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

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

4.6
4.6
764 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
NOW OPEN for Weekend Brunch!

Al fresco dining is back at Estéban on our Mediterranean garden patio.

Estéban Restaurant: Best Spanish Cuisine & Seafood
This local's favorite offers Indoor, Outdoor (pet-friendly), and To-Go dining.
Up-to-date hours:
Open for dinner
Sun. - Thurs., 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Fri. - Sat., 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Tapas Happy Hour daily 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Live Spanish Guitarist - M, F, Sat
Open for Brunch: Sat. - Sun., 9:00am - 1:30pm
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Estéban Restaurant, the 2023 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.

Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/EstebanRestaurant and Instagram at instagram.com/estebanrestaurant/

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 375-0176
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Ben Hillan
  • Catering
    In addition to Estéban Restaurant and our private dining room, we offer three beautiful event and party venues. Our distinctive spaces create the perfect setting for a wedding rehearsal dinner, reception, banquet, business function, or family celebration. <br />Please contact our <br />Special Events Department at 831-324-6767
  • 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: (831) 233-7907
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Cross street
    Fremont Street
  • Parking details
    self-park hotel parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Weekend Brunch, Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 1:30pm

    Multiple dates available
    We think sharing a table with family and friends is the perfect way to start and end the week. Monterey's newest weekend brunch is now served at Estéban Restaurant every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The menu features Executive Chef Ben Hillan's farm-to-table fresh, savory, and sweet entrees, seasonal sides, and festive drinks.
    Weekend Brunch, Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 1:30pm Photo

Offers

  • Nightly Tapas Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    A locals' favorite Tapas Happy Hour. Enjoy Assorted Tapas, $9 Spanish Margaritas, and our House-made Sangria. $9 Spanish Wines by the glass, $7 Cocktails and Draft Beer from 4:30-6pm nightly.

    Nightly Tapas Happy Hour Photo

What 764 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for outdoor dining

764 Reviews
  1. Lili

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Happy hour is always enjoyable here, especially now with the finished roof project!

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  2. HaleyW

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wine list was well appointed. Food was excellent. Service was good but has room to be more attentive. The interior dining space is comfortable but it's the outdoor courtyard seating that is the show-stopper.

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  3. Riky

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So for Sunday lunch this place is the best kept secret!. Not your usual brunch fair… Well, seasoned beautiful presentation. The place is quiet enough for conversations we brought friends with us and they loved it! The potatoes were kind of dry and cold like they had been prepared For people at 7:30 in the morning and we were there at 12 noon! But everything else is amazing and we will definitely be back. We enjoy their dinner, menu that starts at 4:30 and many locals come in to enjoy a quiet and lovely old Monterey space!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Riky, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review and comments. We're glad you and your friends had a lovely and amazing weekend brunch and dinner while enjoying the quiet atmosphere. We appreciate your feedback regarding the potatoes and have shared this with our team, as this helps us to improve and enhance the guests' dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  4. BlancaT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very, very spicy. I am Spanish, and paella is never spicy. All the food was very spicy; it was freezing inside the restaurant, and everyone was wearing a jacket.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 5 days ago
    Dear BlancaT, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and bringing this to our attention. We were disappointed to learn your most recent visit was not what you had expected. We strive to provide our guests with flavorful meals and a warm atmosphere, and we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced. Your feedback is essential to us as this helps us to evaluate our restaurant. We certainly 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 commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable meal. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and priced very well for the quality. We shared the pulp, steak, paella and empanadas and they were all delicious. I wish the weather was better as I would have loved to be outdoors next to the fireplace. Great place for a date night.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 16, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the excellent 5-star review and comments. We're happy you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas, steak, and paella. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb was so delicious and perfectly prepared!!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 16, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad you enjoyed the Grilled Moroccan Spiced Cordero. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  7. ChrisU

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food with really good service. The Empanadas were excellent.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 16, 2024
    Dear ChrisU, Thank you for the excellent 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided good service and that you enjoyed the tasty Empanadas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  8. FrankG

