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Esteban Restaurant

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700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-375-0176
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Esteban Restaurant offers authentic Monterey dining in the historic Casa...
Esteban Restaurant offers authentic Monterey dining in the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a unique culinary experience featuring traditional Spanish-inspired cuisine with a pinch of adventure. Choose from Mediterranean tapas and classic selections to savor and share by the warmth of the fireplace or in the relaxing outdoor patio setting.
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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast on site-good time saver!

We stayed at Casa Munras and liked the fact that we could walk to breakfast. The food was good, nothing fancy, but tasted great and the service was excellent. My huevos rancheros were good, could have used a red salsa instead of salsa verde, but that's just my taste. The restaurant also had a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Grover Beach, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate here because we had an appointment nearby and didn't have much time. Just wanted a bite to eat. I wish we would have had unlimited time because the tapas were amazing. Not one thing was a disappointment. The grilled peaches were a treat. Nice wine list. Very friendly wait staff, the chef even came and talked to us.... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you found us and hope to welcome you back soon to fully enjoy the sip, savor, and share experience we hope to provide all of our guests with! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey More 

dallas, tx
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the spanish food and garden atmosphere is wonderful at this monterey treasure. enjoy lovely wines & tapas. the service is excellent. if you're traveling with children, there is a good kids menu. however, my daughter loves the empanadas!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great regional food. Figs are awesome. Great happy hour for California. Somewhat pricey but the food is worth it.

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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed at Casa Munras and liked the fact that we could walk to breakfast. The food was good, nothing fancy, but tasted great and the service was excellent. My huevos rancheros were good, could have used a red salsa instead of salsa verde, but that's just my taste. The restaurant also had a nice patio with fire pit, which... More 

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Altadena, California
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Overall staff is friendly but my server did not take care to ensure my food order came out correctly and it took longer to bring out the correct portion while the rest turn cold. Simple eggs, potatoes, and toast order. Atmosphere of the restaurant is nice.

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Estéban Restaurant. While we were all pleased that you found our staff to be so friendly we would like to apologize for the error with your order. Rest assured that we will review your feedback with our Restaurant Manager to ensure that our guests continue to receive attentive and timely service and are very sorry that... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I loved the paella... They have very nice Spanish dishes overthere. I can surely recommend this restaurant. Also good service.

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Santa Monica, CA
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They make a lot of tapas and many are unique. They use very fresh ingredients. The size of the tapas are actually bigger than the ones we get in Los Angeles so we ended up over ordering. They have a happy hour until 6:30 so you can get it cheaper by coming earlier.

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Palmdale, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great tapas. Great service. Careful if you sit on the patio due to we saw several dogs at this dog friendly hotel. We sat inside and had a great meal.

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Northern CA
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43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Granted we had breakfast on July 4th here when the hotel was fully booked and restaurant staff seemed extremely rushed, but this was actually the 3rd time we had dined here. Unfortunately, we had a similar experience to the other 2 times. The food was tasteless being completely unseasoned even with salt and pepper. Our service was rushed even though... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very appreciative of your comments regarding your dining experience and can assure you that they have been shared with our Restaurant Manager. This is certainly not consistent with our service standards and are very sorry that we failed to provide you with a more enjoyable dining experience during the Fourth of July weekend. We have sent you a... More 

Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My family and I had dinner last night at Esteban Restaurant. They have so many yummy things on the menu. The butter lettuce salad and grilled peach where my two favorites. The restaurant was very busy and the service was great. Anna made us one of the best Mohito's we've ever had. Kiana was our server and took excellent care... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-0176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 to 34
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

Description

Esteban Restaurant offers authentic Monterey dining in the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a unique culinary experience featuring traditional Spanish-inspired cuisine with a pinch of adventure. Choose from Mediterranean tapas and classic selections to savor and share by the warmth of the fireplace or in the relaxing outdoor patio setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am

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