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   Monterey Wine Country Restaurants

Every restaurant we list was personally recommended by local winemakers.

   - Carmel Valley area -

Cafe Rustica
Cafe Rustica restaurant is definitely a beautiful addition to Carmel Valley village. Excellent use of fresh local produce adds to the meal's memorableness. Cafe Rustica is joy on the table!

It's understandably "crowded with locals", but carloads from the coast declare it's "worth the drive inland to laid-back Carmel Valley" for the "friendly hospitality" and "reasonably priced" "variety of hearthy","creative" Californian dishes (with shout-outs to the "delicious" "thin crust", wood fired pizzas and "enormous salads") proffered at this "terrific" cottage; inside can get a little "cramped and noisy", but on a "hot, dry day or a starlit night", the "gorgeous patio" "feels like Tuscany."

10 DelFino Place
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Closed on Mondays

Baja Cantina
Get away from the city and join us for fantastic food, an exceptional bar, and a festive lively atmosphere where everyone feels like part of the party! Stop by and see our vintage automobile memorabilia or soak in the beautiful scenery of the valley on our heated patio. Baja Cantina is a fun, friendly place to dine, catch up with friends, watch sporting events, or hang out and enjoy an award winning margarita.

7166 Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel, CA 93923

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