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Esteban’s is the place for locals to go and relax, enjoy great tapas, drinks and dessert!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 16, 2024
    Dear FrankG, Thank you for the excellent 5-star review and comments. We're glad you had a great and relaxing experience dining with us and enjoyed our flavorful tapas, desserts, and drinks. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  9. TimH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Recommendations spot on. Food was the best.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear Tim, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided great service and that you had the best time dining with us and enjoying our delicious recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  10. Steakloverdbsp

    Orlando

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Oh my! Esteban exceeding our expectations big time. Our service was excellent. Our waitress was one of the best we’ve ever had, but the entire staff from manager to busboy were all pleasant, helpful and customer friendly. The size of the tapas items we chose were giant. The paella was one of the best paella’s ever. And we’ve been to Spain many times. Highly recommend
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 8, 2024
    Dear Steakloverdbsp, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided excellent customer service and that we exceeded your expectations while enjoying the delicious tapas and paella. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  11. Bruce

    Central Coast

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service Fabulous food Fabulous wine It was an amazing meal
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear Bruce, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided excellent service and that you had a fabulous and amazing time dining with us and enjoyed our flavorful food and wine. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  12. Jenn

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok. Beet salad, empanadas and paella were ok.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 7, 2024
    Dear Jenn, Thank you for the ratings, and we appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to provide each guest with flavorful meals and a memorable experience while dining at our restaurant. We hope this does not deter you from dining with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  13. DavidW

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Monterey. There are not many Spanish style places here but Esteban would stand out anywhere. Great food and service in a new setting.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear DavidW, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're delighted to hear we are one of your favorite places to dine in Monterey and that you enjoy our Spanish-inspired flavorful dishes. We're glad our staff provided great service, and we look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  14. Copperfoodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dinner at Esteban both nights. Food was wonderful, service very good and staff was friendly and attentive. Tapas was exceptional as was the sea bass dish.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 31, 2024
    Dear Copperfoodie, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff was friendly and attentive and that you had an exceptional time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious tapas and sea bass dish. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  15. Libra51

    Central Coast

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant offers an unusual, fun dining experience. We have dined here several times and can vouch for the entire menu, from salads to tapas, flatbread and cheeses, paella to dessert. They are delicious! The beverages are also outstanding, with fun and original cocktails, including our favorite sangrias. Service is polite and attentive. Tables are spaced for privacy of conversations, which we appreciate.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 25, 2024
    Dear Libra51, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're always delighted to hear that our guests have a fun experience and continue to dine at our restaurant. We're glad our staff provides excellent service each time and that you enjoy all of our delicious menu items. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  16. KileyO

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was exquisite. I started with a craft gin cocktail off menu, that was lovely. We were celebrating our Anniversary which they honored with a complimentary champagne toast. The sharable plates were perfectly and beautifully 'plated' and served in perfect timing that allowed us to enjoy and savor every bite and build up a moment of anticipation before they delivered the next dish. Every bite of every dish was absolutely delicious. The Brussel Sprouts are a MUST, the sea scallops were divine as was the pork belly. My wagyu steak with artichokes were exceptional - and I honestly thought I hated artichokes. My husband's New Zealand veal arrived looking like a plate from a magazine photo, and tasted of the same caliber. We can not wait to return. 10/10!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 26, 2024
    Dear KileyO., Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're delighted to learn that your first time at our restaurant was for an anniversary, and you and your husband had an exquisite and lovely dining experience while enjoying the delicious Tapas and Raciones. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  17. ScottL

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an amazing dinner and our server was so attentive to our every need. We will definitely be back.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 25, 2024
    Dear ScottL, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided attentive service and that you had an 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, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  18. sedonagirllovesthisspot

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food outstanding…halibut prepared to perfection with beet salad. Our server Lisedel was so impressive, kind, and genuinely caring!!! She should be a model for all servers. Bartender made a great Manhattan!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 19, 2024
    Dear Sedonagirllovesthisspot, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided excellent service and that you had an outstanding time dining with us and enjoyed the delicious halibut, Roasted Beet Salad, and Manhattan drink. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  19. EvanP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Great food and staff!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 15, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff was accommodating 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, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  20. Sconsetgal

