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Esteban Restaurant

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700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
+1 831-375-0176
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so disappointed in our meal. I thought it would be slices from a real cooked turkey but instead it was turkey breast cooked in the oven with some type of thin layer of something on it like bacon fat that hardened, we couldn't make it out. With only one spoon full of runny potatoes and I couldn't find... More 

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Thank Lovetohittheroad2
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Lovetohittheroad2, We are all disappointed to find out that your Thanksgiving experience was less than absolutely delightful and that we failed to provide you with the fond memories so many of our guests speak of. We are sincerely sorry for the miscommunication regarding the Prix Fixe Thanksgiving menu and that you were not made aware that the turkey option... More 

Seattle, Washington
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198 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good, interesting Spanish tapas. Menus is divided into vegetables, fish, meat and paella. We settled upon Brussels sprouts (good but unremarkable) frisée salad with pork belly and soft boiled egg (very good, but overdressed), clams and sausage (outstanding but too small) and pork ribs (great). We ordered the house version of a Manhattan cocktail which wasn't much like the classic,... More 

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Thank Foodtwosome
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Foodtwosome, Thank you for sharing your dining experience with fellow travelers. We were delighted that you found the patio and outdoor fire pit so enjoyable along with our variety of adventurous dishes. We will be sure to share your comments with our team and hope that you'll have the chance to join us again soon in the near future.... More 

Monterey, CA
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

It was the World Series. I wanted to watch the game, but it was also my birthday, and we were having a get together (the complication of having a birthday smack between the World Series games and Halloween...) I figured "let's hope there is a tv at the bar. Maybe we'll do a drink and tapas and call it a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Esteban is in the charming Casa Munras hotel. Low key Spanish ambiance, fireplace. Just the place for a romantic night out. Excellent Spanish tapas menu prepared by their chef. Clam/Mussel Paella freshly prepared, chocolate bread pudding (more like a brownie) with pistachio ice cream. We stayed at the hotel and ate breakfast at Esteban several times and each time the... More 

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Thank P A
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello P A, Thank you for the spectacular 5 star review. It was wonderful to read that we had the opportunity to welcome you for both breakfast and dinner and that you found everything to be mouthwatering delicious. We are glad our outdoor fire pit was the perfect ambiance for a romantic night out discovering the flavors of Spain with... More 

Chico, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We sat outside and enjoyed the area which had a fire pit. Food was ok, calamari was local and fresh. It's across the street from the Stevenson Hotel.

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Thank gailpeeters
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi gailpeeters, We are so glad you had the opportunity to join us during your travels and that you enjoyed our outside fire pit. It is the perfect place to enjoy a evening out. We were happy you enjoyed our local calamari and found it be so fresh. We hope your travels will allow you to join us again soon... More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you're looking for good eats you must come to Esteban's!! The food was highly recommended and did not disappoint! We started at the bar for happy hour, talked with Tom, the executive chef the entire time- he was very friendly and accommodating. The kitchen is in front of part of the bar which is super fun- almost feels like... More 

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Thank Elissa121
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Elissa121, Thank you for joining us at Estéban Restaurant and for sharing your AMAZING experience. We could not be more thrilled that you had such a wonderful time and had the opportunity to enjoy Feliz Hora with Chef Tom. We are so thrilled you enjoyed our tapas variety, as we always hope our guests have the opportunity to savor... More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The food and service were excellent. As Entrée we shared the Paella Negra, which was delicious. Also the service and wine pleases us.

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Thank GrobDani
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello GrobDani, Thank you for the excellent 5 star review. It was wonderful to read that you enjoyed our traditional Paella Negra with squid ink, Monterey calamari, and Serrano ham. We will be sure to share your kind words with our team and are pleased that you found our wines to go perfectly with your meal. We hope your travels... More 

California, United States
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329 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We were seated quickly. The menu was pricy and didn't seem to have a huge variety but when the food came out it tasted excellent and was hot. they had a good variety of drinks. the place was very busy but the waitress did a good job of keeping up with our large group. Good atmosphere inside and they have... More 

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Thank Reginald S
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Reginald, We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Estéban Restaurant and that you found the food, service, and atmosphere to be excellent. Chef Tom's seasonally changing options are always inspired by the freshest seafood, meats and regionally grown fruits, herbs and vegetables available. We can't wait to welcome you back and hope you might be able to... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Visited for a late night appetizer. Sat outside where outdoor heaters were available and enjoyed a couple of dishes. My husband had to send his food back because it was not hot (but meatballs should be served hot in my opinion). Nice atmosphere.

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Thank valeriemX8039YN
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi valeriemXS8039YN, It is wonderful to read that you and your husband enjoyed a late night meal alfresco under our outdoor heaters. We are sorry that your husbands dish did not come out warm enough, but were happy that we had the opportunity to immediately amend for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and hope you might... More 

Tallahassee, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

great specialty breakfast offerings as well as regular menu. dining inside and out; service was smooth and efficient.

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Thank Alice M
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Alice M, Thank you for the spectacular 5 star review. It is wonderful to find out that you enjoyed our breakfast offerings and can't wait to have you join us again soon whether for breakfast or dinner. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $34
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-0176
Description
Esteban Restaurant offers authentic Monterey dining in the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a unique culinary experience featuring traditional Spanish-inspired cuisine with a pinch of adventure. Choose from Mediterranean tapas and classic selections to savor and share by the warmth of the fireplace or in the relaxing outdoor patio setting.

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