Marie's (sun-dappled) New Garden Cafe in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Marie's Garden Restaurant, just newly opened in the Golden Bough Courtyard off Ocean Avenue (between Monte Verde & Lincoln--across the street from the Pine Inn, and behind the Cottage of Sweets), is a wonderful new place to sit outside and enjoy lunch on a sunny day like today.

Below is the menu. Now, with this temporary menu, you would think that the FISH TACO that I had is like fast food, but far from it. Check out the (sun-dappled) photo that I took of my meal. My lunch including a wonderful homemade iced tea, including healthy tip, came to $20.00. And that's not bad for Carmel-by-the-Sea!

They tell me that they will also do TAKEOUT and DELIVER.

Marie's Garden Cafe is the kind of place you can get a quick lunch or to take your pooch and sit and just enjoy. Yes, because it's outside in a courtyard, you can take Fido with you. I'm sure I mentioned before that Carmel-by-the-Sea is a very dog friendly town.

The chef, by the way, is Marie, a charming lady, who came over to thank us for coming. My friend, Sharon, the general Manager of Lobos Lodge which is almost right across the street, assured her that she would recommend Marie's Garden Cafe to her guests.

In fact, do you know what other area restaurants do to get into Sharon's good graces? They send over periodic plates of food including luscious desserts for her front desk clerks to try. Now THAT is good marketing. 

Marie's Garden Restaurant
Ocean Ave between Lincoln & Monte Verde
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel 93921

No reservations needed at this point.

Marie's Garden Cafe, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CAMarie's Garden Cafe Menu, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA




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Comment balloon 5 commentsHella Mitschke Rothwell • April 25 2013 07:57PM


Beautiful write up on Marie's New Garden Cafe in Carmel-by-the-sea. That plate of food would make anyone hungry. What great marketing to send food over to the front desk!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 7 years ago

Hella, Love fish tacos! I also have a soft spot for outdoor dining in a courtyard as I cut my teeth in such a place 38 years ago.

Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) about 7 years ago
Hella, great localism post. Makes me want to stop over tomorrow. Love outdoor dining. Enjoy!
Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 7 years ago

Fish tacos are one of my favorites. I particular like them with an Asian slaw on them. These look yummy.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 7 years ago

Ahhh, I can feel the warm sunshine and the ocean breeze! The food looks wonderful.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) about 7 years ago