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“Great casual dining”
Review of Mando's Restaurant

Mando's Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Down a side street near the Natural History Museum its worth the 1/2 block walk off Lighthouse Blvd. A couple visits have confirmed that good food and a large selection of beer is available to enjoy. The Salsa is awesome with more of a mole taste than the more common tomato hot spice version.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you like carnitas, this is the best place to get it! Mando's makes great carnitas tacos, chile rellenos, and great homemade salsa. They provide really great portions, and the prices are really good. I take people here for Mexican food when they are in Pacific Grove, and I sometimes just come by for a beer and a take-out order on a work night. The waiters are friendly and helpful without being overbearing and hovering, and the ambiance is nice. It is not fancy, but it is delicious. It is much better than the other Mexican restaurants around.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

I found this restaurant by accident as I was looking for Peppers. Glad I did. The food was some of the best Mexican food I have had in a while. I especially enjoyed the chicken soup and the fish tacos. The portions are large so bring an appetite and don't fill up on chips and salsa!
By the way, if you ask, you will get a frosty glass for your beer!

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had eaten at the location a few years ago although it might have had a different name then--or not. Plenty of parking in the lot next to the building--but plenty actually is best reserved for the amount of food you are served. My husband had ordered a two burrito dinner and could only finish one The server was so pleasant and the food was delicious. One person in our party was not excited about heading out to a Mexican restaurant but was pleasantly surprised with the red snapper salad. The salads come with half an avocado if you happen to like them. An order of guacamole had chunks of avocado in it but was not terribly spicy if you happen to like it that way--just use the hot sauces on the table to achieve your personal level of heat. The fish tacos are small soft tacos--the fish delicious and the salsa and avocado a perfect blend--again "heat it up" as you prefer with the table condiments. There is a variety of bottled beer as well as other beverages.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had the cheese with chorizo appetizer.
Kids had quesadilla and breakfast burritos - for dinner!
Mangos plate had the favorites of chile relleno, carne asana and tamale with authentic, hand made tortillas!
Looks like a hole in the wall and has great food and service:)

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