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Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

4.7
4.7
620 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Estéban Restaurant: Best Spanish Cuisine & Seafood
We are offering Indoor and Patio dining
Up-to-date hours:
Open for dinner every day from 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gift Certificates are available and do not expire


Estéban Restaurant, the 2022 Diners' Choice award winner, carries on the Munras family tradition of culinary hospitality and excellence, offering authentic Monterey dining in the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a unique culinary experience featuring traditional Spanish-inspired cuisine with a pinch of adventure. Choose from California-inspired shared plates and classic selections to Sip, Savor, and Share by the warmth of the fireplace or outside on the relaxing outdoor patio.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 375-0176

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Mario Garcia

  • Private party facilities

    Plan an intimate event or special occasion in the unique private dining room at Estéban Restaurant in downtown Monterey, CA. Enjoy our full menu selection, tempting wine list and warm ambiance. Our private dining venue can comfortably accommodate small groups for a memorable celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Laurel Flaherty: (855) 397-8071

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Cross street

    Fremont Street

  • Parking details

    self-park hotel parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Tapas Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    A locals' favorite Tapas Hour. Enjoy $10 Tapas and $8 Drink specials including our House-made Sangria. $9 Featured Wines by the glass and $12 Seasonal Cocktails from 4:30-6pm nightly.

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What 620 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Innovative

  • California Central Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Innovative

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Healthy

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for outdoor dining

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  1. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Had a glitch with their new computer system so paying the bill got complicated.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded todayHi Kim, Thank you for the review and ratings. We're so glad our staff provided you with excellent service and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We apologize for the issues with our new system and the inconvenience it caused. We hope this does not deter you from staying with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  2. LY

    LYee

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing how everyone was working on a holiday - thanksgiving, everyone was very kind and amazing!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded todayHi LYee, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad our staff provided amazing service and that you had a great time dining with us during the Thanksgiving holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    In the last year Esteban has been our go to restaurant for special occasions-we dined with them last Christmas, at Easter and my birthday in June. This time was a big miss because the service was lacking. When l asked for a simple alteration in my almost $70 dinner the server told me to remind her later. We didn’t see her again until after the entree was served by another person. No check back to see how our meals were. Needless to say the alteration was not made. When we waited an extended amount of time for the included dessert she happened by to ask if we wanted another beverage and l said we were waiting for dessert she airily said “oh that will be coming.” When leaving a man l presume to be a manager asked how things went. I told him, and he said he’d “pass it along.” Whether he did or not, l am passing this along to you.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days agoThank you for taking the time to write this review and bringing this to our attention. Your feedback is important and has been shared with our team. We strive to accommodate all of our guests positively and courteously, and we apologize for the issues you experienced. We hope this does not deter you from dining with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate our true level of hospitality like you have experienced in the past. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  4. LM

    LawrenceM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef has an uncanny ability to combine disparate flavors and textures. The food is fun as well as delicicious. The Wagyu beef was insanely good.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on November 25, 2022Hi Lawrence, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed the Westholme Wagyu Bavette and other delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  5. JM

    JMGBS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Authentic Spanish cuisine, very good! Very reasonably priced, including wines, etc.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on November 11, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious Spanish cuisine and wines. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  6. MS

    MelanieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Esteban is my favorite restaurant in Monterey, CA. The food is amazing and never disappoints. Big shout out to the chef. The service is amazing as well, the servers are helpful, attentive and kind! I love this place and visit there every time I'm in Monterey. Cheers to Esteban Restaurant!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on November 11, 2022Hi Melanie, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided you with amazing service and that we are your favorite restaurant in Monterey. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you’re near Monterey, go here! This is the best Paella we’ve had anywhere on the west coast. This was also the best Flan by a mile we’ve ever had at a restaurant. It was close to the best Flan ever including multiple Cuban family members that have made it over the last 35 years. Jamón Serrano Y Machego Tapas… Excellent.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on November 11, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad you had the best and excellent time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious Paella, Tapas, and Flan. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  8. AT

    AmandaT

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Will definitely go again.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 24, 2022Hi Amanda, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  9. R

