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Lalla Grill

1415 Del Monte Ctr, Monterey, CA 93940-6168
831-324-4632
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Ranked #39 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Monterey, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

...Located in Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey, close to the multiplex movie theater, Lalla is the perfect place to meet, see and be seen. The decor is very comfortable. I hear the drinks are good, which is not surprising since their affiliated restaurant, Lallapalooza, also in Monterey, is known for their fabulous drinks. The guacamole and polenta dishes were... More

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monterey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Lallas hosted a graduation dinner on their patio for my son from college... Way surpassed our expectations! The management and servers went out of their way to help us have an evening everyone enjoyed. Their buffet was delicious, with something for everyone. Ahi wonton appetizers to polenta, to sliders! Great food, atmosphere and FRIENDS!

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Manteca, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went there for dinner after my daughter's graduation from CSUMB, with a large party of 10. Service was great, food was great . Food for any tastes.

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Monmouth, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We were a group of 10 and they handled our group at dinner very well. Tasty food and good service. One favorite at the table was the quinoa salad that comes with yummy cheesy bread.

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had a weekday dinner here, no reservation, and were seated right away. Nice menu, Jose was a knowledgeable server on menu choices, and we all enjoyed our night out.

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Klamath Falls
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We stumbled across this establishment while visiting Carmel and Monterey, CA. The menu is awesome and the food as well. A must try! Also, the prices are good compared to restaurants in Carmel. Very upscale establishment!

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The setting for the 'California' food is quite contemporary and stylish. However, that's where our satisfaction with the restaurant ended. Our food was 'average' at best. It did not meet our expectations for quality -- perhaps it was just what we ordered - the chicken enchiladas were not authentic as noted, and my husband's Asian ribs were sparse on the... More

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Monterey, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Love Lalla Grill's happy hour menu with all sorts of tasty morsels to choose from! Their raw oysters are always fresh and sweet so we usually order a dozen while choosing side dishes like steak bites, garlicky fries, lobster bisque (yum!), pizza, and beer.

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Folsom, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I have always planned on hitting this place at least once each time I am in the area. I recently went there with the family and our expectations were not met. Our meals were all subpar. In fact, I asked for chicken enchiladas with verde sauce and got red sauce so I sent it back. My wife's red sauce was... More

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Victoria, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

In a Shopping Mall, it's usually tricky to find decent food, but the Lalla Grill at the Del Monte Centre in Monterey is quite good. The banquettes are reminiscent of a Diner, and the ambience is clean and fun. Our salads were tasty though not spectacular. The cheese bread served on the side is good and could almost be called... More

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