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Fandango

4.5
2096 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2096 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Love this place! Had sand dabs today — they were the best I’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had an exceptional evening at Fandango. Miguel took care to make sure we had a great night from the moment we arrived. Our server was also excellent and the food was delicious. We had the Paella and the Scallops. Extra touches made our anniversary evening special. We recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fandango is always a favorite when we visit Pacific Grove. Fantastic meal as well as service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Exceptional dining experience. It is a must for anyone visiting the central California coast and Monterey. The menu is outstanding, extensive wine list and superior service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always treated like family there. Impeccable dining experience

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food. Amazing service. A rare gem for Monterey.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Restaurant was very busy. It took a long time for our server to come to our table. Food was excellent as always. Very large selection.

If you plan to come to this restaurant take in mind that it can be very crowded, not a lot of space to move around.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very disappointing for the money. No one finished their meal. Salmon over-cooked until hard. Sand dabs so swimming in butter that the coating was limp. So-so pasta and veggies on the plate accompanying main course.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Our first visit and we were so delighted. Ambiance is very warm and inviting with many smaller rooms to dine in. We ate in the large room with all the windows and fireplace. It was crowded but not noisey so we were not bothered by other diners. Nice varied selection of food and wine. We would return in a heartbeat.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fandango has been one of our favorites on the peninsula for many years. This was our first time to dine there for Easter brunch. The pre-fixe menu options were varied, and everyone in our party of five were delighted by the fabulous tastes! The service was, as always, outstanding. The chef even takes time out from the kitchen to check with diners about their satisfaction! I highly recommend Fandango for lunch and for dinner and for special occasions; they are very good at keeping secrets! Bravo to all!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was our first visit, but will definitely not be our last. The food was perfectly cooked and served at the proper temperature, and beautifully plated. The chef meeting each table was the cherry on top!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food, great service, easy to park right out front. Wonderful dinner out on a Saturday night!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we arrived Fandango did everything perfect. Other restaurants should visit to learn what is truly great customer service. The food? Absolutely amazing! Chef Jacques is a master and all the dishes that came out of his kitchen was perfect.
We Will be back!!!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We recently visited Fandango with our kids (14 and 10) after a few years' absence. We were introduced to Fandango by our parents and have now adopted this Pacific Grove gem as our own, so we have been frequenting this restaurant collectively for several decades. We include a dinner or lunch here every time we plan to be in the Monterey Peninsula. The kitchen staff catered to our son's off-menu food preferences, and the service was, as always, superb. In addition to the wide variety of dishes and their not-to-be-missed specialties, Fandango has an extensive and well-stocked wine collection with a selection for everyone's tastes. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We were on vacation from Chicago and decided to try this place out for a date night. Absolutely lovely! Or service was fantastic, interesting ambience, and delicious dinner. I ordered the scallops and my husband ordered the surf and turf. Onion soup and heirloom salad to start. Everything was great.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend and did not disappoint

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The service and food are spectacular! The staff is very well versed in their extensive wine and champagne menu and they gave us a excellent champagne suggestion. The abalone was to die for!! We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Delicious and great ambiance. We sat by the fireplace. It was lovely. I had lamb chops cooked to perfection. Husband had oso bucco. Very good as well.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Again, consistently wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

As always, Fandango provided great food and outstanding service. We have nothing special to report other than we felt very well taken care of from the moment we entered the restaurant until we left. The wait staff were extremely friendly and very attentive but not bothersome. In the larger dining room, the noise level was acceptable even for your hard of hearing reporter. The food was great, as well. A wonderful place for good meal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was really good and the service even better. It's a very unique restaurant. Lot of old-time charm.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We celebrated my mom’s birthday—there was 6 of us including my dad, teen sons and my husband. The food was fantastic and there was something for all of us for Sunday brunch. The service was amazing as well. Will go back again, for the paella next time.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Overall we enjoy the food here, and the Sunday Brunch has a good selection.

We have been going back over the years- could use a bit of updating in the décor.

Love all the different size rooms which can be very private if needed.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were greeted by very friendly host and quickly seated with an option to sit in a quiet or more lively room. Our waiter was very attentive, offering suggestions and going out of his way to make our visit meaningful and comfortable. I would love to go back and try other menu options. They have a very extensive wine list from $35 - the hundreds! I believe their corking fee is high at $26, especially when they have so many regional wines that are very good. It would be nice to see this waived if a Monterey Co wine is brought in like they do in Napa.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great variety of dishes,wines & desserts. Paella was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great paella and my teen son loved his croque monsieur. We also shared a Caesar with bay shrimp. It was big enough for two.

Accommodated my GF needs.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The seafood was good. The salad was very heavily dressed. One member of my party ordered a cheeseburger medium rare. It was well done.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very very disappointing. Important occasion, didn’t even get a hello or acknowlegement from the waiter whatsoever. In fact I don’t believe he spoke to us at all. (Except to tell me they could not cook the tuna for me on the nicoise) We felt very rushed. He never came back to check on us , we had to ask for coffee and he never even offered a dessert menu, much less a cappuccino or latte. Didn’t give us any time to linger or offer a refill on our coffee before he set down the check.
The food had NO flavor at all not even salt. I had to dig the lemon out of my iced tea to squeeze over my chicken Capri .
I’m not a complainer and really don’t write reviews but felt compelled to in this case. We have history at this restaurant which made this experience kind of sad.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I had requested one of their smaller dining areas (private rooms) for our large brunch party. It was wonderful because we had three diners who are hard of hearing, they had no problem interacting due to the total lack of background noise. The wait staff was amazing. Taking care of large parties, everyone making decisions about cocktails and food at different times, they were gracious and attentive. The owner even poked his head in a couple of times to see how things were going. Cannot recommend highly enough!!! Side note.....the food was all amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always get a great meal in a beautiful setting. So lucky to have such an outstanding “neighborhood “ restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The server went out of the way to meet my gluten free restrictions

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Outstanding food, the chef was incredible. Enjoyed the conversion, great sense of humor, will come again, my wife enjoyed talking with the chef in Hebrew, awesome experience,
Thank you

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

The scallions that I had was excellent! Cream of asparagus was good, I had better one! The paella was pretty good too!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

I think this is an iconic restaurant in the area that is possibly past its prime. I cannot say it was a bad experience, but I would not return.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We dined here for our anniversary last weekend. The food and service was great. I love the old European atmosphere - it is cozy and charming. Since it was our anniversary, our kids had contacted the restaurant and arranged for the billing of our dinner which was really nice. The restaurant did a great job by decorating our table and having it all ready with their card when we arrived....

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Fandango is a very good local restaurant. Food, service and location are all very desirable. When in Monterey we always stop by for dinner and are never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful owners, and did I say wonderful? It is a gem. We LOVE it !

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Excellent food and wonderful service. They really went the extra mile. We will definitely be back!

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