    Reens30

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was way below our expectations. Bland and mediocre. The website is deceptive. Not sure why this restaurant has any ratings beyond 0. The area we sat in was shabby. Ambience is horrible. More like a fast food restaurant . Spoilt one of our precious evenings in Monterey. Complete waste of time. Location is not in a good area.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 25, 2022Hi Reens, We appreciate your feedback, and we have shared this with our Management Team. We were all disappointed to hear your most recent visit was not what you had expected. Our staff does their best to accommodate all guests to ensure their meals are delicious and flavorful. We hope you allow us another opportunity to welcome you and your party back to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable dining experience. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  10. SS

    SaltySue

    Salt Lake City

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We took a friend to enjoy tapas for Happy Hour in advance of a concert. As usual the choices were quite good. Try the tapas bravas, any of the items with Spanish ham and/or cheese, and the enticing roasted chiles. We outside by choice and the heater was lit promptly as we sat down to make us comfortable. Consistent good service keeps us coming back.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 24, 2022Hi Sue, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad our staff provided great service and that you had an excellent time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious Happy Hour Tapas and dining on the patio. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  11. C

    Carlos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not what I expected on terms of value based on what you're asked to pay. Could use improvement. Otherwise a an on experience.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 14, 2022Hi Carlos, We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We were disappointed to hear your most recent visit was not what you had expected. Your feedback is important to us and we will share this with our team. We strive to provide each of our guests with a positive experience and delicious meals. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable time. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  12. LF

    LFW3006

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best empanadas we've ever had! We also loved the Wagyu carpaccio on grilled bread, and we topped it all off with their made to order, freshly baked cookies. One of the best restaurants in Monterey. We will most definitely go back for more !

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 14, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad you had a lovely and great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious Empanadas, Carpaccio de Carne, and Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  13. KP

    KenP

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Esteban was great. The inside and patio are very clean, with heaters and a firepit on the patio, we stayed inside out of the breeze. Service was attentive, very professional, and plenty of staff. The food was above and beyond expectations and extremely tasty. We had a selection of tapas which were very good portions and well executed. Esteban was only a few short steps from our room.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 14, 2022Hi Ken, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so happy you dined with us two nights in a row during your stay at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  14. KP

    KenP

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Esteban was great. The inside and patio are very clean, with heaters and a firepit on the patio, we stayed inside out of the breeze. Service was attentive, very professional, and plenty of staff. The food was above and beyond expectations and extremely tasty. We had a selection of tapas which were very good portions and well executed. We went there the following night too, and Esteban was only a few short steps from our room.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 14, 2022Hi Ken, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad our staff was attentive and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant and stay at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  15. LL

    LuckyLadieswhoLunch

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here every time we come to Monterey, so delicious and the Tapas hour is a great way to stretch your budget. Service is always helpful and pleasant as well.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 6, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're happy to know you dined with us during your visits to Monterey, that our staff provided great service and that you enjoyed our delicious Tapas Hour dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  16. FC

    FranC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very nice waiter, good location, lovely patio.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on October 3, 2022Hi Fran, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad our staff was very nice and that you had a great and lovely time dining on the patio while enjoying our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restauran

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was a little confusing at first because I definitely made a reservation for outside and I made it two weeks in advance however when I got there they said I didn’t have a table outside. This took a lot more conversation that I think was needed and had to get a manager involved. However, there is also some mishaps on their actual menu that were not clear and I think if you’re going to be a tapas restaurant with your shared plates you should make it clear which ones are too small to share, meaning a bite.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 19, 2022Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and bringing this to our attention. Your feedback is important to us, and we have shared this with our team. We hope you allow us another opportunity to serve you so we may demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable dining experience. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and cocktails!!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 15, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a fabulous time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant.

