Area Restaurants


Corkscrew Cafe – This outdoor dining will transport you to another world!

1 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley Village

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From Scratch

Fresh Country Breakfast. “When a restaurant is called From Scratch, customers expect a homemade meal prepared with the freshest ingredients and cooked to perfection by an expert chef just seconds before it is served. That’s exactly what you get when you dine at this charming, family owned restaurant located in the Barnyard Village Shopping Center in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea”.  Breakfast served all day. Seven days a week!

3626 The Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 tel. 831/625-2448

Driving Time: 50 minutes carmel -by-the-sea




Unique, excellently prepared and delicious breakfast! Everyone raves about the Eggs Benedict – with over 11 choices for different combinations of this classic dish!

13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA 831/659-5886 

Driving Time: 30 minutes

Kathy’s Little Kitchen

Whether it’s a quick bite in or out of town, this little gem can’t be missed. You can find them on Yelp and Trip Advisor for reviews. For us, it’s a great little breakfast or quick lunch. A local favorite!

On Trip Advisor

13 W. Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 831/659-4601 

Driving Time: 30 minutes

Plaza Linda Mexican Restaurant and Cantina

Plaza Linda has a Vegetarian section in their menu and makes its own chips, salsa, enchilada sauce, salsa verde, ranchera sauce and beans from scratch as well as its famous house mix for its margaritas. Inexpensive and a great place to lounge in the afternoon with Margaritas. Right at the end of the Village. The also serve dinner.

27 East Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 tel. 831/659-4229 

Driving Time: 30 minutes



Corkscrew Cafe and the Tasting Room

The Corkscrew Café promises great food and local wines in beautiful Carmel Valley. Early Monterey and Mission style influences the interior design as well as the garden patios. The daily menu reflects the use of fresh herbs and seasonal produce from our large gardens, paired with local fish and meats. Eating at the restaurant? Ask for Walter or Sylvia (the owners) and tell them Monte & Darren sent you.  Wine tasting in the back garden? Ask for Christen or Patty and tell them Monte & Darren sent you.

55 West Carmel Valley Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 tel.831/659-8888

Driving Time: 30 minutes

Cafe Rustica

A rustic house with a charming patio, where reservations are highly recommended. The open kitchen revolves around a stone pizza oven. The tables are set for large groups and as early as six in the evening, guests start coming in to enjoy the Petrale Sole, Hungarian Goulash, Fresh Salmon, Lamb Filets, pizza, and homemade soup. There’s a touch of Alsacian dishes enhanced with Tuscan flavors. Cafe Rustica is casual, warm and inviting.  Although the food is good, the service is not as friendly.

10 Del Fino Pl., Carmel Valley, CA 93924 tel. 831/659-4444

Driving Time: 30 minutes


Fine dining in a casual atmosphere. That means the food is unique, excellently prepared and delicious! Everyone talks about the Duck Fat Fries!

13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA 831/659-5886 

Driving Time: 30 minutes Carmel Valley Village


Chef Fabrice Roux, a native of Laon, France, began his culinary career in Paris at landmarks such as Star Michelin Hotel Crillon with Chef Christian Constant, Fauchon and Star Michelin Gourmad Prunier. In the United States, Roux worked alongside Chef Victor Scargle at the Grand Cafe, San Francisco, and Chef Jean Joho at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, Las Vegas. Chef Roux has been applying his classical technique and culinary creativity in the service of contemporary Spanish & Latin American cuisine at Joya which he opened in 2008. Now Chef Roux offers the best of his experience in his own independently owned house, ROUX. Enjoy.

Reservations online

6 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 tel.831/659-5020

Driving Time: 30 minutes Carmel Valley Village



Baja Cantina

Fantastic food, an exceptional bar, and a festive lively atmosphere where everyone feels like part of the party! Stop by and see our vintage automobile memorabilia or soak in the beautiful scenery of the valley on our heated patio. Baja Cantina is a fun, friendly place to dine, catch up with friends, watch sporting events, or hang out and enjoy an award winning margarita. We also have live bands 2 nights a week during the summer!

