California Market at Pacific’s Edge

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2268 reviews
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  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
The new California Market at Pacific’s Edge is the exciting fusion of the Hyatt Carmel Highlands' two popular and award-winning restaurants, the casual bistro California Market and the fine dining Pacific's Edge.

After the biggest renovation in the hotel's 100-year history, the California Market at Pacific’s Edge is ready to welcome diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner on its expansive new 870-square-foot deck, featuring louvered roof and glass-panel walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur coast.

Combining the best of both worlds, California Market is committed to fresh, organic, locally grown and raised ingredients to create food that not only fulfills our appetites but pleases our sensibilities.



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Sun 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Mon - Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Sat 1:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:30PM 7:00PM - 8:30PM

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OT
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We experienced CMPE on Valentines Day and had the best experience. The ambiance is Coastal California at its finest; the decor, windows, dining levels, and views of the Pacific. It was a four course menu and the options for each were outstanding; it was difficult to choose. Our Server, Sonia was outstanding; she knew the history, the menu, and area. The service and hospitality of the entire staff was above reproach. And the food was impeccable. Each course offered tempting options making it difficult to choose. The grilled gem lettuce salad, smoked quail, and filet were delicious! My wife ordered mushroom gnocchi and it was delightful. We had such a great experience and are so appreciative of the service. Thank you!

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RB
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

an absolutely beautiful location and view. The sunset was amazing. Get there a while before dinner and have a drink in the lounge overlooking the Pacific.
The food was also very good with beautiful presentation.
Expensive yes, not your everyday dinner place, but worth it for a special, nice dinner.

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OT
97 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Setting is beautiful, and our server, Tony, was excellent. Food was mixed. We have always loved Lobos Benedict which is no longer available. The kitchen made it for us (with an $8 surcharge) and it was delicious; the accompanying roasted potatoes were superb. The calamari with duck egg was very disappointing. The calamari was thick and rubbery and too heavily breaded; there was no trace of the truffle oil. The accompanying french fries were OVERLY salted.

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OT
42 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lunch was great. It was a birthday lunch for someone special to me. The day turn out to be great. Food service everyone did a fantastic job

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BW
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb as always! We are never disappointed with the quality of both our entrees and the fine service. Thank you for another wonderful experience.

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e
9 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Make sure you time your visit so you can see the sunset on the deck. Sunset is the best and service is wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was wonderful, service was great.

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P
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stunning location

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Dirty... Tables, carpet, and menu.
We moved outside which was somewhat better. Food is coffee shop level—nothing special!

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M
13 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Breathtaking views!
Dinner menu is excellent. Great wine list.
Tony, Shama, and Manuel excellent staff at breakfast and lunch.
Dining on the deck a must!

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G
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was very good and of course the views are phenomenal. Generally, prices are very high but considering the real estate it's understandable.
Service was excellent, as was the wine list.

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BH
9 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We really enjoyed celebrating my Birthday. The ambiance, food was awesome. Service was a bit slow but, we were not in any hurry. We will be back.

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CG
7 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely perfect in every way. The food is on point (but pricey) well worth it. Oysters are fresh, surf and turf to die for. Perfectly cooked, ceviche, halibut... everything is so beautiful

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N
35 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

If you must select a location for your last meal on Earth, let it be the California Market. A view that words cannot describe of the seafront around Point Lobos; superb food with 100% local ingredients, excellent service. A perfect place from which to say "Goodbye" to this life....

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RS
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful venue with above average food. We have returned to this venue a few times over the last few years to celebrate my parent's wedding anniversary (they honeymooned at the hotel associated with Pacific Market).

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k
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

We were very excited to eat here, but we were very disappointed with both our dinner and breakfast experiences. Service was friendly, but very, very slow. Food was not up to par at all. The only saving grace was the VIEW. It is extraordinary!!! But we will not return.

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E
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Stunning space and views (though you can't see much in the dark.) Food's so so.

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T
57 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Exquisite setting overlooking the Pacific. Good food, good variety. Service is usually better than we experienced today, which had notable delays and gaps.

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RH
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

My wife and I were there for New Years eve. It was a fixed price menu as we expected.

The good part was the restaurant was very nice and we had a table next to the window, a little away from the main part of the restaurant, so it was a little quieter.

The disappointing part was the food. It was not what we expected at this price point. Dishes were intended to be fancy, but the execution didn't match the description. It wasn't terrible, but not that good.

I don't recommend it.

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EN
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is always special. The view from the bar is awesome. I had a ravioli special with a spicy cream tomato sauce that was out of this world.

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Healthy portions. PHENOMENAL VIEWS!!
Highly recommend.

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L
15 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Pacific edge was known for fine dining. No more fine dining! Prices went up and quality of food and service went down. The champagne was served warm; the scallops had slime and smell; server spoke to us like we were at a fast food diner. My plate was a skillet! I noticed only one waitress on the floor that has been there for a while. It's cold in the restaurant too. Some people commented that the backlit menus are cool. It's a gimmic. I noticed this man taking pics of his wife with the menu. She won't be happy the flourescent light exagerated her wrinkles. Nobody with any sensibility would subject diners to that. It just put the icing on the cake for me.
This has become a place for patrons that have little fine dining experience and tourist. Very sad!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible view, great service but don’t expect outstanding food. I don’t recommend the mushroom sandwich, my husband liked his burger though.
Great illy coffee

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BB
74 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very noisy to the point of difficult to converse with fellow diners.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great view and service but fish was fishy.

