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Cachagua General Store

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18840 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Perfect Sunday Brunch

The service was OK, but the Eggs Benny Bacon (switching the ham for bacon) with the Meyer Lemon hollandaise was delicious. To top it off: berry pancakes! Coffee could be a bit stronger.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Carmel, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Carmel Valley, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Where the locals go for special occasions or just to hang vintners galore fun casual gourmet delicious everyone talks to everyone and shares their wines Michael and Amanda are lovely crazy smart incredible philosophical foodies that feed the whole bunch with unparalleled meals it's a very special treat but you have to be crazy liberal easygoing and patient things are... More 

Thank Jana B
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have visited many times and always bring friends who have not been before. People from around the state and as far away as France. Everyone without exception has completely enjoyed the food. The presentation is wonderful and the service is good but not rushed. Good wine list featuring local wines at reasonable prices.

1 Thank Ken A
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Pompous attitude from the staff, food comes out when the kitchen staff decides to actually do some work, 30 minutes to get our server to take our drink order......I could go on and on. The attitude of this restaurant is identical to that of the staff at Lokal! I heard the owner of Lokal is the son of the owner... More 

4 Thank Parbuster1962
Carmel, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The service was OK, but the Eggs Benny Bacon (switching the ham for bacon) with the Meyer Lemon hollandaise was delicious. To top it off: berry pancakes! Coffee could be a bit stronger.

Thank Camilla_Barretto
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Yes, it is out in the middle of Carmel Valley, up a very winding road, much of it into the sun because of the time of day. Give yourself plenty of time. But it is a beautiful drive. The place looks like an ice house (beer joint) in Texas. You can make an early reservation (before 7, but the earlier... More 

2 Thank jimbill
Monterey, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The service was hard to describe. It took the waitress 30 minutes just to give us a menu. We waited another 40 minutes before we were able to get the waitress to take our order. 35 to 40 minutes later our order had not come up, so we asked the waitress what the wait was. she told us the food... More 

2 Thank frraggs
Carmel Valley, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

an adventure to drive there..food is excellent. The music loud and if crowded can get noisy. Reservations are a must for they are only open for dinner on Monday nights. Brunch on Sundays are also good and can sit outside and enjoy the weather.

1 Thank Sebastian3962
Carmel Valley, California
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253 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It's very different (country casual), a loong drive on a very curvaceous road, and the service leaves something to be desired. If you are looking for a conventional restaurant, look elsewhere. But if you're up for a very eclectic menu and fairly priced wine on a Monday night, and not in a hurry, it's worth the drive. Our party of... More 

2 Thank Andrew A
Nevada City, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What I particularly loved about the General Store is that it is all locals by virtue of the fact that if you don't know it is there you won't find it. We had a outdoor breakfast with wonderful food and service.

2 Thank jeanneB
Monterey, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I kept hearing rave reviews about this place, so we decided to make the 55 minute drive and try it out. It was fabulous! The staff was very welcoming and friendly. I ordered the skirt steak with porcini mushrooms in a cream sauce. It was absolutely perfect! My husband ordered the sole cooked with apples. He said... More 

2 Thank Rebecca998

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18840 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: 831.659.1857

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?