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Mando's Restaurant

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162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
+1 831-373-7911
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service but food not great. Chips stale-would have been better if heated. I sent back the shrimp tacos-shrimp did not taste fresh and I did not like the red sauce on it. I expeced a marinated shrimp ie marinated in lemon/lime and spices. Beans and rice arrived lukewarm. Chef did agree to let me choose something else from the... More 

Thank Karen F
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Pozole! Great breakfast! Service was fantastic! Great little spot! Fast service! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Sondria G
El Dorado Hills, California
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good and the service as well. The portions were much larger than expected. As a result, I did not eat any of the second dish on a combination plate. I would not hesitate to come here again.

Thank LLion
California Hot Springs, California
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality food with good flavor. The two portion Dinner was huge. Very affordable..... I WILL go back.

Thank Brinbri
Aledo, TX
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went to Mando's with family early Friday evening. We were the only people in the place. The menu look pretty good but it was probably the most bland Mexican food we have ever eaten. Maybe we are spoiled by New Mexico and Texas Mexican food. The portions were very generous. Our chile rellenos were made from Pablano's rather than the... More 

Thank Flycast47
Pacifica, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was a find! Off the main road just a bit and not crowded at all,but it was soooo good! Waiter was cute and friendly. Texan eggs benedict were awesome (lots of Holandaise sauce, a little rich). Friends had pancakes (huge!) with eggs and sausage and fruit on top. The whole bill for three breakfasts and coffee was under $30.... More 

Thank jannycd
Monterey, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Came here for the first time tonight craving a salmon burrito. Mando's did not disappoint and delivered an outstanding burrito complete with my special request for black beans and no rice. Plenty of salmon and comes with shredded cabbage and pico de gallo. My new go to place for Mexican in PG.

Thank MontereyBayNative
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

First impressions were not sure we should go in.The place was empty, there were nine of us.Once we sat down the service was good and the food enjoyable. Price was reasonable and no complaints. Good if you want something quick without the expense.

Thank quasarbabe
Opole, Poland
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I went with my mom yesterday for breakfast and wasn't disappointed. My omelet had big chunks of ham and plenty of cheese. Home fries were the best with Mexican oregano. My mom had the linguiza with two scrambled eggs. Good quality sausage not overly greasy. Portions were just right.

Thank Jeff H
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice casual spot. Carnitas were excellent and an IPA beer to boot. Very reasonably priced. My friend had salmon tacos that he said were very good and hand made flour tortillas

Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-7911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?