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Esteban's

700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA
831.375.1365
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Ranked #40 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Gardnerville, Nevada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I don't know if it is fair to compare this restaurant to our favorite tapas restaurant; because, what we had was good and service was quick and friendly. So, while we enjoyed what we ordered, we found the menu choices lacking for our taste and the sangria didn't measure up. We ordered the cauliflower with apple and curry butter; lentil... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A quick check on TA for nearby restaurants to our hotel (Hotel Abrego) showed that this restaurant was close by. We promptly booked up and it did not disappoint. Food was superb and special mention must be made to the Golden Beets salad, which was out of this world and the Short Rib, which although took a little time to... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We chose a selection of sharing plates which were nice but not outstanding. The prices are slightly on the expensive side for the offering but not a rip off. Drinks (cocktails) superb as was the wine choice. Very friendly staff and good all round service. The bar had a great buzz around it and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.... More

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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed at Casa Munras for 2 night's but only had the chance to try Estaban's for breakfast. The hotel is clean and comfortable and breakfast at Estaban's was terrific. We'll stay at the hotel again and next time we'll have dinner there. Food and staff were terrific.

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We went for a late and light dinner after a long day at the aquarium. We sat outside at a table near the fire. It was beautiful. The staff was kind in greeting us, which I appreciate since I was wandering confused and awkwardly in my low blood sugar state. Our waiter was the best, conversational and attentive. Having never... More

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Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Three of us shared about 6 dishes. All were really great. The mussels and clams were the star, though. The fresh pita and the grilled peaches were also outstanding. The grilled peaches come with some herbs and avocado, just outstanding. Great place for a light dinner. For dessert, the pot de creme is the way to go.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I usually do not eat at restaurants in hotels, but was introduced to Estabans about a year ago. I stayed at the hotel on a recent visit and made it a must go. What a great menu of Tapas and shareable plates. And they are a great value too ( short ribs for $14, come on - you can't beat... More

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Phoenix
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We have long believed that andinas restaurant in Portland was the best tapas restaurant we have been to. You definitely pay for the pleasure of going there, but it is great. Well, it has met its match. The food here is just as good, in fact, better, than andinas. Try their octopus tapas....outrageous! Pretty much every thing we tried was... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

At check in to Casa Munras, the staff was warm, welcoming, and helpful. I especially appreciated this, as we had been 'Jeepin' up the coast all day and enjoying beaches, so we did not look like their typical guests, I am sure. We really did intend to just 'crash,' but hunger lured us from our room. We both decided to... More

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We had tapas, which were good — but nothing special. Good place to stop for happy hour, when select drinks and tapas are 1/2 price. We stayed in the adjoining Casa Munras hotel so it was convenient; porbably wouldn't have otherwise gone out of our way to eat here. Firepit and heaters were ineffective in the evening because of the... More

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