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El Palomar

724 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3100
+1 831-372-1032
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible12%
27 Jan 2016
“Horrible! ”
23 Oct 2015
“Great Mexican food!”
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
724 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3100
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Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

I took my mother out for lunch. .. thought this place was authentic Mexican food..boy was I wrong...first we couldn't find the entrance...as we walked in..there were mats covering the uneven floor...I had to hold on to my mom who is 86 yrs old so...More

Thank AleRey2011
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great Mexican food and drink. The people are very nice and hospitable. The restaurant is within walking distance from many hotels.

Thank tracer243
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Dinner was pretty fair, fish tacos, soft shell, a little cole slaw bed beneath the fish. Plenty of fish, lightly coated, not heavily battered. A mixed greens salad accompanying the tacos. Would have liked a pico de gallo to accompany the fish but they serve...More

Thank Bartholomew2
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

I brought my grandson to Monterey as a birthday present. We were having lunch prior to visiting the aquarium. I was concerned when my grandson asked why we were the only people in the place...and we ordered anyway... We started with a grande order of...More

Thank Morcella
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I was excited to read that El Palomar had new owners- a mother and son who have restaurant experience. It was never a "go to" restaurant for me but I was optimistic that new owners could bring some good mexican food to Monterey. We decided...More

Thank Maja057
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Stopped in here for a dinner and drinks. Margaritas were excellent. The staff were nice and friendly. My husband had the fish tacos and I had been craving for a hamburger all day. Didn't care for the fries though. It was an OK place to...More

Thank Beverley J
Reviewed 6 April 2015

MEXICAN FOOD IN BOMBED OUT BERLIN??? NOPE - don't do this. First Off - in its strip mall the next door two stores appear vacant - Secondly - walking in the door the outside sign still may say El Palomar but the SMALL menu when...More

1  Thank chechina
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Stopped in for lunch/snack and sampled the freshest civiche I have ever tasted. It was fabulous. Homemade tostados were very good as well. Returned for dinner the next night and was very satisfied with the steak combo.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Very good Mexican food with a good selection of beers. Really suited what we were after this evening.

Thank sarah b
Reviewed 23 August 2014

This was a great place to eat. The mole was outstanding as was the menudo. Service was also especially good. The server was very patient as the menu is rather exhaustive and we were not familiar with all the dishes. When the server noticed that...More

Thank Camalia
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 724 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940-3100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-372-1032
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