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Esteban Restaurant

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700 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
+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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Both the food and the service was awesome! Skip the warf and go for the Spanish stuff. I loved the cured meat and the grilled peach. Don't miss the chili chocholate for dessert.

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Thank Ann J
Abbotsford, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh food, fabulous service and atmosphere was intimate, Really what more do you want. The taste was spectacular and as a cook myself i have high expectations. This restaurant did not disappoint in any way. Paella was awesome!

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Thank Rob F
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience! We are so pleased we had the opportunity to have you as our guest and that our atmosphere was the ideal location for an intimate dining experience. We will be sure to share your kind compliments with our Chef and can't wait to welcome you back to... More 

Windsor, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the small plate concept! Delicious! The empanadas were superb! Short ribs were tasty! Server was attentive and assisted with great choices! Great atmosphere!

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

Hi kdmcdutton, We are so very appreciative of your review and were glad you enjoyed our wide variety of tapas (small plates). It is a wonderful way to experience several dishes rather than just one with friends and family. Our Pulled Pork Empanadas are truly a guest favorite served green tomatillo salsa and were happy to find out you thought... More 

San Ramon, California
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158 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love Tapas for dinner! Small amounts of different things is a wonderful change to a traditional dinner! We order one to two dishes at a time and then decide on the next course while we are nibbling away on the current selection. We enjoyed a number of items in our most recent visit; the lamb meatballs with spicy sauce,... More 

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

Hi Shirley, Thank you for the wonderful review and for visiting Estéban Restaurant. We were all delighted that our variety of Spanish inspired tapas made your dinner so enjoyable. We always hope our offerings encourage our guests to Sip, Savor, and Share and were thrilled that you did just this. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon to... More 

Seattle, Washington
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

That was the feeling that I got when dining at Esteban. We happened to dine there on a Tuesday paella night which was pretty popular. We chose the prix fixe paella dinner which included two tapas, a paella choice and dessert. I enjoyed the tapas and dessert, but it didn't seem as though they gave time or attention to the... More 

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Thank Lester L
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Lester L, We are very appreciative of your review and were so pleased that we had the opportunity to welcome you to our Paella Tuesday. While we were delighted that you enjoyed our tapas and desserts, we were disappointed to find out that we failed to provide you with the personalized and attentive service we are known for. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a variety of the tapas appetizers and dinner dishes so we could try many flavors and all we wonderful. Staff very helpful. Went back the next night for drinks and visited with bartender and chef to ask more questions and more if those hand crafted margaritas.

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Thank Julie L
Monterey Peninsula, California
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Esteban's is a tapas restaurant with a great atmosphere. It's usually not very noisy which makes it a great place to meet up with friends after work for a glass of wine and a nosh. Large variety of plates - small to large. Good quality and well presented as well as being flavorful. Service is excellent and can help guide... More 

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Thank Fran H
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Fran H, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review! We are happy to find out that we have become your go to spot for after work drinks with friends. Our outdoor patio and firepit is the perfect atmosphere to gather and enjoy a glass of wine. We hope to welcome you back soon and are pleased to share... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was completely average. I took the Sausage with Polenta on the side. Sausage was WAY too spicy, so much that I'd expect a warning or something from the waiter. Polenta was served as a porridge, which I didn't care for at all. I guess it's a matter of preferences.. anyhow, I wasn't too thrilled about it.

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

Hi Eilona, We are very appreciative of your feedback regarding your recent dining experience and were all disappointed that we failed to fully meet your expectations. We always hope our variety of Mediterranean and Spanish inspired dishes offer a range of options for our guests to explore and will certainly share your feedback with our team. We truly hope that... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited here on our recent trip down the coastline while staying in Monterey. We arrived as the kitchen was closing but were seated and waiter was really friendly and did not seem bothered in the slightest to have late diners. Tapas style menu. Waiter was also happy to recommend usual choices and amounts. Food was really good. All tasted fresh... More 

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Thank 244gills
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi 2444gills, Thank you for visiting and for the wonderful review! We were delighted to read that we made it on your list of stops down the coastline and that our team offered some great recommendations of dishes to experience. We were thrilled that you enjoyed our sangria, a guest favorite, and invite you to try our new white peach... More 

North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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102 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stayed at Casa Muraz Garden Hotel and Spa in the end of May - beginning of June. It was two of us. On the first evening we came for dinner to Esteban. We came around 6pm when Happy Hour was still going (5:30-6:30pm). We ordered $6 Mojitos and a few Pintxos (bites) that were half-priced during Happy Hour: goat... More 

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Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi RItraveler512, Thank you for the fabulous review and mouthwatering pictures! We were so happy to find out that you experienced our onsite restaurant Estéban and that it left you with such lasting memories. We always hope to provide our guests with an environment to Sip, Savor, and Share and were thrilled that you did just this. We cannot wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $34
Cuisine
Spanish, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  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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