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1200 Olmsted Road, Monterey, CA, US, 93940

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83% of guests recommend this hotel
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  • Restaurants

    »The Alternative Cafe

    Walk along the Fremont Boulevard in downtown Seaside, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee will embrace your senses, guide you to the source, which is The Alternative Cafe. This quaint neighborhood cafe yearns to satisfy all your caffeine needs, providing all the cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, and macchiatos you may need to start, or end, your day. Not your regular coffeehouse, The Alternative Cafe plays host to art shows, live performances, and even literary events. Call to know more.

    1230 Fremont Boulevard
    Seaside, CA 93955

    »TusCA Ristorante

    Experience a classy and urban atmosphere featuring a blend of staple Italian and innovative Californian cuisine at TusCA Ristorante. Located at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa amidst the sprawling Del Monte Golf Course, this restaurant presents an idyllic venue for formal as well as casual dining. Private dining is also offered for special and intimate occasions. The seasonal menu highlights traditional Italian specialties prepared using locally-sourced superior ingredients and freshest produce. Stand-out dishes include the Veal Cheek Ravioli, Eggplant Cannelloni, Roasted Halibut and Cioppino. Wine pairings are offered with each course and decadent desserts add a finish to the whole dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

    1 Old Golf Course Road
    Monterey, CA 93940-4908

    »El Migueleno Restaurant

    El Migueleno features great seafood dishes at low prices. It is absolutely El Salvadorian. The authenticity is reflected in the homemade food, colorful decoration and true friendliness of the staff. Do not miss their Playa Azul– six kinds of seafood cooked with white wine mushrooms, and Filette Miguelano– grilled fish with green cheese enchilada. Pupusa is also very popular. For drinks, discover the difference between Orchata Salvadorana and Orchata Mexicana. -Hoiyin Ip

    1066 Broadway Avenue
    Seaside, CA 93955

    »El Palomar

    The menu here is packed full of intriguing coastal specialties from South of the Border. The spacious and tastefully decorated interior with its tiered floors, assures one as to the quality of the food the moment one enters. Seafood is rendered into piquant dishes that can be ordered with confidence and that are served graciously. There is also plenty of chicken, beef, pork and a traditional array of enchiladas, chiles rellenos, pozole, and vegetarians will not be left wanting either. The bar is well stocked a variety tequilas and Mexican beers, as well as fine, locally grown wines. See website for menu, event calendar and more.

    724 Abrego Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Wild Plum Cafe & Bakery

    Pull up a chair or a stool, as the case may be, and settle down to enjoy fresh-baked bread, yummy cookies and steaming cups of coffee at this friendly, informal bakery. Lunchtime visitors can either order a sandwich from the menu or come up with their own recipe from the list of meats, cheeses, and condiments. This is no ordinary deli counter, either. The choices include pesto, grilled onions and Jarlsberg cheese. The decor is adorable within and without, with bright murals and baskets of flowers accenting the airy dining room and the shaded outdoor patio.

    731 Munras Avenue
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Estéban Restaurant & Lounge

    Located in the heart of downtown Monterey next to the historic Casa Munras Hotel & Spa, Estéban Restaurant & Lounge promises a unique culinary experience where guests can "sip, savor and share" Mediterranean tapas and Spanish-inspired cuisine. Serving traditional dishes with a unique twist, Estéban is the ideal place for a quick meal, a sit down dinner or socializing with friends. Whether dining on the outdoor patio, by the warm fireplace in the lounge or sitting at the bar with a fantastic view of the exhibition kitchen, Estéban's Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed every day of the week for dinner or late night dining.

    700 Munras Avenue
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

    This family-run Mexican restaurant brings the flavors and authenticity of Mexico to the denizens of Monterey. Serving the freshest ingredients from local purveyors, Lopez Restaurante y Cantina has refashioned family recipes handed down for generations for the restaurant. Find traditional items on the menu like guacamole made in the Michoacan style, fresh ceviche, fire-crusted shrimp, and much more. The restaurant is decorated in bright hues with red leather booths, vaulted ceilings and large screen televisions mounted to the walls.

    635 Cass Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Epsilon Restaurant

    This authentic eatery received awards for the best Greek food in Monterey from both the Coast Weekly Readers' Poll and Dining Weekly. Tucked away behind a music store and a tobacco shop, it might be hard to find, but the simple delicacies here are to die for. All the standard Greek fare, like Moussaka, Pastitsio, and Dolmades, are ripe for the picking here, and everything is totally affordable. The decor is unpretentious and simple, like the food. A great place to sample the wonderful cuisine of the Greeks with excellent service too.

    422 Tyler Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Mucky Duck

    Encompassing nearly 5000 square feet, this Tudor-style British pub claims to be the original one in the area. It has a load of beers and ales on tap as well as 60 single-malt scotches available. You can relax in the heated garden patio with its own fireplace, or hang inside, where you can enjoy live entertainment six nights of the week. Food is traditional pub fare: bangers, burgers, and fish and chips. There is no better beer selection in Monterey, and the happy hour is constantly being voted the best in town by locals. It is always fun here. See website for menu, beer list, specialty drinks, photos, and more.

    479 Alvarado Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Goomba's Kitchen

    Everything here is made from scratch, including the homemade sausages and pastas. The atmosphere is laid back; the colorful decor, the plants and the ceiling fans adding to the casual scene. Portions here are huge, well worth the price, and everything is made to order, not pre-packaged. Start with an appetizer of artichoke hearts and continue with the Breaded Calamari Combo, just one of the many varieties of pastas available. Do not miss the hearty breakfasts, a great way to start the day. The service is great and the place attracts customers from all walks of life.

    469 Alvarado Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »LALLApalooza Big American Menu & Martini Bar

    Voted by Coastal Weekly as Monterey's best new restaurant, this place is, as the title suggests, for those who have a passion for large portions and living life to the fullest. The decor takes one back to the 1920s prohibition era where the martini was king. The menu includes aged prime steaks, several sandwiches and pasta dishes, as well as several big salads and more martini recipes than you will see anywhere else. A great place for lunch or dinner, and the service is excellent. The wine list features a variety of California wines.

    474 Alvarado St
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Britannia Arms

    With 24 beers and ales on tap, a vast array of single-malt scotches, live music on the weekends, and live soccer from the U.K. on Saturday mornings, this is the place to be if you want authentic British atmosphere. As for the decor, it is 100 percent British. The kitchen serves up the usual fare: fish 'n' chips, bangers, etc. There are even trivia contests and karaoke nights. All sorts of people come here, from British ex-pats to sports fans to singles looking for love. See website for menu, events calendar, and other regional locations.

    444 Alvarado Street
    Monterey, CA 93940
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