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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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lightmoment
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've eaten dinner at Fandango several times a year for the past 12 years. The food and service is always great. There are a lot of small rooms so there might be 4-5 tables in service in each room. There is no noise issue. The decor is French inspired and so is the food. I love the puttanesca or the... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you've been dining with us for years and always have great service and food! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your next visit! Thank you for the review! More 

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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fandango's is one of the fixtures of Pacific Grove charm. It is a quaint European style restaurant nestled in downtown Pacific Grove. I was with a small group of friends who frequent this spot whenever they visit the area. My friends all ordered the specials which included Beef Bourguignon and Tilapia. All of them gave their entrees a 5 star... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you and you're friends joined us for dinner and had excellent service and enjoyed the ambiance as well! We look forward to welcoming you back again to try one of our specials, thank you for the review! More 

Santa Clara, CA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful restaurant, located in a lovely Pacific Grove neighborhood. Not on the water, but very close! Special food that was unique and taste wonderful. Heart of Palm salad, Paella & souffle'! All around delicious!

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed delicious food and our beautiful ambiance! We hope to see you again sometime, thank you for the review! More 

Sacramento, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint restaurant, good food, excellent staff. It is a locals restaurant. We make sure to eat here whenever we are in the area. Check-out their 3 course lunch specials.

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Thank Travelor44
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you always join us when you're in the area and have good food and excellent service! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back again, thanks for the review! More 

Melbourne
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first dined in this restaurant in 1992 when attending a biennial conference at the nearby Asilomar State Park. The on-site conference food was pretty ordinary so it was a common occurrence to seek out nearby dining options of which there were several but I had not been impressed by previous experiences. This unassuming (from the outside) establishment is located... More 

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Thank Pinot47
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy you chose to join us again and had wonderful lamb and attentive service! We appreciate you recommending us to others and do hope you can visit us in the future! Thank you for the nice review! More 

Carmel, California
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340 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed Fandango many times over the years but were taken aback by the poor experience today. The coque monsieur was not prepared properly; the griddle-side of the sandwich was blackened / burned. Offered a replacement, we deferred given the advertised 20 minute wait for this menu item. The mashed potatoes (not sure why they are served as a... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you've been dining with us for years and are very sorry to hear about this disappointing visit. We dropped the ball with the coque monsieur and potatoes and truly apologize this happened. We will be sharing your feedback with our staff to improve and hope you will join us again for the same experience that kept you coming... More 

San Jose, CA
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming dining and good food. Great menu and friendly staff. We felt taken care of. And it is close to the main street so you can walk over while cruising the main street.

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy you enjoyed good food and had friendly service from our staff! We hope to see you again, thanks for the review! More 

Laguna Beach, California
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148 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been five years since we last visited Fandango, which is way too long. But we live 300+ miles away, so............. Even after five years, we were recognized and they remembered we like a quiet corner (in this case a small room largely to ourselves). The service is always perfect - attentive and not intrusive. But the food is... More 

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Thank Jane H
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy to be your go-to place in the area and you always have superb meals with perfect service! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again! More 

Healdsburg, California
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent lunch; Caesar salad w/ Bay shrimp was loaded with the latter and quite tasty -- not drowned in dressing Salmon Nicoise was also excellent (as was the tuna version). Lightly breaded sand dabs were a little bland but cooked as you would like them. Portions for all selections was more than adequate. Wine list was long, but... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's nice to hear you had an excellent lunch with us! We appreciate your feedback as we look into all of the comments we receive. We hope to see you again, thank you for sharing your review! More 

Sandpoint
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and she was absolutely right. What a terrific place. The food was outstanding. The wine was even better and the service was exceptional. We were with another couple and the four of us couldn't have enjoyed it more. We are looking forward to going back again the next time we are in Pacific... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so nice to hear you and your party had outstanding food and exceptional service on your visit! We appreciate you sharing your experience and look forward to seeing you again, thanks for the 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, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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