We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Esteban Restaurant

700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
+1 831-375-0176
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (71 reviews)
“paella” (25 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Spanish, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-3110
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (233)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Sat outside on patio by fire pit, enjoyed the tapas, would especially recommend the spare ribs, very enjoyable meal

Thank martin p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the hotel affiliated with this restaurant which made our evening dinner plans an easy choice. After staying at this property for almost a week, we pretty much ate our way through the menu. Everything we had was delicious and I am picky...More

Thank Nellzon9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Esteban is lovely ambiance and amazing food and service. Will return again for the squid and more. The roast chicken looked amazing.

Thank Jules T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical tacos fare but portions just right with 4-5 choices and excellent pear pathiries for sweet to finish

Thank mickthebookie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another wonderful dinner at Estaban. Ordered in courses and took my time. The chef uses a variety of interesting spices and combinations so I love trying items on the menu. Had wonderful sautéed Calamari tonight. I recommend this restaurant to all travelers who like...More

Thank TrueGrittp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast here after our previous day at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Our hotel was just down the street so was very convenient. I had the Special "Eggs Benedict," which I have to say was the best I have ever had, my boyfriend who...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is one of my favorites in Monterey. All of the staff is so friendly and service oriented. They have a beautiful outdoor patio with a fireplace and heat lamps... the staff is AWESOME and their executive chef often comes out to check to...More

Thank katielain
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were excited to eat there on our last day of our mini-vacation, made reservations just in case as it was a holiday weekend and everything was packed. Sadly everything started to tumble with the service, we ordered our food and the Waiter didn't suggest...More

Thank ynicker
Inns_of_Monterey, Manager at Esteban Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello ynicker, Thank you for your review and for sharing your feedback with us. Comments from our guests are extremely important as they provide our best opportunity to improve ourselves. We apologize for the shortcomings you experienced as our guest as this is certainly contrary...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We enjoyed the food and the tapa style menu. Everything was delicious and the service excellent! This was a nice restaurant with outside and inside dining. Very comfortable and had a fire pit too. Very dog friendly and we appreciated that.

Thank EastSacramentoCouple
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stayed at the Casa Munras & had breakfast here. They gave us a voucher of $20 off the bill. The pricing for everything was very high even with the voucher. The food was good, and the service was excellent.

Thank NorthWestWind
Nearby Restaurants
Old Monterey Cafe
442 reviews
.31 km away
The Wild Plum
361 reviews
.06 km away
Ambrosia India Bistro
264 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
San Carlos Cathedral
60 reviews
.27 km away
MST Trolley
35 reviews
.44 km away
Monterey Museum of Art
106 reviews
.36 km away
Colton Hall Museum
52 reviews
.45 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Esteban Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 34
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
7:00 am - 10:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing