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

Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa

4.4
4.4
560 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish

Estéban Restaurant: Best Spanish Cuisine & Seafood
We are offering Indoor and Patio dining, & Curbside Pick Up To-Go
Up to date hours:
Open nightly Sunday - Thursday from 4:30pm - 8:30pm & Friday - Saturday from 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Gift Certificates available and do not expire


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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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 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 - Sat - 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.

Popular dishes

Menu

A $4 fee will be charged per person for providing your own desserts

Savor & Share

your dish & your experience with friends and family

  • Casa Munras Medjool Date$15.00

    bacon, blue cheese

    • Coca la Mancha Flatbread$14.00

      artichoke, piquillo peppers, manchego, olives

      • Traditional Patatas Bravas$9.00

        spicy pimento sauce, garlic aioli, fried egg

        • Wagyu Bone Marrow$15.00

          foraged wild mushrooms, shallots, thyme, Ad Astra grilled bread

          • Llano Seco Rancho Pork Belly$15.00

            sherry vinegar & honey glaze, preserved lemon, shaved fennel, Watanabe Farms pea frills

            • Grilled Vegetable Plate$22.00

              an array of Savor the Local vegetables, romesco, aioli

              • Cured Meats & Cheeses$35.00

                Chef's selection of meats and cheeses, Ad Astra bread grain mustard, country olives, pickled vegetables, membrillo

                • Romaine Salad$16.00

                  white anchovy dressing, roasted garlic toast, Romano cheese, snap peas

                  • Casa Lyonnaise Salad$18.00

                    Butter lettuce, sous vide Bakers' Bacon lardon, heirloom tomatoes, Point Reyes blue chese crumbles, housemade croutons, Sherry Dijon Vinaigrette, & poached egg

                    • Chef's Harvest Salad$15.00

                      Ask your server what Chef Mario has for you today!

                      • Grilled Lamb Chop$25.00

                        Mario's spice d marinade, escabeche, citrus yogurt

                        • Vegetable Tagine ~ Savor the Local Bounty$28.00

                          couscous, tzatziki, lemon vinaigrette, feta cheese, grilled flat bread

                          • Pesca del Día

                            seasonal harvest hash

                            • MP
                          • Pollo a la Parrilla$35.00

                            grilled chili rubbed Fogline Farms half chicken, Mojo Verde, patatas fritas, harvest vegetables, milk aioli

                            • Chef Burger and Fries$23.00

                              choice of cheese, grilled onions, aioli, herb roasted tomato, Ad Astra Bun

                              • 8 oz. Short Rib$38.00

                                polenta, harvest vegetables

                                • 16 oz. Ribeye Steak$68.00

                                  heirloom potato, harvest vegetables, Rioja wine jus

                                  Estéban Favorites

                                  • Saffron Arancini$13.00

                                    brava sauce, aioli

                                    • Casa Munras Pork Empanada$15.00

                                      feta cheese, tomatillo sauce

                                      • Crispy Pulpo$21.00

                                        remoulade, Yukon potato, chorizo, rosemary chili oil, grilled radicchio

                                        • Westholme Wagyu Bavette$29.00

                                          Crispy artichoke hearts, blue cheese, harvest local greens, citrus yogurt, rosemary oil

                                          • Local Fried Peppers$13.00

                                            Manchego cheese, Maldon sea salt, garlic aioli

                                            • Pan con Aceite$4.00

                                              Ad Astra bread, Arbequina Spanish Olive Oil, sherry vinegar

                                              Paellas

                                              A regional dish from Valencia, Spain, Paella refers to the type of pan used to cook the rice over an open flame. Made to order, takes a minimum of 45 minutes

                                              • The Harvest$38.00

                                                sofrito, harvest vegetables

                                                • Del Mar$50.00

                                                  prawns, mussels, clams

                                                  • El Rancho$48.00

                                                    local sausage, chicken

                                                    Sip and Relax

                                                      Estéban "Family" Favorites

                                                      • Red Sangria or White Sangria$11.00

                                                        Red Sangria - lemon, orange, apple or White Sangria - fresh pears, cinnamon, ginger liquor

                                                        • Boss Anna

                                                          Los Sundays silver tequila, Patrón Citron, lime, & Grand Marnier

                                                          • Small$18.00
                                                          • Large$22.00
                                                        • Siesta Thyme$15.00

