Fandango

4.7
2941 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.

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 2941 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beat salad and sanddabs were outstanding. filet mignon meat was tasty, but not the best
quality meat. I would definitely go back.

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vipJamel
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic French wines, excellent service and a very very safe environment. Loved it!

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CatherineC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love our meals at Fandango. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner there almost 15 years ago so always a special place. Husband had the white abalone and I had the short ribs. Delicious!!

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Wunderlust
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing evening! Celebrating a 40 & 50 year anniversaries.

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vipNancyT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very glad to be dining out. Restaurant was vey busy and our server was nonexistent other than serving food. We got the sand dabs and paella. Both had good flavor but too much oil. Very greasy. We went to this restaurant on a recommendation and we were disappointed.

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LaurieR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!
Fresh abalone was worth every dollar!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of six. They were exceptionally good with our orders. Everything was great! A very Energetic Saturday night April 10, 2021 dining inside after all year with COVID-19.

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Erin
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, wine and desserts. Oh the sauces and flavors! The ambience is just what I had been looking forward to, romantic and warm. Excellent service. The best experience!

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vipDerek
Central Coast
23 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant on the Monterey Peninsula. Had smoked salmon, cannelloni and cheesecake. Everything was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and attentiveness were great. Negatives were the promise of soufflé coming in three minutes which turned into 15 , and tables set close across (especially those without plexi screens) during these Covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Courteous, professional staff who were very helpful with the menu item descriptions. This place is more a comfort food place with very good service, a mid-range value- better than a diner but not an ultra fine dining experience.

For the price point of the meals, the food presentation could stand an upgrade. Above average portion sizes on the duck entree and pasta entree. Highly recommend the duck entree if you are a duck lover, meat was nicely prepared-tender & flavorful.

Pasta puttanesca dish, however, was drowning in too much sauce, pasta seemed as though it was cooked in advance and left to sit out for awhile, a bit on the dry side, maybe this explains why there was too much sauce. And the sauce was actually on the sweeter side, not what I want in a puttanesca. Just skip this dish.

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PhyllisR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place. Delicious food and we got to sit right by the fire!

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vipFoodieintheBay333
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Food is consistently amazing. Our go to for a nice dinner out.

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SoBaydinner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our second time dining at Fandango and it has become our favorite restaurant in Pacific Grove. The service and the food have been great both times.

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GregH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were on point with appropriate timing when served to our table, the flavor, portion size were perfect. We look forward to our next visit to continue our tasting a new entree each time. We have not been dissapointed.
Cheers

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sandys
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Wonderful ambiance. Eould definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always. Service is the best!

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JLC2228
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious (rich) food, with several options you don't get elsewhere. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Cautious with hygiene regulations, which we appreciated.

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AmandaL
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fandangos never disappoints! Lovely atmosphere, delicious food, gracious staff...Highly recommend!

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vipSharonC
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience for a special occasion while in Pacific Grove.

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ShawnD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner from start to finish was amazing. From the host to the bussers to the waiter.

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JulieW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited PG after being away for nearly 20 years and had to go back to Fandango. Lovely experience and everything was perfect from the service to the salads, mains and of course the soufflé!! Can’t wait to go back and hopefully it won’t be another 20 years!!

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JuliaD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caprese salad enough for 2. Scallops delicious. Soufflé worth it.

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viplauror
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Fandango used to be our favorite place in Pacific grove but has not been there for a year dur to COVID-19. We were excited to go with our friends. We were sesred promptly at the bottom of the stairs ( dungeon) where there was already a noisy party of 6-7 women seated. Our waiter was spread thin over our room and adjacent rooms. It was 30 min before he was able to come back and take our orders since the women were returning their orders. Bread and other requests for refills were asked of different servers but did not materialize.
The food itself was okay. I ordered the special grilled lamb which was supposed to give you the whole rack while my companion ordered the double lamb chops and had two racks for half the price. The grand marnier soufflé was very eggy almost like a flan.
The maitre d kept on looking down to see if he can turn our table around.
Very disappointed. So many other good restaurants around to come back

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AnthonyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was awesome! The food was excellent. Great cocktails. We sat outside and enjoyed our time.

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DonnaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to return to my local favorite dinner house. To see old friends in familiar faces all around and have the food be up to its old good standards. The Decore naturally suffered due to Covid regulations. I miss the white tablecloth and the fresh flowers everywhere.

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vipTLowe
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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100IBUs
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention from the staff and the chef. The dishes were tasty and the soufflés were impressive. The wait staff was particularly pleasant and made excellent recommendations. We were running late for our reservation, but the host was accommodating and had a wonderful table ready for us when we arrived.

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Garbear
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! I'm so surprised we were actually able to get a last minute reservation here. All of our dishes were phenomenal and the staff were all friendly and super attentive. Will definitely be making it a point to come back here whenever we go to Monterey

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kevinm
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent cocktail and food. Top notch. Great easy location with lots of parking. The soufflé was fantastic

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michellep
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience! Perfect food. We had an amazing time. Staff was very friendly.

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Jayb
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fandango serves awesome food in great style! Our party of 6 ordered very different items and were all very happy. We always make it a go to when visiting Monterey area.

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Christina
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. We'll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful time at Fandango. They have made the most of their outdoor space to ensure everyone was comfortable despite the evening chill, managing the pandemic safely. The servers were attentive and went to great lengths to ensure my husband had a wonderful birthday dinner. This is our favorite spot in Pacific Grove!

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VeeG
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Waited 10 minutes for anyone to greet us. We had reservations and were seated in outdoor patio area. No indoor due to covid.

Server didn't give us water. Server didn't go over any specials. Other tables had water brought out immediately and we heard their servers going over specials.

We asked for an appetizer and it came out wrong twice. Server didn't offer any apology or offer to take off bill.. Drinks were good but they don't have a cocktail menu.

Food was the most bland food I have had in recent memory. I had the lamb and my wife had pasta. I've had better food at olive garden...which is saying a lot.

On top of this a MOUSE ran across our table. My wife screamed and everyone looked at us. We told them all it was a mouse. People were freaking out.

Worst $160 I have spent at a restaurant. Will not be back. Left a 10% tip but now thinking back on it should have left nothing. This place is terrible.

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curly
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, as always; and inspire of the outdoor dining, the staff and ambience were as charming as ever!

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Richard
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We enjoyed the birthday celebration of our daughter, one of many memorable family milestones we have celebrated at Fandango.

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MartiMar
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fantastic night. Even outdoors and it was awesome!

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Lightofdey
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Or my boyfriend special birthday even doing the virus year I wanted to do something very special and we were looking for escargot and wonderful ambience outdoor dining at Fandango's was perfect can't wait to go back

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BetsyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous dinner this week. The outside dining situation was very nice....quiet and well heated. The food was amazing. We had short ribs and the paella. Everything was great and the service excellent. Kudos to Fandango!

FAQs

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

Fandango is rated 4.7 stars by 2941 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.