Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

FOOD ally, but the sauces are always impeccable. 414 Calle Principal, Monterey. (831) 6488880, Mundo’s Cafe Sandwiches, American For the sandwich connoisseur, Mundo’s fixes specialties inspired by cuisines around the world, including the matador, crispy chicken Milanese and signature Argentinian tri-tip. Ample options for the veg heads, too. 170 Webster St., Monterey. (831) 920-1400, 3 Mundo’s Sandwich Shop Sandwiches, American What’s that we were saying about sandwiches? Oh yeah—Mundo’s. They split their two locations into two separate businesses and at this location, you can still find all things great slapped between two slices of bread (or on a roll or in a wrap). 2233 N. Fremont St., Monterey. (831) 656-9244, Nacho Bizness Eclectic The owners don’t know the limits of nachos, or at least they haven’t found any. Top Taco Works chips (regular or hella sized) with your choice of cheese sauce (vegan included), meat and toppings that include beans, pico and habanero relish. Nachos not your jam? Use mac-n-cheese as a base instead. 470 Alvarado St., Monterey. Namaste Indian Bistro Indian Namaste provides an easy atmosphere and attentive service with a smile to go with tasteful creations from the back. The affordable plates help inspire customers to come back for more. 538 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. (831) 641-0130, Nick the Greek Part of a large and obviously popular California chain, the kitchen turns out gyros, souvlaki and falafel, but also burgers and fries (with a little Greek flair). 481 Alvarado St., Monterey. (831) 920-1887, Old Fisherman’s Grotto Seafood For over 55 years, Old Fisherman’s Grotto has been serving fish, lobster, crab, pasta, chicken, steaks and its famous clam chowder. Another plus: Every table has an ocean view. 39 Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. (831) 3754604, Old Monterey Cafe American What makes breakfast so special at Old Monterey Cafe? The selection set against an old-school charm. Choose a staff favorite or create your own. Lunch served, too. 489 Alvarado St., Monterey. (831) 646-1021, Osteria Al Mare Italian, Seafood Seafood the Italian way, but with a Monterey Bay view. That’s Osteria Al Mare, perched atop the Coast Guard pier. The menu leans toward traditional Old World dishes, though the ingredients are much more local. Quality food, quality service and quality scenery converge. 32 Cannery Row, Monterey. (831) 920-2833, Pacific Bowls and Rolls Seafood, International At this Hawaiian-Asian-Pacific rim concept, poke is just a starting point. You can build your own bowl or order signature bowls and rolls. Counter service. 475 Alvarado St., Monterey. (831) 583-8433, Paprika Cafe Mediterranean Tucked into a space along Lighthouse and easy to miss, it’s a restaurant worth knowing—if you crave vegan baklava. Gyros, shawarma and falafel are staples, of course. 309 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. (831) 375-7452, 80 The Best of Monterey Bay ® 2023-2024 BBQ JOINT Your friendly neighborhood T&A CAFE, Home of Kleinfeldt Family BBQ 1 Harris Road, Salinas, CA 93908 | (831)225-0447 | -Great Breakfast- -BBQ Daily- -Fresh Salads- -Burgers & Hot Dogs- -Vegetarian OptionsT&A_1-2h_VG23_KB.indd 1 6/12/23 1:02 PM