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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 32
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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
Intimate Place, Great for a Celebration

The food was very good to excellent. The service was also very good to excellent. Prices are a bit high, but possibly in tune for the area...as I am a traveler from the midwest. Went with 2 other couples and everyone seemed to be very happy with their choices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
DavidB19922014
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Uniontown, Ohio
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Uniontown, Ohio
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The food was very good to excellent. The service was also very good to excellent. Prices are a bit high, but possibly in tune for the area...as I am a traveler from the midwest. Went with 2 other couples and everyone seemed to be very happy with their choices.

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great location and ambiance but food needs work the menu and food preparation need some updating. The staff was great but be sure to ask what is fresh and recommended stay away from the salmon pasta dish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate at Fandango as part of our weekend to celebrate our 30th anniversary. The atmosphere, which is a huge part of our impressions of any restaurant, was great -- cozy, artfully decorated, nice separation into smaller rooms, etc. The menu was extensive and varied, and the food was excellent. Knowing that this was a special occasion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is a cozy and cute place. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We had caprese salad for an appetizer which was great. I had paella, it was good, and pretty huge (probably better to share). My husband had rack of lamb which was delicious and fell of the bones, it was also quiet expensive. The only downside was a... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were married in Pacific Grove 19 years ago. Each year we come back for our anniversary. We always try to find someplace new and special for our anniversary dinner. Between Monterey, Pacific Grove and Carmel there are lots of excellent restaurants to choose from and we have enjoyed many of them. There is one that we do come back... More 

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Nevada City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have always had a warm feeling for Fandango from our first dining experience when we were in Pacific Grove on a Saturday evening with no reservations. Every other restaurant turned us away. While Fandango was also full, the owner managed to squeeze us in, to our eternal appreciation. This visit also did not disappoint. The ambiance has a comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This was our first time dining at Fandango. The service was great, food was well prepared, and the atmosphere was warm, yet sophisticated. The bread, however, beat everything. Crusty and fresh. Yum.

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Lakewood, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was our first time visiting this area, so we were unfamiliar with the restaurants in this area. From the outside, the restaurant looked nice, and there were plenty of people eating, as far as we could see through the windows, so we decided to give this restaurant a try. Although we didn't have a reservation, this didn't seem to... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We went several years ago, but for someone reason hadn't gone back. That will change. The atmosphere is great, and the service is terrific. Now, the food...escargot was top notch. So too were the entrees. The scallops, shrimp scampi, and sand dabs were elite. The chocolate mousse for dessert was delicious too. The tables were spacious too. So nice not... More 

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Crockett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was my first meal in the area and it didn't disappoint. The service was good, the food was delicious and the surroundings were lovely. I had my first Sand Dabs and loved them!

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups, 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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