                                                          Mulholland Gin, thyme, cranberry, ginger beer, yuzu

                                                          Specialty Cocktails

                                                          • Spanish Hillside$15.00

                                                            Liquor 43, Cava, Elderflower liqueur

                                                            • Ibiza Sunset$15.00

                                                              Skrewball whiskey, grand mariner, roobios tea, cinnamon stick

                                                              • Siesta Thyme$15.00

                                                                Mulholland Gin, cranberry, thyme, ginger beer, yuzu

                                                                • Inquisitor$15.00

                                                                  Grey goose, lime, triple sec, blood orange

                                                                  • Boss Anna

                                                                    Los Sundays silver, Patrón Citron, lime, & Grand Mariner Named after Estéban's award-winning bartender

                                                                    • Small$18.00
                                                                    • Large$22.00
                                                                  • Balestreri Manhattan$15.00

                                                                    Maker's Mark, ginger liqueur, lemon, Vermont maple syrup, ginger beer

                                                                    House-Made Sangrias

                                                                    • White Sangria$11.00

                                                                      fresh pears, cinnamon, ginger liquor

                                                                      • Red Sangria$11.00

                                                                        lemon, orange, apple

                                                                        Bubbles

                                                                        • Mont-Marcal, Cava, Penedés, Spain$13.00

                                                                          • Segura Viuda, Cava, Spain$80.00

                                                                            • J Sparkling, Cuvée, Russian River Valley$15.00

                                                                              • Ruffino, Prosecco, Spain$11.00

                                                                                • Bruno Paillard, Rosé Premiere Cuvée, Reims, France$115.00

                                                                                  White Wine

                                                                                  • Diora, Rose, Monterey, CA, '20$11.00

                                                                                    • Chloe, Pinot Grigio, Italy, '20$10.00

                                                                                      • Morgan, Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey, CA, '19$12.00

                                                                                        • Tribute by Benzinger, Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey, CA, '19$70.00

                                                                                          • Terras Gauda, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, '20$11.00

                                                                                            • Marques de Riscal Rueda, Verdejo, Spain, '19$10.00

                                                                                              • Bernardus, Chardonnay, Monterey, CA, '19$15.00

                                                                                                • Hahn, Chardonnay, Monterey, CA, '20$12.00

                                                                                                  • Patz & Hall Dutton Ranch, Chardonnay, Russian River, CA, '17$85.00

                                                                                                    Red Wine

                                                                                                    • Falcon's Perch, Pinot Noir, Monterey, CA, '20$12.00

                                                                                                      • Finca Nueva, Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain '17$11.00

                                                                                                        • Bernardus, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands '19$80.00

                                                                                                          • Marques de Arienzo, Crianza, Rioja, Spain '17$10.00

                                                                                                            • Tera de Oro, Zinfandel, Amador County, CA '18$10.00

                                                                                                              • Ilama, Malbec, Mendoza, '19$11.00

                                                                                                                • Sardón, Quinta Sardonia, Red Blend, Castilla y León, Spain '19$13.00

                                                                                                                  • Scheid Vineyards, Cabernet, Monterey, CA, '17$15.00

                                                                                                                    • Wente Vineyards, Cabernet, Livermore, CA, '19$10.00

                                                                                                                      • Rodney Strong, Cabernet, Alexander Valley, CA, '18$65.00

                                                                                                                        Laguna Seca Cocktails

                                                                                                                        • Rahal Sipper$15.00

                                                                                                                          Mike's Hard Lemonade, Bombay Saphire, mint, & thyme

                                                                                                                          • Hot Pit Punch$15.00

                                                                                                                            Mike's Hard Lemonade, Los Sundays Reposado, cucumber, jalapeño

                                                                                                                            Cervezas

                                                                                                                              Drafts

                                                                                                                              • Scrimshaw$8.00

                                                                                                                                • Foggy Day$8.00

                                                                                                                                  • Laguna Baja$8.00

                                                                                                                                    Bottles

                                                                                                                                    • Coors Light$7.00

                                                                                                                                      • Corona$7.00

                                                                                                                                        • Erdinger Non-Alcoholic$7.00

                                                                                                                                          • Estrella Damm Inedit$8.00

                                                                                                                                            • Lagunitas IPA$8.00

                                                                                                                                              • Little Sumpin Ale$8.00

                                                                                                                                                • Lagunitas Maximus IPA$8.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Founders Porter$8.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Samuel Adams Lager$8.00

