Fandango Restaurant

223 17th St, Pacific Grove
(831) 372-3456

Recent Reviews

Darlene S.

I wanted escargot while on my 2 week return trip to Monterey. This place is Zagat rated and had great reviews. The place is beautiful. The staff is professional and very friendly. They started me off with complimentary crusty French bread, butter, and kalamata olives. Yum. I got I glass of Los Robles Cab Sauv. Everyrhing was superb. The escargot came in the perfect amount of time and was delicious. Then the steak and frites. I asked for rare. I got raw. And it wasnt seasoned except for an herb butter that was good but steak really needs to be seasoned before grilling, doesnt it? If it was, it wasnt enough. It was bland and raw and disappointing. Other than that, the meal was perfect. If I want French again. I'll try another place.

Tatiana M.

This place was so tasty! There is currently no inside seating allowed but they did have tables on a patio. The tables were evenly spaced and there was heat lamps to keep warm. The servers all wore masks over there face and nose. They also asked that we not take our masks off till we were served bread (amazing!) and drinks. They were attentive, polite and knowledgeable about the menu. We went there with three people. I had the veal piccata and a Caesar salad (sorry,no picture). Both supper tasty! The Caesar salad was well dressed and well seasoned. The veal piccata did have a more raw garlic on it then I am used to, but still very good! My mom had the goat cheese salad and the fish special (again, sorry there is no picture). She enjoyed both of them. Loved the butter sauce that came on the fish. My husband had the rack of lamb, Caesar salad and a crème brûlée. The tack of lamb was so tender, it melted in your mouth. The scalloped potatoes and green beans were a nice side and did not distract from the perfectly cooked lamb. I personally could have eaten a whole side bowl of the scallop potatoes. They were super creamy and rich. Delicious! The crème brûlée had a bit more liquid then he likes, but the sugar crust was perfect. I can't wait to go back here and try some more of there amazing food!

Dana J.

Great place!Service and staff were top notch especially dealing with these crazy time of COVID.Food was amazing,very fresh and was prepared exceptionally well! Wonderful experience looking for to coming back! Dessert was scrumptious!!

Brandy E.

This was a excellent dining experience. The staff was attentive and professional. The food was excellent and served in a timely fashion. I had the petite filet minon with prawns. My husband had the short ribs. Both excellent! We had the soufflé and coffee for dessert. Excellent! We will continue to support this restaurant and will be back!

Iliana C

It has been delightful to encounter this magnificent place in our trip—great food and fabulous service from Mr. Juan.Fandango went beyond our expectations.Super recommended, unforgettable experience for us. Thank you!

Ekaterina T.

It was our wedding celebration. Food was spectacular, personal super friendly. Some of them work there over 15 years. Patios outside can handle small customer capacity so book in advance. Not walk in place during Covid, I would say. Classy, cozy place. They brought us extra desert when we mentioned that we got married. That was sweet.

Diana Houx

Great experience, delicious food, loved the outside dining it was Magical!..great service, wait staff kind and attentive...never disappointing

erfan m.

Pros: Food was great. Sangria was good. Cons: Table wasn't cleaned properly, crumbs and glass rings were left on table from previous guests (amidst Covid-19 pandemic). Waited at our table for 10-15 mins before we saw a menu or got water. Entrees took over an hour to receive. Overall, I'd go back for the food but my expectations of normal/average service would be super super low.


Have been feasting here since the early 1980"s The food is delicious, the staff attentive without being intrusive. Comfortable with friends, family, guests - but also fine for solo dining. Little nooks for privacy, larger areas for parties. Enjoy.


Had dinner here twice. Must try the ossobuco. Felt very safe with protocols for social distancing. Excellent waiters and service.

Tina S.

Food was great but service was a bit weird. I was craving for some lobster and found this place on yelp . It was a nice welcoming at first, but something was off about the place. This restaurant looked like it was meant for rich old people. The person who was in charge of the restaurant kept asking if the food was okay. The reason why I'm saying this place was weird because, whoever was in charge of the restaurant kept making eye contact of me as if I was gonna runaway, even started recording his phone at my table of group to keep face contacts. Would not recommend this place if you're a young person.

Sarah P.

Without fireworks this year, we celebrated Independence Day at Fandango. It was the best decision we've made lately! I felt incredibly safe with all of the measures they are taking. The service and food were impeccable. We shared the escargot appetizer and caprese salad. My husband had the rack of lamb and I had the best calamari steak ever. Dessert was amazing! We LOVED the profiteroles au chocolate! I will dream of this meal as we return to SIP this week. A huge thank you to all of the staff who made this such a memorable dining experience! Our server Carlos was amazing!

Mayson King

This place is my preferred one. I visit many restaurants but to this one I go the most. The team is very amicable and the food they serve is so delicious. I never decline to have a good meal here. Highly recommended.

Jody T.

I absolutelyoce this restaurant all the food is excellent, service is top notch. In my book they have the best lobster on the Monterey Peninsula. I highly recommend Fandango's.

Dan Bryan

As always, a wonderful experience. The Colonel was a highlight of the evening!

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