Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa
Estéban Restaurant 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 alfresco in the relaxing outdoor patio.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Thanksgiving Day Four-Course Prix Fixe Feast at Estéban Restaurant is served Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 3:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Estéban Restaurant. Cost is $70.00 per person for adults, $30.00 per person for children 12 and under. Prices do not include tax or gratuity; parking is complimentary.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
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Great food. The chef was very hospitable and we all had a great time. Would recommend for a special treat night out. It was a little costly but worth it.
Hello Michael, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Our favorite restaurant in Monterey where we can bring our dogs and they are treated as well as us!
The staff and the Chef are such wonderful hosts. We were excited to return and were not disappointed. The fig flatbread was outstanding - so nice to see figs used in a different way that sprinkled with blue cheese and walnuts! We always get a paella - super yummy. Our dogs love the new ancient grain dog biscuits and getting them each a bone marrow, means a relaxed dinner for us! Definitely our go-to place in Monterey.
Hello Brenda, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We are so glad that we could welcome you on your recent visits and that you enjoyed all of your selections. We hope to have you back again soon! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
We four friends went to happy hour and enjoyed a wide variety of tapas along with sangria and beer. Service was outstanding and the food very good. We'll be back soon.
Esteban is nice. Lovely food and a really nice outdoor dining area. Usually the service is quite good and quite friendly, but we had a odd server lately who made the evening much less pleasant that usual. Hopefully, that was a fluke because this is a wonderful gathering place.
Unimaginative and uninteresting food, sorry we chose this place.
Through Open Table, I made reservations for 6 at 5 pm. I tried to make reservations with other times, but the only time given was 5. So they must be busy right? I called to verify reservation but the person on the phone could not find my reservation, so I made another. Showed up at 5 with 7 instead of 6 and they could not find my reservation. But they got us a table for 6 and put a chair for the extra person on the corner of the table and asked if it was okay. NO. The person helping us get seated could not figure out how to turn two tables for 4 into one table for 7. Finally someone figured it out and we got seated. All this time they are upset that I showed up with 7 instead of 6 and made me feel it was an inconvenience to them. I thought maybe they would be busy and were concerned with loosing an extra table. When we left, most of the tables as were when arrived, empty. Now the food. We came for the paella. Highly recommended. Started with a few appetizers and they were very good. I would highly recommend the cevice and the grilled octopus. Yummy. It takes 30 - 45 minutes to prepThe Del Mar looked great but tasted more like a sopa de arroz which is a tomato based rice dish. It could probably have used a few more minutes in the oven and a bit less tomatoes. And it lost it's "paella" flavor in the final presentation. It was okay and granted I should accept the fact that there are many different types of paellas but this one was not great and I was disappointed as well as others in my group who have been to Spain and unfortunately had mine. Paella Negra Mixto is basically the use of the black ink from a squid to turn the dish black but did not ad to the flavor of the dish. Made you question to reasoning except to make the impression that the dish was unique and an artistic rendition of what could have been a great dish. The paella was very bland and we only actually ate half and boxed the rest. It was funny to watch everyone trying to get the others to take it home.
We appreciate your comments and want to thank you for sharing with us! We are sorry for the issues and shortcomings with when trying to make a reservation as this is certainly contrary to our service standard. In addition, we want to thank you for your feedback on the paella as we will certainly pass along to our team. We hope to welcome you again soon! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Gustavo Trejo's influence equals consistently delicious food. The service is outstanding. The Tuesday Paellas is a true value, tapas, paellas and desert. Yes, I like it.
We came for tapas at 5:00 pm on a Thursday. The restaurant has live music on its patio on Thursdays in the summer. So the ambience was exceptional. The tapas ranged from good to outstanding. We particularly liked the lamb chops, the ham and Manchego cheese plate, and the Medjool dates stuffed with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon.
We are so glad to hear that we could welcome you for Tapas during our Jazz Dinner Series on the patio. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed your tapas selections - those are all great choices! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Food was fantastic and jazz was fabulous. It was a very enjoyable evening.
Thank you so much for sharing with us Leslie! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
My wife and I went here to celebrate our 20th anniversary and had a wonderfully romantic evening. The staff noted the anniversary and each person that brought us food wished us happy anniversary! The food was amazing as well. Great date night spot!! Thank you Esteban!
Enjoyed the white anchovy and patata bravas. We were disappointed w our paella. Was bland. And sad to see the octopus changed along with no longer having the amazing local Monterey squid on the menu.
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the white anchovy and patatas bravas, but were disappointed to hear that your paella was less than satisfactory. We always strive to provide great value for our guests with our seasonally changing options, inspired by the freshest seafood, meats and regionally grown fruits, herbs and vegetables available. We will certainly review your feedback with our team as we are committed to enhancing our guests experience. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Overall place is good, although there were many mistakes. 1) they forgot we requested patio. We had to tell them that. 2) they forgot it was birthday dinner. 3) food extremely overpriced. 4) server was not so good in knowing the menu
We apologize for your less than entirely wonderful visit with us. This is certainly contrary to our service standard and your comments have been shared with our team in an effort to improve as we move forward. We hope to welcome you back soon and restore your positive regard in our restaurant. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Great food and service. Lamb chops were amazing. Went back to the bar next two nights for after dinner drinks. Anna and Steve so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this place and it's a great escape from hectic wharf area.
Hello Mary, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We were so happy to hear that we were able to welcome you for drinks and that our staff made your experience so memorable. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Although the taste of food is excellent, the inside of the restaurant is not spacious enough to move around. The service is not that great. I would expect that with the expense that customers are paying that service will also be exceptional. The food is taking too long to come and not checking on us if anything else is needed to make our experience better.
