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Places to Eat

The Monterey Conference Center (MCC) is within 2 blocks of the ocean.

Immediately proximate to the MCC, going away from the ocean, is Alvarado St, which hosts a plethora of restaurants and coffee shops.

Trader Joe’s is within 0.4 miles.

Towards the ocean there are two wharfs, one is the touristy Old Fisherman’s Wharf with a number of restaurants, and the second is the commercial wharf, which has the Sandbar Grill, with a smaller, more local, feel.

There are two British Pubs, one next to the commercial wharf, London Bridge Pub, and one on Calle Principal, The Crown and Anchor.

The Dustbowl Brewing Company and the Alvarado Brewing company are standout restaurant breweries.

There are also at least two Acai bowl-type food shops on Alvarado as of May 2022.

There are many other restaurants and cafes within walking distance that are too numerous to name.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is within 1.5 miles (walkable). Cannery Row includes A Taste of Monterey Wine Market and Bistro.

Some options:

  1. Crepes of Brittany
  2. Epsilon (Greek)
  3. MidiCi (Italian)
  4. Domenicos
  5. Rock Fish
  6. Paprika Cafe (casual and takeout mediterranean)
  7. Kuma Sushi

Some upscale options:

  1. Stokes Adobe (Closed Wednesday)
  2. Cella
  3. Montrio Bistro (adjacent to Marriott, private room available)
  4. Cafe Fina
  5. Vesuvio (Carmel by the Sea)
  6. Passionfish
  7. Estéban Restaurant (Private room available)
  8. Coastal Kitchen (as fancy as it gets, 5 course tasting menu ~$150, with wine pairings add $85)

Also check Michelin Guide for both upscale and casual standouts. Trip Advisor and Yelp also offer reviews of many restaurants in the area.