                                                                                                                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                      What 560 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                      4.4
                                                                                                                                                      4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.4Food
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                      • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                                                      • Monterey / Carmel

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                                                                                                                                                      • Monterey / Carmel

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                                                                                                                                                      1. TN

                                                                                                                                                        TimN

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        There was a large noisey party inside. It was impossible to carry on a conversation. The manager wasn't doing anything to help make a better dining experience for all the guests. We asked for an outside table and were told none were available. When we decided to leave, all of a sudden magically, there was one available. Once outside, our server never came back to check on us after taking our order. The bus boys would have to go get her when we needed something. We had coffee and tea and were told they had no milk. Minutes later we overheard another customer ask for some milk and once again, magically they had some for her? It took forever to get our check and once again we had to go to the manager to get our server to bring it Overall a very poor experience other than some overpriced, but good food.

                                                                                                                                                      2. d

                                                                                                                                                        dougaldg

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Excellent choice of plates to share while sitting outside with the heaters on.

                                                                                                                                                      3. JQ

                                                                                                                                                        JillQ

                                                                                                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Stayed at the same hotel and wanted to try this place out. I was satisfied with the food everything besides their services . We asked if we could have a seat outside and the host did not allow us to sit at patio because they said we did not make outside dining when reserved. The whole restaurant was not full and it obviously had lots of seats outside, however the host still refused to take our request upon arrival.

                                                                                                                                                      4. M

                                                                                                                                                        Mary

                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        We had a wonderful dining experience at Esteban. Our server Richard was very helpful with our wine selection as well as our meals. The meal was delicious, cooked to perfection. We sat by the fire place which was a bonus! We will be back when we visit Monterey again!!

                                                                                                                                                      5. AL

                                                                                                                                                        AmieeL

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        So yummy! Everything was fantastic- quick service

                                                                                                                                                      6. D

                                                                                                                                                        Dport

                                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The food here was excellent. We were not particularly hungry or we would have ordered the paella which looked amazing. The margaritas were delicious and the grilled vegetables incredible. My husband ordered the chicken and said it was very good and juicy no wouldn’t hesitate to go again

                                                                                                                                                      7. EM

                                                                                                                                                        EnriqueM

                                                                                                                                                        New York Area

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        The food is not genuine Spanish, they do have some Spanish appetizers but I’d say overall it is an American - Spanish menu.

                                                                                                                                                      8. SF

                                                                                                                                                        SanfranciscoFoodie45

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        This was our first time here. The good: we ordered the Baby Gem Salad, Grilled Lamb Chop, Wagyu Bone Marrow as well as the fried local peppers--all were delicious! The Bad: Sea food Paella--bland, boring. Service was subpar (missing plates, silverware, did not check -in between courses). But with that said overall we had a great experience and will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                                                      9. A

                                                                                                                                                        Asadb

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food1service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                        Overpriced tourist trap. Most people order the burgers

                                                                                                                                                      10. JZ

                                                                                                                                                        JillZ

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The food is delicious - great flavors and quality!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Jill, 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 food. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      11. VT

                                                                                                                                                        VTchef

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        High level of service and excellently prepared dishes! Deftly handled a difficult nearby table.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had great service and an excellent time dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      12. F

                                                                                                                                                        Fawners

                                                                                                                                                        Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Food flavors were absolutely wonderful. However, our main course of Wagyu Steak was cold. We waited over an hour for our dinner which came out cold. The staff was apologetic and offered to pay our wine. Could be that COVID under staffed this place because it was not a very good experience. The atmosphere needed attention as many of the patrons wore coats as it was cold inside.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, Thank you for the feedback and for bringing this to our attention. We were disappointed to hear you had waited an hour for your dinner. We do our best to get dishes out in a timely manner; rest assured this has been shared with our team in an effort to improve moving forward. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the food flavors, and we truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      13. TR

                                                                                                                                                        TerryR

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        We came for tapas hour and were very pleasantly rewarded! Our guests loved their sangria and my mojito was perfectly refreshing. We’ll definitely bring guests again.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Terry, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a lovely and pleasant time dining with us and enjoyed our tapas hour. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      14. T

                                                                                                                                                        Thomas

                                                                                                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        We enjoyed Easter brunch. We were seated promptly and had attentive service. The Bagel and Lox and Eggs Benedict were delicious and topped off by nicely prepared Bloody Marys. It probably will be where we eat for the next holiday

