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Michael's Grill & Taqueria

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197 Country Club Gate Ctr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5022
+1 831-647-8654
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a new place to enjoy lunch in Pacific Grove and went to Michael's -- great decision. Good menu (on the wall) and options. You order at the counter and your order is brought to your table when it is ready. Our food (balckened chicken taco, two char chicken enchiladas - one with red sauce and one... More 

Thank Beachwalker5
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously reading ones, review we find that what one person experiences is not the same for the next to walk in. This restaurant is NOT located at the address showing in GPS, on Trip Advisor or internet .... It's actually located in the building at 1116 Forest Avenue Pacific Grove, Ca 93950, near Mountain Mikes Pizza and Dynasty Chinese Restaurant.... More 

Thank CI R
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Michaels had been recommended to me. I was heading to a presentation so I called ahead to order take out. Phone service was excellent - funny and personable and answered my questions. I ordered a charbroiled steak burro and it was amazing. Chips and salsa were great, too. I can't eat avocado, but I heard that the spicy green salsa... More 

Thank deborah m
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Michaels has become a favorite for mexican-especially seafood-fish or shrimp tacos. Great guac, chips and salsa. Great service.

Thank Karen F
Fresno, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I've eaten here at least 3 times in the past year. They have a lot of choices and everything IA made on-site. Everything I've eaten has been great. My lunch partners agreed and it is a top choice for us when we are nearby. Prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is casual and there isn't a lot of space. We haven't... More 

1 Thank CivilGeek
Sacramento, California
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We ordered for pickup two blackened chicken burritos and a fajita salad. we got them except the salad wasn't - just a fajita. The receipt said salad, but they didn't make it. Managed to cobble together a salad, but wasted the rice and beans.

Thank PGNevis
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've been going to this place for 20 years. They've always had great quality. The food has always taken a while to come out, but when it has, it has been good, hot, and of quality. Tonight, it was crowded, and I ordered my usual takeout -- ala carte chicken and shrimp tacos, for the family. The tacos were all... More 

1 Thank Norb W
Incline Village, Nevada
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ate lunch here several times. It is a casual place with excellent food. There dishes that include shrimp are really good. The shrimp are large, fresh and wood fired. Yum.

1 Thank 1952LAB
Pacific Grove, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a local favorite. We come here as often as we can. We always order the House Burrito. The House burrito is stuffed with rice, grilled chicken, shrimp and comes with black beans. Our daughter always orders the quesadilla and my son loves the nachos. For great Mexican food and friendly service Michael's Grill & Taqueria is the place... More 

1 Thank Qisister
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We've tried a LOT of Mexican restaurants in the Salinas/Monterey/Seaside area and Michael's is definitely our favorite. It's a relatively small place, with seating for maybe 20-24 people, and sometimes they can get slammed. If you're there during a rush, service can get a bit behind, but be patient because the food is worth the wait. All of their meats... More 

1 Thank mikegrattan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Country Club Gate Ctr, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-5022
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-647-8654

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?