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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in the heart of Pacific Grove,...
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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  • 42
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  • 29
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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
Wonderful food, very good service, neat atmosphere--well worth the tariff.

Special birthday dinner for our mom's 80th. Her three boys treat. She was stunned to learn that was where we were going because it was on her bucket list ever since it opened but after leaving the area 6 years ago figured she never get there. We booked well in advance and were right on time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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166 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Special birthday dinner for our mom's 80th. Her three boys treat. She was stunned to learn that was where we were going because it was on her bucket list ever since it opened but after leaving the area 6 years ago figured she never get there. We booked well in advance and were right on time and our table was... More 

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Thank JA R
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy you chose to join us for your mom's birthday and she was over the moon with the visit! We look forward to seeing you all again for more terrific seafood and next time we'd love to find a spot that's a little better for conversation! Thank you for the 5 star review! More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked from the Seven Gables Inn to Fandangos. The dinner was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was very comfortable and pleasant. We were in a room with about 6 tables, 4 of them occupied including our own. The service was very good. We ordered a heart of palm salad that we shared between the two of us, and they very... More 

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Thank Hank V
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed delightful scallops and accommodating service! We hope to see you next time you're in the area! Thank you for the 5 star review! More 

Storm Lake
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fandango is a 15 year + favorite of Pacific Grove residents and visitors. We've eaten there twice: a few years ago with our daughter and last Sunday with friends who live in this remarkable part of California. We arrived early, to make sure we greeted our party. The staff ushered us to a room in the back of the restaurant... More 

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Thank Dadziunia
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed our warm, welcoming atmosphere and the Blintzes for your lunch! We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again! Thank you for the 4 stars! More 

Oakland, California
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, son, and I had a nice meal at Fandango last Friday night. The menu is quite varied and the service was great. I ordered the liver and onions - a favorite of mine that doesn't show up on many menus these days. The portion was huge and I couldn't quite finish it. My wife enjoyed her sand dabs... More 

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Thank MauriceTheTourGuide
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you all could join us and you enjoyed the liver and onions dish as well as the sand dabs! We want all our guests to have a nice time and we're happy you had great service too! Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here and had a wonderful evening. The food was delightful and the wait staff was very attentive. The cocktails were very good as well and desert was heavenly! It is a bit spendy, but worth it!

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Thank mhudders
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you had a wonderful evening with us, from cocktails to dessert! We want all our guests to have a nice time and are glad you received attentive service form our staff! Thank you for the 5 star review, we hope to see you again! More 

Pacific Grove, California, USA
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been enjoying Fandango Restaurant for more than twenty years. The food, service, and atmosphere are all excellent. Guests are greeted and led to one of the pleasant dining areas. Now with a full bar Fandango has all one needs for a memorable evening. (Fandango also puts on an excellent lunch.)

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Thank Robert G
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled to be a favorite and that you have been dining with us for over 20 years and have enjoyed excellent food, service and our pleasant dining areas! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit Thank you for the 5 star review! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I appreciated that the host asked us if we wanted a quiet table or if we wanted to sit by "the action". We choose action and enjoyed watching some grilling and bar tending. We had excellent sand dabs, French onion soup, and caprese salad. Husband had delicious cassoulet entree. I had steak frites. Steak was fine, but when we order... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed excellent sand dabs and caprese salad! We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us another chance to show you a wonderful and memorable time! Thank you for the 4 star review! More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for our first date night after our daughter was born. We started with the caprese salad which was very refreshing. For our main course my wife got the pasta primavera and I got the filet mignon. Both meals were very good. For dessert we had the souffle. It was our first time having one... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

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Sacramento
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to Fandangos for a birthday celebration. A very cute and romantic restaurant. Good was delicious and the service was spot on. Would definitely recommend this restaurant on your visit to Monterey!

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Thank Moose10
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you chose to celebrate a birthday with us and enjoyed delicious food and a romantic setting! Thank you for the 5 star review, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This place had great food but was busy and very noisy. It was bustling with lots of activity and loud groups of diners, so that noise just bounced off the walls and tile floor. It certainly is not a place I would recommend for a quiet romantic dinner. I wish I would have known in advance. However, it would be... More 

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Thank Andrew R
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed great food and sorry that the noise level was too high. We have several rooms to choose from and are happy to accommodate seating preferences for a more romantic, quiet area. We hope you will join us again, thank you for the review! 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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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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