Best Eats In Monterey+Surrounding?
Heading to Monterey in a week w/ 3 friends who are all enthusiastic and knowledgable about food and wine. Have to plead ignorance to the Monterey food scene and from what I've researched on my own- only turned up-what looks like- a lot of run-of-the-mill, touristy "traps". Anyone here have some solid reccs on a place(s) that can deliver some solid California focused food. From contemporary to food trucks. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Passionfish in Pacific Grove
Tico's in Marina for their weekend special breakfasts
Sand Bar and Grill on the municipal wharf (Wharf #2) in Monterey
Haven't yet tried but hear good things about 1833 Restaurant (form. Stokes Adobe) and Esteban for Mediterranean tapas (both in Monterey)
701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950