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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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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 - but LOUD, LOUD, LOUD

This was my first (of many-to-come!) visits to this restaurant. What a wonderfully diverse menu - and everything looks so delicious. I had steak and scampi and my husband had the ribs. Zero complaints - purely delicious. Our only complaint is we were sitting in the little room off to the left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
shaylasmom
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San Jose, CA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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San Jose, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first (of many-to-come!) visits to this restaurant. What a wonderfully diverse menu - and everything looks so delicious. I had steak and scampi and my husband had the ribs. Zero complaints - purely delicious. Our only complaint is we were sitting in the little room off to the left (as you walk back toward the back end... More 

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San Francisco
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a place that serves everything from paella to escargots. The service is good and the food is just fine, but not exceptional. How could it be given the enormous number and range of dishes being served? The setting/decor is quite attractive and Fandango has an extensive and fairly priced drink and wine list. In short, Fandango is good... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Fandangos has been here for awhile and consistently serves up some of the better more classic French country style with a touch of the city cuisine around. it is a go to for friends and family when they come to town - they do a great battered sweat breads that was my dad's favorite - but you have to ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Just finished another great dinner at Fandango's. We eat there every time we visit the Monterey/Carmel area. The food is delicious, and reasonably priced. Varied menu with something for everyone. I had the liver and onions, which comes with a Marsala wine sauce which no one else does. My husband had the fresh salmon, which he loved. And they gave... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I really like the interior of this restaurant, a series of rooms that make a dining experience more intimate and easier to have a nice conversation with your dinner companions. Not like the open warehouse feeling you get in some restaurants that make it impossible to have a conversation without having to raise your voice just to be heard by... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and an intimate dining experience! We strive for excellence and are glad the food was prepared how you like and received attentive service! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Fairway, Kansas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this is our favorite restaurant of any we patronize. Period. The lamb, paella, Sand Dabs, are beyond compare. We eat there every trip to the Penninsula because of the finest food and service.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are thrilled to be your favorite restaurant and appreciate your patronage! We are happy to hear you enjoy the lamb and the paella, its one of our signature dishes! Thank you for the review, we look forward to seeing you next time you're in the area! More 

Visalia, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We love this place! We had a very private room in the back. I ordered the scallops and my husband the surf n turf. Both were excellent! I also had escargot and caviar! What a treat! Will always come back to this charming place.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you chose to celebrate a birthday with us and enjoyed excellent scallops and surf n turf! Thank you for the 5 star review and for sharing your photos, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Encinitas, California
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Fandango has become a regular stop when visiting the Monterey Peninsula. The menu and daily specials offer a lot of great choices. This time I enjoyed scallops in a lemon sauce served on pasta. My wife loved the veal. We've had a different waiter on each visit and they have been uniformly friendly and professional.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the scallops with pasta and the veal! We strive for excellence and are so glad you receive friendly and professional service on your visits with us! Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Zephyrhills, Florida, United States
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We usually eat here every time we are in Pacific Grove and are never disappointed. The food is expertly prepared and served. The staff is extremely friendly and cater to your every need. The tables are quite close together, but there is a room for large parties that can be reserved ahead of time. Not a place to be missed!

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed expertly prepared food and our very friendly staff! We want all of our guests to have a great time with us and appreciate your patronage! Thank you for the 5 star review and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area! More 

Seaside, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the atmosphere. If I were rich I'd buy the building as my home and keep the staff, esp. the chef, all to myself.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you love the atmosphere and enjoy our staff! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you again! 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: Italian, French, Steakhouse, Seafood, Mediterranean

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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