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Tides Waterfront Kitchen

4.0
4
97 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin / Spanish
Tides Waterfront Kitchen will be open for Breakfast daily from 7am to 11am and for Dinner from 5pm to 9pm Thursday through Sunday. Please join us at Bayside Bar daily from 3-10pm.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 899-4544

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Velasquez

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (831) 899-4544

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Canyon Del Ray

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

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

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Romantic

  • California Central Coast

    Great for scenic views

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Kid-friendly

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Romantic

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for scenic views

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  1. H

    Hamilton

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dennis, our server, was phenomenal. We had a wait on our reservation on Thanksgiving. But he more than made up for it with his exemplary service and kind heartedness.
  2. JB

    JenniferB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Food is amazing View can’t be beat
  3. SB

    SunnyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service, appropriately timed- it didn’t take too long. Not a bad seat in the house.
  4. g

    gigi

    New England

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Seemed short on staff the night we were there, although he was hustling with several tables. Food came out pretty quick some of it overcooked but for the most part very good and delicious. Meal was good we did get stuck in the elevator for a few minutes then finally it started to work again!
  5. w

    waynem

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    If you arrive when it opens, then you'll have an open view of Monterey and the ocean. Otherwise, you have to decide what side of the barrier you will lean to see the views. It seems like the service was selective with their customers.
  6. L

    Lesa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Service was wonderful. The view was beautiful.
  7. J

    Jeaneen

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent for dinner. Wonderful view. Families and your children made it louder, but barrable.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service verrrrry slow. Food is as meh. Prices kindof high.
  9. BH

    BritanyH

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Amazing view & atmosphere Food is ok and very expensive- not worth the cost. convenient for sure if staying at the hotel but not worth it Staff is super helpful and nice though!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Foods were really good! Always my go to place for by the sea relaxing dinner
  11. DA

    DABM

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The prices are high and the food is mediocre at best. Yes, it has a nice view of the ocean , but so do many places in Monterey, Carmel and Pacific Grove. This place should be skipped.
  12. WT

    WendyT

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had reservations but were seated in the back near the kitchen which was not great given additional and clearly available options but the folks I was with were use to this treatment so we sat, the server was cool and we enjoyed lite fare, soup - clam chowder- a little too thick but full of clams, bread and a glass of wine. Good space for conversation. I’ve eaten lunch here in the past and the experience was better.
  13. MS

    MeganS

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Terrible! Our mains came out an hour late. My partner ordered the market fish and it came out raw in the middle. The waiter said the wait was because of the fish but that’s a load of garbage. If you can’t cook a whole fish, don’t put it on your menu. My partner ended up giving it back to them and having In N Out because he didn’t want to wait another hour for food. The waiter didn’t apologise or acknowledge their poor service. View was great but it was a massive let down.
  14. SL

    SherrieL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Morning Brunch was delicious ... the muffins superb!
  15. o

    onlythebest

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    I selected this place for a nice birthday dinner treat for myself. The restaurant is overpriced for the value received. I paid over $90 for one piece of salmon (that had the taste of farmed vs wild) with no sides, a wedge salad with 1/2 tomato, and a glass of wine. The food was disappointing. The service was average, not good, and not bad. I did observe other servers checking in with their table guests. As a solo diner I didn't have a lot of requests; however, it would have been nice to have had more contact.
  16. NG

    NatalieG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and friendly staff. They were super patient with my son who has ADHD, I truly appreciate it all. Amazing food as well!
  17. MW

    MarkW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    I was looking for a quiet and romantic place to take my date . Upon arriving we went to the 1st floor where the bar is . Got some wine and sat by the huge Windows that looked over the entire bay, beautiful views and very quite . Went to dinner and got a great window seat . All the seats have a great view . The service was excellent our server Dennis was on it. The food was very good. I would highly recommend Tides . My date said that she wants to come back!
  18. KG

    KarenG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    They overcooked our filets, and the clam chowder was so bland it tasted like just cream and flour! My husbands filet was supposed to come with prawns. It came out with 2 tiny shrimp. It was way over priced but that’s to be expected in the area. But for what we paid, you’d expect the food to be much better. Great view of the ocean, though and the service was good. Unfortunately food was a disappointment.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The food was okay, it did overall need more seasoning because it was rather bland. And the service was just inexcusable, the waiter assumed that me and my family couldn’t afford certain things for some reason. The waiter kept suggesting “ oh well your going to have to pay for that you know because that is not free” or “ Well the fish is $49.99 just so you know ” so it was highly inappropriate in my opinion because we did not ask him how much anything was in the first place. I would not go back again. Very disappointed. I would definitely speak to the manager if possible.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Food was great and view was amazing! Portions were a little small for the price.
  21. JJ