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r
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing plant-based and wine paoring experience with a magical view of the sunset, impeccable service, and a polite and attentive waitress (Ms Allison, best waitress ever).

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R
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent evening, arrived early and sat by the window with a fantastic view and enjoyed a cocktails and great conversation with a nice couple. Dinner on this Xmas was buffet. Expensive but everything was delicious. King crab lags, prime rib, huge shrimp, sea bass, salads, other entrees I didn’t get to. Good service, all in all, terrific evening.

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My Wife and I decided to have Christmas Dinner at the Pacific Edge this year. We had an a delicious dinner with a spectacular view of the setting sun over the Pacific. We had two great servers who took perfect care of our dinning experience.
All of food was all excellent and we will return for another dinner or lunch soon.

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SL
12 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Service was not very good. Our waiter didn't bring our wine until we were midway through the first course. We used to enjoy this restaurant when it was just Pacific's Edge, and they had a fabulous menu. Now that they have merged with the California Market Restaurant, their new menu is extremely limited. There was no poultry dish and no salmon, just halibut. We won't be returning. I have to admit that their backlit menus are pretty unique.

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BB
74 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great disappointment after many previous visit. Perhaps just a problem with Christmas holiday staffing.

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S
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazingly good food. Especially recommend the surf and turf - lobster and beef dinner. The beef was perfect - it ranks as my top one or two pieces of beef ever - it was that good. The cheese platter is good as well. We also had the Halibut which was perfectly cooked as well. And the wine was at the top of our list of best wines also. We definitely recommend without question. We'll go back if ever in the area again. Please note, in the winter the sun goes down by 5pm so though the sunset and ocean are right there - it's only viewable up until about 5pm and I believe the restaurant doesn't open until 5:30. So just something to be aware of.

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WL
7 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view! Great menu, nice presentation and delicious American cuisine.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Views are fantastic, service & ambiance excellent. Have a good credit line on your credit card. Expensive but the setting and food make it worthwhile.

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OT
10 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was nothing special and service was slow.

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P
23 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a spectacular evening! We celebrated my birthday there.....

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D
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

My husband and I were entertaining friends from out of the area and it was there first time a this restaurant. We were really disappointed that the California Market has been moved to the main dining room, we used to enjoy the small outside seating area along with the gift shop which is now gone. The view is always spectacular, so that isn’t the issue. The food was excellent, noticed the prices went up a couple of dollars due to the view. There were not many dining at the time we arrived and when we left. However our service was extremely slow. We will not be back to dine as you can’t run a restaurant on view alone. It isn’t the “special” place it used to be with great service, most important making us feel special , the food was very good though. We feel the time share has caused things to slide and outside public isn’t treated the way we should be. Our friends had a turkey sandwich, and a Rueben and they both said they were delicious. I had the Portobella Mushroom sandwich with Cashew cheese, one of the best I’ve had. My husband had the Quinoa Beet Salad, he too said it was good. If the service can be restored I would go back.

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ZH
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

My wife & I have enjoyed quiet romantic dinners with spectacular views here over the past 15 years ... we have also stayed at this Hyatt several times with our young daughters

No more

The restaurant is a disaster

We arrived in time time at 5:30pm on Saturday night for the first sitting ... prior we had spent 5/5:30pm on the deck for cocktails and the sunset ... very enjoyable

After placing our orders in a sparsely filled dining room, our party of 6 waited 1 hour for our starters ... and then another 20 minutes for our main courses

There was a wedding party on the other side of the building but we were assured that would not impact our dinner service

The soup arrived cold, and other appetizers arrived in delayed sequence

When the main courses arrived, the truffle abalone ravioli had zero sign of t or a ($53) ... the surf ‘n turf had 2 small slivers of lobster and a mushy roast-like 4 oz steak swimming in melange of cheese & puréed potatoes (yech) ... the black truffle risotto for 12 year old daughter was enjoyed as was beef Burgoyne by 14 year old daughter

Disaster meal

The ambiance was totally destroyed by wedding party which was playing disco from the 70s and 80s (Brick House by Rick James, “Super Freak” etc) at VERY loud volume ... even though we were in farthest side of restaurant from the party and it was in room to the side of bar between us, we could not think let alone converse ... and the restaurant continued to pipe new age Muzak thru the overhead speakers to cause mental stress as the two incongruous music sets clashed in our ears and heads

The restaurant management excuse for this disaster? “We just changed over to our winter menu”...

Never again ... be warned ... be very warned (!)

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r
10 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

On this occasion our experience was rather disappointing. The food was excellent, as usual. There were fewer customers than usual. The service was lackluster. California Market has been our "go to" choice whenever we are in the vicinity of the Carmel highlands. We hope that this experience was an anomaly.

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R
29 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come to Pacific's Edge every year for our anniversary and this time it was also my husband's birthday. They always make us feel so special. This year, our server was Sonja. She was so engaging and took time to describe all the entrees and appetizers. The meal was fantastic and I asked Sonja to share our delight with the chef. Elegant dining all the way. Rebecca and Bill

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KV
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the most relaxing dining experience I have had in a long time. Service was excellent and the fact that we were not pushed out after eating and we could continue to visit and enjoy the fabulous view was really important to us.

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