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“Joaquin Benetiz, Server” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Beach

Cafe Beach
2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey Beach Resor, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-899-4544
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Ranked #42 of 267 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Canyon Del Ray
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.
Monterey, California
1 review
“Joaquin Benetiz, Server”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

My wife, Mary, and I had the pleasure of dining with you last evening. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable!! Joaquin Benitz is an outstanding representative for your restaurant. He was very attentive to us and all the tables he was serving and anticipated our every need. It is refreshing to find this kind of service and we will definitely be returning to dine with you again. You are very fortunate to have an employee like Joaquin.

Please thank him for us for making it a special 72nd birthday For Mary!

Sinncerely, Ray and Mary R.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick S, General Manager at Cafe Beach, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Ray R,

Thank you so much for your great review, as well as for recognizing one of our very best servers.

With warm regards,

Patrick Sheridan
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San Francisco, California
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409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
“Good restaurant with good food and nice views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We had breakfast here in this restaurant and the food and service were good. However the major plus point was the location right on the beach with great views of the beach and water. You can easily spend an hour in here enjoying your food while taking in the scenery.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick S, General Manager at Cafe Beach, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Sushar,

Thank you for the 5 star review - I am happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance, food & service of our café.

With warm regards,

Patrick Sheridan
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

loved the variety, all perfectly prepared, from omelets to eggs benedict, to some house specials with chorizo sausage. very nice wait staff.

Visited June 2013
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Patrick S, General Manager at Cafe Beach, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Dear WhoKnew55,
Thank you so much for the 5 star review - I am happy to hear you enjoyed the food and service provided by our wonderful staff.

Warm regards,

Patrick Sheridan
General Manager
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“Joaquin is worth 5 stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I had such a great experience at the beach cafe. The food was wonderful and the service was above my expectation, especially from my experience in monterey. The dinner went very smooth and it Joaquin truly enjoyed serving us. We were the last people in the restaurant and instead if kicking us out he stayed and talked with us. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and definitely ask for Joaquin.

Jesse

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick S, General Manager at Cafe Beach, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Jesse,
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback. It is always nice to hear that our associates are taking good care of our guests.
I look forward to your return to Cafe Beach.

Thank you again,
Patrick
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Seaside
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great View, but that is it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The view was great! Above the Ocean and straight to West. You look right into the sunset over the Ocean. So far, so good.

The food could not keep up. Sober, questionable combinations like rice with warm olives, more on the greasy side, not what I can recommend.

The wine we tied was good, no question about that.

Server and host one kind, better do something else if you don't want to be in the business.

And the bill, yup the bill. A service charge appeared on the bill, 15% service charge plus a request for 15% tip for one in the best case lousy service.

Finally I'm not able to understand the good reviews, it was for sure the last time I was there. And if you don't want to overpay for lousy service and in the best case sober food, look for something else.

There are plenty of better restaurants around.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Patrick S, General Manager at Cafe Beach, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear SeasideForus,
I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your food and service in Café Beach. I would like to gather more details from you about this experience. We take guest comments seriously, and want to ensure we exceed our guest expectations on a daily basis.

Please contact me at psheridan@montereybeachresort.com

Thank you.
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