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Restaurant Reviews

Bangkok West
Thai. $$. Authentic Thai dishes served in a casual, tastefully decorated dining area. Beer and wine. Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5-10pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 2505 Cabrillo College Dr, 831.479.8297

Bittersweet Bistro
California Continental. $$$$. Specials include filet mignon with gorgonzola. Full bar. Happy hour/late lunch daily 3-6pm; dinner Sun-Thu 5:30-9pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10pm; Sunday brunch 10am-2pm. 787 Rio Del Mar Blvd, 831.662.9799

The Bleu Spoon
American home cooking. $$. Roast chicken, burgers, soups and entree salads. Breakfast Sat-Sun 8:30am-1pm; lunch Tue-Fri 11am-2:30pm; dinner Tue-Sun 5-9. 207 Sea Ridge Rd, 831.685.8654

Cafe Rio
California seafood. $$. An interesting wine list and a menu full of fresh fish, steak and pastas. Daily from 3pm, dinner from 5pm (4pm Sun). 131 Esplanade, Rio Del Mar. 831.688.8917

Cafe Sparrow
California cuisine. $$$. Many beautiful dishes sustain the lunch and dinner menus. Dinner nightly 5:30pm-9pm (9:30pm on weekends); lunch Mon-Sat 11:30-2pm; brunch Sun 9am-2pm, breakfast Sat 8am-noon. 8042 Soquel Dr, 831.688.6238

Palapas Restaurant
Mexican. $$. Consistent entrees and distinctive appetizers. Full bar. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Mon-Sat 5-10pm. Sat 11:30-10pm, Sun 11:30-9:30pm. 21 Seascape Village, 831.662.9000

Panda Inn
Northern Chinese. $. An unpretentious place with quick service, reasonable prices and tasty food. Daily 11:30am-9pm (9:30pm Fri-Sat). Deer Park Center, 831.688.8620

Continental California. $$$$. Gorgeous appetizers and designer entrees.Breakfast 6-11am (from 7am on Sat); lunch 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner 5:30-10pm; Sun brunch buffet 9am-2pm. 1 Seascape Resort Dr, 831.662.7120

Continental California. $$$. Dishes show sensitivity to ingredients, but the sauces can be overwhelming. Breakfast Mon-Sat 7-11am, Sun 7-10am; lunch Mon-Sat 11am-2pm; dinner Fri-Sat 5-10pm, Sun-Thu 5-9pm; Sunday brunch 10am-2pm. Inside Seacliff Inn, 7500 Old Dominion Ct, 831.688.8987

Bistro. $$$. Innovative combinations of ingredients and fresh approaches to classic American dishes. Dinner Wed-Sun from 5:30pm, Sun brunch 10-2. 9051 Soquel Dr, Aptos, 831.688.5566


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