Fandango Restaurant

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

Recent Reviews

Daniel Cozad

We enjoyed Fandango for dinner this week. The rack of lamb and souffle were lovely. They have a huge wine list and different rooms and COVID adaptations were good.


We have had dinner here a number of times over the last 10 years or so, and always loved it. This time was totally different. My wife had the duck and I had the Cannelloni. Sauce on duck was tasteless and the cannelloni ( spinach, veal, ham,etc) and it’s tomato based sauce was also tasteless. Normal $12$ Chardonnay was $42. We ate at two other restaurants . in Pacific Grove & Monterey over the previous 2 nights and in both cases, the food was much better/ outstanding and overall experiences were much better values. Still like the atmosphere - but that was all!


Have eaten there many times over the years. The food is as good as the menu, the service friendly and the ambience is pretty. Love Pacific grove


We have eaten at Fandango many times, so we were a little disappointed in the food quality on this visit. My husband had the duck a'la orange. It did not have much flavor as the orange sauce was very "runny" rather then a glaze on the duck. The green beans were rather overcooked and soggy rather then crisp. For dessert we ordered the Grand Marnier Souffle' , which we have eaten before at other restaurants. It was sadly lacking in the flavor of the liquor. We were wondering if there was any Grand Marnier in there! On a positive note: We were with another couple who enjoyed their meals of salmon for one, and Paella for the other(very flavorable and lots of seafood). Also the green salad was very plentiful with ample dressing. My dish was the cannelloni, and I thought it was very good. I would go back to Fandango again, because we love the atmosphere and never before were disappointed in the food.


Our first time and will not be our last. George made the evening even better. The abalone was cooked perfectly and Grand Manier souffle topped it off.


Wonderful service Delicious food


Peninsula favorite of ours for two decades, particularly for special occasions. Menu selection range is very broad, yet waitpersons are well-informed about all offerings. Every dish we've eaten has seemed well conceived, fresh tasting, and prepared with care. Service is attentive without being overbearing; never have we felt either rushed or neglected. Ambience is pleasant throughout the restaurant, but the noise level can be distracting in the main dining rooms; a few smaller rooms are to be preferred for a more intimate experience. Not budget eating here (though there are some reasonably priced selections), but rather solid value. We recommend Fandango highly both for its outstanding food and for a reliably pleasant dining experience.


We chose Fandango for our 40th. Anniversary and didn’t disappoint! Service was excellent and a great menu with a variety of choices to suit every taste. We will definitely becoming back to one of our favorite restaurants.


Paella is incredible! Great atmosphere. Great location from Seven Gables.


We have been eating at Fandango for 15 years. Love the service and ambiance with the fireplace and decor. Customers are always greeted warmly at the door. This time they were very busy and the service seemed rushed. Perhaps they were short on staff. The food was hot and portions fair sized. But for the most part lacked flavor and did not have that zest and spice we have come to expect. As with all places to eat out the prices have gone up a lot faster the the paycheck and we will probably eat out less often.


From out of town celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. Really delightful place. Wine and food was flavorful and just excellent. Service was professional, swift and graciously courteous. We really enjoy d our evening.


One Friday evening, 6:30 reservation. Sat upstairs near a open window with a view. Nice; however there was a large party up there too, very loud. Drinks came out qu


Always excellent food and excellent service.


This was our fourth visit and we have never been disappointed! Superb food and service!! Thank you


Anniversary dinner and my scallops were perfect; sweet, huge and just perfect.

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