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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Make reservations! Lines WILL be long if you go on a whim. This is a local hotspot that is not that big in terms of size but the ambience and the service will be a thing to remember. Oh yeah, the food is delicious too :p”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Right around the corner. There is a Whole Foods at the Del Monte Center, and a Trader Joe's in downtown Monterey, if those are more your style.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“because, it is a popular local restaurant with quick service, good food, large portions and affordable.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good place to go have a conversation over a beer. Huge beer selection and not super noisy. Nice atmosphere”
  • 13 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Acme roasts clean-grown, fairly-traded, and the highest ranking coffees available. Twenty-five years of roasting experience in small, manually controlled batches are combined with the truth, charitable hearts and the small community interchange.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Much more than a pizza place. Great Italian food and drinks. Good for big or small groups. Friendly. Highly recommend.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Warehouse Store
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  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Homey stop-in for creative sushi rolls & familiar Japanese chow, plus beer & sake in petite digs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“Bustling, low-key Vietnamese eatery featuring noodle soups & other traditional dishes.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Trail
“bike ride along the ocean. Start in Marina and head in to Monterey to explore, eat and drink”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If it's Japanese food you're craving, this is where you'll find the locals. Their Sushi, Ramen, or Bento Boxes are all delicious and easy on the wallet. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Beach
“Del Monte Beach is located in Monterey Ca. It is a white sand beach walking distance to Fishermans Warf and the Pier plus downtown Monterey Alvarado St.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nearby beach with free parking, portapotties. Bonfires are allowed but must be in the fire pit/metal container. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you love Thai food as much as we do, you will appreciate this restaurant!”
  • 5 locals recommend