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Esteban's

700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA
831.375.1365
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Ranked #40 of 257 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
renton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The local flair of what is in season was excellent. Wine selection was super but the service was lacking a little. We would go back, but not if we want to get in and out.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Used TA to look for a good Tapas restaurant in Monterey. This looked good and we weren't disappointed. Our server, Ernesto< did a great job explaining the menu, especially the size of the portions. The food was great and we were quite satisfied. Will for sure return on any trip to the Monterey area.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

5 of us ate here on a Saturday night. The tapas style food was excellent and well matched by a lovely bottle of Malbec. Although we were staying at the hotel we would have happily traveled to eat - such was the quality. The service was also very welcoming and friendly. All in all a lovely meal.

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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11 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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