Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

FOOD are a boutique shop and a lunch place in one. 4 El Camino Road, Carmel Valley. 659-0400, Cafe Rustica European The charming Cafe Rustica brings the flavors of Italy, Alsace and California together in one irresistible package. The setting is casual and so is the food. 10 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-4444, Corkscrew Cafe Casual It’s all about the ambiance—almost—at this pleasant garden spot with plenty of natural stone. The menu is small, which allows the kitchen to focus on what they do well. But with burgers, pizza, fish tacos and the like, there’s enough. 55 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-8888, Kathy’s Little Kitchen Breakfast, Lunch Bacon and cheese on a burger is just about as adventurous as things get at Kathy’s Little Kitchen, and that’s just fine. Sometimes you want comfort—a homey omelet or some chicken salad. 13 W. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-4601 Mika Sushi Japanese Under new management as this guide went to print. 9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley. (831) 235-3455 Roux European The Euro-comfort food capital runs the gamut on California-Mediterranean style cuisine, but features many Spanish- and French-leaning dishes. 6 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 6595020, Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon American Steaks and country-style fare are served up in the casual atmosphere of a neighborhood bar and restaurant. In this case, the neighborhood is Carmel Valley Village. 24 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-4633, Trailside Cafe American With the help of a sunny front deck, long craftbeer bar and pebbled beer garden, the emphasis here is on accessible fare like sandwiches, mac and cheese and tri-tip. 3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley. (831) 298-7453, trailsidecafecv. com 70 The Best of Monterey Bay ® 2023-2024 Voted Best Indian Restaurant by the Weekly readers 15 times! DOWNTOWN MONTEREY 565 Abrego Street (831) 641-0610 Lunch Buffet 11:30am-2:45pm, Dinner 4-9pm CANNERY ROW MONTEREY 751 Cannery Row (831) 324 -4852 Lunch 11:30am-2:45pm, Dinner 4:30pm SCOTTS VALLEY 6006 La Madrona Drive #D (831) 713 -5594 Lunch 11:45am-2:45pm, Dinner 4:30pm APTOS 207 Sea Ridge Road (831) 685-0610 Lunch 11:30am-2:45pm, Dinner 4:30pm ’08-’22 NOTHING LESS THAN OUR BEST Ambrosia_1-3s_VG23_gk.indd 1 6/14/23 1:47 PM Cruise to the BEST SPORTS BAR IN MONTEREY! Great food in a casual, fun atmosphere Sat/Sun Brunch • Lunch Dinner • Late Night Banquets ’21 ’22 (831) 372-TURN | 400 Tyler St., Monterey M P O DINING DOWNTOWN DONE RIGHT Relaxed casual atmosphere. Gourmet California comfort food. Outstanding craft drinks. (831) 372-TURN | 400 TYLER ST, MONTEREY M P Z Turn12_1-3s_VG23_dg.indd 1 6/9/23 10:55 AM