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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.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Next to the restaurant is a public lot with 100 spaces.
Pedro De La Oruz
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.
Private Party Contact:
Jenn Adams: (831) 333-9798
Banquet, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Fandango Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant is wonderful. The food is Spanish and French Basque in character. The quality of the food and it’s preparation are excellent. The service is attentive, unobtrusive and professional. The ambience is inviting and the decor has a rustic but understated elegant quality that reminds me of a high-end Country French restaurant. This is a place you will want to linger during dinner. You never feel rushed here. This is my favorite restaurant for all of these reasons.
This was our first return to Fandango after staying away for more than ten years due to Overpriced food and Insanely Exaggerated wine prices. NOTHING HAS CHANGED! Fandango is simply a restaurant to be avoided. We were subjected to the worse Romaine Lettuce Salad that could possibly have been put on a salad plate. It consisted of two mini-pieces of stale Romaine Lettuce laid side by side on a salad plate with a mini-sprinkling of very finally chopped tomatoes, cheese of some sort and almost none of the promised bacon bits. Truly, we should have sent immediately it back!
The Paella (which was ordered by two of us) was UNFIT to carry the name Paella! Fandango has no clue, no idea how to prepare or serve anything approaching fine food. We can NEVER recommend such an OVERPRICED and UNDER-QUALITIED restaurant.
This was our second time at Fandango. We were celebrating a birthday, with 8 people in our party. Although our previous visit to the restaurant was good (4 stars), this experience wasn't so inspiring. The food is good, but for the price ($30-36 for an entree), not as good as I'd expect. Ambiance is nice, with lots of small rooms and brick walls, but they crammed all 8 of us into a very tight space. Service was fine, but they charged us for a salad we didn't order, and when we mentioned it to the waiter, we got a hasty "oh, I'll take it off", rather than an apology - almost as if he put it there thinking we wouldn't notice since there were so many of us there.
All in all, the experience was such that I don't think I'll be back.
Food was Excellent. I can usually leave the bread alone, but the bread at Fandango is wonderful! French onion soup was exceptional. Rich delicious broth, with the traditional presentation. The paella was absolutely delicious and generously portioned. We had the Hot Grand Marnier souffle for dessert and it did not disappoint. Our server was attentive but not overbearing, service was impeccably timed. Would absolutely go here again.
Ordered the Abalone dish - which at $95 one would expect to be a superbly crafted entree - but instead, it was coated thickly with breaded crust and drowned in an olive oil and garlic concoction that completely obscured e taste of the abalone.
Between this and an extremely overpriced wine selection - Very disappointed.
Fandango is fantastic! My husband and I have been driving to the Monterey peninsula once or twice a year for decades specifically to have lunch or dinner at this delightful Italian restaurant. The entrees are hearty and delicious, the service is attentive and friendly, the experience is always a treat. Highly recommended.
We enjoyed dinner at Fandango for my wife's birthday and were seated at the table by the fireplace. Service was spotless; pre-dinner Chardonnay was excellent; our waiter knew the menu, how the dishes were prepared, what the ingredients were, and made valuable recommendations. My wife ordered scallops, which melted in her mouth; I enjoyed the authentic paella; we each had small salads before our entrees, and we splurged on desserts - Grand Marnier soufflé and profiteroles, with coffee as a chaser. Portions were much more than "adequate". Fandango is not a place to wolf down a quick meal but a place to savor the confluence of convivial conversation, excellent drinks, a leisurely meal of superb food, delicious desserts, and a wonderful ambience and European charm. Our favorite restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula.
The star levels are hard to set for this restaurant because we had one good meal and one bad meal. The escargot and sand dabs were excellent, as was the first serving of bread. The house tomato soup and the Caesar salad with tiny cold-water shrimp were not worth eating. And the second serving of bread was some kind of supermarket baguette, barely better than wonder bread. There was a good selection of French wine. So escargot, sand dabs, and pouilly-fuisse were very good. The other meal was fair to poor.
I was very disappointed in the food. I ordered the cassoulet. It was like getting a can of beans in tomato sauce (top many beans). I found one 2-inch sausage, 2 oz. Of ham (?) and a piece of fatty duck (?) meat. Because it had been cooked and then frozen, all the flavors were washed out and it was all bland. That is why I put question marks after the meats. I have had freshly cooked cassoulet in France but this was NOT GOOD. Plus, it cost $30. Not a good evening. Others around me seemed to enjoy their overpriced meals.
We live in central Washington. We traveled to the South Bay Area for an event. That near, we feel we MUST go to Fandango's for their Sand Dabs (there are no in WA). Absolutely worth the effort!!! We've been doing this when we can for over 20 years. LOVE the place... G 'n' J
We have celebrated all of the milestones in our relationship at Fandangos for several reasons, chief among them; the wonderful ambience. However, the service and food are top notch. We shared our first out of town dinner together there, first discussion of marriage, celebrated our engagement there, and had our Honeymoon dinner there. We are treated so well at Fandangos and have LOVED every dish we have tired here that we keep coming back when we are in this area.
While the food is fabulous, it's really the whole experience that has us yearning to celebrate the important occasions of our lives at this place. They are in the hospitality industry for good reason, it is what they do beautifully - they provide a warm, welcoming, hospitable environment to enjoy great food in a really unique space, as well as a terrific spot to celebrate special occasions. We felt welcomed by all staff and were delighted to meet the owner and share our story with her. Her attention to detail and the fact that she remembered us was impressive, much appreciated, and a testimony to what it looks like when someone finds the right way to celebrate their gifts; grace and hospitality are certainly two of hers and they are reflected in the vibrancy of Fandangos.
Loved the ambiance, music, and food. The waiter was a bit cold and aloof. Could be because we brought our own wine which may have meant that he would get a lower tip? But the corkage fee was $26. per bottle. I had been saving this excellent wine for a Special occasion. It was great! So, the food was very good, the music perfect, the room was lovely.....but I don't think that the waiter ever cracked a smile.(The bus boy literly threw our butter and bread on the table.)
On a girlfriends' weekend, we enjoyed an early Sunday supper in a quaint, French maison. Classic offerings we loved were paella, veal osso bucco, tomatoes and mozzarella caprese, and a perfect, not-too-sweet, fragrant Grand Marnier soufflé. The house wines by the glass were delicious as well. We had a hard time choosing our entrees which simply means, we'll be back soon!
Everything is very good at Fandango's except for the length of time to get the food. We waited an hour after ordering. Way too long for this type of restaurant. Recommended by friends as a fabulous place. We will try one more time and then decide whether to recommend to friends!
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