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Monterey, CA 700 Munras Avenue, Monterey, California 93940

Best Dishes at Estéban Restaurant

About ago by Inns of Monterey
Sip, savor and share authentic tapas and enjoy true Spanish flavors at Estéban Restaurant, one of the best destinations in Monterey Bay for pintxos (small bites) and seafood. Estéban Restaurant caters to guests with seasonal offerings made with the freshest seafood and local produce. Each season Chef Thomas Snyder develops a delicious menu of Tapas plates to share made with fresh, local ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. Its no wonder Estéban was voted Best Appetizers / Small Plates in Monterey. Wondering what you should eat when you visit? We’ve covered our most loved dishes below.


Our mouth watering Empanadas, stuffed with pulled pork, feta cheese and served with a side of green tomatillo salsa, will leave you wanting more.
Any visit to Estéban is not complete without an order of our authentic Spanish paella. With three options to choose from you’re bound to find one that electrifies your taste buds. Our Paella de la Tierra is made with sausage, lamb, and chicken while our seafood Paella del Mar is made with prawns, mussels, clams, and chorizo. And if you’re really bold, be sure to try our Paella Negra, made with Monterey calamari, Serrano ham, and squid ink (yes, it turns your tongue black!). Our Paella dishes are made to share and typically feed 2-3 people, so grab a friend try one today.


Sure we have an amazing selection of Monterey and Spanish wines, but if there is one drink to knock your socks off, our Boss Anna Margarita is it. Crafted by our very own Bartender Anna, this margarita has become a famous drink from around the Peninsula. Made with Partido Silver, our house made simple syrup, Grand Marnier & fresh lime juice.


Satisfy your sweet craving with an order of our house made Churros. Tossed in cinnamon sugar with caramel sauce on the side, these treats are lick the plate delicious!


Even breakfast has a Spanish flare at Estéban Restaurant. Start your day right with our delicious Huevos Rancheros. Made with shredded pork, eggs, beans, with green salsa, avocado and served on a corn tortilla.
This popular restaurant is part of the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, one of the five Inns of Monterey properties, boasting a Spanish-inspired setting and relaxing retreat for guests.
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