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Lopez Restaurant & Cantina

635 Cass St, Monterey, CA 93940-3113
+1 831-324-4260
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tamales” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
$$ - $$$
635 Cass St, Monterey, CA 93940-3113
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We picked this restaurant because they were on Restaurant.com. The service was good. For awhile we were the only people there. I guess because it was a week night. Had fajitas. The chicken was tender and tasty. Husband had a burrito which was good portions...More

Thank petsitter
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Looks a bit like a seedy bar but great home made Mexican food and full bar too. Don't judge from it's appearance try the food you will be pleasantly surprised and the bill will be fine too.

Thank Viviane B
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Fresh, and the spices are the real thing. I eat a lot of Mexican food when I eat out, and this is my favorite in Monterey for authenticity and taste. Great Tequila selection.

Thank curlyintiedye
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We went there with 3 people for dinner. The rooms was nice and we got immedeately a table. Chips and Salsa was served immedeately. The food was great and tasted original mexican, as we have been hoping for. Later in the evening, there was original...More

Thank jsacher
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I went on a Sunday evening, the place was really quiet, so decided to have my Combo Fajita to go. The steak & chicken were soft and well cooked, but the shrimp was a bit tough.Overall, the food was satisfactory. It's a big place with...More

Thank Dosco39
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Okay, so our Uber driver had lived in Monterey her whole life and hadn't heard of the place. Then we see the storefront and there aren't any windows and it seems closed. Then we walk in and are the only customers.... But it all ended...More

Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I picked this place b/c of the TripAdvisor reviews and I was sorely disappointed. Truly tasteless beans, sad yellow rice, gluey tamales, sub-par corn chips, tired flat-tasting salsa. But hey - the waiters are friendly and they serve real agave tequila here. And the TV...More

Thank tiramisu2
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Just one of those days, when you don't want to cook at home. We've eaten here many times, and always had good food at a reasonable price. The décor is nothing to brag about, but the food is good...(service also)

Thank frraggs
Reviewed 8 July 2016

It doesn't look inviting for the outside and the decor could use a little work but that not why you visit an authentic Mexican restaurant. Both the carnitas plate and manchamantel were fine dishes. Tortillas were defiantly not homemade (as menu stated). Like many Mexican...More

Thank McBubby
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

This local Mexican cantina has friendly staff, a range of Mexican and other beers and home made mole sauce and tamales. I recommend the pork with mole and tamales with green tomatillo salsa.

Thank Penelope B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Cass St, Monterey, CA 93940-3113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4260
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