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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
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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Macae, RJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We walked up to the restaurant from the inn, a quick 5min stroll. No reservation but no problem, friendly staff had us seated shortly after arrival. A varied and appealing menu (and a great kids menu) to choose from. I had a rack of lamb, my wife grilled salmon. Both cooked to perfection. Kids enjoyed their nuggets. Reasonably priced and... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are happy you took them up on their recommendation and hope you will visit us next time you are in the area! More 

Carmel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Lovely restaurant with excellent service. Their son , who works at the Cosmopolitan in Vegas was home for the holidays. He seated us and later gave a tour of the various rooms which were all charming. You could chose according to your mood.. we had puttanesca. Delicious!Desserts are wonderful.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy you enjoyed everything. Happy holidays to you and we hope to see you again! More 

San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We go to a lot of restaurants in Monterey and a lot of restaurants in Carmel, but this was our first Pacific Grove restaurant since the Old Bath House closed down. On the advice of some friends who live n the area, we decided to try Fandango for lunch one day. We started with the onion soup and escargots. The... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed everything from the escargot (always a great choice) to te braised short ribs. We apprecite the wonderful review and sincerely hope you visit us again! More 

San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A friend had recommended Fandango since we were going to Monterey and it was so close. Arriving for lunch we found parking easy just before Thanksgiving. The several small dining rooms meant that wherever one is seated, it feels cosy and welcoming. The oysters on the half shell were superb as were the main courses we ordered. The waiter and... More 

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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 a wonderful lunch with along with the cozy ambiance. We appreciate your kind words and hope you will visit us again. More 

Califorina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First date, or the whole family, girlfriends birthday party, this place has the prefect atmosphere for a fun relax time. I went in the afternoon and at night too, I like this place for an afternoon lunch. The food is good to average, not special but not bad either... There are better restaurants with higher prices, but I do like... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoy the atmosphere for all occasions and our waitstaff! Thank you for the 4 star review and we hope to see you again! Happy holidays! More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Four of us had Thanksgivng dinner at Fandango after wanting to try this restaurant for a long time getting so many positive recommendations. Three in our party ordered the New York. They asked for it medium-rare but all three entrees were very well-done. One sent the order back but the replacement was equally overdone. I had the turkey entree...same outcome...overcooked... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you joined us for Thanksgiving and enjoyed great service and so sorry you did not enjoy your meals. We understand how frustrating it would be to have your meal prepared overdone twice and we will be looking into this so it does not happen again. Our apologies and we hope you will join us again for a... More 

San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The architecture is Mexican, the food is traditional Italian-American. The food is good but not exceptional. We were there on a slow night and the service was slower, though friendly. Not a big bother as we were not in a hurry. Prices were a bit on the high side for the quality, but the price/quality ratio is not as high... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed friendly service on your visit with us and apologize for it not being more prompt. We take our feedback seriously and will be looking into your comments. We sincerely hope you will visit us again and thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Fandango sees itself as a high-end place in the area and did a fairly good job of maintaining that image during my recent visit. It is a surprisingly large restaurant and the waitstaff appears to be almost entirely men in dark pants and white long-sleeve shirts. The staff was always hustling around and adding to the busy feel to the... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and the flavor of your dinner but sorry it was not prepared to your liking. We strive for excellence and hope that you will consider dining with us again. More 

Belmont, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I have loved dining at Fandango ever since we got engaged there almost 20 years ago. We make it an annual visit but in the past few years the service and attention to detail seemed to be slipping. The food is still very good but for the prices, they are going to be losing customers to more... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback as we are always working to improve our restaurant and we thank you for your input. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Erpingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We walked past this restaurant on the way home from another meal and liked the look of it so much we stopped by and booked a table for the following night. The service and food were excellent and the menu is extensive. It has a very sophisticated feel and would be particularly great for a romantic meal or a special... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so happy you you chose to dine with us and had excellent food and service! Thank you again and we hope you to see you next time you're in the area! More 

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Additional Information about Fandango Restaurant

Address: 223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
Phone Number: 831-372-3456
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse

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