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Fandango Restaurant

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223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
+1 831-372-3456
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Berkeley, California
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115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with another couple for lunch; three of us selected the calamari steak, one of us had the salmon. Lunch came with a very good fresh green salad; the main dish was served with mashed potatoes and green beans in addition to bread. The portions were ample and the food was very good. The calamari and the salmon were... More 

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Storm Lake
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cosy place with elegantly set tables and several private rooms to choose from, as well as the main dinning room enhanced by always flaming fireplace. We have dined there several times in January and on previous stays in Monterey Bay area. Service is impeccable and courteous. Several dishes we have tasted never disappointed and were served promptly... More 

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Thank Dadziunia
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you always have impeccable service and excellent food on your visits with us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the great review! More 

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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had some wonderful meals at Fandango, but this one was a little disappointing. We were seated in one of the little rooms which are a little cramped and you have to listen to every word of the conversations going on around you - maybe piped in music would help. The main dining room is much warmer and inviting.... More 

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Thank Pat C
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's nice to hear you have had wonderful meals with us and very sorry your recent visit was disappointing. We want all of our guests to feel welcome and have a great time but we dropped the ball and apologize that this happened. We hope you will join us again for the same wonderful experience you've had before, thank you... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in one of the small dining rooms for a belated Valentine's lunch. Excellent Pinot noir, delicious clubhouse sandwich and the best chocolate mousse I've ever eaten. Now I want to go back and order everything on the menu. Definitely on our return-to list. Excellent, top-of-the-line service. Attentive but not excessive. Even the coffee was exceptional. Lunch was mid-range;... More 

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Thank Marlene N
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a lovely lunch with excellent food and service! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the nice review! More 

San Jose, California
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145 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit here. I ordered the Filet mignon and Shrimp Scampi combo. My filet was not tender and difficult to cut with a steak knife. Others in our party ordered seafood dishes and were pleased with their dinners. I thought the extensive wine list was priced high. I noted several California and local vineyard offerings which were priced at... More 

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Thank LenKinSanJose
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed our venue and very sorry that your Filet wasn't better. We value your feedback and will be sharing it with our staff. We hope you'd consider giving us another chance so we can ensure you have a great meal, thank you for the review. More 

Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 32 people enjoyed a recent dinner at Fandango. We were in a wonderful private room with it's own bar. The room could have held significantly more than our party. The food was high quality with generous servings. The initial course of Paella was excellent and the serving size was enough for a meal. Everyone seemed to enjoy... More 

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Thank moneeman
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you and your party chose to join us and everyone enjoyed dinner and the private room! We apologize about the profiteroles and appreciate your comments so we can share it with our staff. We hope to see you again, thank you for the review! More 

Columbia, California
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the AT&T golf tournament every year with a group of friends. When we first started coming down to the Monterey Coast we started a tradition of eating dinner at Fandango's after being at the golf course all day on Friday of the tournament. That was almost 30 years ago! We came to see the golfers and the... More 

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Thank JoAnn P
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy to hear you've been coming to Fandango for years and had outstanding food and attentive service! We appreciate your patronage and for recommending us to others. Thank you for the review, see you again! More 

San Francisco, California
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146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu has many options but we went for the couscous with lamb shank and steak frites. My couscous dish was out of this world with a big hunk of lamb. My husband, who loves escargots, thought these were great and he also ranked the steak frites as among the best he has had. The front room where we sat... More 

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Thank Phoebe059
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your husband both had great dinners and helpful service from our staff! We appreciate you sharing your experience and hope to see you again, thanks for the review! More 

San Mateo, CA
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195 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable meal. Great food, good value, great service. Has been consistently good over the years. We went for a birthday and had a table by the fireplace for a warm romantic dinner. A great place for a special occasion be it couples or large group.

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Thank DavenCarol
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you had great food and service on your visit and we appreciate your patronage over the years! Thank you for the review, we hope to see you soon! More 

Chico, CA
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent choice of Mediterranean dishes. Four dinners and we were all very happy with what we ate. The signature rack of lamb was excellent.

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Thank tsainta
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you chose to visit us and everyone enjoyed their dinners! The rack of lamb is a great choice, so happy you liked it! Thank you for the review, we hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3326
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-3456
Description
Located on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, in the heart of Pacific Grove, California. Featuring Mediterranean & European Style cuisine. Enjoy our fresh seafood, giant sea scallops, and Fandango’s famous rack of lamb... all on our wood burning grill. In addition to our hearty pastas, paella, lamb shank, and osso bucco.

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