About Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink

Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink offers a unique Latin inspired dining experience with an enjoyable and casual atmosphere. Signature items include; Sangria, La Tablita and Seafood Chilpachole. Panoramic views of the Monterey Bay and the city lights beyond make for stunning sunsets. Enjoy a delicious meal and watch the abundant sea life while relaxing at your table.

2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey, CA 93940
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Brunch & Lunch 7:00am - 2:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Canyon Del Ray

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(831) 899-4544

Website:
http://www.jdvhotels.com/hotels/california/monterey-hotels/monterey-tides/

Parking Details:
Parking on property is complimentary when dining at Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink.

Executive Chef:
Jose Velasquez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our panoramic setting combines a relaxed beach front environment paired with sophistication and simplicity to provide the perfect dining experience.

Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

3.8

ambience

4.3

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (7)
Waterfront (6)
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Good for a Date (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Casual (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

I believe they were not ready to offer a Valentine’s Day dinner. The ambiance was casual. When I made the reservation I was expecting to find a place where they were serving a special for Valentine’s Day, and I was very disappointed. I had a succulent for centerpiece. There were no hearts, sparkles, roses... I spend more than $200.00 for an ordinary dinner. I was so embarrassed that I took my boyfriend to this place. I cried when I got home. There was one good thing though, the people working on the floor, hostess, bartender, and waiters, excellent people. They are not the ones to blame for this disastrous experience .

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great view, the food was great but modest portions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Loved the way staff worked together to make a nice dining experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

You can't beat the view. You are right on the beach! The hotel did a great renovation. I was with a group of local friends and plan to take my husband back soon.

Tags: Late-night Find, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

It was a mediocre experience to say the least. The restaurants only saving grace is the spectacular view and that alone might be worth having a cup of coffee or mimosa there but skip the food. I had the avocado toast - and it was more like a light spread of guacamole that tasted like it came out of a jar and the bread was your average baguette. I also asked for a side of potatoes and they were the small bite size potatoes but looked black and gray and had absolutely no flavor at all. To top it off, it was expensive but again you're probably paying for the view!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first time to this restaurant since the hotel has changed hands and become Monterey Tides. We were very impressed with the creative Spanish style cooking...even breakfast was quite gourmet and different from your average hotel restaurant (or any) breakfast around here. The views of the Monterey Bay & coastline from almost are stunning. We are looking forward to coming back again for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awful food and awful service. Big waste of hard earned money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We spent New Year's Eve at the Tides and this was the closest restaurant so we made reservations without knowing much about it. Such a treat!! Great food! Beautiful views.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious but overpriced. A grilled watermelon salad with feta, watercress and balsamic was $12. I could buy many watermelons for that price.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Surprisingly good (big) portions for our Christmas dinner. We opted for the special Christmas selections instead of the standard items from the menu, and glad we did. After reading some of the reviews from their Thanksgiving dinner, we were not sure how the meal would be but it was very good overall. Both the turkey and huge prime rib plates were on point. The place seem pretty busy with only one waitress that we can see serving the diners.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent location and delicious food. The menu offered many choices and had a lot of healthy options. Service was great!

Tags: Waterfront, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We just had appetizers because we weren't so hungry (also because the dinner options seemed pretty pricey). The appetizers were fine. However, DON'T EAT HERE FOR BREAKFAST. We came back for breakfast and it was AWFUL. I couldn't even eat it. It was like breakfast at McDonald's. We told the waiter we didn't like our food and didn't eat it but he didn't take it off the bill. Our waiter was very flippant and acted like he could care less. Nice remodel and view, but because of the inconsistency with food - decent appetizers one day and McDonald's-level breakfast the next day - I give it 1 stars.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The staff was so friendly, plenty of ocean view window seating & booths. Food was so fresh!
What a wonderful surprise of the slice of Chocolate tart, for my birthday!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving menu items were seriously lacking in nearly every way. The soup was beyond bland - it tasted like it only contained butternut squash. There was no flavor to it like cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, curry, cumin - nothing. The ravioli was abysmal. It tasted frozen and the sauce may have just been the butternut squash soup. The salmon was okay, but nothing I would tell a friend about. Service was a joke. Our waiter came as was just looking for the order. When my husband asked for recommendations for drinks, he got a blank stare then um’s and uh’s. When he asked if a certain drink was sweet, the waiter took it as an order, writing it down instead of answering the question. Top it all off, we ordered tea at the end, which was just standard tea bags I can buy at any grocery store, and it turns out, those were $4 cups of tea. Total bill (before tip) was $132. “Not worth it” doesn’t begin to explain the feeling. I left pretty irate that I had a holiday meal there. Just skip this place.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Had the Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menu. Pumpkin Soup, I believe was described as spicy, but appeared not spicy at all. Turkey was tender and juicy but served luke warm on a cold plate with tasteless gravy and cold mashed potatoes. Pumpkin pie was the highlight throughout a decent dinner. Considering the price and location I would have expected something better and more exciting than what I can cook at home. The service was kind and mostly professional but rushed and clearly they were on a tight schedule to make the table available for later seatings.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had Wonderful experience!! Very very romantic !!! Everything was perfect.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 21, 2017

