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 CA 93950
Fresh takeout or family-friendly dining in at this local restaurant.
Specialties include Mexican Sausage Pizza, Snapper Vera Cruz, and Grilled Stuffed Peppers.
The Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks
Address: 2999 Salinas Highway at Canyon Del Rey, Monterey CA 93940
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.
Address: 7166 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel CA 93923
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 & Lincoln, Carmel CA 93921
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.