We spent two nights in Mendocino and came back to Carine's both night because of the delicious food and atmosphere. It is a family run operation with everyone on site to make sure you enjoy your meals. I had fish and chips and my wife had fish tacos and both meals were scrumptious with huge helpings. The next night we had the most delicous italian food ever. We shared a meal because we had seen how large they were the night before. Mama Carine was the sweetest person and the whole family tries to make sure you have a great meal. One warning though. Bring cash or have your checkbook. I learned the hard way that they don't take plastic. But Mama Carine was so sweet about that too. She told me not to worry and come back and pay her later. We came back in a few minutes with the cash and she gave us a huge hug and thanked us. We returned the next night with cash and a big hug for her.