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MICHELIN Guide California

Cultura

  • 100 Dolores St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, 93923, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mexican, Californian
Take Away

Full menu of Cal-Mex dishes, plus agave cocktails, available for takeout

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MICHELIN Guide California

Cultura

  • 100 Dolores St., Carmel-by-the-Sea, 93923, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Mexican, Californian
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Cultura’s cooking is inspired by the cuisine of Mexico, with particular attention paid to the region of Oaxaca. It might not be the right place to take abuela for an authentic taste of home, but the food is very good. Tucked among shops in a courtyard away from the street, this dining room resembles a sort of Mexican taberna, lined with deep red booths, coffered ceilings and wrought-iron accents. On fair nights, dine alfresco around the courtyard’s fire pits.

Try the house-made Cultura mole with smoked pork, which arrives as a feast of freshly made tortillas and lightly pickled vegetable slaw for assemble-your-own tacos. Save room for desserts like the dense and dark Oaxacan chocolate brownie with a touch of chili and cinnamon cloaked in ganache.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • ˆ Brunch
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • { Private dining room
  • Take away
  • a Wheelchair access

Information

+1 831-250-7005
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Friday

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