We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Plaza Linda

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
27 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9716
+1 831-659-4229
08:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 64: English reviews
Carmel Valley, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Basically you just Have to try their margarita's. But i love their enchiladas. Havent been to see their live band night but i heard its pretty good.

Thank Bogus1969
Level Contributor
55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great food, Great Service, Great atmosphere! We especially like going when it's a warm sunny day and we can sit outside on their deck and enjoy an icy cold margarita with good quality, authentic Mexican food.

Thank Wannabinhawaii
Carmel, California
Level Contributor
393 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

They moved to the building where Volcano Grill used to be located. Had lunch there and found the food to be fresh, tasty, nice portions, and friendly service. The owner took good care of us!

Thank rthau
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I have breakfast at Plaza Linda almost weekly. The food and service are both consistently excellent. Seriously, amazing chef and our regular server, Pedro, take time to chat and we are treated like family! I highly recommend trying it but afraid too many will make it crowded!

Thank Shannon J
Montclair, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Family owned, clean, cheerful and excellent food and service! I go every time I visit my brother! Eat and or out... centrally located Good for families and they love kids

Thank G C
Carmel Valley, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Plaza Linda is an old-school, family run place. This is not a "normal" Mexican restaurant....it is beautiful inside, has a full bar featuring dozens of esoteric tequlas, and the open kitchen reveals a modern chef in full chef regalia. It is quiet....even courtly. The quiet has nothing to do with the food or service, which are excellent, but more about... More 

Thank Txacoli22
Livermore, CA
Level Contributor
122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped in late afternoon for an early dinner. We had the place to ourselves. I had the enchiladas with beef and my wife the carnitas. Mine were seriously the best flavored enchiladas I have had. Seasoned to perfection. Her Carnitas were in the top 5 ever. My margarita was well made, and the other dinner sides were good and... More 

Thank fgwbita
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We arrived about 8:15 pm for dinner. Ena the owner and hostess joyfully received us. Her brother is the excellent chef. We had sea food quesadillas which were delicious as was the beer. Ena was engaging sharing her story. Ena is from El Salvador. So is her food. That was a big plus for us. Plaza Linda is a little... More 

Thank RandChicago
Carmel Valley, California
Level Contributor
26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went back to Plaza Linda on a Monday night for our anniversary. Being Monday, we were not surprised that it was very quiet. The hostess was acting as our server as well. She was very attentive without being pushy and made it clear that taking our time was fine. We'd been there before and enjoyed the food. We started... More 

Thank Annette P
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Every visit to Carmel Valley I make this a must do. It's got the freshest, most delicious Mexican/Central American food in the entire area. Don't bother with the Baja Cantina. This place beats it hands down. The Salvadorian Tamal is melt in your mouth delicious, the nachos are perfect, and the selection of tequilas and mescal is perfect. They have... More 

Thank dockel

Travellers who viewed Plaza Linda also viewed

Carmel Valley, CA

Been to Plaza Linda? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 E Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-9716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-4229

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Plaza Linda staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?