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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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Sacramento, CA
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food. Recommend the house burrito - comes with large shrimp and grilled chicken. Appears to get quite crowded early, but they do take-out.

Thank gjbCA
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not fancy, but good Mexican food. Great chips and salsa. You order at a counter and they deliver to your table. Didn't have to wait long.

Thank Irwin T
Santa Cruz, California
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 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 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 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 16 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 14 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 27 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 17 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

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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?