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Family road tripping in Monterey/Pacific Grove/Cambria/Santa Barbara - Looking to finalize our food itinerary!

jacolis | Nov 20, 201602:08 PM

Hi all,

Doing some research for a trip driving down Highway 1 from SFO to LAX. Need to fill in a few gaps with dining suggestions for our itinerary below. We are a family of four with two adventurous kids. Coming from central Canada am especially interested in options we don't have like fresh seafood and good Mexican food. Looking for reasonably-priced restaurants (i.e., not fine dining) but tasty food!

SANTA CRUZ (driving from SFO to PG)
- lunch stop - intrigued by lunch at Pono Hawaiian (cannot find poke here!)
- stop for fried artichoke at the Choke Coach in Castroville

- need a lunch spot after our visit to the Monterey Aquarium - can't decide between Schooner's Coastal Kitchen/Sea Harvest/Monterey's Fish House.
- already picked Pepper's in PG for dinner
- one other dinner thinking about the Monterey Farmer's Market (Tuesday evenings from 4-7?)
- looking for a picnic lunch to bring to Pt. Lobos park - does Earthbound Farm sell prepared foods?

CAMBRIA (2 nights)
- need 2 dinner spots (staying at Moonstone Landing) - any suggestions? Indigo Moon? Or take out from somewhere? Kids are a bit impatient so didn't want something with a long wait (like Sea Chest)
- planning on lunch at Sebastien's after visting Hearst Castle

SANTA BARBARA (2 nights)
- need 1 lunch spot and two dinner spots
- Is La Super Rica worth it or overated? What about Cajun Kitchen Cafe near Courthouse for lunch? No idea for dinner.. SB seems very pricey.

Thanks in advance!

Pono Hawaiian Grill,
Cajun Kitchen Cafe,
La Super-Rica Taqueria,
Indigo Moon,
Sea Chest Restaurant,
Monterey's Fish House,
Old Monterey Marketplace & Farmers Market,
Peppers Mexicali Cafe,
Sea Harvest,
Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar
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