Delicious Eateries - Carmel / Carmel Valley

Rio Grill Downtown Dining

Rio Grill

101 Crossroads Boulevard, Carmel

831.625.5436 |

Daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch


A high energy restaurant serving creative American cuisine. Menu highlights include entrées from the wood-burning grill and oak wood smoker. Steaks, fresh fish and pastas. Full bar and extensive wine list.

Running Iron Restaurant and Saloon

Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon

24 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley


Sun-Fri 11-9:30, Sat 11-2am


The "Comfort Place" with something for everyone. Eggs and omelettes, Mexican food, burgers, steaks and desserts to die for. Outdoor patio dining available. Full bar.

Sangria Wine and Tapas Bar

Sangria Wine & Tapas Bar

5 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley

408.529.2746 |

Daily 6:30-9

Owners Colleen and Robert Mann offer a variety of superb wines and tasty snacks in a warm and congenial atmosphere. They also serve quality coffee, espresso, pastries and breakfast snacks starting at 6:30 a.m. Lunch and dinner, along with wines, are available.

Trailside Café

Trailside Café

3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley

831.298.7453 |

Daily 8-9, Happy Hour daily 4-6


A variety of home-cooked dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also feature a beer garden where you can enjoy 16 beers on tap and 50+ bottled brews. Patio dining available.