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Thomas, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very attentive and that you had a great time dining with us for Easter Brunch and enjoyed the bagel & lox, eggs benedict, and the Bloody Marys. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      15. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        We were excited about the Paella Del Mar and the Crispy Pulpo but we were disappointed by both. The Crispy Pulpo tasted like it has been fried in burnt chorizo fat and somewhat gritty from it. Also it was too salty. The Paella was very disappointing. The clams and the mussels were shriveled up inside their shells from being over cooked as well as the few shrimp. There was simply no taste to the paella. It was a soggy, tomato flavored rice, topped with seafood. I expected to taste saffron not tomato. Very disappointed and we would not recommend Thai restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, Thank you for the review and comments. We were all disappointed to hear your most recent visit was not what you had expected. Rest assured, your feedback is important to us as it helps us evaluate our product to improve moving forward, and we will share this with our team. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more delicious meal. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      16. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Yosemite

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Great service. Food was delicious and everything we ordered was tastier than anticipated. Ambiance outside was better but it was cold so I was happy to be indoors. Great experience all around.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, 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 food. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      17. L

                                                                                                                                                        Lisa

                                                                                                                                                        Portland

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Absolutely lovely. The server was kind and helpful as was the sommelier. Paella, chicken, salads were superb. Homemade sorbet so perfect. Local wine list. Sat outside next to the fire pit on patio and watched the moon come out.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Lisa, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you had an absolutely lovely and great time dining with us, as well as enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restuarant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      18. M

                                                                                                                                                        Mplsmama

                                                                                                                                                        Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I really enjoyed this restaurant, however I was disappointed that most of what we ordered was fried: Octopus, empanadas & dates. My feeling is that these items should be either grilled or baked. Nice atmosphere & friendly staff. Thank you.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, Thank you for the review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very friendly and you had an overall great time dining with us. We are sorry to hear the dishes you tried were not what you had expected and regret this made you think less of our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback, and we will share this with our team, as it helps us evaluate our product. We hope we have the opportunity to serve you in the future. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      19. TC

                                                                                                                                                        TraceyC

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Loved it will go back again food was wonderful service was outstanding ambiance was great

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Tracey, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you had a lovely and great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      20. B

                                                                                                                                                        Brendon

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Lovely outdoor dining with fantastic waitstaff; nice break from the “normal” dining options in the area, and even got our picky child to try some different things!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Brendon, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was fantastic and that you had a lovely time dining with us, and enjoyed our delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      21. PP

                                                                                                                                                        PattyPosh

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                        The paella 🥘 and sangria were good. It lacks ambiance, details, like votives on the table, music 🎶 that goes with the theme of the food. Would I go back, probably not, it felt generic, blah. It was my birthday and I was looking for something memorable and it wasn’t. I was looking forward to a nice dining experience .

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Patty, Thank you for the review and comments. We were all disappointed to hear your most recent visit was not what you had expected. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our team, as it helps us improve our product to enhance the overall guest experience. We hope you allow us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      22. K

                                                                                                                                                        Kaho

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Service was slow and non-existent at times. Food and drinks were good.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Kaho, Thank you for your review and comments. We apologize for the issues you experienced with the service. We appreciate your feedback, and we will share this with our team, as it helps us improve and enhance the overall guest experience. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the drinks and food. We hope you allow us another opportunity to serve you in the future to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more positive dining experience. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      23. BG

                                                                                                                                                        BrianG

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The food is outstanding and only outdone by the service. We had the rib-eye and it was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend the chocuterie platter!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Brian, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you had an outstanding time dining with us and enjoyed the rib-eye and charcuterie platter. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      24. M

                                                                                                                                                        Marshbt

                                                                                                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Awesome on the patio with our dog.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Marshbt, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're glad to hear you and your pup had an awesome time dining with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      25. ST

                                                                                                                                                        SarahT

                                                                                                                                                        Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        My sister, husband and I recently visited Esteban's restaurant and absolutely loved it. We had wonderful food and even better service. It's a place you won't want to miss!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Sarah, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you and your family had an absolutely lovely time dining with us, as well as enjoyed our delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you all back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      26. R

                                                                                                                                                        Rikki6

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        I will definitely go back. The food is different and fun. I had a beet salad with goat cheese that was so, so delicious! The staff was courteous and friendly. Our main entrees were a little dry, but had nice presentation. I look forward to trying to some other dishes.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Rikki, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very friendly and that you had a fun and great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Estéban Restaurant. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      27. LR

