King City, CA 93930
Phone: (831) 385-6733
Fax: (831) 385-0714
Bars & Cafes
Secluded in the scenic environs of Big Sur, the Restaurant at Ventana is a quiet and peaceful haven serving Californian delights. Drive through the forests and atop the mountain to reach this paradise. The menu comprises of Alaskan Rock Crab, Wild Aragula Caesar, Oregon Bay Shrimp Risotto and Butternut Squash Ravioli. The garden at the door is a pleasant welcome and immediately uplifts the mood. The courteous staff help in choosing the dishes and provide a great experience. there is a fireplace indoor for the summer months. Try the wine selection at the bar for a few good labels.
To walk in at Big Sur Taphouse after munching on sandwiches from the deli next door is just like going to a friends place to hangout after dinner. The atmosphere of the bar is pretty casual and homely, with a large television screen on the wall and a few tables and chairs placed across the room. As for the selection of beers and wines, the owners have purposely kept it local to give you a taste of the local flavor, with beverages sourced from areas fringing the Monterey County. Expect excellent home-cooked wings, Italian meat platter and tacos to complement your selection of beer or wine. The bar also hosts live music by local and national bands, which spices up the atmosphere of the laid back bar.
The colorfully festive, typically Mexican decor of the Plaza Linda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina invites visitors to partake in the exotic, spicy flavors of Mexico. Located in the heart of Carmel Valley, just opposite Cafe Rustica, Plaza Linda offers an extensive food and drinks menu, while also catering to your entertainment needs. You can enjoy their popular Chile Verde, Plaza Linda Burrito, or Carne Asada while sipping on their special margaritas, tequilas, beers or wine. Besides the food and drinks, Plaza Linda also plays host to some known and yet-to-be-known artists from all over the country. So, if you are in the mood for an evening out, Mexican style, then gather your friends, be they human or animal, and head over to Plaza Linda. See the website for more information.
Casa Sorrento Pizzeria opened its doors in 1962 and has been entertaining the people of Salinas ever since. Delish pizzas and hearty Italian dishes make the menu while the two bars are stocked with wine and fine drinks. Watch your favorite game on any of their big screens with a beer or two. Sway to the weekend live performances by talented bands, or show off your singing skills on the karaoke nights. Visit Casa Sorrento for a fun time out while in the city.
Robin's restaurant provides its customers with an experience like no other in the city. The wooden decor, the vines and the blend of earthy colors all come together to create a gorgeous dining ambiance. Where ever you choose to sit, your experience will be as enjoyable. The food here is delicious. The restaurant supports the farmers around and and all produces used here are locally sourced. The food is simply cooked with ample flavor. The restaurant also has space for private events and functions.
Los Robles Cafe is a beloved local institution, serving hearty breakfasts and delicious Mexican fare for lunch. The cafe interiors are done up in vibrant colors and artwork, and are a lively place to enjoy your meal.
This locally-owned cafe is a lively hangout, serving fine coffees and delicious bites for company. Established in 2009, the cafe occupies a beautiful historic building, and is a charming place to enjoy your brews.
Serving up expertly mixed cocktails and fine Spanish fare, La Cosecha is among the city's favorite dining spots. Their signature craft cocktails utilize gourmet ingredients, many of them imported from the country of origin for authenticity. Specialties include Yellow Brick Road and Lapsang Now.
Offering a fine choice of craft coffees and food that goes beyond the usual cafe fare, Odyssey is perfect for a quick bite or a casual meal. The food menu offers contemporary American fare, but also has favorites from across the world. The leafy patio is a charming affair.
With a seriously diverse selection of wines and refined cooking to match, this elegant bistro is the place to be if you wish to impress. From Napa Valley, to Spain and France, the wine list spans the globe. The food menu offers such delights as Pumpkin & Proscuitto Pizza, Mary's Organic Chicken and Sea Bass.
Kickstart your day with the hearty and healthy breakfast choices at Chico's. A favorite with the locals, if offers everything from omelets, pancakes and sandwiches to steaks and seafood specialties for lunch.
This huge nightclub offers a variety of events. Stand-up comedy takes place on weekend evenings, before the place opens up for the late-night dance crowd. Sunday is Salsa night, and Wednesday is Pachanga Night, while Friday and Saturday are dominated by live comedy. The typical subdued purple and black nightclub interior makes a great backdrop for every event. See website for calendar, reservations and more.