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Cafe Beach

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2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey Beach Resor, Monterey, CA 93940 (Canyon Del Ray)
+1 831-899-4544
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7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Enjoy our gourmet Monterey Beach restaurant with your own "window on...
Enjoy our gourmet Monterey Beach restaurant with your own "window on the bay". For a truly unique dining experience, escape to the Cafe Beach Restaurant; a remote, romantic retreat so serene that the hypnotic sounds of the pounding surf can only be broken by the clink of toasting glasses and a feast of fresh seasonal dishes are served.
Enter the dining room, where windows frame a living landscape of unspoiled beaches.
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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Stunning ocean views!

Stunning ocean views but a bit too expensive. Food is good! Please get beer on tap and a lower cost menu. I will then eat at your restaurant for all three meals!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2015
lifebydesign
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San Jose, California
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LA/Paso
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is an updated restaurant and decorated well. Our server was very nice. That being said, this was just an okay dining experience -- and that's being polite. The wine I was served had clearly been opened for at least a day, possibly more, and I never send wine back. Then, my husband ordered clam chowder and the bread didn't... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Stunning ocean views but a bit too expensive. Food is good! Please get beer on tap and a lower cost menu. I will then eat at your restaurant for all three meals!

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Thank lifebydesign
San Francisco
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

A great feature of the Unscripted property is this upscale restaurant with stunning ocean views from every table. My sister and I had dinner and breakfast here while staying at the hotel. While the services was a bit slow, staff was friendly and the food was good. The best part was of course the view and the fact that we... More 

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Thank ShamrockGo
New Hampshire
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Ate here upon arriving in Monterey and checking into the hotel. Food was good and staff was quite nice and attentive. Beautiful views from this restaurant from almost every seat. A bit pricey but not off from any other pricing in the area. Got the fish tacos and they were nice.

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Thank cpennnh
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Excellent food, nice presentation, lovely setting and very friendly service. The calamari was the best we have ever had.

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Thank Shelley S
Roseville, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Best place for Breakfast while you watch the Dolfins swimming from your table. Almost every time I've stayed I have watched the Dolfins play in the surf. Oh foods great 😊

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Thank Connie W
Monterey, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Delicious and a beautiful view! Try to get a seat by the window for lunch. This resort is in the sunbelt of the Monterey Peninsula, and the views you get are stunning.

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Thank Courtney L
Oakdale, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

It was the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. Lots of traffic. We were hungry and saw this place listed online. Peeled off hwy 1 at Del Rey Oaks. The restaurant is part of Unscripted beach resort. It has a beautiful view, nice decor, nice background music and relaxing. Food was adequate but the plating was nice. I had the turkey... More 

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Thank Scadra
Fairfield, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Yummmy with an unbelievable view. Some have complained about the price but the prices are what the going rate is for a restaurant of this caliber and location.

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Thank 48victoria2015
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner, wonderful view and great service from Joaquin. We recommend it for a nice dinner.

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Thank Nancy R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey Beach Resor, Monterey, CA 93940
    (Canyon Del Ray)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-899-4544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Enjoy our gourmet Monterey Beach restaurant with your own "window on the bay". For a truly unique dining experience, escape to the Cafe Beach Restaurant; a remote, romantic retreat so serene that the hypnotic sounds of the pounding surf can only be broken by the clink of toasting glasses and a feast of fresh seasonal dishes are served.
Enter the dining room, where windows frame a living landscape of unspoiled beaches.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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