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Cachagua General Store

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13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
+1 831-659-1857
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Carmel Valley, California
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385 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

The Cachagua General Store is no more, but Michael's famed Sunday Brunch and Monday Night Dinner have re-located to Lokal in Carmel Valley Village (much easier to get to. Google hasn't caught up with the move, so go to Lokal. Tonight's outing was mixed. The four-course Prix Fixe Fungus was great, the Maigret of Duck disappointing (cut from an overcooked... More 

Thank Andrew A
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

When Michael is cooking, be there. Best food in town, though a trek for most of us. I had a lovely brunch recently (perfect eggs) and previously awesome dinner. I liked everything served. Bone marrow was so good. Love the rhubarb bacon. Wagu beef was sublime. I don't think the menu is ever the same so no use getting stuck... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Carmel, California
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2015

There are few food adventures like this one. The food is excellent, prices quite reasonable, interesting wine list...just plan on making it an evening. Reservation a must. A true chef-led dining experience.

1 Thank Onthefly11
Monterey Bay
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2015

My wife and I took her daughter and boyfriend out to Michael Jones' Fine Dining Roadhouse. It had been nearly a year since we last visited. It again exceeded our expectations. Abel skivers, Oysters on the 1/2 shell, 3 Beet Salad, a raw tuna salad dish, and the best crab cake in Monterey County completed our appetizer selections. Both of... More 

Thank hownowmonterey
Carmel Valley, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Where the locals go for special occasions or just to hang vintners galore fun casual gourmet delicious everyone talks to everyone and shares their wines Michael and Amanda are lovely crazy smart incredible philosophical foodies that feed the whole bunch with unparalleled meals it's a very special treat but you have to be crazy liberal easygoing and patient things are... More 

Thank Jana B
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We have visited many times and always bring friends who have not been before. People from around the state and as far away as France. Everyone without exception has completely enjoyed the food. The presentation is wonderful and the service is good but not rushed. Good wine list featuring local wines at reasonable prices.

1 Thank Ken A
Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2015

Pompous attitude from the staff, food comes out when the kitchen staff decides to actually do some work, 30 minutes to get our server to take our drink order......I could go on and on. The attitude of this restaurant is identical to that of the staff at Lokal! I heard the owner of Lokal is the son of the owner... More 

6 Thank Parbuster1962
Carmel, California
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

The service was OK, but the Eggs Benny Bacon (switching the ham for bacon) with the Meyer Lemon hollandaise was delicious. To top it off: berry pancakes! Coffee could be a bit stronger.

Thank Camilla_Barretto
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153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2015

Yes, it is out in the middle of Carmel Valley, up a very winding road, much of it into the sun because of the time of day. Give yourself plenty of time. But it is a beautiful drive. The place looks like an ice house (beer joint) in Texas. You can make an early reservation (before 7, but the earlier... More 

2 Thank jimbill
Monterey, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

The service was hard to describe. It took the waitress 30 minutes just to give us a menu. We waited another 40 minutes before we were able to get the waitress to take our order. 35 to 40 minutes later our order had not come up, so we asked the waitress what the wait was. she told us the food... More 

5 Thank frraggs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $24
American, Spanish
Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-1857
Modern Spanish cuisine. Organic ingredients including our own farmed produce. Sustainably raised meats. Seafood Watch fish and shellfish. We are open for Sunday Brunch from 10am, and Monday Night Dinner from 6pm

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