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The Whole Enchilada

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7990 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9667
+1 831-633-3038
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Austin, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way into Monterey, and wow! glad we did! The food was delicious and bonus! after lunch we drove down to the harbor and watched whales from the shore!

Thank Sherry F
St. Augustine, Florida
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on the way back to San Jose, had margaritas, chimichanga, and the halibut fish tacos. The tacos were outstanding and the the chimichanga was good. Great salsa. Love the place. Have stopped here for lunch half a dozen times over the last 20 years and it never disappoints. Plus, Ray gave us a lottery ticket last time!

Thank H2O_log
Santa Cruz, California
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150 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for lunch and ordered the salmon special which was served with a lime creme sauce. The salmon portion was relatively large and well cooked. The lime sauce was unique and delicious. It was served with rice and beans. although they were pretty average. The restaurant itself is kind of a fun, rambling causal place which would make... More 

Thank Tom H
Pleasanton, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting the Whole Enchilada for more than twenty-five years as we have a property at the nearby Monterey Dunes Colony. Located right next door to the Moss Landing Harbor, it offers an interesting alternative to the usual Mexican fare with a number of delicious sea-food entrees. My personal favorite is the 'Enchiladas Adobadas' with crab meat and... More 

2 Thank knaggs4
Fremont, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We come here often after whale watching. The food is always good! The staff is kind and friendly! It's a bit expensive, but it's worth it for how fresh the produce and sea food is! Also , the pokestops are a total plus if you are an avid Pokémon go player.

Thank Alison B
San Jose, California
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017

I went to this place out of curiosity - Passed by this restaurant many a time on the way to Monterey. So, after a looooong day of whale watching - went there for lunch. The food was at best OK. Typical CA coastal Mexican fare. Nothing spectacular in my opinion. I don't drink, so I can't rate their Margaritas. But... More 

Thank sxghosh
Clovis, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Saturday nite reservations to a very busy spot - seated party of 4 at designated time and transferred bar drinks for 2 to table - live music playing at entrance - very lively place - great start! then possibly due to short staffed, the evening went down from there. LONG wait times for initial contact , long waits for drinks,... More 

Thank Mike H
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

We stopped at The Whole Enchilada for lunch after a morning whale watching session. It has a nice atmosphere, and you can tell the owner is dedicated to making his place successful and a place of interest. He even stopped by and visited with our table, giving the two teenagers star sunglasses! Our waiter was very professional and service provided... More 

1 Thank Drewhill29
Marina, California
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

We celebrated my birthday here. The staff are first-rate. The menu is varied and interesting. Everything was excellent - the staff and patrons sang Happy Birthday and the live musician played along on his guitar. A fun and memorable evening. We will be back!

Thank littleeve
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I really like the food quality along with its ambience & food quality & an affordable price. Strongly recommend.

Thank Suman D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: 7990 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9667
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Landing
  • Phone Number: +1 831-633-3038

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?