  19. H

    Heather

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were looking forward to a different type of meal and we weren't disappointed. We enjoyed Spanish olives - very spicy. And this was followed by a special tomato soup similar to gazpacho, but filled with crispy bread and bacon bits. The main course was a seafood soup with mussels and halibut in a garlicky broth. It was novel and delicious. Dessert was a flan and a Catalan custard, similar to creme brulee. Both desserts were perfectly executed. The service was helpful and cheerful. The whole experience was delightful and highly recommended, if you like food with a Spanish flair.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 14, 2022Hi Heather, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you had a delightful time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas and desserts. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch food, servers and ambiance!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 14, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided top-notch service and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  21. H

    Hammy

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great tapas on a great patio with excellent service.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 14, 2022Hi Hammy, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided excellent service and that you had a great time dining with us on the patio and enjoyed our delicious tapas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  22. m

    mjillj

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Second time dining here in the past 3 months. Excellent!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 8, 2022Hi Jill, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear you have dined with us multiple times and that you continue to have an excellent time while enjoying our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  23. MB

    MikeB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly and competent service, flavorful uncommon food, well worth your visit.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 8, 2022Hi Mike, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very friendly and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our flavorful dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good service. Food is good. Specially the Monterey wild salmon.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 1, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided good service and that you enjoyed our delicious Monterey wild salmon dish. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  25. AS

    AlainS

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    My wife had empanadas and they were great. I had the special recommendation - Japanese steak - and it was far from what the server said. Not tender at all. $45 for that was very pricy. Nice terrace. I’d go back but stick with my 1st choices !

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 1, 2022Hi Alain, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to hear the steak was not what you had expected. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our team. We are glad to know you enjoyed the empanadas and dining on our patio. We hope you allow us another opportunity to serve you to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more delicious meal. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  26. LK

    LeahK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Clearly a chef in this kitchen. Everything that we tried was delicious from the specials to the salad. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for delicious Spanish style food and the best in-season ingredients.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on September 8, 2022Hi Leah, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious salad and Spanish-inspired dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

  27. NC

    NancyC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had the flatbread, empanada which were good but the highlight for me was the chef’s salad special with peaches and the wagyu beef. Would have liked to try the paella but it takes 45 mins to cook and we were too hungry to wait. Next time we will try to preorder.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 30, 2022Hi Nancy, Thank you for the wonderful 4-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas and Chef's special. We hope you can try one of our paellas on your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, ambiance, everything was excellent!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 29, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had an excellent time dining with us and enjoyed our ambiance and delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  29. B

    Bala

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant with great food!!! We loved every bite of every dish!!!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 29, 2022Hi Bala, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had an excellent and lovely time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  30. P

    Peggysue13

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Sat on the patio and it was a little drizzling but it was still very nice. Our server was very attentive and friendly. I had the steak and it melted in my mouth. It had a white sauce that came on the side that was so delicious, I wanted more. Everyone with us were extremely satisfied.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 26, 2022Hi Peggysue, Thank you for the 5-star review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very attentive and friendly and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed the delicious steak. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  31. S

    Shred

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I m extremely biased coming from one of the best restaurant cities in the world and having lived a long time in Spain. We were very excited to try Esteban due to stellar reviews. First we ordered some house special tapas and a glass of Albaiño. The tapas were stellar, figs and jamon with manchego on very nice whole grain bread A+ We also had a lovely organic tomato salad with capers and herbs A+ The Albaiño was fine but not amazing - the only one they had by the glass and quite green tasting like a New Zealand Sauvignon blanc. Next was a true test of some authentic Spanish favorites: Patatas bravas and Pulpo. The potatoes were fine - missing the usual orange sauce and slightly spicy with a fried egg on top - hard to mess that up. The pulpo was fresh and tasty, clearly barbecued on an open flame but oddly not sliced (?). It was a nouveaux preparation rather than traditional. I added a glass of Rioja (a tempranillo) that was more fresh than I'd like but had that classic rioja kick and was ultimately fabulous. We finished with a lovely flan that was not too sweet - perfect. The food was overall excellent - maybe not A+ but definitely A. The other thing that stood out was the excellent service. We have been rather shocked at the poor service even in top restaurants here in the Monterey area and Esteban bucks the trend. We felt appreciated and well cared for and had a great time. Will definitely go back for something more substantial next time - the paellas look great. The thing that really stood out was the exceptional service

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 24, 2022Hi Shred, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided exceptional service and that you had a great and fabulous time dining with us and enjoyed the delicious tapas and wines. We appreciate feedback like yours, as it helps us evaluate our products served to enhance the guests' experience. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  32. HC

