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Lalla Grill

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1415 Del Monte Ctr, Monterey, CA 93940-6168
831-324-4632
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food - fantastic service

We drove down from San José to Monterey via Big Basin Redwood State Park and stayed in Comfort Inn on Munras Avenue. We asked receptionist where to eat locally and he recommended here. We both had the blackened steak,but with fries (not noodles)- both cooked differently. Both were perfect. We then... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Marg B
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We drove down from San José to Monterey via Big Basin Redwood State Park and stayed in Comfort Inn on Munras Avenue. We asked receptionist where to eat locally and he recommended here. We both had the blackened steak,but with fries (not noodles)- both cooked differently. Both were perfect. We then ordered key lime pie - between us - the... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were staying in the Mariposa Inn outside Monterey and asked the receptionist where was good to eat nearby: she recommended here. The Grill is in a Mall. We loved it: the kids had chicken tenders & fries plus a side of freshly steamed veg on request. I had a delicious red quinoa salad and my husband had a gorgeous... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We come here pretty regularly. Menu has a lot of options. Great cocktails, fairly fast if you're trying to get to a movie. Indoor and outdoor seating available and there's a nice fire pit if you want to sit outside and it's chilly (which happens regularly in Monterey!)

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly and prompt service, and good food. Couldn't ask for more! Double-baked potato is a good choice but seemed a bit too creamy/smooth for my liking. The squash enchilada was an interesting choice to go with the steak. Too bad I didn't have enough of an appetite.

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cardiff
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a lovely meal here on our last night in Monterey. Service was great, food tasty. Wish we'd found it earlier

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really no reservations? Terrible idea. Must be about their ego or they totally mis-understand peoples need to set times in their busy schedule. Of course the owners get to eat whenever they want to, so "let the people eat cake. Who cares I've got mine!" I wonder what their belief system is?

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went for the first time to Happy Hour last night. I have been here many times for dinner and have always enjoyed the food and the service is quite good too. Though I enjoy their drinks, I was disappointed to see that the drink selections were so limited for happy hour, if fact my friend ordered a martini...just a standard... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Did an online order. Ordered crab cakes and Lalla's famous brando steak. Crab cakes were average. The steak was awesome. The order was delivered on time.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A group of four of us went to Lalla for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The place was busy but not packed. The menu was very large, covering everything from flatbread and burgers to pasta and steaks. Dinner for 4 came to under $80.00 for a Cobb salad, blackened chicken Alfredo, chicken flatbread, and the biggest plate of nachos that... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really enjoyed this place. Unfortunately, I was feeling under the weather so could not partake fully in the experience. The Decour was light, bright, and interesting. The food selection was extensive. Everything our table had was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1415 Del Monte Ctr, Monterey, CA 93940-6168
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-324-4632

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 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
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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