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Mando's Restaurant

162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
+1 831-373-7911
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (11 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch based on a recommendation from Monterrey visitor Center . The restaurant is basically non-vegetarian. They did prepare a vegetarian Fajita for my wife, who is a vegetarian and was good.

Thank MorrisCountyGourmand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us visited Mando's for a early dinner on a weeknight. Mando, himself, greeted us at the door in his usual friendly and low key fashion. We ordered fajitas and a burrito. Both were delicious and served hot. Our last visit, this had not...More

Thank 32840David
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unpretentious and gritty diner style restaurant. Great food - recommend the queso fundido. Pays to read up on your Mexican quisine to get the most out of your visit. Used by Latino locals which is always a good sign. Cheap by Monterey standards and only...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked by in the afternoon and decided to do take out for dinner as we wanted to sit and enjoy the sunset. We were pleasantly surprised by the two entrees that we shared. The chile verde was very good. The snapper in a poblano...More

Thank Denise F
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We really eat enjoyed our dinner at Mandos. The service is great. The waitress were sweet & friendly. It was off the Main Street. We were glad to find this well priced hidden gem.

Thank travelwhere
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine, serving generous proportions; you will never leave hungry. With a family friendly staff and atmosphere, service is always rapid. My husband and I enjoy dining here as a couple, as well as with our children and grandchildren; there is something for...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Yummy authentic Mexican food served by pleasant waitstaff in a no-frills eatery. Delicious salsa served with warm fresh chips was the perfect starter. Jalapeno tamale had just the right amount of zip. Tacos were fresh and delicious. Definitely recommend you try it out.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Mando's after a rushed breakfast at a nearby "highly-rated" breakfast joint (Red House Cafe) failed to satisfy our east-coast-time stomachs. The man on duty at Mando's (who is Mando himself) welcomed us warmly and made a fresh pot of coffee. He even...More

Thank Barb J
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Great service but food not great. Chips stale-would have been better if heated. I sent back the shrimp tacos-shrimp did not taste fresh and I did not like the red sauce on it. I expeced a marinated shrimp ie marinated in lemon/lime and spices. Beans...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing Pozole! Great breakfast! Service was fantastic! Great little spot! Fast service! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Sondria G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-7911
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