Appease your palate in “America’s Last Hometown!” Pacific Grove is bursting with flavors ranging from an array of international cuisines and specialty dishes. Here are just a few of the amazing options to get you salivating.
Satisfy your seafood tooth while dining on fresh and organic ingredients at Wild Fish. Here, they work with local fisherman and purveyors to masterfully create freshly harvested fixings into delicious concoctions. Spot items like crispy skin sablefish with shishito peppers and pan-seared petrale sole with brown butter and capers on its menu, which is updated daily.
Sometimes you just get the itch for some quality chips and salsa, and luckily Peppers is just what the doctor ordered. Start with their famed corn chowder (often the soup of the day) and a specialty margarita before diving into their “MexiCali” menu. Choose from classics like seafood tacos, fajitas, chili rellenos or house-made tamales all at an affordable price.
Transport yourself to a European bistro and prepare to be spoiled with sultry Mediterranean flavors at Fandango. With a 30 year track record you can bet that their daily lunch and dinner offerings have been perfected. House favorites include rack of lamb, paella and sanddabs.
Combine two meals in one and experience a brunch like no other at Crema. The adorable Victorian mansion truly makes you feel at home with cozy seating options and comforting favorites like chicken & waffles, crab cakes & eggs, huevos rancheros and more. Did we mention they have bottomless mimosas with custom flavors like grapefruit, orange and peach?
Treat yourself to a delicious (and sustainable) feast at Passionfish. This locals’ favorite is a staple along Lighthouse Avenue and continues to lead the charge in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s widely known Seafood Watch. Aside from tantalizing seafood dishes, Passionfish is award-winning for their affordable wine selection with options spanning the globe.
Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar
Looking to expand your taste buds horizons? Look no further than Jeninni! Consisting of mostly small plates, here you can create your own unique smorgasbord of coastal Mediterranean delights infusing a mixture of unique flavors and spices. Be sure to pair your creation with a carefully selected beverage from the wine bar.
Beach House at Lovers Point
Looking for an ocean view but don’t want to spend a bundle? The Beach House at Lovers Point offers some of the most majestic views of the Monterey Bay while serving up some serious comfort foods. Come for their “Sunset Special,” available daily from 4-5:30pm, and choose from a handful of entrees all for under $13! Might we recommend the bacon-wrapped meat loaf or the panko-sanddabs almondine...?