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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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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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Great modern Mediterranean (Primarily Greek) food generously served. Recommend booking as always a queue at the front door. Ambiance was busy, colourful and fun, with the owner out & about keeping the mood happy & light. Despite the noise, the acoustics were good enough to comfortably carry on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Michael K
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great modern Mediterranean (Primarily Greek) food generously served. Recommend booking as always a queue at the front door. Ambiance was busy, colourful and fun, with the owner out & about keeping the mood happy & light. Despite the noise, the acoustics were good enough to comfortably carry on a conversation. All up I'd say good food, good fun, good value!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

In Carmel for the afternoon and night on our way down PCH. Stopped in here and the place was packed. Very welcoming at the door and said it would be about a 30 minute wait or there was room to sit at the bar if that worked for us. We sat at the bar as we just were stopping in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We turned up on a busy night (apparently every night is busy) with no reservation and so had to wait before getting a seat at the bar. The staff made sure we had snacks to eat in the queue, and glasses of wine in our hands so we were happy to soak in the ambience. The place had a great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Busy, but they handle the crowds well. Well prepared food in a relaxed environment. Price is right and the selections are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had to wait 45 minutes but it was so worth it. The food was amazing! I had the combination dinner plate. So good!!!!

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you don't know where Demetra Cafe is on Ocean Avenue in Carmel just look for all the people waiting outside the restaurant on the street. The owners greet you at the door and if your table is not ready most times will give you a complimentary glass of wine. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and nice ambiance at night.... More 

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were drawn to this magical place hearing the wonderful live music, the singing and the sight of the clearly joyful patrons being treated to the experience. And yet, never was the live music intrusive to table conversation in any way. But alas, we had already dined for the evening, even so we knew we just had to come back... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a WONDERFUL little Mediterranean restaurant on Ocean Ave. in Carmel. The menu is extensive, the food is FABULOUS, the atmosphere is awesome, and the staff is incredibly friendly. We had Baba Ghanoush, Falafel Wrap, & Lamb Kebobs and loved it all! The staff even performs a song for you while you dine. This place will become a regular... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The host and servers were very personable. They cared enough to ask our names and shake our hands. One of the chefs came out and sang a song to a couple for their anniversary. Oh, and the food was spectacular!!! Such a wonderful experience!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Cute place with lots of ambiance - and great food to complete the deal! There are so many wonderful-sounding things on the menu, we were just sorry we couldn't eat there more than once. The artichoke ravioli and crab and shrimp ravioli were lovely, the staff incredibly friendly. In fact, one of the kitchen staff came out and sang a... More 

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Additional Information about Dametra Cafe

Address: Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-622-7766
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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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