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Corkscrew Cafe

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55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
+1 831-659-8888
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My only complaint about the Corkscrew is that the parking lot is very small. Fortunately there is a lot parking around the restaurant. The food is tasty and well prepared. The wait staff is friendly and the service is spot on. The option to dine...More

Thank hal t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting in the area, two people who I met earlier in the day at a yoga class highly recommended Corkscrew Cafe. It was a perfect dining experience -- casual, Mediterranean ambience, attentive and friendly service and outstanding food and beverages. The wood fire oven pizza...More

Thank vickyambientpr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Adorable sit in the back and be transported to the South of France everything is delicious from authentic brick oven pizzas to unparalleled short ribs order a lot of stuff start with cheese platter and bread basket throw in a few salads and share with...More

Thank Jana B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's improved significantly since the previous times I've been. I can now recommend it, especially on Thursday's when the (as usual in the area) the overpriced wines are half-price. The rib-eye steak (which is plenty for two) was wonderful, the mussels good despite being somewhat...More

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Met friends here for dinner, and was delighted with the food and atmosphere. My friends lived in France for years, having bought a house in a small village outside of Avignon, so they know good food. Was delighted when they picked a new restaurant for...More

Thank kwnovoa
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Corkscrew had been recommended to us and did not disappoint. Sara's, our server, was friendly, knowledgeable, and just the right mix of attentive and relaxed. The wine she recommended was delicious and the pizza was to die for. The restaurant is very attractive and you...More

1  Thank lovestotravel4959
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This had to be one of the most pleasant lunch experiences I have had in my 6 years in the Bay Area. The Pear Salad was delightful as were the Onion Rings and roasted garlic with baked goat cheese spread. Yum! Then we had the...More

2  Thank Ron B
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Lunch of Myer Lemon pizza and pear salad in the patio when very well. Great staff and prompt service a real plus.

1  Thank BoulderNut
Reviewed March 9, 2018

We had a wonderful relaxing dinner at the Corkscrew Cafe. The staff knows the great selection of wines and was able guide us to a nice one. We are onto sharing plates. We selected something from each menu area. The food is great. We had...More

Thank MRY_USTraveler
Reviewed March 8, 2018

The food was surprisingly good. I guess we had no expectations but we were pleasantly surprised. Again the outside isn't much to look at but the inside has a warm ambience and isn't pretentious. The salads were delicious. Normally I don't like blue cheese but...More

Thank Lauren K
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Audra R
March 28, 2016|
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Response from Candace R | Reviewed this property |
Casual is fine. Saw people in jeans, no shorts.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-8888
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