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Mando's Restaurant

162 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 373-7911
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Ranked #34 of 76 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Monterey, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Pacific Grove, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I like Mando's, it's just like any of the cafes, restaurants or cantinas I've eaten in during my 45 years of travel in Mexico. It's as if there is an Ikea that has a Mexican Restaurant set up that you can purchase replete with Spanish radio station. It's familiarity makes it a comfortable place to kick back and eat a... More 

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Forchheim, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Huge portions, friendly staff good prices! Fast service and good location near the beach. Definetly would come back and recommend!

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Monterey, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Came here for lunch with friends. Used to come here when it was owned by Enrique and it was excellent. Service was poor. The server had her hands over the lip of the water glasses when she finally brought them about 10 minutes after we ordered our drinks. The guacamole appetizer was flavorless! Our friend tried to doctor it up... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Their benedicts are phenomenal -- great value (under $10) and delicious. I like their other food too but I keep coming back for brunch because it's can't be beat. Unlike a certain other "Mexican" restaurant, this one actually features food that one might think is Mexican. Sorry, Peppers fans, if I ever decide that bland and uppity is for me,... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We stopped at Mando's for breakfast with our daughter. The owner and staff make you feel like family and our omelets were great, large, and well worth the money. On our next trip I want to sample their signature Mexican dishes witch they are known for. We would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Monterey, California
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146 reviews 146 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This Mexican restaurant is by far my favorite in the peninsula. The quality fo the food and how it's prepared is fantastic. I had the cripty tacos (swordfish) and my friend had the chimichanga (huge). My parents had a burger (good portion) and enchilada (very cheesy). The chile relleno was delicious too! They refilled the chips/salsa bowl all the time.... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been a big fan on Mando's even since its original existence as Zocalo's. Originally it was such an authentic Mexican restaurant that they didn't even have burritos (an American invention.) They do now, but also have large array of dishes not typically found in more Tex Mex places. The beautiful thing is that if you order a dish that... More 

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently stumbled onto Mandos on a Sunday night when they normally aren't open. Right away the waiter had authentic salsa and chips on the table. Really flavorful salsa. My husband had the chili rellanos which was also great. I had the chicken vegetable soup small size. Portion size was huge for a small. It was served with authentic corn... 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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