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2075 N. Fremont St., Monterey, CA, US, 93940

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56% of guests recommend this hotel
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  • Restaurants

    »TusCA Ristorante

    Experience a classy and urban atmosphere featuring a blend of staple Italian and innovative Californian cuisine at TusCA Ristorante. Located at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa amidst the sprawling Del Monte Golf Course, this restaurant presents an idyllic venue for formal as well as casual dining. Private dining is also offered for special and intimate occasions. The seasonal menu highlights traditional Italian specialties prepared using locally-sourced superior ingredients and freshest produce. Stand-out dishes include the Veal Cheek Ravioli, Eggplant Cannelloni, Roasted Halibut and Cioppino. Wine pairings are offered with each course and decadent desserts add a finish to the whole dining experience. Reservations are recommended.

    1 Old Golf Course Road
    Monterey, CA 93940-4908

    »The Alternative Cafe

    Walk along the Fremont Boulevard in downtown Seaside, and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee will embrace your senses, guide you to the source, which is The Alternative Cafe. This quaint neighborhood cafe yearns to satisfy all your caffeine needs, providing all the cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, and macchiatos you may need to start, or end, your day. Not your regular coffeehouse, The Alternative Cafe plays host to art shows, live performances, and even literary events. Call to know more.

    1230 Fremont Boulevard
    Seaside, CA 93955

    »El Migueleno Restaurant

    El Migueleno features great seafood dishes at low prices. It is absolutely El Salvadorian. The authenticity is reflected in the homemade food, colorful decoration and true friendliness of the staff. Do not miss their Playa Azul– six kinds of seafood cooked with white wine mushrooms, and Filette Miguelano– grilled fish with green cheese enchilada. Pupusa is also very popular. For drinks, discover the difference between Orchata Salvadorana and Orchata Mexicana. -Hoiyin Ip

    1066 Broadway Avenue
    Seaside, CA 93955

    »El Palomar

    The menu here is packed full of intriguing coastal specialties from South of the Border. The spacious and tastefully decorated interior with its tiered floors, assures one as to the quality of the food the moment one enters. Seafood is rendered into piquant dishes that can be ordered with confidence and that are served graciously. There is also plenty of chicken, beef, pork and a traditional array of enchiladas, chiles rellenos, pozole, and vegetarians will not be left wanting either. The bar is well stocked a variety tequilas and Mexican beers, as well as fine, locally grown wines. See website for menu, event calendar and more.

    724 Abrego Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Wild Plum Cafe & Bakery

    Pull up a chair or a stool, as the case may be, and settle down to enjoy fresh-baked bread, yummy cookies and steaming cups of coffee at this friendly, informal bakery. Lunchtime visitors can either order a sandwich from the menu or come up with their own recipe from the list of meats, cheeses, and condiments. This is no ordinary deli counter, either. The choices include pesto, grilled onions and Jarlsberg cheese. The decor is adorable within and without, with bright murals and baskets of flowers accenting the airy dining room and the shaded outdoor patio.

    731 Munras Avenue
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Estéban Restaurant & Lounge

    Located in the heart of downtown Monterey next to the historic Casa Munras Hotel & Spa, Estéban Restaurant & Lounge promises a unique culinary experience where guests can "sip, savor and share" Mediterranean tapas and Spanish-inspired cuisine. Serving traditional dishes with a unique twist, Estéban is the ideal place for a quick meal, a sit down dinner or socializing with friends. Whether dining on the outdoor patio, by the warm fireplace in the lounge or sitting at the bar with a fantastic view of the exhibition kitchen, Estéban's Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed every day of the week for dinner or late night dining.

    700 Munras Avenue
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Epsilon Restaurant

    This authentic eatery received awards for the best Greek food in Monterey from both the Coast Weekly Readers' Poll and Dining Weekly. Tucked away behind a music store and a tobacco shop, it might be hard to find, but the simple delicacies here are to die for. All the standard Greek fare, like Moussaka, Pastitsio, and Dolmades, are ripe for the picking here, and everything is totally affordable. The decor is unpretentious and simple, like the food. A great place to sample the wonderful cuisine of the Greeks with excellent service too.

    422 Tyler Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Rappa's Seafood Restaurant

    This legendary seafood restaurant is located at the end of Fisherman's Wharf and its origin goes back to the 1950s. It has been family run for decades, and the service is impeccable. Specialties include Linguini Shellfish and Swordfish Steak. An ample wine list features a 1995 Rutherford Estates Cabernet Sauvignon as its high end (USD38). This is the place to get some of the freshest fish around. The restaurant caters to tourists as well as locals. See website for menus and more.

    101 Fisherman's Wharf
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »John Pisto's Abalonetti Seafood Trattoria

    Vaguely nautical from the outside and quite contemporary from the inside, this restaurant is one of four ventures by Peninsula celebrity chef John Pisto. The interior is white on white on white with a few indoor trees and potted palms adding patches of green. The paint job plus the amount of light that filters in through the oversized windows causes the place to almost sparkle when the sun is at its peak. Guests dine on fresh fish, seafood pastas, wood-fired pizzas and, the house specialty, calamari prepared in one of a half-dozen different ways. See website for menu and more.

    57 Fisherman's Wharf
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Lopez Restaurante y Cantina

    This family-run Mexican restaurant brings the flavors and authenticity of Mexico to the denizens of Monterey. Serving the freshest ingredients from local purveyors, Lopez Restaurante y Cantina has refashioned family recipes handed down for generations for the restaurant. Find traditional items on the menu like guacamole made in the Michoacan style, fresh ceviche, fire-crusted shrimp, and much more. The restaurant is decorated in bright hues with red leather booths, vaulted ceilings and large screen televisions mounted to the walls.

    635 Cass Street
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Domenico's on the Wharf

    Domenico's is the perfect blend of good food, lovely atmosphere and efficient service. It serves tantalizing Italian fare and fresh seafood with oyster specialties and an award winning wine list to choose from. The restaurant faces the Monterey Harbor and the view, therefore, is simply breathtaking. The prices might be a bit on the higher side, but then again, the entire dining experience here is worth every penny.

    50 Fishermans Wharf, Suite 1
    Monterey, CA 93940

    »Crown & Anchor

    This authentic British pub serves dinner until midnight and the heated outdoor patio is legendary. You will think that you are in London, as the decor is truly British in all respects. The grub is typical pub fare: fish and chips, meat pies, sandwiches and the like, most of which tips the scales under USD10. Twenty beers are on tap and there is an extensive selection of single-malt scotches. It is never hard to stir up conversation. The bartenders are great, and the place attracts all walks of life, from business professionals to college students. See website for menu, bar info, and more.

    150 West Franklin Street
    Monterey, CA 93940
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