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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.

This local's favorite offers indoor seating, and to-go daily. Estéban patio is temporarily closed for refurbishments as we make improvements for our guest experience.

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.
Estéban Restaurant logo at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Monterey CA.
Estéban Restaurant at Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa in Monterey CA.

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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 Boss Anna 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.