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“Great food, better than average atmosphire”
Review of Old Monterey Cafe

Old Monterey Cafe
Ranked #2 of 301 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, better than average atmosphire”
Reviewed June 4, 2005

This is a great down home breakfast spot. Some of the restaurants in downtown Monterey are a little bit Denny's like but this one is more like your own favorite hometown breakfast place. It was nice that the menu had lots-o-meat on it. The menu is huge and everything we had was great. We had pigs in a blanket, which consisted of three large pancakes, ham, an omlette and a coffee cake muffin (very good). Solid food, good prices and good service. Expect to wait for a few minutes to get a table since the place is not only small but has been rated by a local magazine as the best breakfast spot for something like seven years running.

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“Only the Best Breakfast I've Ever Eaten In My Life”
Reviewed June 4, 2005

You have not experienced Monterey until you have gone to this local favorite hangout. Oh my gosh. There prices are so low, you feel guilty getting such huge portions and great quality. Each morning they have homemade fresh salsa on the tables ready to go on the BEST HUEVOS RANCHEROS you have ever eaten in your entire life. The place is small and always packed, so be ready to wait. If you get there early, you just might beat out one of the locals or military folks for a table by the window, who frequent here on a daily basis. Fast, Inexpensive, Great Portions, and Great Food. Highly Highly recommended.

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