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4 day trip from SFO to Carmel and Big Sur, best inexpensive restaurants?


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4 day trip from SFO to Carmel and Big Sur, best inexpensive restaurants?

cs53 | Aug 8, 2011 10:31 AM

My boyfriend and I are getting into SFO on a Friday afternoon and spending 3 nights in Carmel and the 4th in Big Sur. My plan so far is to stop in Salinas for some tacos at El Grullense and then get dinner in Carmel. We will probably do a combination of lunch and dinner out and some picnics in Carmel. It looks like the places that stand out from other reviews are:

Cantinella Luca
Passionfish in Pacific Grove
California Market

And for picnic provisions:
Bountiful Basket
Bruno's Market
the Cheese Shop

For dinner in Big Sur, I think we will bring a picnic because the place we are staying is pretty remote. We will probably pick up some food and a bottle of wine in Carmel before heading out. We will probaby go to the Big Sur Bakery on Tuesday morning before we head back up.

Anything I should consider instead? We are trying to keep expenses down because hotels were so high, so trying for under $20 mains wherever possible. We might splurge on a drink at Sierra Mar if we can still see the view from the bar.

701 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Big Sur Bakery
47540 Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920

California Market Restaurant
120 Highland Dr, Carmel, CA

Sierra Mar Restaurant
Highway 1, Big Sur, CA

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