Most Popular Restaurants in Carmel Valley

April 14, 2018 Fernanda Pittenger

Carmel Valley Village (also known as Carmel Valley for short) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States. At the time of the 2010 census the population was 4,407, down from 4,700 at the 2000 census. In November 2009, a majority of residents voted against incorporation.
Things to do in Carmel Valley

1. Cafe Rustica

10 Del Fino Pl, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9569 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 831-659-4444
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 471 reviews

Cafe Rustica

Reviewed By Pam G - Memphis, Tennessee

The food was average. The pizza was good but they messed up the order. The Pizza is big enough to share which the waiter did not mention it to our large group. There is only beer and wine. Fish special was just ok

2. Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

18 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch +1 831-659-5052
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

Reviewed By sjlm - new york

This is a locals/mix-and-match-furniture/help-yourself kind of place. Fresh homemade breads, bagels (no, not a NY bagel, but so what), and pastries. Delicious egg combinations on a roll, avocado-tomato-and-cheese on a freshly made roll. Excellent coffee, selections of loose teas.

3. Corkscrew Cafe

55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 831-659-8888
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 345 reviews

Corkscrew Cafe

Reviewed By stonerage - Bradford, United Kingdom

Whilst staying in the area we decided to get pizza from here to go. We watched the chef prep and it all looked and smelled amazing. Sadly when we got home, the pizza (which had zucchini on) was really wet. Not the best :(

4. Wagon Wheel Coffee Shop

7156 Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93921 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 831-624-8878
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Wagon Wheel Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Mike M - Morgan Hill, California

We dropped my car off for service in Monterey and asked about a good breakfast place. The service manager said Wagon Wheel was the best and worth the 20 minute drive to Carmel Valley. I guess I had it hyped up too much in my mind. The food was good, but not great like From Scratch is. It is a very small restaurant and the are there to take your order almost immediately and serve nearly as fast. I know they have to turn the tables because of the very limited seating so don't go there to have a relaxing breakfast. I had a sausage patty that I expected to be hand-formed but was not. My wife had a bagel with lox and really liked the bagel. The rest was just average. Not bad food but not worth a special trip.

5. Valley Kitchen

1 Old Ranch Rd, Camel Valley Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA 93923-8551 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 831-625-2599
Excellent
60%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Valley Kitchen

Executive Chef Tim Wood's culinary exploits-many involving fruits and vegetables from The Ranch's Organic Garden-are on full display for breakfast, lunch and dinner in our Lodge Restaurant. Indoor, outdoor and lounge seating are all available.

Reviewed By Dan W - Mountain View, California

For dinner, we recommend the rib eye. If they have the Lamb for the butcher block, then go for it. The duck was really good. All the above are in generous portions. Wait staff are knowledgeable and friendly.

Try the chicken wings and drumsticks as it is dipped in the ranches own honey.

For breakfast, any of the omelets are good. The breakfast sandwich (forgot its name) is really good but a bit messy.

6. Roux

6 Pilot Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9515 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar French, American, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 831-659-5020
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Roux

Reviewed By salstar77 - Irvine, California

The place is charming. Probably better for lunch or daytime.
It was too dark to see the food or anything on the table. The food was good. The service average, kind of slow. I would like to try it in the daytime. They had run out of mussels and that is what we were hoping to eat.

7. Lucia Restaurant & Bar

415 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9417 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 888-648-9463
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Lucia Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Rufums - Incline Village

As a new resident of the area, I was extremely disappointed in the dinner that we had last night, as were the others in our party of 6. The restaurant is gorgeous, but the food was bland and arrived cold, and was overpriced. Too bad as we had hoped it would be a great experience. 4 1/2 stars? Maybe the chef took the weekend off?

8. Running Iron Restaurant

24 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9753 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 831-659-4633
Excellent
31%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Running Iron Restaurant

Reviewed By stonerage - Bradford, United Kingdom

This place was recommended by our Airbnb hosts. We had a good dinner of steak with a ton of broccoli! We thoroughly enjoyed the quirky deco, worth a trip.

9. Plaza Linda

27 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9716 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +1 831-659-4229
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Plaza Linda

Reviewed By Jim W - Carmel, California

Plaza Linda offers a friendly, clean and comfortable experience with typically friendly and prompt service.

Our visit today reinforced all of that and confirmed that their enchiladas and hard-shell tacos are absolutely wonderful! You can not go wrong with beef, chicken or pork; it is all scrumptious.

The freshly made sauce has just the right amount of "kick"; it is very tasty and well balanced.

10. Earthbound Farm Organic Farm Stand

7250 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast +1 831-625-6219
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Earthbound Farm Organic Farm Stand

Reviewed By Kathryn O

Earthboun Farm Organic Stand is a wonderful spot to stop and get fresh produce, a latte, a sandwich, meet a friend or take your wee ones through the kids garden. They are very involved with the community at large, offer their spot for many field trips and a favorite spot among moms to have meet-ups, hang with the kiddies where they have plenty of safe space to run around without disturbing others.

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