    HeidiC

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Empanadas and octopus ever! Great size plates to try several items. Outdoor seating wonderful

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 17, 2022Hi Heidi, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us on the patio and enjoyed our delicious empanadas and octopus. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

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    Davisroc

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside on lovely patio. Servers were wonderful & attentive. Croquetas were amazing; mushroom flatbread was outstanding.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 12, 2022Hi Davis, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very attentive and that you had a lovely and amazing time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

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    PeterW

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The noise level I would say really depends on what time you go, my part of four went for dinner at 6:45pm so wasn’t too bad.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 11, 2022Hi Peter, Thank you for the review and comments. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our team. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable dining experience. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

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    Gourmandgurl

    Portland

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We came here before a show at the Golden State Theater. The tapas and sangria are wonderful! The only flaw was that we ordered too much, ha! Loved the pulpo, the gambas and the bacon wrapped dates. I enjoyed the rose sangria (a little fruitier) and he enjoyed the red sangria (richer). The biggest tasty surprise was the fabulous Farmers Market salad! The pistachio pesto added a new flavor to a traditional little gem salad, and the balsamic vinaigrette complimented the stone fruit really well. We decided that if we come for dinner again we would skip the jambon serrano with manchego but if we come for drinks that would be the best accompaniment to a couple of glasses of sangria. The outdoor patio is the best place to be - especially when it's nice out (and they have space heaters) since it's a little dark inside. Service was a bit relaxed so we didn't get out until 15 minutes before the show, but luckily we had assigned seats and it's only a 10 minute walk to the theater. We'll definitely come here again!

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 5, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a lovely time dining with us on the patio and enjoyed our delicious tapas and sangrias. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  36. SW

    SteveW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We had to change my original reservation from 7pm and the next earliest time available was 8:15. When we returned at 7:30 to see if we could wait for an open table the hostess indicated there wasn't anything available till 8:15 even though there were quite a few empty tables available outside that never seemed to have diners sitting at eating. We ordered out food after sitting down at the 8:15 reservation and ordered the same item as medium well and medium rare and both came as rare, the server said to try it and he would come back to check on us but never did. The hotel was lovely too bad the restaurant could not match the offering of the hotel.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 5, 2022Hi Steve, Thank you for taking the time to do this review. We were disappointed to hear your most recent visit was not what you had expected, and we apologize for the issues you experienced. Comments from our guests are extremely important to us as they provide us with the best opportunity to improve ourselves. We truly hope you allow us another chance to welcome you back to demonstrate our true level of hospitality and interest in serving you properly. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  37. H

    Hungrypoet

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. We ordered several vegetarian tapas & the prawns, and there was nothing that wasn’t delicious. Grateful for outdoor seating (with heat lamps!) in these Covid times.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 1, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  38. LM

    LawrenceM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Our last visit was pre-COVID and food quality has gone from good to excellent. Tapas were generous, dinner size was moderate; price was comensurate with the quality.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 1, 2022Hi Lawrence, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff provided excellent service and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food!! Definitely recommend.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on August 1, 2022Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

  40. CB

    CarolineB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    The server was not on his game. He ignored my mother and I and took awhile to get our food and drinks ordered. He spent more time with regular clients/local.

    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on July 27, 2022Hi Caroline, We appreciate you taking the time to do this review, and we are sorry to hear about such a disappointing experience. The challenges you mentioned are taken seriously and will be shared with the appropriate individuals, as these are not the standards we have in place at our restaurant. We hope you allow us another opportunity to welcome you and your mother back to demonstrate our true level of hospitality and interest in serving you properly. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 375-0176.

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa is rated 4.7 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

700 Munras Avenue, Casa Munras Hotel, Monterey, CA 93940

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fremont Street

  • Neighborhood

    Monterey

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    self-park hotel parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Mario Garcia

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (831) 375-0176

  • Private party facilities

    Plan an intimate event or special occasion in the unique private dining room at Estéban Restaurant in downtown Monterey, CA. Enjoy our full menu selection, tempting wine list and warm ambiance. Our private dining venue can comfortably accommodate small groups for a memorable celebration.

  • Private party contact

    Laurel Flaherty: (855) 397-8071

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