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Mando's Restaurant

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162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
(831) 373-7911
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice casual spot. Carnitas were excellent and an IPA beer to boot. Very reasonably priced. My friend had salmon tacos that he said were very good and hand made flour tortillas

Thank George H
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

On our last morning in the area this was our yelped breakfast spot. The owner,Mando is the cook,wait staff,buser,dishwasher,coffee maker and who knows what else. I was craving Chilaquiles but it wasn't on the menu. Mando made it for me anyway and it was delicious. I appreciated that he is a real part of his community as many regulars came... More 

Thank Jennifer A
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is by far the best Mexican Restaurant in Monterey/PG. Their mole is very authentic and delicious.

Thank MLP1031
Monterey, CA
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a modest but attractive little restaurant. Good food and friendly staff. We eat there regularly. Their shrimp dishes are always perfectly cooked.

Thank clroe
on the go
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144 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Walked here from our lodge for dinner. It's a little off the beaten path. Ok service but good chips & salsa. Did tacos ala carte and burrito combo. Good size portions. Beans lacked flavor to me. Would try another mexican place next time.

Thank fotogirl
Brentwood, California
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Visited this restaurant for a sunday brunch. It is a Mexican/American fare. Large portions . Service was adequate , the server was taking care of to many tables at a time , until another server arrived. This restaurant serves free coffee with breakfast, something unheard of. One person had french toast with eggs, and bacon ( lots of bacon )... More 

Thank James V
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My husband and I really like fish tacos and regularly order them on our travels, including in Mexico. We prefer grilled, not breaded fish, and he likes a spicy, flavorful salsa. It surprises me how many times we are disappointed by the fish tacos that receive rave reviews on Yelp. Fortunately, that was not the case with Mando's in Pacific... More 

Thank naamador
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Fresh, delicious and great value. Excellent benedicts as well and willing to make substitutions for you. I love their shrimp cocktails, chile rellanos and so much more. Yum.

Thank DonnaNPG
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Seriously, one of my favorite breakfast spots. The restaurant is clean, staffed by friendly and helpful servers, and the chef-owner makes some amazing Eggs Benedicts. Of course, the lunch and dinner menu is great. Their prawn cocktail and chicken soup are delectable. But Friday-Sunday, they serve breakfast. There are probably 10 Eggs Benedict creations on the menu. The prices are... More 

Thank Scott R
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114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

If you are looking for good Mexican food at a very reasonable price, easy parking and a place that adults and kids will love, you have found it! The lunch and dinner menu primarily feature Mexican dishes, but American selections are available. The breakfast menu features American favorites and Mexican dishes. The prices are very reasonable and the portions will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: (831) 373-7911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?