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Monterey/Carmel Best Value Restaurants


Looking for a steal of a meal? For a gourmet experience that won't break the bank, check out these Best Value Restaurants in Monterey/Carmel that give the most bang for the buck, including fine destinations where one can dine well for a reasonable price.

Abalonetti Bar & Grill Seafood
12/20
57 Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. More...

Allegro Pizzeria Italian
12/20
The Barnyard Shopping Center
3770 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
The neighborhood pizza place that's not in a neighborhood. More...

Ambrosia India Bistro Indian
13/20
Dining Room at Ambrosia India Bistro, Monterey, CA 565 Abrego St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Indian cuisine complemented by a wine list full of surprises. More...

Baja Cantina Mexican
12/20
Valley Hills Shopping Center
7166 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923

Fill 'er up with this great alternative fuel source. More...

Beach House Restaurant at Lovers Point American
13/20
620 Ocean View Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Menu
Beach House Restaurant offers value and views --- that's why the locals can't stay away. More...

Cafe Rustica Mediterranean
14/20
Dining Room at Cafe Rustica, Carmel Valley, CA 10 Del Fino Pl.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Menu
Rustic it is, with a wooden interior and wood-fired pizza oven. More...

Cafe Stravaganza California
12/20
The Crossroads Shopping Center
241 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923

Professional service, California-Med food and reasonable portions rock in this Crossroads Boulevard diner. More...

Esteban Spanish
14/20
Casa Munras
700 Munras Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940

Don Esteban Munras’ namesake restaurant is an ambassador of small-plate goodness. More...

The Haute Enchilada Cafe & Galerias Mexican
13/20
7902 Moss Landing Rd.
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Latin American cooking offered in a vibrant gallery setting. More...

Hula's Island Grill Hawaiian
12/20
622 Lighthouse Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940

Locals are saying, "Aloha" to this fun favorite in Monterey. More...

Petra Restaurant Middle Eastern
Quick Bite
477 Lighthouse Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Casual, inexpensive Mediterranean bites. More...

Rosine's American
11/20
434 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
An extensive diner-style menu and professional service keep loyal locals happy and satisfied. More...

Salad Shoppe Salads
Quick Bite
1138 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Enjoy your five-a-day vegetables at Salad Shoppe. More...

Terry’s Restaurant & Lounge American
13/20
Cypress Inn
Lincoln St.
Carmel, CA 93923

Retro cocktails, professional service and an elevated menu make this landmark property more than just "Doris Day's place" in Carmel. More...

Thai Bistro II Thai
12/20
159 Central Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Menu
Numbers lie. First for Thai on the Peninsula. More...

Turtle Bay Taqueria Mexican
Quick Bite
431 Tyler St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Fresh Mexican featuring seafood served in colorful surroundings. More...

Vito's Italian
12/20
Forest Hills Shopping Center
1180 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Unpretentious Italian fare in an unprepossessing location. More...

Wild Thyme Deli & Cafe Deli
Quick Bite
445 Reservation Rd.
Marina, CA 93933
Menu
We think this locals’ secret is too well-kept. With house-brined and -smoked pastrami and corned beef, it’s worth a stop. More...

 

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