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Mando's Restaurant

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162 Fountain Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2736
+1 831-373-7911
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
Reviewed 28 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 started to turn down the volume of the pleasant Mexican music for us but we... More 

Thank Barb J
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 and rice arrived lukewarm. Chef did agree to let me choose something else from the... More 

Thank Karen F
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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
El Dorado Hills, California
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161 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The food was good and the service as well. The portions were much larger than expected. As a result, I did not eat any of the second dish on a combination plate. I would not hesitate to come here again.

Thank LLion
California Hot Springs, California
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248 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good quality food with good flavor. The two portion Dinner was huge. Very affordable..... I WILL go back.

Thank Brinbri
Aledo, TX
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Went to Mando's with family early Friday evening. We were the only people in the place. The menu look pretty good but it was probably the most bland Mexican food we have ever eaten. Maybe we are spoiled by New Mexico and Texas Mexican food. The portions were very generous. Our chile rellenos were made from Pablano's rather than the... More 

Thank Flycast47
Pacifica, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This was a find! Off the main road just a bit and not crowded at all,but it was soooo good! Waiter was cute and friendly. Texan eggs benedict were awesome (lots of Holandaise sauce, a little rich). Friends had pancakes (huge!) with eggs and sausage and fruit on top. The whole bill for three breakfasts and coffee was under $30.... More 

Thank jannycd
Monterey, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Came here for the first time tonight craving a salmon burrito. Mando's did not disappoint and delivered an outstanding burrito complete with my special request for black beans and no rice. Plenty of salmon and comes with shredded cabbage and pico de gallo. My new go to place for Mexican in PG.

Thank MontereyBayNative
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

First impressions were not sure we should go in.The place was empty, there were nine of us.Once we sat down the service was good and the food enjoyable. Price was reasonable and no complaints. Good if you want something quick without the expense.

Thank quasarbabe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?