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Fandango Restaurant

223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
831-372-3456
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in the heart of Pacific Grove, California. Featuring Mediterranean & European Style cuisine. Enjoy our fresh seafood, giant sea scallops, and Fandango’s famous rack of lamb... all on our wood burning grill. In addition to our hearty pastas, paella, lamb shank, and osso bucco.
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English first
Minden, Nevada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Now this is what I would call a "Class" restaurant. They seated us and immediately place a special decoration on our table. We were seated in room with only three tables in it, which made it very romantic for our anniversary Our waiter was excellent as were the bus boys. Dinner specials were very carefully explained as was the proper... More

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Palm Desert, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Driving up to the restaurant, one has low expectations of what can be. Once you are inside, however, this is a nice place to dine. The wait staff was easy going and there when you needed them. The food was great. I had the calf's lover and it was truly one of the best I've ever had. The others had... More

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Clovis, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We've been coming to this place for over 20 years & it is still THE BEST on the Monterey peninsula. We love the décor & flower arrangements are so fresh & beautiful always. The menu items have been updated to include bistro but all of the "old favorites" remain & are better than ever! Perfection! A very nice green salad... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've eaten at Fandango in previous years' visit to the Carmel area, but this year was pretty disappointing. They were very busy, like all restaurants during car week, but that doesn't excuse their poor service, as all restaurant owners know to expect huge crowds during this event. My food was mediocre, as was my wife's food, but the bill was... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were disappointed on your visit with us. Car week is especially busy and we are so sorry we fell short during your visit with us. We hope you will give us another chance and again, our apologies. More

Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was my first time at Fandango but not for the rest of my party. The service was great. The food was delicious... The sea scallops were perfectly cooked over a bed of pasta, the paella was perfectly season and loaded with chicken, sausage, mussels, scallops, clams and shrimp. Lovely.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed the delicious Sea Scallops! Thank you for the fantastic review and we hope to see you again soon! More

Alexandria, Virginia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Was disappointed by the beer and wine selection initially. And the steak frites was tough as well. YOu'd think in such an upscale area, that there would be more selection in wines by the glass, and an offering of some type of craft brew, which everyone seems to be aware of. The staff seemed almost put off by our request... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so sorry you were disappointed with your visit. We are proud to offer an extensive wine list and will look into your feedback regarding craft beer and wines by the glass. We sincerley hope you will visit us again for a much better experience and thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We tried this restaurant for the first time and it was delightful. The greeting at the door was so, so. We waited about 5 minutes before we were greeted while other guests known to the waiters were greeted right away and taken in. But once we were seated the experience was great. The food is very good and the wine... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you found us and that you had a wonderful experience! We thank you for the great review and hope you will visit us again. More

Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

On our route thru California we needed a fine place for Thanksgiving dinner and this place really hit the spot. The restaurant is in an old wood building, well maintaining and with a great atmosphere to it. And on the 2nd floor we had a nice view of the ocean from our table next to the window. I was quite... More

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you joined us for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner! We are glad you enjoyed a delicious meal and are sorry you did not enjoy better service on your visit. We hope you visit us again and thank you for your review. More

Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and two kids biked from Monterrey to this fine establishment. It's a little odd looking but the owner clearly cares about food. My wife's fish was tasty and my coq au vine nicely done. My son's calamari sandwich was unique but it worked. And my daughter's basil cream tortellini was excellent. Great service. Highly recommend.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great recommendation and the wonderful review. We are so happy you and your family enjoyed everything. We sincerley hope you visit us again soon. More

Folsom, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Why go to the South of France, when you have it here in Pacific Grove? A fabulous menu with signature dishes, attentive staff, and a delightful atmosphere. It is no wonder why we continue to return to this restaurant every time we are in Pacific Grove.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy you enjoyed everything on your visit and hope you visit us again soon! More

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