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place and always make a dinner reservation when we come to Monterey once a year. I am amazed how few know of it! The atmosphere is cosy, the tapas are outstanding and the service is friendly and helpful.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 9, 2024
    Hi Sconetgal, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. During your special trips to Monterey, we're glad to learn that you continue to choose our restaurant when dining out, that we provide friendly service each time, and that you have a lovely and outstanding time while enjoying the tapas and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  21. ShelBell

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this restaurant, we will defend be back!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 9, 2024
    Hi ShelBell, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad you loved everything about our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit. Sincerely, Elimar W. Acosta Director of Food and Beverage

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  22. Paella

    Central Coast

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall we had a very enjoyable meal with the grilled octopus and patatas bravas being the standouts. The grilled veggies were also good but could have used another couple of minutes of fire. The pork was tasty but tough. We also got the chicken and chorizo paella which was tasty but also not cooked properly in that the rice was wet and the sofrito was stuck to the pan. All plates had very generous portions. I had the red sangria which was not sweet. Service is spotty. Interior is not terribly inspiring but the patio is lovely. Given the scarcity of Spanish restaurants I would return here, but hope for an even better experience next time.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 5, 2024
    Hi Paella, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you had an overall enjoyable time dining with us and enjoyed the Pulpo Frito and Patas Bravas. Your feedback is important to us and has been shared with our team, as this helps us improve and provide a better experience for our guests. We hope this does not deter you from dining with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back so we may demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable meal. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  23. Lili

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue offering generous servings of delicious tapas with attentive service.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 5, 2024
    Hi Lili, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided attentive service and that you had a 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, Estéban Restaurant

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  24. Anthony

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was not a fan of the menu at Esteban. The service and location was great.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 5, 2024
    Hi Anthony, Thank you for the view. We were disappointed to learn you're not a fan of our menu options. We do our best to provide top quality and flavorful dishes, as the satisfaction of our guests is our highest priority. We're happy our staff provided great service and you enjoyed our location. We appreciate all your feedback, as this helps us to improve to enhance the guests' experience. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious tapas to close out 2023. The food and service were wonderful. Esteban is one of our favorites.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 5, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad to learn we are one of your favorite restaurants and that you continue to choose us when dining out. We're happy our staff provided terrific service and you enjoyed our delicious tapas during New Year's Eve. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  26. bobt

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe best brunch on the Monterey peninsula—all in our party raved about the food.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 5, 2024
    Hi Bob, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad you and your party had the best time dining with us during brunch and enjoyed the delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  27. MarkG

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined outdoors, gas heaters, made it comfortable even in the cold evening. Service was attentive.  Flatbread was excellent. Ribeye steak was excellent. Roasted carrot dish was excellent. Seafood paella -the seafood was overcooked. Veggie paella cauliflower was undercooked.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 28, 2023
    Hi Mark, Thank you for the review and comments. We're glad our staff was attentive and that you had a comfortable and excellent time dining on the patio and enjoyed our delicious tapas. We strive to provide our guests with flavorful dishes, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the paellas, which has been shared with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  28. DineshP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Heated outside tables and friendly staff. Perfect setting for special occasions.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 28, 2023
    Hi Dinesh, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff was very friendly and that you had the perfect time dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  29. LisaT

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The ambience could be better, more updated. It's a little dark inside and the tables and chairs are more appropriate for a diner. The seafood paella was good, but took a very long time, as did some of the other dishes. I wanted to love this place based on everything I read, including the chef's commitment to serving locally sourced foods from places like P&K berries and Fogline chicken. It didn't meet our expectations, but I certainly hope they keep trying to source locally because very few restaurants do it well. It's a great opportunity for them to stand out. The servers were nice!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on January 5, 2024
    Hi Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were disappointed to learn that we could not meet your expectations during your most recent visit. We always strive to provide quality food and satisfaction to our guests. We appreciate all your feedback and have shared this with our team, which helps us improve and provide better service. Our dishes are designed around the availability of the seasons, and our Chef continues to grow his relationships with local vendors and make weekly visits to the local farmers' market, where he sources additional vegetables, fruits, etc., each week. Perhaps during your next visit, we will have new seasonal items, and we certainly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  30. KathyH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was professional and friendly, the food was tasty and nicely presented (bonus points for tge Basque cheesecake!) Thank you for a lovely Christmas dinner.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 29, 2023
    Hi Kathy, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're glad our staff was very friendly and that you had a lovely Christmas dinner with us and enjoyed our tasty specials and Basque Cheesecake. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  31. PeterW

