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Restaurants in Monterey

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Monterey restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Monterey restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Monterey to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Monterey restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Monterey.

  • Café Fina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Dive into Italian seafood—shrimp scampi, and salmon fettuccine—at the waterfront, touristy-but-fun restaurant. More
  • Old Monterey Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Fill up on morning blueberry pancakes or cinnamon raisin French toast at this local breakfast haunt. More

Explore restaurants in Big Sur + Monterey Bay for more options.

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