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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
Description: Enjoy our gourmet Monterey Beach restaurant with your own "window on the...
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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Great food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Nancy R
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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  • Romantic
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Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great service!! Very friendly. The view from the cafe is amazing! It was awesome to watch the sea life wake up while eating breakfast.

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Sonoma, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have stayed here're maybe 15 times and never ate in the restaurant. Do not know if it was a mistake in the past but eating herewas a right choice on this visit. Clam chowder excellent- used cream Both sand dabs and swordfish vv good.

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I ate here with my wife and 14-year-old daughter while staying at the attached hotel, the Unscripted. The limited menu was slightly on the pricey side. I had grilled swordfish, my wife had a lobster salad and my daughter had a steak ordered very rare. The service was fast and professional. Mine and my daughters meals were cooked perfectly and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

we had dinner , early enough to watch the sunset which was wonderful. The food and service were very good but very expensive . Nonetheless the view made the meal great value for money

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Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had dinner here. Good food, but don't think it was worth the price. I think you're paying for the view and the convenience of not leaving the hotel.

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San Francisco bay area, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

our group of 14 ate at the Cafe Beach in the "Unscripted" hotel (what a strange and meaningless name for a hotel). Great views of dolphins frolicking in the breaking waves, surfers and the coastline. And Great Service despite the cafe being understaffed (the reservation system was down and we were a surprise despite having made a reservation). and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My family and I visited Cafe Beach on our first night in Monterey. The restaurant overlooks Seaside Beach and has classy decor that looks beachy without verging on cheesy. Our server, Dennis, was excellent and went above and beyond to accommodate our every need. The meals were fantastic - the blackened halibut was extraordinary. We went for a late dinner... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The view was great. Food yum - service a little slow but the view was so grand we didn't mind a bit! Best clam chowder ever ... Would return again in a minute ...

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We always get really great service here, even when the food isn't quite perfect. The food is usually quite good, though. Been coming for well over 20 years. The view is outstanding! Also the new decor is lovely.

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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

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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