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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Delicious food and great service

Wonderful staff, nice atmosphere and great food. Loved the lighting and the fireplace as it made it a cozy and warm setting for dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Peggy L
,
Hayward
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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349 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hayward
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful staff, nice atmosphere and great food. Loved the lighting and the fireplace as it made it a cozy and warm setting for dinner.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything from the ambiance to the food! We hope to see you again soon and thank you for the great review! More 

Monterey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is one of our go - to restaurants!! Always good, lovely interior, wonderfully friendly staff. Known for their lamb, I love their lunch salads and pasta.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you received great service from our friendly staff and consider us a go-to restaurant! The lamb is one of our signature dishes and we are glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you soon! More 

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We enjoyed the best, freshest seafood we've ever eaten. The wait staff was excellent, and we liked the ambiance.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our fresh seafood, we only source the best ingredients! We hope you choose us for your next dining experience! More 

Pacific Grove, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fandango Restaurant is a special treat and I am always extremely excited whenever I get the pleasure to dine here. The food, service, atmosphere, and wine selections are nothing less than incredible.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you it's a special treat when you dine with us and that you find your experience incredible! We strive for excellence and are glad you enjoyed all aspects of your dinner! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you soon! More 

Arcata, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This lovely restaurant has great ambiance. When we walked in, there was a room set up for a party -- very festive. We ate toward the front of the restaurant in a smallish room which was beautifully decorated and with lots of flowers. There were people of all ages. There were lots of other rooms, and somehow they all seemed... More 

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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 festive decor and intimate ambiance for your party! The calamari and calves liver are both great choices -so glad you loved them! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Fandango is a special place to eat. Fairly pricey but worth it. Great atmosphere, service and food. Pretty extensive menu with all the trimmings.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed great service, food, and our atmosphere! We strive for a wonderful experience for all of our guests are glad you chose to dine with us! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you soon! More 

Nottingham UK
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

While on holiday we visited this lovely restaurant and enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Unfortunately it was the last day of our vacation and we weren't able to dine there again before returning home. Pay a visit, you won't be disappointed.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will visit us again next time you are in Monterey. More 

Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent service with a group of 25. The food was delicious and one of the best mushroom soups I have had in a long time. They were so accommodating with everything. One of our best local restaurants but visitors come from all over to enjoy.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy you decided to join us for a baby shower and that everyone enjoyed a wonderful time! We hope to see you again soon. More 

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a tremendous experience at Fandango. The restaurant is Spanish-themed, with a menu that features everything from steaks and seafood to authentic Spanish dishes like paella. We both chose to have the house specialty--rack of lamb, which was prepared beautifully. Service was prompt, polite, and professional. The ambience was relaxed. We ate in the Wine Cellar... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed a wonderful time- from the delcious Rack Of Lamb to the Paella! We hope you visit us again soon and thank you for your review! More 

San Mateo, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went here with a group of lady friends because of the glowing recommendations it received. We were a party of eight so they accommodated us as well as they could at a long table that confronted a lot of kitchen traffic. We had mixed reviews about the food at our table. First, very expensive. I had sweetbreads for $32.50.... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear your party enjoyed the paella and sorry to hear about the other issues- we truly hope the server was informed so they could correct anything for you.Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. 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: French, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

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