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Pico De Gallo

(Restaurants/all dining)
2240 Del Monte Ave Monterey, CA, 93940
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Businesses and organizations participating in HER Helmet Thursdays help HER / Mother Earth by providing discounts on Thursdays for people who bike. A long-term project with no scheduled end-date, HER Helmet Thursdays was launched in 2009 in Monterey County, California as a public service. NOTE: When participating businesses and organizations sign up, they are provided a staff reference sheet. Many have frequent staff changes. Just in case a staff person on duty isn't familiar with this long-term project, it may be helpful to have the listing for that location pulled up on your mobile phone screen (or print a copy of their listing to take along), so you're prepared to kindly show their listing.
Before claiming discount, refer to FAQs and project details, including date restrictions, in "LISTINGS, Map, How to Get the Discounts, and FAQs about HER Helmet Thursdays" at

Chef Hugo Lopez-Zarazua has talent in the kitchen, that's a sure thing! And not only does the food taste good, if you order his vegan tostada, you'll get a wheel of color. (Request it--"just like Mari's"--it's not on the menu.) Bright, colorful, and artistically presented, it tastes incredible as well.

Pico de Gallo has fresh, yummy food in a casual place with lovely ambiance. Traditional Mexican food, from carnitas and chicken to chile verde and tortas, reasonably priced.

A great stop for cyclists on the coastal bike path. Order at the counter, then relax at a booth or table while your meal is prepared within view.

Indoor or outdoor dining, with front patio that faces Del Monte Avenue and the bike path.

Bike Tips:

Pico de Gallo is just across Del Monte Avenue from the coastal bike path. From Wharf #2, cycle along the path, parallel to Del Monte Ave. You'll pass the location of the former roller skating arena; and later, at Del Monte Ave & Casa Verde Street, you'll see Monterey Fish House on your right (there's a light at Casa Verde). That's a good place for you to exit the path, cross the street, and cycle the remaining distance on Del Monte Avenue or, walk your bike along the sidewalk for the remaining distance. Watch for Pico de Gallo just after the Monterey Airbus office and Allied Moving. Pico de Gallo is a small place, tucked into the middle of the block, so don't overlook it! It's just before Ramona Street. If you reach Napa Auto or USA Gas, you've gone too far; go back, it's worth it!

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