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed when dining here, not matter the service or the food, all staff are very friendly and welcoming.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 28, 2023
    Hi Peter, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad to learn you have dined with us in the past and continue to choose our restaurant when dining out, and that each time, our staff is very friendly and you enjoy our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience!!! The tapas and happy hour menu were so delicious - we tried one of EVERYTHING for our party of 8. Every dish was excellent: high quality, flavorful, interesting, generous. I particularly loved the jamon. I’ve also never seen a “pet-friendly” menu - we were so happy to find a place so welcoming to pets! Love! We will definitely be back to this absolute gem!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 28, 2023
    Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad you had a fantastic and lovely experience during our Tapas Happy Hour and enjoyed the flavorful dishes and our pet-friendly accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you, your party, and hopefully your pup back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  33. PamelaM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and ambiance. Beautiful hotel!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 18, 2023
    Hi Pamela, Thank you for the great 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided wonderful service and that you had a beautiful time dining with us and enjoyed the ambiance and our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  34. Lili

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The refurbished patio is going to be wonderful, even in cold weather. In the early evening we were cozy under the heaters and could enjoy the stars. Service is always attentive and kindly. New menu excellent!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 14, 2023
    Hi Lili, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff was attentive and kind and that you had a cozy time dining with us on the garden patio and enjoyed our flavorful menu choices. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  35. DeanR

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We've eaten at Esteban's 5-6 times, and this was one of the best- the change in chefs has not lowered to quality. Each small plate was excellent: the empanadas seemed even flakier than before, and the verduras plate was heaped with great grilled vegetables of all sorts. Our main dish was the del Mar, the seafood paella, and for the 4th time in a row, the fond (the crust of rice on the bottom of the paella pan was spot on. That's tricky to do. We will keep going back to Esteban's when the urge for spanish tapas and paella arises.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 14, 2023
    Hi Dean, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're happy to hear you have dined with us in the past and continue to choose our restaurant when dining out. We're glad you always have an excellent time and enjoy our delicious tapas and paellas. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  36. tkcm

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with large party and plenty of food options.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 28, 2023
    Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad you and your party 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

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  37. BobfromSJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great! Thanks to great staff and great food!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 14, 2023
    Hi Bob, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided great service and that you had an excellent 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

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Seated in a little room. Kinda tired feeling to it. Food was good! Saw people were seated outdoors and wondered why that wasn’t offered to us. Service a bit slow but overall good.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 5, 2023
    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We were disappointed to learn your most recent visit was anything less than spectacular. We appreciate all your feedback and apologize for the issues you experienced. Rest assured, your feedback has been shared with our team, as this helps us improve and enhance the guests' experience. We certainly hope this does not deter you from dining with us in the future, and we have the opportunity to welcome you back. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Outdoor seating has excellent ambience.
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 5, 2023
    Hello, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad our staff provided great service and that you had an excellent time dining with us while enjoying the outdoor ambiance and delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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  40. Lili

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely new patio with heaters. Delicious new menu items. Can’t wait to return!
    Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on December 5, 2023
    Hi LIli, Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review and comments. We're glad you had a lovely time dining with us on the patio and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Estéban Restaurant

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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
  • 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 4.6 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

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

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

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Fremont Street
  • Neighborhood
    Monterey
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 Ben Hillan
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (831) 375-0176
  • Catering
    In addition to Estéban Restaurant and our private dining room, we offer three beautiful event and party venues. Our distinctive spaces create the perfect setting for a wedding rehearsal dinner, reception, banquet, business function, or family celebration. <br />Please contact our <br />Special Events Department at 831-324-6767
  • 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: (831) 233-7907
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