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The 8 Best Lunch Spots In Napa

Updated: October 6, 2021

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Napa! We analyzed popular review and ranking sites and assimilated millions of reviews for Napa’s best lunches. If you need quick service tacos or you have time for a sit-down buffet you will find your next lunch spot here!

Find the perfect spot

Napa Palisades Saloon

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Napa, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Heritage Eats

Mexican, $$, Bel AireMexican, $$Napa, Bel Aire
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin' BBQ

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Napa, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Gott's Roadside

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$Napa, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Tarla Mediterranean Bar + Grill

Mediterranean, $$, DowntownMediterranean, $$Napa, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

ZuZu

Spanish, $$, DowntownSpanish, $$Napa, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

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Tacos El Muchacho Alegre

Mexican, $, CentralMexican, $Napa, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Monticello Deli & Market

Deli, $$, NapaDeli, $$Napa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 5.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Zagat, Michelin Guide and Infatuation and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in Zagat - 10 Summer Dishes Worth a Drive in the Bay Area, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In Napa & Sonoma. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for banh mi

    When having banh mi, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Cilantro Chile Cooler, a popular cocktail.

  • Mangose with your banh mi

    If your food palns include Banh mi, then you should consider helping it along with some beer. We find that a Mangose, with its hits of fruit, serves as the best pairing to the dish.

  • The ultimate drink pairing for banh mi


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

Interesting facts

  • The longest baguette

    A little baguette never hurt anybody! The size of the longest baguette might surprise you, coming in at 400 feet! How big of a kitchen do you need to make that?

  • A tasty first

    The burrito was only thought up in 1900s! We wonder what people ever did without some good burrito in their lives...

  • The ideal pairing

    Did you know that red wine pairs perfectly with teriyaki sauce? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking in the area

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