7166 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA tel. 831/625-2252

Driving Time: 45 minutes carmel at the barnyard shopping village



La Bicyclette

A French corner Bistro. “The café in European culture has always been more than just a place to eat and drink. Cafés are social hubs, places for discussion, thought, relaxation, and time with friends. The café is where people from all walks of life, whether they are artists and writers, or business people and politicians, can come and interact freely. People can laugh, share stories, share ideas, and debate in a casual atmosphere that is comfortable and stress free. Because of this, cafés are bustling with activity and there is a sense that everyone belongs. Great ideas and dialogue go hand in hand with great food and wine. We find inspiration in the aliments (ingredients) that nourish our bodies and our minds. The cafés of Europe have spawned many a great idea and many a great meal. We hope that La Bicyclette follows in the same tradition”. A votre santé. 

Dolores Street at 7th, Carmel-by-the-Sea tel. 831/622-9899

Driving Time: 55 minutes


Something you’d stumble upon in the heart of Provençe. “Let our family transport you to the small country inns of France and Italy where meals and friends are part of the good life”.

5th Ave. between Mission and San Carlos, Carmel-by-the-Sea tel. 831/625-0501

Driving Time: 55 minutes

Demetra Cafe

A Mediterranean restaurant. “Eat, laugh, live and love are the title of the book of Dametra.  After all this is  what dining is all about. Here in our little corner we thrive to bring the true feel of the Mediterranean food experience, people together, eating good food, drinking, conversing listening to music and sometimes dancing. Our Kitchen is really small but with a big heart. Our ingredients are fresh and bought locally but without a doubt the best ingredient of them all is love”.

Corner of Ocean Ave. and Lincoln Ave., Carmel-by-the-Sea tel. 831/622-7766

Driving Time: 55 minutes

Club Jalapeño

Mexican and Margaritas. Nestled in a tiny courtyard, Club Jalapeño has been delighting locals and visitors alike with its unique style of Mexican cuisine. Discover a diverse yet faithful selection of traditional Oaxacan recipes, as well as time-honored favorites and a wide selection of seafood and vegetarian specialties. Dine indoors or out. Our dog-friendly patio will make your four-legged family members feel at home. From Tacos to Tequila, you’ll find it all at Club Jalapeño.

San Carlos Street between 5th and 6th tel. 831/626-1997

Driving Time: 55 minutes monterey



Tarpy’s Roadhouse

Relax in this 1917 Roadhouse and enjoy creative, Five Star American Country Cuisine. The wood-burning grill provides wonderful flavors for wild game, the freshest seafood and prime steaks. Set on five landscaped acres, the patios and extensive gardens provide a refreshing backdrop for hearty sandwiches, vegetarian entrees and tempting salads.

2999 Monterey Salinas Hwy., Monterey, CA 93940 tel. 831/647-1444

Driving Time: 45 minutes

Paluca Trattoria

Experience Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf waterfront dining at its best. Chef-Owner, Sal Tedesco, is originally from Sicily and prepares some of Italy’s favorite dishes.  Signature entrees include penne puttanesca, prawns in garlic cream over linguini & artichoke stuffed ravioli.

6 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940 tel. 831/373-5559

Driving Time: 55 minutes


“Located in the former Stokes Adobe, Restaurant 1833 resides in a site that is rich with historical elements from Monterey’s background. Named after the year the building was established, the two-story building has multiple dining and bar areas inside as well as an outdoor patio with four fire pits. Executive Chef Levi Mezick has created a daily-changing menu that highlights local, fresh and seasonal ingredients. Diners should definitely start with some of the changing biscuits (such as Cheddar and Bacon Biscuits with Maple Chile Butter) and we also happily endorse the pizzas here. …”

500 Hartnell Street, Monterey, CA 93940 – 831.643.1833


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