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Dametra Cafe

Ocean Ave, 2nd East Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831-622-7766
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Ranked #1 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Los Altos, CA
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here last night and enjoyed it immensely. We had an early reservation as that was all we could get a few nights in advance, however when I stopped by late afternoon the gentleman at the desk was very accommodating and switched the reservation to a somewhat later time as I requested. We were seated promptly, had excellent service... More

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Merced, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this restaurant because I wanted a wine pairing & noticed this place had wine. We weren't looking for anything special, and this turned out to be amazing. The hostess actually had to ask the business owner if we could be seated because we did not have a reservation. He obliged & we were seated promptly. I definitely... More

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Ottawa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The food is excellent. The homemade chowder is rich and full of flavor. The hummus is excellent. The staff was nice, but seemed to try to hard to make everyone feel special. I know this is an odd criticism, but it just felt artificial. They also had a man from the back come out and sing in the middle of... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Summary: Prices were very reasonable, staff very attentive, food excellent with great and inexpensive wine choices. Many food choices available to suite many tastes. The Experience: Stopped in for a late lunch and this place turned out to be a nice find. Located on Ocean Ave (the strip), this somewhat small but quaint place and friendly staff made us feel... More

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant so deserves it's No 1 rating in Carmel. We hadn't booked but the owner promised us a table asap. We had a seat at the bar and were given an appetiser while we waited. We actually ate at the bar as he apologised for the wait. The food was great - a real taste of the Eastern Mediterranean.The... More

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

So good! Missed the singing etc - We couldn't get in bc we were just passing through (no reservations) but they have a few small lovely parks nearby. We were here five yrs ago, passing thru, and Dametra Cafe had just opened. It was great! So, didn't we just RUN here when passing thru again! Staff so kind, the order... More

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Dixon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Had dinner here for the first time with another couple. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the entertainment by the staff was great fun!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

You may not want to pick this for an intimate, quiet first date, but if you want absolutely fabulous food in a fun atmosphere, you must go to Dametra Cafe. The other must- a reservation! It is always busy. We are locals and we often see other locals there, along with the many tourists. My family of 6 (all adults)... More

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Bristol, England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visited because it is top of the list on TA. Clearly lots of other people had too 'cos it was heaving. The enthusiasm with which the clientele responded to the "entertainment" from the staff suggested that they had never been to the Eastern Mediterranean. What it lacked in quality it compensated for by volume (and boy were they loud). The... More

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Salinas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have tried to get a reservation for dinner at Dametra Cafe twice based on the good reviews on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, both times they have been completely booked. First piece of advice, I asked the owner (and one of the waiters) and they suggested that I make a reservation at least (if not more) 2 weeks in advance if... More

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