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Esteban Restaurant

700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
+1 831-375-0176
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (71 reviews)
“paella” (24 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
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Reviews (216)
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are here in May as we were in Monterey for a night. The tapas was excellent so was the lager and the service. If you like Tapas and like us are fed up of eating cheese burgers and pizza then give this place a...More

1  Thank Oliver F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the breakfast here, there are healthy options too. We got the breakfast burrito and the Spanish omelette, we loved both!

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Some ‘foodies’ had recommended Estéban as a place for a different and unique experience for the Monterey Peninsula Bay area. So, we were up for a first visit. Since Estéban is about being a small tapa place we should probably write this review is very...More

Thank mightytraveler
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were so eager to have great paella & tapas on their Tuesday night special which is $54 for 2 people- sounds like a great deal but when you can't eat any of it, it's not so wonderful. We have had good paella elsewhere in...More

Thank Easttowntraveler
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Easttowntraveler, Thank you very much for your feedback and we sincerely apologize that you had a less than enjoyable experience. We are all disappointed to find out that we failed to provide you with the fond memories so many of our guests speak of....More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

A great place to wind down at happy hour with award winning Anna. The tapas are scrumptious. The house wines are wonderful so no need to see the wine menu. Beautiful outdoor seating as well with fire pit.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had dinner at Esteban the other night. It was terrific! I'd called earlier in the day to change our reservation from 5:30 to 7:00pm. They were very accommodating. We got our first taste of the great service when we ended up arriving at 6:30,...More

Thank Michael_W_Berkeley
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I really enjoy the menu and wine selection. I like variety. All the dishes are good so you can find something to suit your mood and drink selection. You can just snack 'Tapas style' or go for a full meal. There is outside seating by...More

Thank MRY_USTraveler
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We found this place to be quite disappointing. The food was reasonable, portions extremely small and service marginal. The Maitre De was largely incompetent but our server was ok. Overall, you can find much better restaurants in Monterey.More

Thank Mark B
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Mark B, We are very appreciative of your review were disappointed that we failed to meet your expectations and leave you with the fond memories so many of our guests speak of. We always strive to provide great value for our guests with our...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

We ordered Huevos Rancheros, which was very good. They have their own style on this dish including shredded pork and avacado. Generous portion as well.

Thank dana m
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The restaurant/bar has a lively feel most evenings, and the food and small plates are good. I ordered a main course of sauteed calamari, a nice change from the usual deep fried version. Excellent and nicely portioned. The restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area...More

Thank GeorgePortland_OR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 10:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-0176
  • E-mail
Estéban Restaurant offers authentic Monterey dining in the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Enjoy a unique culinary experience featuring traditional Spanish-inspired cuisine with a pinch of adventure. Choose from Mediterranean tapas and classic selections to savor and share by the warmth of the fireplace or in the relaxing outdoor patio setting.
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