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18840 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
831.659.1857
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not everybody's cup of tea.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Andrew A
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Carmel Valley, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Houston
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105 reviews 105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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Monterey, California
2 reviews
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 

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Carmel Valley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

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Carmel Valley, California
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227 reviews 227 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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 

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Nevada City, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Monterey, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Carmel, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am not trying to plagurize the title given to the Cachagua General Store in Carmel Valley by another reviewer, but rather to completely concur with his choice of words in trying to describe this most unusual and absolutely unique enterprise. As the tale goes, the locally well-known catering business, "A Moveable Feast" established its business site in Cachaqua with... More 

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Unconventional! Absolutely, but in a good way. We just had dinner at the Store and experienced a wonderful time with friends. From the moment you find the store (after a lengthy drive), you're in for a good time. The bathroom is outside the entrance, the décor is Carolina chic and there are any number of canines that seem to walk... More 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good wine and cheese to pick up and take with u for picnic. Great with advice and directions as well as what's happening in big sur.

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Carmel Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Sorry to say, rude wait staff, waited almost an hour to get the first dish of 6 people eating. I literally had to take my dish "to go" because the kids were falling asleep. Also, the table was disgusting from the setting before, which is undeniably wrong and uncleanly. I WILL NEVER RETURN!!! There are so many better restaurants in... More 

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Additional Information about Cachagua General Store

Address: 18840 Cachagua Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone Number: 831.659.1857
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: American

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?