Palette Pleasing Restaurants in Pacific Grove Near Sunset Inn

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Be sure not to leave without savoring a taste of the Monterey Peninsula: fresh-caught seafood, locally sourced produce, organic meats and cheeses from nearby farms and ranches. No matter the occasion, the Central California coast has the perfect restaurant for you. 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
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.


Address: 223 17th Street, Pacific Grove
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.


Address: 701 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove
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.

The Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks

Address: 700 Cannery Row, Monterey
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.

Tarpy’s Roadhouse

Address: 2999 Monterey-Salinas Highway at Canyon Del Rey, Monterey
Phone: 831-647-1444

On the road to Monterey is Tarpy’s Roadhouse, ensconced in an old homestead with seven different intimate rooms. Enjoy Angus steak, salads, and more next to the unique stone fireplace for a special treat.

Baja Cantina

Address: 7166 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel
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.

The Grill on Ocean Avenue

Address: Ocean Avenue and Lincoln, Carmel
Phone: 831-624-2569

This multi award-winning restaurant continues to dazzle visitors and locals alike. Enjoy creative fusion cuisine at its best, like steaks with shitake mushrooms or salmon with mango chutney. Open daily.