700 Munras Ave., Casa Munras Garden Hotel, Monterey (831) 375-0176, hotelcasamunras.com
You’ve got a full house, so you decide to take your bosom buddies out to dinner. Ah, but one likes fish, another wants meat a third prefers salad – the bickering is bound to happen, that is unless you head to Estéban. Sure, there are entrees and big paellas of, well, paella. But the warm Spanish restaurant also features round after round of tapas and shared plates. They even have replaced happy hour with tapas hour. And, yes, you can be selfish and order a rib-eye, salmon or a hearty chickpea stew. But if greed is good, why not share the wealth?