The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to invite you and your attendees back to Monterey County in 2022. We have a number of new, innovative culinary experiences just waiting for you to explore. In Monterey County, you'll find a restaurant or winery that can accommodate all cravings and tastes! Here are some expanded dining and drinking spots for you and your attendees to try when visiting Monterey County.

During your lunch break, enjoy Stokes Adobe (Monterey)

Stokes Adobe

Located in a famously haunted historic adobe, Stokes Adobe opened its doors in late 2021. Updated with a new interior and outdoor seating complete with fire pits, the menu boasts modern California cuisine with a focus on craft cocktails.  

After a brainstorming session with colleagues, savor Savvy (Monterey) 

Savvy Bar

Tucked into a storefront underneath the Golden State Theatre, Monterey County’s most authentic speakeasy is now open in the heart of Monterey. Owner, Todd Howland, curated a drink menu featuring barrel-aged and crafted-to-order libations that are Prohibition era inspired.  

For those attendees that love Mexican cuisine, check out the opening of Nicolás Cocina de Herencia (Carmel-by-the-Sea) 

Villa Azteca Dish

The newest creation from the owners of the beloved Villa Azteca in Salinas, the eatery honoring the Alvarez family patriarch will open in Carmel Plaza in spring 2022. The 5,000-square-foot spot will have indoor dining, bar seating and a small outdoor space, serving specialty Michoacán dishes as well as other Mexican favorites, incorporating three generations of family recipes.  

Any beer fanatics in your group? Look out for Saucy Otter Brewing Company (Pacific Grove) 


Set to open in spring 2022, this informal spot with a locals’ vibe will serve small-batch craft beer in California’s last “dry” town, which legalized alcohol in 1969, 30 years after the federal repeal of Prohibition.  

Try out the state’s first seltzery, California Seltzer Co. (Pacific Grove.) 

California Seltzery

It will open in Lovers Point Park, steps from the ocean, in 2022. In addition to small-batch seltzers in flavors like hibiscus lime and blood orange, the spot will serve wood-fired pizza and craft beer from its sister company, Lodi-based Five Window Beer Company. 

Before you wrap up your work trip, indulge in Carmel Burger Bar (Carmel-by-the-Sea)

Opening in Carmel Plaza in 2022, this eatery will be serving up creative and renovated handpicked, grass-fed, artisan beef burgers and more. With recipes comprised of both seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, Carmel Burger Bar will be another must-visit spot in the town that has 50 plus restaurants within one square mile. 

Only in Monterey County can food enthusiasts enjoy diverse cuisine and drinks, even for the pickiest of eaters. When hosting your next meeting, make sure to stop by and enjoy one of these new places!

To learn more about what's new in Monterey County check out New and Updated Hotels in Monterey County in 2022 and More Ways to Experience Monterey County in 2022.