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Estéban Restaurant

700 Munras Ave at the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa, Monterey, CA 93940

Gather with friends for an authentic culinary experience at Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Enjoy modern Spanish and California cuisine, including authentic paellas, tapas, and the freshest seafood.

Estéban Restaurant’s Executive Chef Mario Garcia introduces innovative changes to the seasonal menu. Chef Mario’s dishes showcase the finest ingredients sourced from the Central Coast’s farmers, fishermen, ranchers, and other artisan producers. Esteban’s new menu invites diners to savor his Spanish-influenced cuisine with farm-to-table ingredients.

Featuring innovative updates to Estéban Restaurant’s Pintxos y Piscolabis (starters), that are made to be gobbled in a single bite, including sweet California Medjool dates stuffed with Point Reyes bleu cheese and wrapped in Baker’s bacon and more! No Spanish meal is complete without tapas and small plates best shared with friends. Chef Mario’s tapas include Empanadas, house made eight-hour braised Niman Ranch pork shoulder, and feta cheese inside a flaky puff pastry served with fresh salsa verde. Chef Mario’s dinner menu features raciones, medium to large plates, and iconic paella. Paella is perhaps the most famous Spanish dish. Chef Mario’s favorites include Del Mar, wild Gulf prawns, P.E.I. Mussels, little neck clams, fresh chimichurri sauce.

This local’s favorite opens for breakfast with Chef Mario’s new menu that features fresh farm ingredients to create the most flavorful morning dishes. Located in the heart of downtown Monterey, Estéban Restaurant is adjacent to Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Monday – Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Small breakfast plates include House-made Cinnamon Roll with vanilla bean, cream cheese frosting; Chia Pudding with Amen wild flower honey, house-made granola, and seasonal berries; or Morning Montadito (breakfast toast specials). Abundant cage-free egg dishes include Spanish Chorizo & Sweet Potato Hash with Ad Astra sourdough toast; or a Made-to-Order Omelet with a choice of three fillings. Heartier dishes include the Breakfast Burrito, with Mexican chorizo, potatoes, and salsa ranchera.

Beverages include fresh coffee and an assortment of made-to-order espresso drinks with freshly ground organic beans and a variety of flavor shots. Our extensive bar features a bubbly and refreshing Bottomless Mimosa; and a Casa Bloody Mary perfectly spiced, seasoned and packed with vegetable goodness.

Estéban Restaurant is now open for indoor seating, outdoor patio dining, and to-go from 4:30pm to 9:00pm Sunday - Thursday and from 4:30pm to 9:30pm Friday - Saturday. Be sure to review our Tapas Hour Menu available for your enjoyment nightly from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Estéban Restaurant can accommodate a romantic dinner for two or a celebration for up to 20 people in the our private dinging room. Call 831-375-0176 to reserve your table or order to-go.

Dining and Nightlife
  • Bar/Lounge:
  • Full Bar:
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  • Happy Hour:
  • Highchairs/Booster Seats Available:
  • Kid's Menu Available:
  • Outdoor Seating:
  • Private Rooms Available:
Meals Served and Prices
  • Average Entree $$$= $22 and Up:
  • Average Entree $$= $13-21:
  • Average Entree $= Under $12:
  • Breakfast:
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  • Sunday Brunch:
  • ADA-compliant:
  • Banquet Room/Clubhouse:
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Family-friendly:
  • Hours of Operation: 7am-10am; 5pm-10:30pm
  • Meeting Space On-site:
  • Pet-friendly:
  • Self Parking:
Facility Info
  • Largest Room 180
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3755
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Total Square Footage of Indoor Space 3755
  • Outdoor Event Space Available true
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Classroom Capacity 120

Join us for Tapas Hour from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm nightly! Sip, savor, and share traditional Spanish tapas…

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