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Mando's Restaurant

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162 Fountain Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 373-7911
Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 14
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Walk in a sceptic, left a happy content customer.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
rhohmann
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Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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