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For 2
Sun, 2/25
9:00 PM
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Booked 15 times today


2053 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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European, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(831) 372-3456
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pedro De La Oruz
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Private party facilities
Fandango Restaurant, located in the heart of Pacific Grove, stands for a heritage of good taste,craftsmanship of award winning cuisine and 25 years of tradition. We have a number of unique private dining rooms that seat from 8-60 guests.
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Private party contact
Jenn Adams: (831) 333-9798
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Parking details
Next to the restaurant is a public lot with 100 spaces.
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If you are looking for a unique venue with a warm and inviting European atmosphere, fabulous food and excellent service Fandango Restaurant will be your best choice. We have 5 unique private dining rooms that seat from 8-60 guests with full bar and extensive wine list. All banquet menus have at least 5 entree choices. We welcome rehearsal dinners, business meetings and private parties.
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2053 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mike (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined 2 days ago

I have been dining at Fandango for 15 years, but the kitchen went wrong on this visit. The sea bass was way over cooked and the sanddabs tasteless. The accompanying vegetables were sautéed in oil and the pasta taken from the water and left to dry on the plate. The scallop appetizer and the fingerling potatoes were the only good parts of the meal. It was a bad night in the kitchen because Pierre and Jacques are capable of producing excellent food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Have enjoyed Fandago for many years. They have large menu at reasonable prices. Great food and service.

LaurieH (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always a delicious meal together with outstanding service. One of our favorite restaurants.

GlennC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It has been several years since we ate at Fandango. The food and presentation were amazing.
The chef and one of the owners came over and spoke to us. The food is only part of what makes this restaurant great.

Marsh1 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to! I have traveled all over the country and much of the world and there are few any better than Fandango. The food, choices, presentation and service are something that every restaurant should aspire to emulate. I had a caprese salad that was so good I could have stopped without anything else! The tomatoes are locally grown and harvested at the peak of ripeness - the flavor was exceptional! Definitely this restaurant is one you should seek out.

vipeurowinophile (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

The food was superbly prepared. The service was excellent, especially considering that we dined on a busy Saturday night.

A word about the wine list. The vast majority of the wines on the extensive wine list are expensive. The good news – the wines we drank (half-bottle of white, full bottle of red, both French) from among the lower priced wines on the list were exceptional values for restaurants these days. Some of Fandango’s competition on the Monterey Peninsula price wine at three times retail, which we regard as an undue subsidy of non-wine drinkers. At Fandango the white wine was charged at about twice retail, the red somewhat below twice retail. And, by the way, both were excellent wines. We have not compared other wines on the list against retail.

This was our third or fourth visit to Fandango. We definitely plan to return.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Fantastic dinner. The experience was great from the second we sat down. Carlos was one of the best waiters I've had in a while. Very excited about the food options, knowledgeable, attentive and so proud of his kids! Scallops were amazing! Lamb was cooked to perfection. Salmon was well prepared and everything seasoned perfectly.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

My colleagues had the LEGIT FRENCH ONION SOUP - best anywhere. I had the tomato soup and it was delicious - not too creamy. The rack of lamb was perfectly prepared too! This place is a MUST if you are in the area!

Mia1 (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great restaurant, great food as always.

vipSayonara2 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Reliable and always a good choice in Pacific Grove . The ambiance , attentive staff and kind hosts are a real plus here .
The food is pretty satisfying .... large selection on menu which would appeal to the general public ... would not categorize their food as “gourmet quality” , but more satisfiable in portions and pleasing to the palate. I had the Paella and enjoyed the dish but it was a bit wet and should have been continued to be cooked to have the lower layer of paella rice a bit more crunchy as done in southern SpAin. However the paella had sufficient seafood, chicken and spicy sausage to make it a good choice . My husband had the veal piccata which he enjoyed !
All in all , Fandango is a stable pick anytime in Pacific Grove !

Cyndi (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Our favorite go-to spot in Pacific Grove. We've been here a few times and everything has been top-notch!

vipMark (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Celebrating Valentine’s day and decided to try this restaurant. Great choice. Food and service was exceptional. I will be back. Great wine selection!

KRNRDP (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

we always try to get to fandango's at least 2-4 times a year when we are in the area. this time we were joined by another couple to celebrate valentine's day. although they were SUPER BUSY, we had a wonderful meal,, we were not rushed, and a it was a fairly cozy dinner. can't wait for the next dinner.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We reserved a table for Valentines Day. We were crowded into a small space, had to raise our hand to get bread, they forgot to bring our salads, after a long wait, brought my salmon out raw, had to be returned to kitchen, then waiter brought us a dessert of his choice to make up for the bad service. Will really have to have no where else to go before we decide to go back!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day early 5pm dinner and had reservations. Once seated, had to wait over an hour for our entrees while others seated after us ate and finished their dinners.
We had to get our own water refills from the bussing station as no one came to the table to offer us any. When our entrees finally came, the food though beautifully prepared, was cold but we were starving and didn’t want to send it back and wait even longer to eat. The bread rolls were served cold and did not seem fresh. A pitiful offering of one dessert they seemed to want to get rid of was offered in exchange for our inconvenience. We are locals and have eaten here many times over the years. This was the worst service we’ve ever experienced. We will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone and won’t be back.

vipSwede (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Delicious onion soup and pate! Excellent service.

RichardK (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Melt in your mouth lamb chops. Excellent paella. Friendly and attentive service. Great experience.

vipluv2wine (Yosemite)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and service. Our guests said the lamb was the best they ever had! Only down side of the evening was having 5 of us seated at a table for 4. I was constantly bumped the entire dinner by folks walking past me to go to the restroom.

vipJohnDensem (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Fantastic as usual! One of only a few places now serving Grand Marnier Souffle every night. Osso buco is 'over the top'. Caesar salad is mild re anchovies but delicious. Drinks are generous! Owners present and always friendly and hospitable. Chef roams to greet guests. Just a fabulous atmosphere. (Been going there since 1983).

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Fandango has long been a favorite. They serve old world French Provincial specialties, truly a classic doing the old school correctly! From the Caesar salad, to the rack of lamb, simply perfect.