There is literally no end to the amazing restaurants in Carmel-by-the-Sea and the surrounding areas. The San Carlos Agency, Inc. family takes much pride and consideration in our local dining recommendations; we don't make any recommendation unless we experience it regularly and adore it ourselves. Enjoy!

Restaurants preferred by the San Carlos Agency family of agents and employees:

  • La Bicyclette (French, Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Excellent pizzas; great for brunch, lunch or dinner.

  • Little Napoli (Italian, Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Authentic Italian; great wine selection with neighboring wine bar.

  • Mission Ranch (American, Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Clint Eastwood-owned Carmel staple; excellent prime rib, famous piano bar, great porch seating and views of Carmel Bay and Point Lobos.

  • Café Rustica (Italian, Carmel Valley Village) – Hidden gem in Carmel Valley Village just 13 miles east (20 minute drive) of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea; we recommend the pizzas and salmon filet!

  • Passionfish (Seafood, Pacific Grove) – Locals favorite in Pacific Grove; serving sustainable seafood and meats with a superb wine selection.

  • Katy’s Place (American, Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Famous downtown brunch spot; largest breakfast menu on the West Coast!

  • Little Swiss Café (American, Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Locals favorite for breakfast and lunch only; busy on weekends (cash only).

  • Phil’s Fish Market (Seafood, Moss Landing) – Freshest seafood in Monterey County; dine-in (prepare to wait in line!) or take-out; we recommend the seafood cioppino.
  • Zab Zab (Thai, Monterey)  No frills just extremely authentic and tasty Thai food served amongst an ombiance of simplicity. The pumpkin curry, however, is unforgettable!

Recommended Bars:

  • Hog’s Breath Inn (Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood; great setting to enjoy drinks and casual food by numerous outdoor fireplaces in downtown Carmel.
  • Vesuvio (Carmel-by-the-Sea)  One of the only rooftop terraces in downtown Carmel with great happy hour specials. Main dining room downstairs is excellent for formal dinner as well.
  • Vino Napoli (Carmel-by-the-Sea) – Wine bar adjacent to Little Napoli; excellent selection of wines from all regions of Italy and abroad.

  • The Tap Room (Pebble Beach) – A world renowned watering hole for any and every golfer; tremendous bar and excellent steaks.

  • Nepenthe (Big Sur) – The most scenic bar in Nothern California; enjoy a famous Ambrosia Burger and an unparalleled view of the coastline and the Pacific. 

  • Cannery Row Brewing Company (Monterey) – Excellent beer selection and casual, tasty bar food.

  • Baja Cantina (Carmel Valley) – Sports bar with solid Mexican fare, lively atmosphere, and vintage racing paraphernalia.

  • Mulligan (Carmel-by-the-Sea) – One of the few but easily the best sports bar in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea; good food and atmosphere.


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San Carlos Agency, Inc.

26358 Carmel Rancho Lane (Suite 5)
Carmel,  California 93923

(831) 624-3846 info@sancarlosagency.com License#: 00753855

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