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Cafe Fina

47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
+1 831-372-5200
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (45 reviews)
“orzo” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (40 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After an amazing morning on the water watching blue and humpback whales around Monterey, we were recommended by the boat guide to try Cafe Fina, so we thought, they're local so it must be good. It definitely was not. The salad was tired/very dead. The...More

Thank luciferm23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both had fish tacos. Excellent fresh fish but salad was tired an tacos a bit undercooked. Very helpful friendly staff and great seaview.More

Thank aberdeenjohn
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate you providing us with details about your experience and apologize that the tacos were a bit undercooked. We have already addressed your concerns with the kitchen staff about the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Eight of us showed up after 800 pm without reservations. We were happily greeted quickly seated and waited on. We ordered a special red and the cork was wet through the top. Graciously replaced for us. Chowder and sand dabs were right on.More

Thank TARCGAZ
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing to wine and dine at Café Fina and for the compliments about your menu selections....the Sand Dabs and Clam Chowder are two or our very most popular dishes, so we're glad your group had the chance to give them a try!...More

Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We went to Cafe Fina for our 25th anniversary while visiting Monterey. Service was a bit slow as if he was trying to be unobtrusive and let us take our time. The food was very good. The fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomato was awesome. My...More

Thank shamrock84
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Happy 25th Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to dine with Cafe Fina for such a special occasion! We appreciate you sharing details about your experience with us and for the compliments about your menu selections. Please do visit Cafe Fina again soon, whether it be...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Edgar was an excellent server. The seafood is delicious. You can get fresh dungeness crab prepared 5 ways! Husband had crab and shrimp ravioli in a pesto cream sauce. It was delicious and was not too heavy and creamy. My sand dabs were yummy and...More

Thank PismoLulu
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you so much for visiting Cafe Fina and for the kind review. We're so glad that you were impressed with our many delicious seafood selections! We're blessed to be right here on Monterey Wharf, serving our guests the freshest caught seafood on a daily...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My wife and I spent a few nights in Monterey. On the 2nd night, we chose Cafe Fina after strolling on Fisherman's Wharf and sampling the clam chowder at a couple places. Cafe Fina's was best, and we liked the intimate, cozy look of the...More

Thank John H
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for the raving review and for visiting Cafe Fina not just once, but twice while you were in town! We're flattered by all the compliments and will be sure to pass along the many praises to Roxanne and Javier too! We hold all...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Very nice, quick and courteous staff. Simple but very good food which they try to keep local and sustainable. We can really recommand this place!More

Thank Sophie B
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Cafe Fina while you were in Monterey. Local and sustainable food resources are very important to us, so we're glad you agree with our philosophy. Thank you also for recommending us to friends and family. We very much appreciate the compliments...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017

we shared a meal. did not want to do a heavy lunch. after a boat ride on the ocean. we enjoyed sitting at the tables outside, and watching all the people walk by. did not have seafood. all American hamburger and fries. very tasty. price...More

Thank doris3591
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting us for lunch and for sharing your kind review. We agree that Monterey is a beautiful place and we are blessed to be here! We're also glad that you liked the burger and fries too as we prefer to cater...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Just in Monterey for one night so eating out can be a gamble - this turned out to be a sure bet though!! Excellent pizza (Dom’s Special) and aground good service at a reasonable price. There are lots of options on Fisherman’s Wharf, this one...More

Thank Colin C
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Cafe Fina and for the very kind review. We're blessed that you selected us to dine with for your only night in Monterey! Our pizzas are popular for the quality of ingredients we use and that excellent "brick-oven baked" crust....More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I ate here the first time for lunch on the recommendation of the crew of a whale watch boat I had been on. Lunch was very good and I went back the next day for dinner. Both times the service was pleasant and attentive. I...More

Thank SteveNScottsdale
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thanks so much for the kind review and for visiting Cafe Fina. We're flattered that we were able to serve you not just once, but "twice" while you were in town! We'll pass along the compliments to the staff and tell them to "keep up...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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