishes in a contemporary atmosphere

Big Sur

Deetjen’s Restaurant is a Big Sur favorite serving breakfast and dinner in a historic building and in an outdoor patio among the flowers

Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur has a restaurant that offers lunch and dinner (and breakfast seasonally) using local, sustainable ingredients to create memorable dishes in a spectacular setting