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“Best lunch spot in Carmel Valley!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Corkscrew Cafe

Corkscrew Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Monterey, California
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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best lunch spot in Carmel Valley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

What is not to love? The ambience of the courtyard, the delicious wines, the fabulous food, the lovely staff, etc, etc. I have never had a bad meal or a poor glass of wine here. In my opinion, this is the only place for lunch in Carmel Valley. I make a point of having lunch here every time I visit the area (along with some of the great tasting rooms down the street). Stop in for wine and appetizers or lunch - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank melissa o
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English first
Carmel Valley, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Service has slipped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been to this charming café on multiple occasions. In the past it was lively with good food and wine. They have recently changed the menu and the service was not up to par. There were not many customers so I don't understand the lack of attention. I will try it again in a months time to reevaluate.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank LushTraveler
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Corral de Tierra, CA
2 reviews
“Wonderful New Year's Eve dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Warm and cozy atmosphere, festive for New Year's Eve but not loud and raucous. Wonderful dinner with unique flavorings made for a perfect start of New Year's eve celebrations.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank adventurebug15
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Greenbrae
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“The pizza ranks above those in Italy!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Went there on a perfect Winters sunny and warm day. sat on the patio. ordered the Meyer Lemon Pizza which was world class. we are both foodies and travel extensively in the US and Italy. This pizza far surpassed any we've had in all of Italy. We hear their wine is also top notch. Highly recommend this over many spots in Carmel and Monterey.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank lckt13
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Monterey, California
Level Contributor
57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding everything”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Go in...Great Staff. From the initial greeting to desert ! (Megan). Great wine list including Rombi selections. Best meals. Best everything!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank MaxC93940
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