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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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English first
Truckee, CA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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Nottingham UK
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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
65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
65 helpful votes 65 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
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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 

Port Orford, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped in spur of the moment for lunch. It was at the end of the lunch window so we were the last customers in before they closed to clean up and prepare for the evening dinner crowd. They were very cordial and attentive despite being distracted with activities in preparation for the evening shift. Our food was nicely prepared,... More 

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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 could join us for a tasty lunch with great service! We hope you will choose Fandango's for your next dining experience! More 

Los Angeles, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My wife and I had an excellent dinner at the restaurant on a Saturday evening during the Christmas Holiday season. The service was lovely and the food was really good. It's not the best restaurant we ever ate at but it is one that we will go to again when in Pacific Grove.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4 star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed a lovely dinner with your wife. We hope to see you next time you're in PG! More 

Madison
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Husband thought this place looked nice so we tried it for lunch. Attentive staff, very nice interior. I had the crab cakes special and thought the crab cakes were pretty poor - mushy with a rather strange flavor. Came with unremarkable mashed potatoes and decent green beans. Husband's burger didn't look cooked enough and he said it and the fries... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and attentive staff and sorry you didn't enjoy your meals. We hope your server was informed so they could correct any issues for you. Thank you for taking the time to review and we hope you will consider joining us agin. More 

Macae, RJ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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 

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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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