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Esteban Restaurant

700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
+1 831-375-0176
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (72 reviews)
“paella” (24 reviews)
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Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a local it's always interesting visiting places that have a large number of visitors - in this case Esteban is affiliated with the Casa Munras Hotel. First the positive. Both times I visited the service was very friendly, attentive, quick and sincere. The setting...More

Thank Viajera59
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to go to a new restaurant with friends. Heard good things about the food. Was somewhat disappointed as the food was mediocre and expensive. It is a tapas restaurant, but the prices are equal to a full dinner.

Thank Atsushi F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My cousin (a former chef) took me to many different restaurants around the Monterey area during my vacation and this one was my favorite! I greatly enjoyed the pita bread and the halibut. I can't remember the other dishes we ordered but everything tasted wonderfully...More

Thank Cytra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and visually beautiful. The servers are friendly and helpful. It's easy to spend a lot of money since they serve small plates, but totally worth it for the quality.

Thank kel2wal
Reviewed 31 May 2017 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 30 May 2017

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 6 June 2017

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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
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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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