Monday, April 2, 2012

Carmel Eats

There are a few places in Carmel that we visit almost every time we go.  I have had a few people ask me about recommendations, so I thought I would share!

My favorite spot is The Highlands Inn - the views from the glass bar overlooking the ocean are gorgeous, and the service is amazing.  You will drive right to it if you take the 1 just past carmel.  If you go, ask for Faye or Amy - they are always very sweet!  They have lots of great cocktails, including a special mix Amy makes for me when we go.  Their calamari is delicious if you need a pre dinner snack to watch the sun go down.

We also have been going to the same restaurant since we first started going together almost 5 years ago... it used be called Bahama Billy's, then it was something else, now it's called Bahama's Island Steakhouse.  It's tucked away in the Barn Yard shopping center.  I don't go for the steak though, I go for the appetizers!
They have delicious sweet potato fries with a mango chutney sauce that I could eat every day, and their garlic corn bread fills me up so much that I have learned not to order an actual entree.  Between these two appetizers and a small salad, I am always good to go!
Cute little shopping area "The Barnyard" 
 YUM!

We also visit the Baja Cantina if we are in the mood for delicious margaritas and authentic Mexican grub.  The cantina is so cute, it has a very homey feel with rustic decor and lots of stuff!  Their margaritas and hand made guacamole are definitely worth ordering, and I usually get one of their huge burritos to eat.

 There is something really special about the California Coast... it's a gorgeous place - and the cliffs that drop into the ocean are definitely worth seeing. 

15 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm dying at these pictures-- CA looks amazing! I need to visit! Such a fun weekend :)

Ashley Marie said...

CUTE! I wish we had cute little places like that but they are HARD to find around here being we are so 'city' developed! I definitely need to get out into the quaint little towns outside the city =)

Ana F. said...

Thanks for the tips! I wanna go to Carmel this summer :)

safire said...

I love California! These pictures are gorgeous :)

Our Family of Four said...

I want to go there! Very pretty!

Nicole Marie said...

what could be better than those cocktails and that view!

Lauren said...

oh that view is incredible! this midwest girl must visit CA very soon!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Coming from Europe, Carmel is on my travel wish-list. It's the stuff dreamy romantic days are made of ;-)

Britt said...

My hubby and I are heading to Carmel for my bday in July. This is so helpful! You are so lucky you can enjoy this beautiful place often.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those drinks and food look yummy!

kimberly @ lush lounge said...

The ocean pictures are SO pretty! I've been wanting to take a trip to the coast so bad lately.

Allison said...

I haven't been to California in 15 years. It's time for a trip I believe!

Kristen said...

I need to plan a trip to Cali! Such great pictures! And the food looks so good!



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Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Seriously, looks like such an amazing place!! And yummy looking food too!

Lauren said...

Carmel is the most magical place ever!!! miss being up in norcal!!