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Dametra Cafe

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Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
831-622-7766
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 93
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  • 28
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We've been coming to Carmel in August for many years and have visited many restaurants but this was our first time at Demetra. It will NOT be our last visit-the food was excellent as was the ambience. Serv ice also excellent and entertainment wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
JimR459
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Madisonville, LA
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Madisonville, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Carmel in August for many years and have visited many restaurants but this was our first time at Demetra. It will NOT be our last visit-the food was excellent as was the ambience. Serv ice also excellent and entertainment wonderful.

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Fremont, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, great service. I have eaten here several time during my annual trek and it is great for lunch or dinner. During major events (Car Week) in Carmel, check to see if you can make reservations. This restaurant is popular, and thus often has a line at the door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant during my visit to Carmel from the east coast and absolutely fell in love with it. The food was SOOOO good, and the service was great. I got the Instanbul Kabobs which were delicious, and the baklava... PERFECTION. The atmoshere is great in there with outstanding food and service. Not to mention that the portions... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Dametra Cafe has long been our favorite place to dine in Carmel when we come on vacation. The food alone is outstanding Mediterranean cuisine. When added to the family run atmosphere, it is easily on my overall top ten places to eat ever. The owners always go out of their way to make sure their guests are enjoying themselves... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We saw a large crowd gathering out front of Dametra Cafe and thought this looks like the place. So, we parked and as we entered we informed reservations were booked for the the evening and there were a dozen or so on the waiting list; however, we could wait to be seated at the small bar in the back. Boy... More 

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santa monica, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Such a long wait one night , we almost walked away. Somehow we got lucky and they sat us right away. SO glad we did not leave. Some of the BEST food we have had in years! The Little Gem Salad-- a MUST, so fresh and one of the best salads I have ever had! Great and friendly service.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We didn't know anything about this place before we landed on its doorstep, hadn't even seen a review! Great atmosphere, we didn't book or wait for a table, please tow aiting staff and fabulous food! Yummy! We did have to wait 35 minutes between appetizer and entree when other tables who were sat after us got their appetizers and entrees... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Maybe we expected too much. It is probably the best atmosphere for a dinner in Carmel by the Sea. Even at 10:30pm it was packed. But the food is not as you would expect if you've traveled around the world. The smoked salmon was ok but with tons of feta cheese on top it just loses its essence. The gyros... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We were passing through Carmel at lunch time and saw Dametra Café had lots of positive reviews. We were very lucky to get seated without a reservation at lunch time. Just happened to arrive when a table for two opened up. Nice selection of wines and beers. The place has a really nice atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Found this place on trip advisor. Superb Greek food with buzzing atmosphere. The chef comes out and sings and a member of staff playing the Greek style guitar. Gets everyone singing along. Food was exceptional and the staff were all fantastic. Manager was very accommodating and polite. 5* and would definitely return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-622-7766

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?