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The Whole Enchilada

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7990 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9667
+1 831-633-3038
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Sacramento, California
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We normally stay sort of mainstream when choosing restaurants however we are not disappointed in our decision. Got there before the rush got a fantastic table, service was quick, and the menu had very good selections. The price range is high, but the food was excellent. we had 2-drinks, our main courses, appetizer and the total was $58 for 2-people.... More 

Thank Marvintm009
Livermore, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great margaritas and fish tacos! We stayed at the KOA and walked here twice for dinner. The outdoor dining wasn't open to sit at. That was my only negative for the place. A lot of people bring their dogs to Monterey and I am not sure what they do with that. But again, I came back and had to have... More 

Thank flowerchild47
Santa Cruz, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This seems like a tourist restaurant but the food is excellent and the sauces are subtle and very tasty. The service is much more like fine dining than casual eating, but the atmosphere is comfortable and casual.

Thank Robert S
Half Moon Bay, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We have been driving by this place for years, I ordered the carnitas tostada, well I got boiled pork with big junks of fat got a half of a tortilla soggy from the boiled pork! Never never again,,,

Thank steenie588
Stockton, California
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We love Mexican food and were looking forward to trying The Whole Enchilada, based on Trip Advisor ratings. It was not an enjoyable dining experience. The service was poor...server was slow, never came back to see if everything was OK, did not offer refills/reorder on drinks, or to replenish the salsa. When I mentioned my dish was cold his response... More 

Thank BDD_11_12
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I can not say enough about the place!!! The food, the atmosphere, the food!!! Every time we are within an hour of this place we have to go!! My only criticism is that they close a little early but that's probably due to the location and we are city people used to eating late.

Thank dinap205
Greer, South Carolina
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We lunch here frequently when we are int he area. On our last visit in September, we enjoyed a fish taco and carnitas. The ingredients for both were ultra fresh, the service is excellent, and the manager circulates among the customers to assure their satisfaction. We have probably tried most of the menu, and their consistency is praiseworthy. We had... More 

Thank Charedm70
Holiday, Florida
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

They almost declined my order for guacamole- saying it was too expensive!!Sure- Ill pay 1200 a side- but really don't discourage me!!! Owner came around to make things nice. Oysters had shells in every bite- oysters in a Mexican restaurant is a clue that theyre starving for business. I'm not starving for oysters anymore. Great decoration, nice owner, fair food.... More 

Thank judiadunn
San Diego
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The perfect stop after a day on the water watching whales or on the road between Monterey and Santa Cruz

Thank Halfman1
Los Altos, California
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132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a great place to stop on the way to/from Monterey or Carmel on Highway 1. The food is very good, the drinks are big, the service is good, and the decor is fun. It can get very crowded, especially when the traffic backs up on Highway 1, but it's worth it.

Thank SanFranciscoHiker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7990 Highway 1, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9667
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Moss Landing
  • Phone Number: +1 831-633-3038

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