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700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-375-0176
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Evening Dude

Quick bite early evening- wait person had to be asked for water, my dish of clams and mussels over cooed and tough. Served with a teaspoon. Hard to eat broth without a soup spoon. Had to ask for check because he was chatting with someone at the lobby area. When we got our check, I had to get... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Virginia C
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Marin County, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Marin County, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Quick bite early evening- wait person had to be asked for water, my dish of clams and mussels over cooed and tough. Served with a teaspoon. Hard to eat broth without a soup spoon. Had to ask for check because he was chatting with someone at the lobby area. When we got our check, I had to get up and... More 

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Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great little Restaurant attached to Hotel in Monterey Menu is directed at 'shared plate' for couples Great value and variety of selection Highly recommended

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Top Contributor
198 reviews 198 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If I were giving only the food a rating, it would have been 5 stars. I was blown away by how good the food is at this restaurant. It was unreal. However, the service was extremely lacking at dinner time and that is why I gave only 4 stars. The restaurant is in the Spanish style, mostly serving tapas. Everything... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We ate breakfast there and I now wish we'd eaten dinner too! Food is sooo good and service wonderful!!

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban's, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon and hope to have you experience our Paella Tuesday during your next stay. It is a great way to savor several dishes with our ever changing Prix Fixe menu which spotlights our Chef’s seasonal favorites. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Not the usual tapas choices, which made avery pleasant change. Fresh and very tasty, and the wine list is equally good value.

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Madera, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Tapas centric restaurant. food was weel prepared and presented. Octopus was exceptional. Informal and comfortable. Not a "foodie" place, but good solid food presented nicely by a friendly and helpful staff.

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Napa, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stopped in to Estebans after careful planning , Hoping to have a enjoyable evening of cocktails and Dinner .. Hit their Happy Hour at 5pm-6:30pm .. And was told there is no happy hour today .. Their own menus have it boldly printed across the top ..As do their other advertisements.... Happy Hour Daily 5pm-6:30pm ..the waiter had No explanation... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban's, responded to this review

We are very appreciative of your review and thrilled that you enjoyed our menu options! However, we would like to apologize that your plans were hindered due to our change in Happy Hour offerings during the day of your visit. We are sincerely sorry that this was not communicated in advance and will be sure to review. Sincerely, Management of... More 

Sacramento, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We chose to eat here since we were staying at the hotel. The service was great! I am vegan and they had several options. The hummus and pita was a must. Papas and the prawns were a hit at our table too.

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Jackson, NJ 08527
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Esteban's is a tapas style restaurant where you buy several small plates of food to share with your party. While the food was very good in taste, I feel like I ended up having to spend a lot more money in buying enough plates of food to go around and I was still hungry afterwards even though I paid over... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing special. The bloody Mary's were delicious, but the food was just so so. There is a beautiful fire pit outside though, really a lovely sitting area.

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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 - 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
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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