We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plaza Linda

Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
27 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-4229
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 31 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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
,
Richmond, California
Add Photo Write a Review

31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We attended a birthday party here. The food and drinks were great; the appetizers enjoyed by all, and the staff festive and thoroughly involved without being intrusive. All around: well done

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richmond, California
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Monterey, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel Valley, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bend, Oregon
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Camarillo, California
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Plaza Linda also viewed

 

Been to Plaza Linda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Plaza Linda

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Plaza Linda staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?