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Mando's Restaurant

Mexican
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162 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 373-7911
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A family-friendly Mexican place

The food was very good and service was fast and friendly. The chicken tacos were large for $2.75 -- I should have ordered only one!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Ruth S
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Sacramento
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Sacramento
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was very good and service was fast and friendly. The chicken tacos were large for $2.75 -- I should have ordered only one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Eat here all the time when we want authentic Mexican food in Monterey or Pacific Grove. Not too spicy for those who don't like hot food and very good. Large portions and good service. I really like the carnitas.

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Carmel, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I really want Mando's to be good, to be authentic, to find some flavor, but after two visits here each has been disappointing. It's just plain bland. Friendly service helps offset the boring, flavorless food, but the cook needs to find the spice rack and some imagination.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We loved Mando's. The guacamole is very fresh and the food is good, fast, and cheap. The wait staff was super friendly. Highly recommend the tacos!

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California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Friendly service, great food for the price. The breakfasts (Mexican or American) are an awesome deal. I love the caldo de pollo (chicken soup), and the fish tacos (grilled) are really good, too.

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San Francisco bay area, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Discovered this spot near the many antique and gift and quilt shops in pacific grove. Great place Loved the tamale and the quesadillas. Will be back for sure

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Fresno, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Canvassing the usual popular restaurants on Lighthouse and then went off the beaten path and came upon Mandos! Y stand in line w tourists and pay a premium; prices are outstanding; food equal and w quite pleasant simple decor. I tried Chili Verde eggs Benedict... Wow delicious! And probably $4-5 less than what you would normally pay in town. Great... More 

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Marina, California
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Love Mando's for the no-frills, comfy atmosphere and food like it's been home-cooked for me. I had the veggie enchilada and the Mexican rice, both really good! I also enjoyed a generous glass of Chardonnay for 6.50. We left full and happy!

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Monterey, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you want to get a quick bite with no fuss head over to Mandos. Good inexpensive Mexican food. I usually order off of the a la carte menu and it's plenty of food. Chips could be warmer and the salsa not so garlicky but overall good food for the money

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Pacific Grove, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is what I call a hole in the wall restaurant that serves free coffee and all kinds of eggs benedict for $7.99 - including that with salmon. Omelettes are about the same price and are large enough to share. It's a Mexican restaurant with the best salsa. For dinner, I usually get their fish tacos which are great. We... More 

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Additional Information about Mando's Restaurant

Address: 162 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: (831) 373-7911
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 162 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: (831) 373-7911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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