Toro Place Cafe, west of the river on the Monterey Hwy, has been dishing up big breakfasts and lunches to cowboys for more than 50 years. Still quite popular, a shady table on the patio today made for a pleasant lunch.
Mom had a burger, $5.75, and I tried the patty melt, $8.95. The request for medium-rare came out well-done but not dry. Fresh garnishes, and the grilled red onions on the patty melt added some sweetness. Not special, but not bad either.
Toro Place Cafe photos
Toro Place Cafe
665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908