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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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been dining at Fandango for over 30 years for special occasions because it is special. The service is world class. They make a fabulous dirty martini, and other bar selections are great. Fandango has an amazing wine list- so many to try and very reasonable. And the food- I can't say enough good things about the food. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a recent return trip to Pacific Grove, I had to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, Fandango. They did not disappoint. I was treated to delicious double lamb chops, seasoned and cooked to perfection. I complimented this with a very good class of Pinor Noir. Never one to resist dessert, I opted for the profiteroles. Lovely cream puffs... More 

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Thank travelsanti
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear we are one of your favorite restaurants and that you enjoyed delicious lamb chops and excellent service! We appreciate you recommending us to others and we look forward to your next visit! Thank you for the kind review! More 

Fresno, California
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our dinner reservation for 7:30 and our table was waiting for us. Our server Valentin was most attentive and informed about the specials and wines available. The are small rooms with tables so a nice place for groups or couples. We enjoyed the Sand dabs and Calamari dinners and even had room for the desserts of Carmel Custard... More 

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Thank KathiO-10
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you had attentive service and enjoyed Sand Dabs and creme brûlée, great choices! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the review! More 

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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fandango's is a reliable choice in our area. The owners usually are there to greet and manage their popular restaurant. The waiters are professional, The chef does exceptionally well with quality lamb dishes and sea scallops. The ambience is festive and inviting. It can get a bit noisy and crowded, but then I am usually there with a group of... More 

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Thank Susan G
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to be a favorite of yours and that you enjoy our festive atmosphere and quality food on your visits! We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you soon! Thank you for the review! More 

Salinas, California, United States
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218 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attended a friend's birthday party here. Great little private party room made it cozy and quaint for our giggling group of ladies. Fantastic service and food. Full bar too.

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Thank 556danaa
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you enjoyed a cozy, private room for your party and also had fantastic food and service! Thank you for the kind review and we hope to see you again! More 

Somerset, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a Mexican place. According to the map that was the address. So we went in anyway even though the name was different. After sitting down realized it was not our kind of place. Would have cost at least $100 for 2 people to have a meal. We told them thank you, but no thank you and... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear you got false information on what type of food we serve. We hope someday you will choose to dine with us and we can ensure you have an excellent experience. More 

Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fandango has been a perennial favorite for years and yesterday was no exception. Like stepping into a time warp, nothing changes! The service, the ambiance, the food, a spectaular array of Mediterranean favorites. We opted for the 7oz Filet Mignon, with a start of Sand Dabs and Caprese salad. Delicious! Tito's Vodka Martinis as cocktails followed by a bottle of... More 

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Thank mhkay
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy to hear you've been dining with us for years and always have a spectacular time from food to service! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

LOVE Fandango! Food is amazing, great service and wonderful atmosphere. It's pricey so bring your wallet but worth every penny!

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Thank Cfsnider
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted to be your favorite restaurant and so glad you have amazing food and service on your visits! Thank you or the review, we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Pacific Grove, California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As locals, we frequent Fandango both for a romantic luncheon or in celebration of a special event. Rustic European ambience & fine and country cuisine satisfies the desire to travel abroad, when neither time nor finances permit. Service is impeccable, the setting is romantic, with fresh floral arrangements always gracing the tables, while Edith Piaf or Gipsy Kings plays in... More 

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Thank Kim G
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We are so happy you enjoy our romantic ambiance and impeccable service! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Santa Rosa, California
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property used to be a home and has been converted into a fine dining establishment. It has free parking and is accessible to wheel chair or walker. We found the food to be excellent. My veal piccata was nicely prepared and had a lovely lemon sauce with excellent veal. My guest had sanddab in a lemon sauce. She loved... More 

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Thank Bernard L
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed excellent veal and delicious desserts! We are very sorry the service you received was lacking and we are glad you brought this to our attention so we can share it with our staff and improve. Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Gluten Free, Italian, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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
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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