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

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  • 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
Wonderful Service and Amazing food.

We actually walked by and did not have a reservation the hostess was nice enough to get our phone number and call when a table was ready. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food was very flavorful worth checking out when you are in Carmel. We will return next time we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
David P
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We actually walked by and did not have a reservation the hostess was nice enough to get our phone number and call when a table was ready. The service was excellent. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food was very flavorful worth checking out when you are in Carmel. We will return next time we visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A must visit when in Carmel. The food and ambiance is amazing and the stuff go above and beyond to make sure all are satisfied. Also probably the only restaurant open late into the night while remaining packed full of locals and tourists alike. Enough said! Check out for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Mediterranean food! The Mediterranean plate was very good and everyone at our table enjoyed their dish. The baklava was one of the best I've had. The scene is vibrant and it was overall a great place to dine. We would most definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, wine selection and fun, authentic atmosphere. Servers are very attentive and smile a lot! The lively singing and music makes your meal more of an experience.

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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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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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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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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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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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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, Doing business, Dining on a budget, Romantic
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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