Clam Chowder was outstanding. So far the best on the wharf!
friendly staff, great service
The calamari and the sand dabs are right out the bay. Wonderfully fresh and tasty!
I remembered this place as a lovely restaurant on the pier with white table clothes. Now it’s mainly pizza and a few fish dishes. We left after an appetizer. Perhaps a victim of Covid.
Food and service were wonderful. Enjoyed speaking to the owner. Happy we could give out business to them.
Roxanne was the best. My partner and I had an incredible anniversary dinner at Cafe Fina. I plan on visiting again.
We had an excellent private dinner experience despite covid. Delicious entrees, appetizers, and dessert. I highly recommend this establishment.
We were outside due to COVID so I'm sure an indoor experience would be nicer. The food and service were great and we will be back again.
This was our first time back to Cafe Fina in 10 years, and it is as good as we remember. The only hiccup in an otherwise perfect evening was the creme brulee. When torching the sugar on the top, the chef over-burned it to the point that it had a charcoal taste. Someone tried to cover up this misstep by piling a huge mound of whipped cream on the top. Awful. The custard itself was perfection, so they should have just pulled the burnt sugar layer off and re-torched it.
Best seafood around. Try the sandabs local caught.
Reasonably priced wine list. These people care for their guests.
I would go back anytime!!!
Cafe Fina is a go to place for us. The staff is outstanding and the food is always good. Fun place also.
Traveling with our dogs. Our dogs got to sit with us. The staff was so good to our dogs. We had a great time.
Nice little restaurant in a high traffic tourist area.
Very good food and excellent service.
Seafood paella: clams, mussels, prawns and crab all very fresh and tasty, plenty of saffron with the rice.
My wife loved the sand dab.
Food is really good. Fresh and tasty. Our waitress was excellent. She was so nice and very efficient. The only thing I didn’t like too much was the table in front of us , was very loud. 5 guys were drunk and very noise.
Very accommodating. Doing the best they can with the outdoor patio set up. I like that they had a barrier around the space. Food is always excellent! My favorite place in Monterey.
We really enjoyed it. They didn’t have a high chair for our son but were accommodating with the stroller. The food was great just a lot of people but to be expected on a three day weekend. I would definitely return.
Considering all the preparations they put in place to avoid Covid 19, they did a fine job. Service was terrific and the food was very good. It's a fine place to watch visitors to the wharf walk by. Wife enjoyed a smoked salmon pizza; I had the mussels (great broth and exceptionally large mussels).
Online vs in person, not what was expected. It was a very good for a casual wharf eatery. It just was not what was expected after reviewing the menu, making a reservation & then walking in to find par baked pizza in the kitchen window
Good services in overall but a little bit noisy...
Waitress was absolutely super friendly and made us welcomed. Food came out fast and was very fresh and delicious.
Perfect dinner, great service and knowledgeable staff. The owner welcomed us at the hosting table. The seafood and pasta were amazing.
Great food. Roxanne was a great server. Perfect clam chowder and paella!
OMG! Our first time to The Wharf and we’re so glad to find this jewel of a restaurant. EVERYTHING was amazing, the BEST clam chowder EVER and we’ve had it everywhere, clams were incredible, oysters were amazing, crab cakes...
Can’t wait to go back!
Amazing food and service as always. Hope to return soon.
Their calamari is excellent!
Great food and service. Exceptional customer service by our waitress Roxanne and Dominic the owner came over to say hello. We started with delicious calamari then we had clam chowder in the toasted garlic sourdough bread bowel. We finished with fish and chips. But don’t let the simplicity for you the fish was flaky and delicious. The best food in a great spot over looking the water.
Sandabs and Halibut were delicious. It was so nice to be out again. Quiet corner table and wonderful view.
This is our place to go when we are in the Monterey area. Love it just for a casual lunch or a special occasion like it was this past weekend for us.
All safety protocols are being taken so we felt very comfortable!!
The local seafood (salmon & calamari steak) was prepared perfectly. Stunning meal, wonderful service, atmosphere, and view. Not a typical "tourist spot" on the wharf. Charming spot! Great find.
Outstanding as always!
My wife and I had an amazing time collectively the entire trip was amazing but cafe fina is now a staple to our every visit to Monterey thank you
Missed the white tablecloths, but the vinyl ones actually matched the decor better. Our server was friendly and good at her job! Her answers about the menu were very helpful. Food was tasty, served quickly, at the right temperature, water glasses refilled promptly, and from entering the restaurant to leaving, everybody was friendly and helpful. We had the paella (customized to remove the seafood ingredients I don't like) and the pasta fina (a nice fresh taste to it! and the pasta was perfectly cooked) followed by our our usual creme brulee nd coffee for DH. We took home half of each entree for later; portions are good-sized. Restroom was clean (located upstairs) We do wish they would add the Lobster Thermidor back to the list of "daily specials" though. We would drive down from San Jose just for that. We had a very pleasant late lunch.
Excelente servicio,lugar limpio y organizado una comida deliciosa
The best calamari locally. We really enjoyed our meal. The waiter was very attentive to our needs. Loved being upstairs at sunset!
Best food In Monterey
ALWAYS a great meal and service at Café Fina! As a local, this is place is great for fresh fish and vegetables, but everything on their menu is worth trying!
Thank you for your local support and I appreciate the five stars! Look forward to serving you again. Dominic
GET THE PAELLA!!!
Great food, excellent service
Thank you for your review of great food and excellent service. Dominic
Lovely charming place excellent service and food
I appreciate your comments of charming place, excellent service and food. Dominic
Vinyl placemats, pictures of the food outside, old pictures of the owner/chef with celebrities at the entrance, and located in the middle of the busy Monterey boardwalk. You get the idea. The food was OK -not great-, the service was good. In my opinion this place is overpriced for the taste of the food and style of restaurant/ambiance.
OpenTable ダイナー239名によるCafe Finaの評価は4.5☆です。