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“Delicious and Different”
Review of The Monterey - CLOSED

The Monterey
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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 May 28, 2013

I can't say enough good things about The Monterey...

1. Awesome vibe, really laid back decor... as though you're hanging out in a friend's backyard
2. Impressive beer, wine and liquor selection - they even have rare items like aperitifs (a first for me)
3. Delicious food menu that changes monthly - everything we ate was delicious
4. Friendly and knowledgable staff
5. Passion - you can't help but notice how passionate the owners are about this place. It has many personal touches. After talking with the bartender, we found out that the owners began this place as a hobby, its not their bread and butter, so therefore the restaurant is willing to take more risks and give its customers the best experience without worrying about the bottom line.

YOU GOTTA GO!

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Thank Corrinne M
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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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