Fandango

4.6
3177 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
A favorite among Fandango regulars is the succulent Rack of Lamb; other menu items include Fresh Seafood, a variety of pastas, delicious and exotic Mediterranean dishes such as paella and Couscous, and a tempting selection of excellent steaks. Several daily specialties are also available.

Desserts we offer, Souffle, Profiteroles, Chocolate Mousse

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3177 people are saying
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Jonquil
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distinguished food and ambience. Attentive and experienced wait staff. Excellent experience.

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vipnelsonB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

TO MANY PEOPLE IN SMALL DINING ROOMS. WE HAD TO LEAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR DINNER. VERY DISAPPOINTING. THEY DO NOT FOLLOW COVID GUIDELINES.

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BentonG
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had fabulous escargots, French onion soup, sand daps and portfolio’s for desert. Outstanding!

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Dale
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. We were right in front of the fireplace. They even served her a birthday cream puff with ice cream and candle. The service was great and food delicious!

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A wide-ranging menu featuring a mix of dishes from all around the Mediterranean (Provence, Italy, Algeria) some authentic, some not. (The "tapas" are Americanized antipasti.) There are also lots of Monterey favorites like sand dabs and calamari.
The Algerian lamb with couscous was truly wonderful and unique, served with an array of side ingredients for a DIY experience. I'd go back just for that alone. They also do a brisk business in Grand Marnier soufflés for dessert. We didn't happen to order one, but we saw many pass by.

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JACKER
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All Was Awesome 👏

Service Food 🥘 quality The Best!

Thank You 🙏 JH

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nous sommes allés au Fandango pour notre dîner de Thanksgiving et nous avons été déçus.
Les plats proposés étaient corrects mais le service moyen. Les profiteroles étaient décevantes. Vraiment bof bof pour un menu à $75

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RODVB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Thanksgiving Day Special Meals are expensive and poorly prepared.

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MundyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Thanksgicing

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shel
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent turkey day dinner…the spinach mimosa salad with champagne vinegrette dressing was excellent… the turkey dinner was spot on …deserts got a solid B+…..service was attentive and not bothersome at all ….great choice for a quiet, peaceful thanksgiving meal

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flyingfishhula
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed another Thanksgiving dinner at Fandango. Food was good, but different that the past (no pate- a favorite!). What was most different was that we felt very rushed by the staff. It made the experience border on unpleasant.

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vipRichardA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was surprisingly inattentive. Both salads and entrees came out at different times for our 4 diners.

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DeniseW
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant for a special night out with delicious food, ample choices, romantic and warm environment, and excellent friendly service. They made my daughter’s birthday special!

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Duane
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm just going to enter a bunch of text, here, because OpenTable is requiring me to have a review which is at least "this tall", and that's a stupid requirement.

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Turtley
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, the service was excellent. We enjoyed the Tapas appetizer, followed by a caesar salad and hearts of palm salad. The caesar was perfectly balanced and the hearts of palm was so delicious. For our entrees, we had sand dabs and salmon. Wow! It was so tasty and beautifully prepared. We then shared the most phenomenal soufflé I think I have ever had. We finished the meal with a wonderful port. It was a wonderful meal and the service was perfect in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and location!

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Jan673
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going to Fandango's for many years when we travel to the Monterey/Carmel area. The food has always been excellent and never disappoints.

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viknik
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We went for my son's birthday. The service was good, the ambience was nice but the food was just meh even though we ordered what was recommended; the paella, short ribs and the oso bucco. We were all underwhelmed with our dinners and disappointed. Very expensive for just an ok dinner.

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GlorryB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This has been one of my favorite restaurants for many years. Last nights dinner was disappointing. The duck was served in large chunks and unappealing. The calamari steak was tough. The potato serving on both plates was the size of a quarter.

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RobertR
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and the service were both very good. The atmosphere is outstanding. The menu is mouth watering.

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vipWonkowski
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Waited a long time for receptionist to show up. Heart of palm salad was good. Duck orange had no taste, paella was bad, grand Maniere Soufflé had no grand maniere taste. Used to be our favorite in Pacific Grove, not any more.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great service and would return again. Short rib dinner needed more salt (flavor)

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Wendy
San Joaquin
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. Had the filet and lobster tail. Perfectly prepared. Excellent service. Intimate, comfortable and charming environment.

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite (and most delicious) dining experience of our 5-day visit to Pacific Grove, CA!

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vipRobert
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Great restaurant first time they’re good service good food I’ll be back

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viprich8here
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, noise level, ambience.

Thank you.

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vipDLd1
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, to the moment we walked out, it was a fabulous experience!!
Such a lovely way to celebrate family birthdays. Definitely will return.
Thank you

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vipFoodie
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta experience, and our Waiter Carlos was fantastic.

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CAMA
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the expensive end but for a special occasion worth it. Food and service were excellent.

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SavoyB
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner started with hands down the best Ceasar salad. The staff is very attentive with excellent service and our overall dinner was excellent! Fandango is a must you won't be disappointed.

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DianeA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was outstanding as well as the food and attentive, pleasant servers. We had a great evening and we’ll be back!

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LaurelO
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience.
The food is always the best quality and the service is above and beyond!
Warm fire was cozy with a view of the town all lit up.

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AMYU
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service by Carlos, our server.
Sandabs were outstanding and the favorite for the evening.

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TaraC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good, food could be hotter

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DeeDee
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, Fandango is a nice place. Our waiter was good and quite energetic. As for the food there could be some improvement. I ordered a Caesar salad and it was lackluster. The dressing was watered down like the lettuce wasn’t dry before adding the dressing. I did ask for anchovies and that helped a little because without them there would be no taste. The Veal Piccata portion was very small as was the side potato accompaniment.
My friends were okay with their meals, but again not great, just okay. The cannolis for dessert was very good. The next time I am in Pacific Grove I don’t think I would go back because there are so many other choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and food!

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vipJandel
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! We had been wanting to try Fandango since we discovered it. Finally had the chance when we were in the area for a few days. A great dinner and service was excellent, we’ll definitely be back!

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J1234
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we’re in town. The food is yummy and the service is very good

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dgmotorhead
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was wonderful as always. The food, the staff, and the ambiance is top notch.
If you’ve never been, I highly recommend Fandango.

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vipKristin
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good
Service was slow but the atmosphere was impressive
We loved this place and will be back

Be prepared to spend some money
They are very expensive with their prices

Table Bread was very good and fresh


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FAQs

Fandango offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 372-3456.

Fandango is rated 4.6 stars by 3177 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.