One of the best views in the Monterey Bay area. Beautiful ambiance, great menu and good service. This is real "waterfront" - "Ocean Front" dining. Located on the 4th floor of the Monterey Tides hotel, have already recommended to friends and will go back again for another try.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch. The option of lunch or brunch was terrific. Plan on bringing my husband for dinner.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Our hotel on the 1st floor of this place was HORRIBLE. Hotel staff was great, but there were *numerous* problems with our reservation and room itself.

This restaurant completely made up for it all. The food (both dinner and breakfast) were AMAZING and worth every penny. We would highly recommend it to anyone who is traveling in the area.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This hotel is anything but a boutique hotel as advertised on the internet. It is very large and very busy with a generally noisy clientele. Location is great but overall that is about it. Three stars is generous.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our server Armando made my mother day special. Our first time here... needless to say, the food, service and ambiance will bring me back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were excited to check out Vizcaino for a Mother's Day lunch. As soon as we arrived the hostess/server was snapping at another employee and the bar where you check in was super dirty! We should have left them. After waiting for them to finish their argument for about 5 minutes, we were finally seated. We were seated for 15 minutes before anyone came to take our drinks order. I had to flag down a busboy to take our beverage order. We had a great table with stunning views of the water! The food was super boring and more American than the website PR lead us to believe. They added on a item to the check but we didn't notice until we got to the car and had no desire to go back and deal with the poor service any longer. The lobby of this hotel also has the amazing views and a bar. We'll def check it out because how hard can it be to mess up a glass of wine, but will not be returning to this restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

View was great and menu was nicely crafted.

Service was almost non-existent. Didn't get water refill until 5 minutes before the bill came. Never received mimosa we ordered. Server had no personality or professional training.

Worse off, the food was subpar across the board. Eggs Benedict was slaughtered... Hollandaise was "scrambled". Eggs overcooked. Bananas "foster" french toast was merely french toast with raw bananas and pecans. Omelette had eggs overcooked and breakfast quesadilla was a pinner ham and cheese in a tortilla with ramekins of guac and sour cream.

Overall a great concept with horrible execution.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Did Sunday brunch and the were very accommodating with our large family (18). We felt special as we got the long large table that seated 12 adults while the young ones had their own table. The views of Monterey were beautiful which went nicely with our brunch. The menu had a wide variety of breakfast and lunch dishes. We shared and all were tasty! The service was great too. The kids got their dishes quick and following suit the adults did too. The prices were reasonable as well.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We were very disappointed with the food, selected for our lunch. The best part of our experience was the view and the accommodating staff.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Had a very nice experience overall.
Although only a few people were seated at their tables and 1 other party waiting, I needed to remind the hostess that I had a reservation twice before she seated us. Which I felt I needed to do being that she was being casual about attending the hostess desk with no one there, Many tables available and still not attending to us when we had a reservation at 7 pm.
After that It was a very pleasant dinner and Wonderful view of the sunset. :D

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Organic, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The prices were a little high....and the menu does not have a lot to choose from.

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 (München)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We had the steak which was grilled perfect. The sides (asparagus and mashed potatoes) were cold. Our desert the creme brûlée came also cold. The wine by the glass we would like (9$) was no longer available. So the waitress brought us two glasses red wine for 15$ each. Which was not particularly. Too expensive for that bad service.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The place is beautiful, the food is good, and our server was very nice. The place is understaffed and it took almost 30 minutes for her to come by and take our order, but once we ordered the service was prompt.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was very good and we enjoyed looking out at the ocean while we ate

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View
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