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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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238 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You've seen all the great reviews. Here's what I can add: great service, mystifying and comfortable atmosphere, and food that spans OK to wonderful. Wine selection is great. Lamb chops are the best. Fresh fish, terrific. Cesar salad, escargot? Meh.My gold standard for the perfect "Mediterranean meal" is L'Auberge Chez Francios in the DC area. Fandango has many elements, but... More 

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Corcoran, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Step into Provence right in Pacific Grove! The atmosphere could not be better and the food is outstanding! Our server made us feel special. One specialty is rack of lamb.

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Thank donnetta43
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy you had outstanding food and your server made it a special experience for you! We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for the nice review! More 

Novato, California
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The menu is extensive, interesting, and always DELICIOUS!! Paella is one of the favorites and never disappoints. Osso Bucco is the finest...the meat needs no knife it falls off the bones. The marrow is a special treat.

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

It's so nice to hear you always have delicious food with us! We appreciate your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back again, thank you for the review! More 

Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lucky enough to have been sent here by a local. Don't miss out on incredible food at pretty reasonable prices. Great service, great bar. The atmosphere is great. Easy parking - there is a huge lot right in front of this converted home that was then expanded. You really cannot go wrong

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Thank Cazzie49
FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy to hear you had incredible food and great service with us! We want all our guests to have a wonderful time and we hope to see you again! More 

Costa Mesa, California
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place should be the number one place in Pacific Grove! The atmosphere is so cute! It has little rooms and decorated so sweet. The service was great. The food is too! Nice olives and crusty bread to start with. Great halibut and steaks too! Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for the nice review! We're so happy you enjoyed all aspects of your visit with us, from ambiance and food to great service! We appreciate you recommending us to others and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Nevada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere here is wonderful. If you are lucky you can be seating in the wine cellar down below. We have dined here before and always had a good time. This time was no exception. The food is rich and the service is good. I had the Osso Bucco and it was very rich and a bit spicy for my... More 

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FandangoRestaurant, Manager at Fandango Restaurant, responded to this review

It's so great to hear you always have a good time when dining with us, from our wonderful atmosphere to good service! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit with us. Thank you for sharing your review! More 

lightmoment
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 16 April 2017

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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Thank Lelehuna
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 15 April 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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