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Dining facilities at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, Monterey

Spanish Inspired, Locally Grown

Monterey offers an eclectic food and drink culture inspired by the harvest of the Northern California coast. Estéban Restaurant, the winner of the 2023 Diners' Choice award, serves Spanish-influenced cuisine made from fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients at the heart of the downtown Monterey dining scene. Our team works with local farmers, winemakers, ranchers, fishermen, and artisan producers to cook with the best California seafood, meats, and produce.

 For your dining enjoyment, our our main dining room is available as well as outdoor seating on our gorgeous newly remodeled Mediterranean garden patio.

Come see what everyone is talking about. 

Open for Dinner Sunday - Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.;
and Friday & Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In addition to nightly dining, we are NOW Open for Brunch Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
** We will be open Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. **

Get ready for live music by local Spanish Guitarist, Catherine Broz
on Friday, May 24, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Estéban Restaurant

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. Now open for Brunch every Saturday & Sunday!
Estéban Restaurant logo at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Monterey CA.
Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Monterey CA.

Weekend Brunch

We think sharing a table with family and friends is the perfect way to start and end the week. 
Monterey's newest weekend brunch is now served at Estéban Restaurant every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu features Executive Chef Ben Hillan's farm-to-table fresh, savory, and sweet entrees, seasonal sides, and festive drinks. Guests have the option to enjoy brunch favorites with a twist indoors or outdoors on our newly remodeled garden patio. 
Weekend Brunch

Engage Your Senses

At Estéban Restaurant, we know tasting whisky isn't just about taking a sip and swallowing, it's an art that engages all your senses: sight, smell, taste and even feel. To make your sensory journey even more exceptional, we created our very own Estéban Reserve private label Kentucky bourbon. Our barrel aged, proprietary blend was created behind cellar doors by our Estéban Restaurant team. Whether you prefer your bourbon neat or enjoy it in your favorite cocktail, we invite you to sit back and relax while you experience the flavors of honeycomb, vanilla, and toasted marshmallow with the exceptionally harmonious finish.
Maker's Make


Private Dining facilities at Monterey Hotel

Private Dining

Enjoy an intimate event, reception or party in the private dining room at Estéban. Gather in this charming space and enjoy modern Spanish cuisine and a curated wine selection.

Tapas Hour

Sip, savor and share traditional Spanish tapas like saffron arancini and empanadas with fries. Our Tapas Hour menu offers wine, beer, cocktails, and the best margarita in Monterey.
Tapas Hour Menu of Hotel California

Seasonal Events

Fresh local ingredients and creative cooking inspire Estéban's seasonal events. Join us for holiday brunches, wine tastings, paella night, and weekly specials.
Monterey Hotel offers Seasonal Events

Local Dining Tips

  • Does your restaurant have a Happy Hour?
    Estéban Restaurant is a locals favorite for Tapas Hour served nightly starting at 4:30pm-6pm. The restaurant is open for dinner nightly from 4:30pm-8:30pm Sunday - Thursday and 4:30pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday. 
  • Does the hotel have a bar?
    We have a full bar with craft cocktails, specialty drinks, wine and beer. Estéban Restaurant is well known for its Spanish Margarita and house-made sangrias. 
  • Where is a good place to eat in Monterey?
    Monterey offers an eclectic dining scene showcasing fresh, local seafood and California coastal cuisine. A Monterey local’s favorite, Estéban Restaurant serves modern Spanish cuisine, tapas, and paellas as well as nightly specials.
    Within walking distance of our hotel, are the best Monterey restaurants and bars on Alvarado Street, in downtown and at Cannery Row, including:
    • Sardine Factory on Cannery Row, serving fresh seafood and an extensive wine list overlooking the Monterey Bay.
    • LaLLa Oceanside Grill at the Spindrift Inn on Cannery Row serves modern California fare and local fish and seafood with a patio on the bay.
  • Is Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa pet-friendly?
    Yes, Esteban Restaurant has a lovely remodeled garden patio where guest will be welcomed with a water bowl and pooch-friendly menu for their enjoyment.