Cafe in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Corkscrew Cafe

Just possibly Carmel Valley's coziest eatery, the Corkscrew Cafe combines a rustic wine-country vibe and a Mediterranean-influenced menu – think wood-fired salmon, pizza, and mushroom and lamb pasta – with a stellar…
Mexican in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Cultura Comida y Bebida

Located near art galleries in a brick-lined courtyard, Cultura Comida y Bebida is a relaxed bar and eatery inspired by the food of Oaxaca in Mexico. Pull up a seat at the elegant bar and sample a vertical tasting of…
Tapas in Carmel-by-the-Sea


This stone courtyard hideaway is a svelte escape from Carmel’s stuffy ‘newly wed and nearly dead’ crowd. Taste Spanish tapas and housemade sangria while world beats spin. Partner the garlic prawns or grilled octopus…
French in Carmel-by-the-Sea

La Bicyclette

Rustic European comfort food using seasonal local ingredients packs canoodling couples into this bistro, with an open kitchen baking wood-fired-oven pizzas. Excellent local wines by the glass. It's also a top spot f…
Deli in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Bruno's Market & Deli

Small supermarket deli counter makes a saucy sandwich of oakwood-grilled tri-tip beef and stocks all the accoutrements for a beach picnic, including Sparkys root beer from Pacific Grove.
Breakfast in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Katy's Place

It's pricey, but what isn't in Carmel? Start your day with an apple-cinnamon Belgian waffle, Swedish pancakes or one of 20 Californicized variations on eggs Benedict.