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susancinsf | | Apr 21, 2007 09:36 AM

I am trying to narrow down my choices for dinner on Friday night in Monterey (one can't eat at Passionfish every night, and we will be going there with friends on Saturday). If it were up to me, we'd perhaps try Melange, but hubby wants to keep price and dress level very casual.

So, I've decided we should expand our horizons. Here are my questions:

Casa Moreno Taqueria (on Fremont): it has gotten good mentions in the Monterey Herald and elsewhere, and has the advantage of being right across the street from our usual Monterey hotel. Plus, it looks very nice, with a great patio. It hasn't been there that long, however, I've *never* seen it open whenever we are staying across the street, and their website is inactive. Anyone know the deal? Closed for good, or just strange hours?

CalMex, on Cass in Monterey (not to be confused with the awful, overpriced MexiCali Grill on Lighthouse!): this place, which has two menus, one upscale Mexican, one California cuisine, intrigues me. If they have a website, I can't find it. The Herald reviewers called it best newcomer this year:

but I've never seen any mention on CH. Has anyone tried it? Any comments? Hightlights of the menu?

I am also consiering Amir's Kabob House on Lighthouse. I've asked about this place before and havent gotten any feedback, but it is always crowded when we drive by...They do have a website:

So, I guess it is time to add some reports on some newer places to the mix. Your help would be appreciated! I will report back on whichever we choose. Thanks!