Dine Local Guide: Estéban Restaurant
700 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA (Adjacent to the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa.
SPANISH INSPIRED, LOCALLY GROWN At the heart of the downtown Monterey dining scene, Estéban Restaurant serves Spanish influenced cuisine made from fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.
Located in the heritage district of Monterey, Estéban Restaurant adjacent to the Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, was once the splendid home of Don Esteban Munras, a Spanish Diplomat, businessman and consummate host. At the time, this was the center of the city, and it continued to be the bustling focal point of Monterey well into the 1950s. Today, you’ll revel in that big-hearted spirit of hospitality, where locals and visitors enjoy being at the center of it all.
Enjoy dining on the fabulous outdoor patio that accommodates up to 50 people and even includes a pet-friendly space for your four-legged pals. Esteban’s Sip, Savor & Share concept features Chef Garcia’s crave-worthy cuisine and includes seasonal delights from farm, air and sea.
Before taking the helm at Estéban Restaurant, Chef Garcia was Executive Chef of the Sardine Factory where his culinary achievements flourished under the tutelage of renowned Chef Bert Cutino. Prior to that, he worked at Sanderlings with Chef Karl Staub and Roy’s Restaurant at Pebble Beach Resort, where he was mentored by Chef Roy Yamaguchi and Chef Pablo Mellin.
The dinner menu features a selection of long-time Estéban favorites, as well as fresh, new dishes. Garcia is showcasing his prowess in the kitchen, spinning out wonderful dishes like Crispy Pulpo, served with remoulade, Yukon potato, chorizo, rosemary chili oil and grilled radicchio.
Guests may feast on tasty tapas nightly and enjoy a variety of wines, specialty cocktails, their famous house-made Sangria’s that come in two popular flavors: red and rose.