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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Birthday dinner for three of us

Three of five of us have birthdays in June. We are locals and have eaten here many times. The menu is varied and wonderful. This last time I had braises short ribs, spectacular! The service was relaxed and friendly. The wine list is extensive. This restaurant was a quaint home in Pacific Grove in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Tony F
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Three of five of us have birthdays in June. We are locals and have eaten here many times. The menu is varied and wonderful. This last time I had braises short ribs, spectacular! The service was relaxed and friendly. The wine list is extensive. This restaurant was a quaint home in Pacific Grove in earlier times. There are several rooms... More 

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

A varied menu that is wonderfully cooked. We've been eating here for years and have never had a bad experience. The food is more comfort then trendy. Our go to for a nice night out.

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Walnut Creek
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went with out of town friends for a wonderful meal at Fandango. My husband and I got engaged here 28 years ago, so the restaurant holds special meaning for us. There is a wide variety of offerings and if you are a wine buff, I would suggest perusing the wine list (on line) well before dinner because it is... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful meal with friends and that you shared your engagement with us 28 years ago! We are glad to be part of that happy memory and appreciate your patronage! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you soon! More 

Frisco, Texas, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Dinner was great..atmosphere was fun...The restaurant was a recommendation from friends who visit often. We too would highly recommend it. The Grand Marnie souffle was excellent!

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a great dinner with us and enjoyed our fun atmosphere! We strive for excellence and are glad you had a good time! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you again! More 

San Dimas, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Dined here on my annual trip to Pacific Grove. First time to eat here. I ordered the tortellini and my mom had the Chinese chicken salad. Dessert was creme brulee. Everything was delicious. Would definitely go back again. The place inside is like a cute cozy cottage.

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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 decided to dine with us and enjoyed the tortellini and creme brûlée, both great choices! We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Tyler , TX
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Had the paella and the lamb stew. Quite good, loved the atmosphere Have already recommend to several

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the lamb stew and paella as well as the atmosphere! We want all of our guests to have a great time and are glad you could join us! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope to see you again! More 

Hampton, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Everything was ok but not fabulous. Calamari steak very interesting as we had never seen before. Caprice salad was good but the paella was over cooked. After a build up from locals we were disappointed. Service was fine.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the salad and sorry to hear you were disappointed with other aspects of your meal. The Paella is one of our signature dishes and we apologize for it being overcooked and appreciate your feedback so may look into this. We sincerely hope you'll give us another try and thank you for taking the... More 

Redwood City, California
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It had been at least 15 years since my husband and I last visited Fandango. It was our 21st wedding anniversary, today, and we decided to return to Fandango, a place that we enjoyed so many years ago. It was as wonderful as we remembered! Our server, Dino, was magnificent!! He had such attention to detail in his explanation of... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and had a wonderful time! We know how important an aspect service is and are so glad you had a magnificent experience with Dino as your server! We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Nottingham UK
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Delicious food in beautiful surroundings. Great service, nothing too much trouble. I'd highly recommend this restaurant.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed delicious food and our beautiful ambiance! Thank you for the 5 star review and we hope you can join us next time you're in the area! More 

Santa Cruz, California
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I bring my mom here at least once a year for a lovely, delicious meal. Prices are high (wine prices a bit ridiculous, actually) but food quality & presentation are wonderful. Her fish with roasted carrots & scalloped potatoes was excellent; the meal came with a small but nice salad. My large Nicoise salad with salmon was also great ~... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoy wonderful food presentation and good service on your visits with us! We appreciate you choosing to dine with us for your special get-togethers and look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you for the 4 star review! 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, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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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