Hello Roberto, We appreciate your feedback and want to thank you for sharing your comments with us. We apologize for the shortcomings you experienced and will certainly pass along to management in an effort to improve as we move forward. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Nice evening to sit outside. Great servers. They've raised their prices☹️
Food, service, ambience ... was AMAZING!! A must try !
Thank you for sharing with us Kerri!
Service was excellent, and the waiter did a good job making up for some of the food shortfalls.
Nice ambience. Chef nice and visits each table. Service slow; had to ask several times for water and more beverages. Food so-so; lots of paellas on menu. Our group tried 3 of them but they were all quite salty. Overall, not a great experience.Would not return.
We appreciate your comments shared and will be sure to pass along to our team. We hope to welcome you back soon and restore your positive regard in our restaurant! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Overrated. Not a place to go if your looking for an American food place and parking sucks
We appreciate your feedback Thomas. We are known for our modern Spanish cuisine highlighting local, seasonally sourced ingredients and are sorry that you did not leave with the fond memories that so many of our guests speak of. We hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
My husband and went to Esteban for an early dinner on Father's Day. It was wonderful. The food and service were spectacular. The chef spent a lot of time talking with us about his desire for fresh local products and shared with us his passions and inspiration in creating the menu. It was more than a dinner it was an experience and we loved it.
On the positive side, we loved listening to jazz and plan to attend again on a Thursday. However, we were surprised by the $84 bill for happy hour tapas! Our waiter said each order was for 2 shortribs, but only 1 arrived. At $16 each that's a bit pricey! All the other tapas were very enjoyable as usual. Next time we will order fewer items.
What a jewel! Everything we had for breakfast and dinner was top notch. Great coffee in the morning, excellent paella and octopus for dinner. Couldn’t have asked for more. Well done!
Basically excellent but would always request outdoors. It is very noisy inside. Service and food were great.
Thank you for your feedback Carmella! We hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
The waiter we had did not take our order correctly, and made us question how much he was attentive and listening to our orders. But most importantly the food was a little disappointing. Very greasy and salty unfortunately.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We appreciate your comments shared and will be sure to pass along to our team as this is certainly contrary to our service standard. We hope to welcome you back soon and restore your positive regard in our hotel. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
The food at Esteban is very good. We had Easter Brunch which I thought was very pricey but the options were wonderful. Everything we ate was delicious. We have been here before and enjoyed our meal
Thank you for sharing with us Michelle! We were so happy to have you with us for Easter brunch and hope to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
All of the dishes that were sent out did not seem acceptable for human consumption. The potatoes they sent had obviously been cooked hours prior - they were soggy. The octopus was swimming in a literal pool of oil. Worst of all - the Paella was flavorless and lacked any of the flavors that make this Spanish dish so wonderful.
We appreciate your review and want to thank you for your feedback. We are sincerely sorry that we did not leave you with the fond memories so many of our guests speak of. Rest assured your comments will be passed along to our team in an effort to improve as we move forward. We hope to welcome you back soon and restore your positive regard in our Spanish cuisine. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
We sat on the patio, which was sunny and lovely. Boss Annas (like a margarita) are the best!
It is most appreciated when all courses of the meal are good, but also important when the waiter is knowledgeable about what the menu offers. To be able to provide friendly service and good advice opinions makes a big difference in the entire meal enjoyment.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We can't wait to have you back with us again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
I loved the jazz music on the patio. It was a wonderful atmosphere.
Thanks so much for sharing with us Leslie! We're so glad you enjoyed the Next Generation Jazz musicians last weekend and hope to welcome you back this summer during our Live Jazz Dinner series, every Thursday night from 5-7, starting May 30th! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Paella is delicious but definitely a dish for two people.
The food is very tasty and the price is really reasonable. We had a very good and enjoyable dinner. We order the lamb chop, grilled octopus, seafood paellas. By the way the the port ice cream is excellent. Highly recommended.
Thank you so much for sharing with us! We were so happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and hope to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
Loved this place we started with Happy hour and ended having dinner. Great service and loved how the chef interacted with everyone, will definitely return to this restaurant
Thank you so much for sharing with us! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon.
So glad to have finally discovered this local gem!
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We can't wait to have you back with us again soon. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey
We had a party of six all with varied tastes. We had dinner and breakfast. All of us were very well-fed. Each dish was delicious, beautifully presented, and satisfying. Chef Estéban greeted us and advised about the menu. He offered variations on listed items. Amazing experience
We ordered 6 dishes and all were exquisite. I would not be able to choose a favorite.
Thank you for your wonderful feedback Karen! We hope to have you with us again soon.
We have been here many times and are always pleased with our meal and service.
Highly recommend coming here.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review!
We attended the special event with Spanish food. It was outstanding. the service was good but the server was a little stiff. The ambience of the place is great! This is a great place for couples night or small dinner with friends no. They have a shy private dining room that would be great for larger parties I would definitely recommend this place for a very nice meal and great ambiance. They also have a great drinks menu.
The service and ambiance was impeccable. Unfortunately the paella wasn’t at par. It was pretty bland and without flavor. The cocktails though are amazing especially one that I think is called Spanish Paradise which has coconut and pineapple ( like a twist on piña colada. ) I would come back here sometime but just not for the paella.
We made a meal out of the selection of small plates "To Share" one night. On the second, we had two small plates, a paella, and shared desert. The baby lamb chops were particularly nice as was the harvest paella with many different locally sourced fresh vegetables.
Looking forward to this place but was disappointed. Food was not good. Patatas bravas were mushy, black rice was undercooked. Will not return
We apologize that your recent dining experience was less than entirely wonderful and we will certainly pass along your comments to our team. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Monterey and restore your positive regard in our restaurant. Sincerely, Management of the Inns of Monterey