Palette Pleasing Restaurants in Pacific Grove Near Sunset Inn

Be sure to savor a taste of the Monterey Peninsula during your visit at restaurants featuring fresh-caught seafood, locally sourced produce, organic meats and cheeses from nearby farms and ranches. The Central California coast has perfect restaurants for any occasion. From hearty breakfast diners and family-friendly cafés on Cannery Row to elegant bistros in Carmel and Big Sur, world-class restaurants await you, just moments from Sunset Inn Hotel.

You’ll find a few of our favorites below:

Peppers Mexicali Café


Address: 170 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove CA 93950

Phone: 831-373-6892

Fresh takeout or family-friendly dining in at this local restaurant.

Specialties include Mexican Sausage Pizza, Snapper Vera Cruz, and Grilled Stuffed Peppers.

Peppers Mexicali Cafe



Address: 223 17th Street, Pacific Grove CA 93950

Phone: 831-372-3456

Specializing in rack of lamb, this chic Mediterranean restaurant has won the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

Serving Sunday brunch, lunch, and dinners nightly

Fandango Restaurant / Make a Reservation



Address: 701 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove CA 93950

Phone: 831-655-3311

With a philosophy behind ecologically balanced foods, the team behind Passionfish brings organic vegetables, and sustainable fish and meats to the table in a relaxed setting.

Passionfish / Make a Reservation

The Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks


Address: 700 Cannery Row, Monterey CA 93940

Phone: 831-372-8543

Housed in Monterey’s former sardine cannery, the Fish Hopper matches world-class seafood, steaks, pasta, and wines with a remarkable Monterey Bay view. Great for couples or families.

The Fish Hopper Monterey / Make a Reservation

Baja Cantina


Address: 7166 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA 93923

Phone: 831-625-2252

A casual atmosphere, friendly service, and generous specialty drinks like margaritas make this a fun choice at an affordable price. Serving generous portions of traditional Mexican dishes. Outdoor seating and funky memorabilia too.

Baja Cantina

Dining in Carmel

From the casual to the upscale, Carmel-by-the-Sea is home to dozens of divine local eateries, with a wide range of cuisines from all over the world. If you’re hoping for a celebrity sighting, former mayor and award-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood might just show up at the Hog’s Breath Inn, the restaurant he used to own.

Additional Restaurants to Visit:

  • The Beach House in Pacific Grove
  • The Whaling Station in Monterey
  • Pacific Thai Cuisine in Pacific Grove
  • The Red House in Pacific Grove
  • Pt. Pinos Grill in Pacific Grove
  • Dametra in Carmel
  • Sticks in Pebble Beach
  • The Mission Ranch in Carmel