The Monterey Bay Area Restaurants

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Seasonal, sustainably farmed local ingredients inspire this downtown eatery's rustic California cuisine. The menu changes constantly,...

Beach House

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  • American

Patrons of this blufftop perch sip classic cocktails, sample California fare, and watch the otters frolic on Lovers Point Beach below.

Café Rustica

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  • European

European country cooking is the focus at this lively roadhouse. Specialties include roasted meats, seafood, pastas, and thin-crust pizzas...

Corkscrew Café

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  • American

Farm-fresh food is the specialty of this casual, Old Monterey–style bistro. Herbs and seasonal produce come from the Corkscrew's own...

Crow's Nest

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  • Seafood

A classic California beachside restaurant, the Crow's Nest sits right on the water in Santa Cruz Harbor. Vintage surfboards and local...

Fifi's Bistro Café

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  • French

Candlelight and music fill this small bistro known for its generous wine pours and French cuisine. The menu ranges from escargots to...

Fishwife

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  • Seafood

Fresh fish with a Latin accent makes this a favorite of locals for lunch or a casual dinner. Standards are the sea garden salads topped...

Haute Enchilada

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  • South American

Part of a complex that includes art galleries and an events venue, the Haute (pronounced "hot") adds bohemian character to the seafaring...

Laili Restaurant

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  • Mediterranean

Exotic Mediterranean flavors with an Afghan twist take center stage at this artsy, stylish space with soaring ceilings. Traditional dishes...

Monterey Fish House

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  • Seafood

Casual yet stylish and always packed, this seafood restaurant is removed from the hubbub of the wharf. If the dining room is full, you...

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