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Mando's Restaurant

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

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  • 2
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  • 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
Family-run Mexican cafe

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
MontereyBruce
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California
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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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Pacific Grove, California
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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
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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