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Monterey/Carmel Restaurant Guide

Enjoy an elegant meal at Lucia Restaurant & Bar in Carmel Valley, CA

10 Hot Spots for Dining in Monterey/Carmel
Abalonetti Bar & Grill
Basil Seasonal Dining
The Bench
The C Restaurant & Bar
Cantinetta Luca
Corkscrew Cafe
The Haute Enchilada Cafe & Galerias
Lucia Restaurant & Bar
Rio Grill
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Closed Restaurant Reviews

Browse through the closed restaurant database for Monterey/Carmel to reminisce about your favorite eateries from the past.

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GAYOT RESTAURANT AWARDSReflecting on our dinners, some restaurants have ingrained in our memory an impression to remember stronger than others.
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