MICHELIN Guide 2019

Paprika Café

  • Monterey
  • Under 25 USD
  • Mediterranean
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This tiny spot is the perfect sojourn before or after a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, thanks to its delectable and affordable Mediterranean food and friendly service. A diminutive and humble place, it has only six tables, but the chef/owner provides a warm welcome, recommending favorite items before he goes to work in the tiny back kitchen. Signs in the room advertise the café's famed creamy garlic sauce, best enjoyed in a pita wrapped with chicken, tomato and spinach. The luscious tahini that accompanies crisp, golden falafel is almost as good, and a classic Greek salad is refreshingly satisfying. Don't fill up completely though, as the homemade baklava, which the restaurant also sells at the local Tuesday farmer's market, is sure to sate.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




Under 25 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • Ä New establishment in the guide

Paprika Café

+1 831-375-7452
Opening hours
Lunch Wed - Mon Dinner Mon & Wed - Sat

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