Mexican in Salinas

Pica Fresh Mex

Just south of the National Steinbeck Center, this storefront Mexican kitchen gets a stamp of approval for handmade tortillas, smoky chipotle salsa, carne asada tacos, burritos and brochetas (meat kebabs).
American in Salinas

First Awakenings

Fork into diner-style breakfasts of fruity pancakes, crepes and egg skillets, or turn up later in the day for hand-crafted sandwiches and market-fresh salads.
Bakery in Salinas

Bakery Station

Inside a converted gas station one block east of Main St, the breads, pastries and cookies are baked fresh daily. Tasty sandwiches are stuffed full of farm-fresh goodness.