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May 15, 2000 05:20 PM

Monterey/Santa Cruz Eats

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We are visiting the Monterey area and Santa Cruz as well in the next week or so and we'll be there for quite a while-- 9 days or so. Any good recommendations? Specifically-- we love unique ethnic restaurants, romantic out of the way places, and lots and lots of ambiance. Monterey and area would be great.

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    1. A great romantic place in Santa Cruz is Shadowbrook. It's actually in Capitola, which is right next to Santa Cruz. Good food, awesome ambiance.

      For romantic in Monterey, I'd recommend The Whaling Station on Cannery Row. Or, try Fandango in Pacific Grove, which is the town between Monterey and Carmel. There's lots of romantic places in Carmel. Casanova and Pacific's Edge at the Highland's Inn are both great. For unusual ethnic, try India's Clay Oven in Monterey. Or Thai Bistro in Pacific Grove. E-mail me if you want more suggestions.