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Fandango Restaurant

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223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
831-372-3456
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in the heart of Pacific...
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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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 25
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Lovely Dining Experience.

Delicious food in beautiful surroundings. Great service, nothing too much trouble. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Nottingham UK
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Nottingham UK
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Delicious food in beautiful surroundings. Great service, nothing too much trouble. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I bring my mom here at least once a year for a lovely, delicious meal. Prices are high (wine prices a bit ridiculous, actually) but food quality & presentation are wonderful. Her fish with roasted carrots & scalloped potatoes was excellent; the meal came with a small but nice salad. My large Nicoise salad with salmon was also great ~... More 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Wow!!! It was perfect. Great food. Great service.easy parking(free)we will be back!!! I wish it was in our home town !!! Romantic little place.

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Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There are a lot of restaurant choices in the Monterey area; I was looking for something very specific in Monterey/Pacific Grove -- a restaurant that could handle 10 of us attending a conference in Monterey; a menu with a wide variety of choices; high quality food and a nice atmosphere. Fandango delivered on all counts. The restaurant itself has a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A very charming restaurant, excellent food! The CALAMARI STEAK is a must try!!! Wonderful. We've been there twice and I highly recommend!

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the calamari steak at our charming restaurant! We want all of our guests to have a wonderful time and we are so glad you could join us! Thank your for the 5 star review! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a great meal at Fandango tonight as part of our family vacation along the coast in California. The servers were excellent. Attentive, but never hovering, and they treated our 7 year old very well. We don't often take her when we go to finer restaurants, but since we are here on vacation it was a lovely treat for... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely 5 star review! We are so happy to hear you and your family enjoyed all aspects of your dinner with us, from excellent service and entrees, to dessert! We truly hope you can visit us next time you're in the area, thanks again! More 

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had a fabulous lunch with great service at a reasonable price. The salmon and the calamari steak were prepared perfectly and served HOT. Wonderful restaurant!

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Salmon and the Calamari and we hope you visit us again soon! More 

Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were introduced to Fandango by some friends. Everything was very good. Interesting menu - have to go back to sample several entrees that looked equally as good as the lamb chops I ordered and enjoyed.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the lamb chops, a great choice! We look forward to seeing you again to experience some new items from our menu! Thank you for the 4 star review! More 

lightmoment
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've been eating at Fandango's for 12 years and have always felt that the experience was outstanding. The interior in romantic and French country. The staff are warm and professional. The food is consistently great.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you are long time customers and always have an outstanding experience! We truly want all of our guests to have a memorable time with us and are so glad you enjoy our warm staff as well as great food. We appreciate your kind words and patronage and thank you for the 5 star review! More 

Washington, Utah
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Good location with plenty of parking. Unique old building with considerable ambiance. Diverse menu with Great Food! Great Service! . . . Overall, a little pricey, but worth it.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you chose to dine with us for your family holiday dinner! We strive for an excellent experience for all of our guests and we are glad you enjoyed great food and service! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope you can join us next time you're in the area! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: 831-372-3456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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