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Plaza Linda

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27 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4229
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Enjoy Breakfast Sitting in the Sun

Plaza Linda has a lovely deck where you can enjoy breakfast sitting in the sun in peaceful Carmel Valley. They also serve lunch and dinner and have a beautiful indoor restaurant, but the deck was so inviting (dog friendly, fire pits) and the breakfasts were so good, we went there twice. It is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
jane w
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Richmond, California
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English first
Carmel Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I always seem a little frustrated at this place. It has such potential. I do think the food is excellent, the atmosphere warm and inviting, and the staff kind and friendly. I just wish they would make a little more effort in their menu, in their marketing, in their efforts to get people there. It is so slow it seems... More 

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Richmond, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Plaza Linda has a lovely deck where you can enjoy breakfast sitting in the sun in peaceful Carmel Valley. They also serve lunch and dinner and have a beautiful indoor restaurant, but the deck was so inviting (dog friendly, fire pits) and the breakfasts were so good, we went there twice. It is a family run restaurant and everyone is... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We did a little wine tasting during the afternoon, then went as a group to Plaza Linda, where we were served a very nice meal. The best part for me was the ceviche to start! And, we had music and did some dancing as well. Very nice, and always fun.

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Eat a great breakfast outside on the patio and the service was excellent by very nice servers. We will return as the atmosphere, food and service was very good and hospitable.

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Carmel Valley, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This restaurant has a pretty location, although parking can be an issue. They serve general Mexican restaurant items. I really like the carne asada and the shrimp or crab burritos. Full bar. Reasonable wine and beer list. Outside seating has nice views and fire pit. Tip: Plaza Linda's at the end of a strip of wine tasting rooms. When the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to Plaza Linda for at least 30 - 40 years. Overall, I'd say it is consistently good. But, maybe my tastes have changed and I can tolerate spicier foods. This time the food seemed bland. The server was nice and attentive.., but, something was missing. It must be the spicy food.

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Camarillo, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We were visiting family in CV. The food was good, especially the chips because they weren't salty, salsa and beer. I've eaten at Mexican restaurants with better entrees in Southern California where we live, but the thing I loved was the vibe: good atmosphere, clean, but earthy , open, airy feel.

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California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I grew up in Carmel Valley and have fond memories eating at Plaza Linda. When the younger generation took over, things changed and not for the better. :( Location: the best part of the restaurant. Great decor and ambiance (from previous restaurant that was there before) and the outside deck is great and dog friendly...a plus! Unfortunately, that's the only... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Our first visit was for brunch and we were really pleased. The menu had a broad selection and each of us thoroughly enjoyed our selections. Service was casual but well done overall. The outdoor patio was very nice and dogs are allowed (yea) We were surprised at the pricing; very reasonable. The interior has an interesting decor from the previous... More 

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Dallas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We tried this restaurant on our first night in Carmel because it was late, we were hungry, and this restaurant is pet friendly. I can only imagine that the positive reviews come from people who have never eaten Mexican food before. $18 for a simple chicken enchilada plate that isn't even as good as something you could order at a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: (831) 659-4229

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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