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Mando's Restaurant

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162 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 373-7911
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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If you are looking for good Mexican food at a very reasonable price, easy parking and a place that adults and kids will love, you have found it! The lunch and dinner menu primarily feature Mexican dishes, but American selections are available. The breakfast menu features American favorites and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lawndale
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Lawndale
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for good Mexican food at a very reasonable price, easy parking and a place that adults and kids will love, you have found it! The lunch and dinner menu primarily feature Mexican dishes, but American selections are available. The breakfast menu features American favorites and Mexican dishes. The prices are very reasonable and the portions will... More 

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Cupertino, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Find your way down the quiet portion of Fountain Ave to Mando's. Friendly service and casual atmosphere will enhance a nice menu selection. Not many Mexican restaurants offer sopes - but Mando's does and they are excellent. Both black and pinto beans are offered. They have only a beer and wine license, but still put out a good wine margarita.

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Thank Sue L
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We went to Mando's for breakfast. Everything was amazing. The Mexican Benedict was amazing, and they went above the call of duty bc we wanted the specials, but it wasnt the weekend. Definitely recommend going if you're in the area.

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Thank David W
Abilene
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We just happened onto this little gem of a restaurant, after shopping around the area. The atmosphere is welcoming, friendly, and casual, and the food is delicious! I had the Posole and my husband had enchiladas. Everything was really good, and the prices were totally reasonable. The people who work there are easygoing, and we are very glad we stopped... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were looking for Mexican food and nothing too touristy. We entered Pacific Grove from Monterey, not seeing the quaint downtown area of Pacific Grove first. And are we glad we did! We had a quick, delicious meal - tacos all around, some with rice and beans - and appreciated the service and value.

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1 Thank AmyHoo
Palo Alto, California
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202 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We did a late-afternoon take-out from this Mexican place which is on a side-street alongside the Holman Building, just off Lighthouse Avenue. Mando’s sits on a hillside but there is no step into the restaurant, and there is usually some street-parking available nearby. This is a simple, unpretentious, informal local Mexican eatery with Mariachi music playing in the background. They... More 

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Thank ScienceTrip
Sacramento
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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1 Thank Ruth S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Jon B
Carmel, California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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1 Thank Brian S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?