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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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Modesto, California
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244 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fandango is as I remember it from a decade ago, but better. Its interior has been freshened up and looks very much like that of a French cottage. It still has its own large parking lot (a plus in Pacific Grove, where only street parking is available for patrons of other restaurants). One of the largest restaurants in Pacific Grove,... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We meet friends for a weekday lunch after Christmas and had a wonderful meal. My HH and gentleman friend had the Spaghetti Carbonara, our lady friend had the Sanddabs and I had the Salmon Filet. All of our meals came with a lovely house salad and were delicious. We had the Profiteroles and Chocolate Mousse for dessert which were fantastic.... More 

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

It's so nice to hear you all had a wonderful meal with great service! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the review! More 

Turlock, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I discovered this restaurant on our honeymoon in July 2016 . We fell in love immediately with the atmosphere which is relaxed and romantic. We then fell in love the the wine list which is extensive and decently priced. I diacovered my favorite Reisling wine, Chateau Saint Michelle, at Fandango. My husband discovered that he loves sand... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review! We're so happy to hear you fell in love with our romantic ambiance and found your favorite reisling! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again! More 

Palo Alto, California, USA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservation for two for Xmas dinner (one of few restaurants open without going to Carmel). Seated 30 minutes late for 6:30 reservation and at a bad table. Food very average/ordinary (osso buco and a veal piccatta); likewise a chocolate dessert. Poor stemware for two half-bottles of wine (surprising for what was supposedly a wine-oriented restaurant). Service, rushed. I get it,... More 

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Thank Steve W
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry about the disappointing dinner with us, especially on a holiday. We want all our guests to have a wonderful time and we failed to deliver this and truly apologize that this happened. We will be using your feedback to improve our restaurant and hope you'd consider giving us another chance for a better visit. More 

Corvallis, Oregon
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fandago has been around for many years. We used to live in the Pacific Grove area and ate here many times. We were visiting in December and went for lunch...the service and food are still top-notch. Your glass will never be empty, and the timing of the food was great--one course was finished and the next one arrived. If in... More 

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Thank LAP201503
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoy visiting Fandango and had great food and service! We hope to see you next time you're in the area, thank you for the review! More 

New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Fandango for its well-prepared European-style food and Old World charm. However, at our long-anticipated New Year's Eve dinner--with friends and out-of-town guests--two children were playing a video game on their tablet at the table behind us. Our festive occasion was interrupted throughout by electronic score tones and the video's annoying song, greatly diminishing the evening, despite our having... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy you love dining with us and very sorry about the interruption from another table on your NYE visit. We understand this would be frustrating and apologize that this happened. We will be using your feedback to see how we can improve our guests experience, thank you for sharing your review, we hope to see you again for a... More 

Clayton, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here before. Always coming through with the dishes. My wife had the Salmon and was very satisfied. I went for the Paella and it was delicious. The wine selection is out of this world. Prices are a bit high, but based on location and quality OK.

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Thank Fifty7
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed delicious paella and our wine selection! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the review! More 

Salinas, California
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a special place for special occasions. Went there for Christmas Eve dinner. Lucky that we made reservations weeks in advance--the place was packed and sold out until closing time. The food is super albeit $$$. To us, the most impressive aspect of the place was the service. Even they moved at warp speed, the wait staff was... More 

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Thank Fred S
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to join us for a special occasion and had attentive service from our professional staff! We want all our guests to have a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again! Thank you for the review! More 

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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went here for something light to eat and dessert because we had a big lunch and we're still full. My wife had the French onion soup and loved it, I had the caprese salad, which was very fresh. For dessert we had the creme brule and a souffle. Both were great.

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Thank Gotta2s
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed a light bite and great desserts with us! We hope to see you again, thank you for the review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent eaterery just off lighthouse Ave Authentic and unique. Well worth every penny, period. Bravo

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are happy you had an excellent time with us! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the stellar review! 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, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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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