MICHELIN Guide 2019

Paprika Café

  • 309 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey, 93940
  • 13 - 25 USD • Mediterranean
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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Paprika Café

  • 309 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey
  • 13 - 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.

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

Facilities & Services

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


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

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