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Cafe Fina

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47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432 (Del Monte Avenue)
+1 831-372-5200
11:00 - 21:30
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Omaha, Nebraska
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm usually a bit skeptical about restaurant quality at the heart of tourist attractions. This place definitely proved me wrong. Some of the best seafood I've ever had combined with great service and a pleasant atmosphere. No wonder half of the restaurant was filled with regulars!

Thank RobN385
Peoria, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great view of the harbor. Watched an otter feeding itself as we ate. Food was very good, my daughter had the Sand Dabs, I had Halibut and my wife had the Clam Chowder in the bread bowl which was excellent. Javier was our server and he did a great job!

Thank hoytruns
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! Sounds like you had quite the view from our restaurant! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your meals. Please come back to Monterey and visit us again soon. More 

Philomath, Oregon
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We received a voucher from our motel for Café Fina – a three course meal for $15. So, we had to try this out. First, the name is a misnomer. This is not a typical “café”, it’s a fine-dining restaurant. Very small on Fisherman’s Wharf, I expect it is crowded in the height of tourist season. But, when we were... More 

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Carnelian Bay, Ca
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247 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Roxanne our server was top notch. Had blue point oysters on the half shell, fried oysters with baby mixed greens, and a superb calamari steak with pasta and veggies. All perfect, along with nice wine and beer selections. Lovely ambiance, more modern than the other wharf places.

Thank roamingnoni
Bengaluru, India
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Moderately priced, we got a good offer due to the motel where we stayed. They gave us a voucher for a sunset special and the price and portion size was perfect. Its a quaint place but seating overlooking the water. The food was delicious and the clam chowder a must try dish.

Thank Tee S
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I finally noticed that one of the dishes available here is paella, so I gave it a try. I had the seafood paella and it was really tasty with the seafood not over cooked as is often the case at other places. Service was very good and the dining area was bright and clean with a nice view of the... More 

Thank terry k
Campbell, CA
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My wife and I ate here while staying at the Portola Hotel in Monterey. The service was good as was the food. We had a table in back with a view of the water toward Cannery Row. All-in-All a good experience. My wife ordered a glass of white wine and I had a martini, both fairly priced for a tourist... More 

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San Diego
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We were just there and got off the whale watching cruise and decided to eat here on Fisherman;s Wharf. We asked for a free appetizer and they agreed. I had the linguine with clams and thought I was back in Italy it was so good. I had never even thought about lobster mac and cheese and my nice wanted it.... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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521 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I had the shrimp and crab raviolis which were quite good. I was cold and wanted a latte, but that seemed a bit much to achieve. Service was fast and the food was decent.

Thank webtravelreview
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The food is good (really great); the Customer Service is Great; and it is always Consistent to receive both at the stated high levels! Dominic Mercurio is an exceptional owner of this restaurant; Roxanne is a Super Hostess/Server/Jack-of-All positions in Cafe Fina; and Javier is one of the best servers we've ever had! If you go to Fisherman's Wharf in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 26
Italian, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
    (Del Monte Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-5200
Receiving rave reviews from both locals and its famous guests, Cafe Fina specializes in Italian seafood and features fresh local seafood, seasonal organic vegetables from the owner's ranch, fresh homemade pasta and a classic wood burning oven—the first in Monterey.

Located on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, the restaurant boasts many fresh seafood items from which to choose. Steak, pizza, and many other non-seafood items are also available. In addition to its standard menu, Cafe Fina provides vegetarian, children’s and banquet menus.
The restaurant is pet friendly and offers a doggie menu as well.

With gorgeous views of the Monterey Bay from almost anywhere in the restaurant, and the friendliest service in town, Cafe Fina is one of the better choices for a meal while visiting Fisherman’s Wharf.

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