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Best Restaurants in Monterey

Barbiedoll Aug 13, 2007 09:27 AM

We're headed to Monterey for the annual car show this weekend. Food seems to be hit-or-miss in downtown Monterey. We've had amazing food at Stoke's Adobe, then were disappointed when we went back. We're looking for anything but stuffy, old-fashioined food, like Fresh Cream. Any suggestions?

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  1. osho RE: Barbiedoll Aug 13, 2007 09:50 AM

    I'd recommend Passionfish, located in Pacific Grove.

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      sweetnspicy RE: Barbiedoll Aug 17, 2007 11:42 AM

      I also agree with Passionfish. There have been a couple reviews recently you might fell are helpful.

      Other spots would be:
      Tarpy's Roadhouse on Mtry/Salinas Hwy
      Montrio Bistro (one street up from Alvarado)
      for a no frills dinner Hula's on Lighthouse
      If you head into Carmel
      give Luca's a try
      or Wickets at Bernardus
      Sorry, I know this is a little late.

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        sweetnspicy RE: Barbiedoll Aug 17, 2007 11:48 AM

        Here are links to some of the restaurants.

        701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

        Tarpy's Roadhouse
        2999 Salinas Hwy, Monterey, CA 93940

        Montrio Bistro
        414 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940

        Cantinetta Luca
        Dolores St Between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921

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          Moka RE: sweetnspicy Aug 18, 2007 02:17 PM

          The address above for Cantinetta Luca is incorrect:

          Cantinetta Luca is on Dolores between Ocean & 7th in Carmel

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            sweetnspicy RE: Moka Aug 19, 2007 11:19 AM

            Oops!! That's what I get for not paying attention. Thanks for correcting!

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          JeffSD RE: Barbiedoll Aug 19, 2007 10:49 AM

          We were in the Monterey Bay area a week ago. Following Chowhound recommendations, we had excellent dinners at Passion Fish and Stokes and a good breakfast at Tico's in Marina.

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