Once you are tired of all the crowds in Carmel by the Sea take a short little drive to the Crossroads.
The food has a southwest flair so if you'd like a little spice in your life you will enjoy it here.
The atmosphere is bright and noisy, there is a very popular bar/lounge at the front of the restaurant and their house cocktails are very good.
The portions are large and quite innovative,meat lovers must try the deep fried pork shank.
The serviceis pleasant but a little weak, it is a busy restaurant so that might be part of the reason. Our dessert was forgotten until we asked about it but it arrived quickly after the prompting.