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“wonderful unique restaurant”
Review of The Monterey - CLOSED

The Monterey
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Modern food, broad selection of American craft beers and terroir-driven wine; awesome patio; walking distance from downtown; open until midnight.
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Very small restaurant (used to be a gas station), but plenty of outdoor seating. Great beer selection, unique food . The fries, grilled cheese, and fried chicken were amazing!

Thank swofford4
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Coming from California, everything to drink in SanAntonio seemed to be obelow average. The beer was just plain avoidable. I normally was sticking to plain drinking water instead :D

The only exception was Monterey. This place did not have the legendary 'Arrogant B**tard' or 'Heffewiesbier', but did have a pretty good selection nevertheless. And by San Antonio standards, this was Awesome !

The service was quite good and responsive. Food selection did go well with the drinks on offer
Does get a little bit chilly during winters in the outside seating. So do ask the waiters to switch on the gas heaters.

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Thank cmandal
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

El Monterey could have been in Austin. Very laid back, ecclectic food - good. Everyone was ordering the brussel sprouts (which I dislike) but since all around me seemed to know what they wanted, I placed an order too .... very good, very tasty and will order again. They ran out of the lamb so I had the rabbit, it was excellent. The frits could have come straight from Brussels, really very good. Service was friendly. Sat outdoors the night was great. Fun place.

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2  Thank roadwarrior50
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The service, food and value were very good. Menu changes with fresh item availability and there was an ecclectic mix of tastes.

1  Thank skgcdl
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

I'm not sure I get the 'Hipster' thing that everyone mentions. The Monty is fun and funky but not pretentious or over-bearing. The bottom line and truly the only thing you need to know is that the food is fantastic- but no, it's not the same every week (because they source their products locally), some of it is kinda weird sometimes (but it will usually work, just trust them), and sometimes they get slammed and the servers are busy. Not everyone is going to like it- my mother hated it, in fact. You have to be comfortable in trusting that they don't want to serve you food you don't like but they also want to challenge things a bit. Tonight we ordered their curried cauliflower- we always get it when it's on the menu because it's to die for. We also ordered the smoked calamari- YUM- excellent smokey flavors and we ordered the foie gras on toast. Clearly, it's a bit eclectic. They do serve as it's ready so order stuff you want to share. The beer and wine list is extensive and ever changing. We only live a couple of blocks away so we come often. If you want to come hang out in a great outdoor garden, eat some good food and have a drink, then you'll enjoy it. Leave room for dessert if you can- that's always something interesting. Tonight it was the home-made smores pop-tart with toasted marshmallow fluff. Seriously- how could that be bad?

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Thank jloreine
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