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Cafe Fina

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47 Fishermans Wharf, #1, Monterey, CA 93940-2432 (Del Monte Avenue)
+1 831-372-5200
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this restaurant after it was recommended to us by our whale watching tour guide, and what a good recommendation it was!! Service was absolutely brilliant, really friendly staff. The food was delicious and well priced, we sat eating fish and chips overlooking the bay and it was lovely. Would definitely recommend visiting Cafe Fina, perfect... More 

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Thank HanLu51
Carnelian Bay, Ca
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250 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Roxanne our server was top notch. Had blue point oysters on the half shell, fried oysters with baby mixed greens, and a superb calamari steak with pasta and veggies. All perfect, along with nice wine and beer selections. Lovely ambiance, more modern than the other wharf places. More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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136 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for dinner after going on our whale watch & were seated overlooking the water. Our waiter was very friendly, courteous & knowledgable. The location is great & I really like that they advocate responsible resourcing. We ordered the market fresh lobster & the lobster paela. The fresh lobster was superb, fresh & cooked to perfection. The paela... More 

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CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your feedback and always take our customer's reviews into consideration. Thank you for supporting our goal to be local, fresh and sustainable. We are proud to be a part of the Seafood Watch community to help sustain our oceans. We hope you come back and dine with... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having just come off of a 4 hour long whale watching trip we were delighted to find this gem which is "linked" to the tour company we had used so we also benefitted from a special offer for having gone whale watching with their partner. The food was very good indeed, the staff attentive and helpful without fault. I would... More 

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Thank hugh_whitaker
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review! We love taking care of our whale watching guests. We hope you come back and see us the next time you're in town! More 

Ashkelon, Israel
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a freshly cooked lunch. Service was excellent. And the view was special, watched the sea lions swimming while we enjoyed our food.

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Thank andicrafts
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Sounds like you had the ideal Monterey Bay dining experience with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We hope you will come back and eat with us again soon! More 

Santa Clara, CA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tired and true! The reason this is still going strong...great location, awesome food. Thank you! Will be returning. Lucky enough to have a view of the water at sunset!

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Thank Lelehuna
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are proud to be a "landmark" on the Wharf. We were actually awarded runner up for "Best Local Secret," in 2016. We appreciate you taking the time to write us a review! Come back and see us again soon. More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ate dinner here during a short trip to Monterey. The food was excellent and so was the service. Everyone liked what they ordered - clam chowder bowl, pepperoni pizza, Italian sausage and pasta and lobster and shrimp ravioli. I highly recommend.

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CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thanks for such a kind review! It sounds like you and your guests enjoyed the wide variety our menu has to offer. Please come back and eat with us again soon! More 

Roy, Utah
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent, service was as well. My husband had seafood paella for lunch. This was loaded with lots of local seafood. He had to work hard for it, but it was worth it. It was not over cooked. I had the crab and shrimp ravioli and it also was excellent.

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Thank avianacres3rjw
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Cafe Fina. We appreciate all of our customer's feedback. We pride ourselves on being a fresh, sustainable, local establisment and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed it! Come back and eat with us again soon. More 

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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant for lunch and I'm glad i did, they offer excellent seafood and service, the astompher is very nice and they have a very large wine list to choose from. I was very pleased with this restaurant and with my service.

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Thank Tim P
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Hi Tim! Thank you for taking the time to write Cafe Fina a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your food, wine and service with us! We would love to wine and dine you again soon! More 

California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff all around and good food. Sat at the John Madden table which was very cool! Waiter kept asking me how I liked my enchiladas. Funny guy. I had the chicken Parmesan.

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Thank Surfr4evr
CafeFina, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Fina, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're glad you got to sit at John's table. It's pretty special. It's nice to hear you had a memorable experience with us and we hope you come back and eat again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 26
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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, Wine and Beer, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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
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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