    JJJJ

    New England

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The menu is not the one posted on the web site. It is a much smaller and less interesting menu. Web searches are confusing, sending you to the hotel websites. Trip advisor reviews refer to a different name for the restaurant. The hotel link does not have the restaurant name and shows a bar menu. Another link shows a full menu giving the impression there could be two restaurants. In fact there is only one with a reduced menu. When we called we were told the menu is not on line. Looks like there has been a change of ownership. Service staff were very nice.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    The view is incredible! We had the linguine and clams. The clams come shelled and they were fresh, the linguine was oversized noodle and the sauce was bland. The dish had no flavor, no garlic or parsley. We also had the wedge salad which was fresh but the dressing tasted like Mayo and there was no fresh ground pepper in restaurant. The bread was served warm with soft butter and the view was fabulous. Unless staying at the hotel again I would not just go there for the food. 5 more min down the road you can eat at the wharf!
  23. SB

    SatisfiedBruncher

    Seattle

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The views here are everything! Just a stunning view of the Monterey bay! I have to say the food was absolutely delicious and the service was attentive. It is a bit pricey though... Guess we pay for the view. Having said that, I'd still come back for special occasions!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Beautiful ocean view. Unfortunately there was very little service at the restaurant and the food was not great. Carne Asada dish was over $50. Very greasy, fatty and overcooked. Such a disappointment. We went for a special occasion that wasn’t even acknowledged despite telling 2 waiters.
  25. SH

    SeanH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The food was mediocre at best with exception of the crab salad with mango sauce. Had the calamari but 2/3s of it was waxed peppers. Ordered a steak, the sauce they put on it was pretty good and was enough to cover up the fact that they overcooked it. The service was good and the view was great. Very pricey for what you are actually getting. I would not recommend.
  26. BS

    BarbaraS

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The bay view is unparalleled however several favorite items gone from menu - the pecan , cornflake batter French toast and any sourdough bread. Prices have increased but smaller portions!
  27. c

    cbkevin

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Amazing view, restaurant is on the backside of a worn-out hotel. Sits on the beach so you can feel the waves crashing. Food was average and prices are fair? Went on Mother's Day so it was packed with too few servers.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience with the service and the view!.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Terrible experience. The view was amazing but not worth the price or quality of dining. The service was slow and did not fully know their menu. The food was lack luster in flavor and overall bad. Very poor establishment.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Quality of service was excellent for us. Friendly hostess, attentive and friendly server. Food was proportioned well and served hot. No rush, had a nice romantic dinner with the ocean view. Will definitely visit again…
  32. NB

    NancyB

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scenery: beautiful. The food: delicious! The service: super helpful. Would definitely go back :)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was AMAZING..MUSIC TOO LOUD
  34. E

    Erik

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are extremely friendly and kind. Restaurant is very kid friendly, while also maintaining a fine-dining atmosphere. The sunset views are spectacular. My spouse and kids truly enjoyed our experience and will be coming back soon.
  35. B

    Briggy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is delicious. Best view of the ocean. Fantastic!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Booked for the view and because we were staying at Monterey Tides itself, so it was convenient. The servers lacked personality , food very limited and expensive. The clam chowder is worth the money. Ask for bread, it's free.
  37. a

    anneem

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The GRILLED KUROBUTO PORK CHOP was the best pork chop I have ever had. I would go back for just this entree. The Sweet Potato with maple butter was also the best I ever had. I do not remember the name but it was light and tasty. There were 5 of us- We all loved our dinner and creme brulee dessert. What a great view. I also had appetizers in the lobby - WOW what a view the Ocean almost comes into the large windows. This is one of the most best kept secrets We have lived here for 18 years and they have done a great job on remodeling and updating. I honestly cannot tell you how impressed I was and will return
  38. PZ

    PhillipZ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We always love to eat at this restaurant when in Monterey. It was very empty, which was sad, but the food was good as always, and they pour very generous glasses of wine.
  39. J

    Jeaneen

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent whole fried fish! Perfect views and very nice for a birthday.
  40. RB

    RichardB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice experience dining at the Tides Waterfront Kitchen. We celebrated 2 birthdays. The ambience was very nice since almost every window faced the water. The waiting staff was attentive. Since the restaurant was only half full, it was a nicely quiet place to eat a nice meal. However, the pricing was extremely high for only the entrée. Portions on the small side. Side dishes (salads and vegetables) were extra and costly. The quality of the food was very good for three of four meals. I would recommend but be aware of the pricing and with that knowledge you will have a good time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tides Waterfront Kitchen is rated 4 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Tides Waterfront Kitchen

2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Canyon Del Ray

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Bar Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin / Spanish, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Velasquez

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (831) 899-4544

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (831) 899-4544

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