                                                                                                                                                        LawrenceR

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall3food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Inexperienced server did not deliver ether glass of wine n a timely fashion. Server did not repeat order to be sure he got it right… and so he got it one entree totally wrong, delaying one customer’s meal.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Lawrence, Thank you for your review and comments. We apologize for the issues you experienced during your most recent visit to our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and will share this with our team to ensure this does not happen in the future. We hope you allow us another opportunity to serve you to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with a more enjoyable dining experience. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      28. MP

                                                                                                                                                        MaryP

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        If you’re looking for reasonably priced, outstanding tapas, & wonderful ambience, Esteban is the place for you to unwind with friends & family or for a date night.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Mary, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great time dining with us, as well as enjoyed our delicious tapas. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      29. TC

                                                                                                                                                        TimC

                                                                                                                                                        Orange County

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Food was imaginative and delicious. The waiter was knowledgeable, entertaining but constantly trying upsell. The only ding was the mediocre cocktails, at $17 each, I expected better. I will come back again!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Tim, Thank you for the review and comments. We are glad to hear you had an overall great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We appreciate your feedback regarding the cocktails, as it helps us evaluate our products offered to enhance the overall guest experience. We truly hope you allow us another opportunity to welcome you back in the future to demonstrate our commitment to providing you with more flavorful drinks. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      30. O

                                                                                                                                                        Oaklander

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Excellent food and service. Martinis nice pour. Will be back.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Oaklander, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you had an excellent time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious food and martinis. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      31. KH

                                                                                                                                                        KarenH

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Welcoming and attentive service and delicious food!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Karen, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very attentive and that you had a great time dining with us, as well as enjoyed our delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        Menu was very limited & not very descriptive about that each thing was. The restaurant was pretty empty but we hardly ever saw our waiter. Service was a horrible & food wasn’t great.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, Thank you for the review and comments. We are disappointed to learn that your most recent visit was not to your satisfaction and that you came away with such a low opinion of our staff and service. The challenges you mentioned are taken seriously and are being addressed to avoid future reoccurrence, as these are not the standards we have in place at our restaurant. We truly hope you allow us another opportunity to serve you in the future. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      33. L

                                                                                                                                                        Lili

                                                                                                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Meeting my colleague after work. Esteban’s patio is always very nice; really great staff too … I hope they will soon expand the tapas option where you can order 4-5 small plates to share little portions of different dishes.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Lili, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear our staff was very helpful and that you had a great time dining with us and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We appreciate your feedback regarding the tapas portions and will share this with our team. We truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back on your next visit. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      34. d

                                                                                                                                                        donna

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                        food was amazing.....................................

                                                                                                                                                      35. N

                                                                                                                                                        Njwebb

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Great food, great service, and just a nice place to meet friends and colleagues.

                                                                                                                                                      36. D

                                                                                                                                                        Dafe

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        72 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        72 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Food and service were great but Wagyy Bavette was lukewarm

                                                                                                                                                      37. LS

                                                                                                                                                        LukeS

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        Very overpriced food. Not very good food except the paella which was okay but absolutely not worth 50$. Also just a lack of options. Disappointing, but the ambience of the restaurant is nice! Very nice patio. I don’t think I can recommend it, unless you just have some cash to burn and don’t mind wasting it.

                                                                                                                                                      38. T

                                                                                                                                                        Thomas

                                                                                                                                                        Central Coast

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                        We attended on a special Valentine dinner night. We were pleased with the excellent food and service. Th4 courses were all special in taste and presentation. We had requested a quiet table and that is what we had. We had dinner inside but it was still cool inside as they had to keep the door open to the outside dinners for the staff activities.

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Thomas, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had an excellent Valentine's dinner night and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        Valentines weekend

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hello, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had a great Valentine's weekend. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Inns of Monterey Management

                                                                                                                                                      40. HG

                                                                                                                                                        HalG

                                                                                                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                        The food is always outstanding at Esteban. This time we had the Valentines four course tasting menu. Three of the courses had two options that we split so we each effectively had seven courses. We brought a little bit home and we both ate too much but it was excellent!

                                                                                                                                                        Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & SpaResponded on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                        Hi Hal, Thank you for the wonderful review and comments. We're so glad to hear you had an outstanding Valentine's Dinner and enjoyed our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. 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 4.4 stars by 560 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

                                                                                                                                                      Additional information

                                                                                                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                        Fremont Street

                                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                        Monterey

                                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                        Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 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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