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Dametra Cafe

Ocean Ave, 2nd East Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831-622-7766
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Ranked #1 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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English first
Bellingham, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This place seems to be the most popular in Carmel. There is always a waiting line. Put your reservations in at the door and leave your cell #, then go walk around the stores for a while. The food was very good, but felt it overpriced for the amount served. I had delicious lamb shank with a tiny piece of... More

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Great food, service and entertainment! A must go to in Carmel. The waiting was not long, the staff were so accommodating and friendly, the food was delicious!

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Miami, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This was such a delightful surprise! My husband and I were visiting Carmel and this restaurant was suggested by a salesperson at a local shop. When we arrived, Bashar (one of the owners) greeted us at the door and although we did not have reservations were promptly seated. Food was good, service was excellent, and the impromptu singing and dancing... More

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Birmingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I'm so glad we trusted these reviews, this place didn't disappoint in any area. Staff were so welcoming and friendly, owner personally made a point of speaking to every customer. The food was amazing, highly recommend the Greek chicken kebab. An extra special touch, half way through eating staff came out with instruments and started singing traditional Greek music. Really... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is always crowded, for good reason. They have wonderful food and a friendly atmosphere. Be sure to make a reservation.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

It wasn't that this restaurant was the best Greek food I ever ate, it was because the service never stopped trying to please you. The waitstaff is experienced in making you happy and figuring out what you want, and were really concerned and what you thought. We totally enjoyed the meal, then the restaurant broke out in music and song... More

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San Diego, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We dined at Dametra due to the fantastic reviews and were very glad we did. Everything was wonderful- ambiance, service, food, and especially the warm personal welcome from the owner. We even got to participate playing drums with the live music!

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California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I had a great time with my boyfriend here, the only bad part was that I didn't make a reservation before coming so we had to wait about 20 min or so. it was worth the wait, the food was great and the service also. The atmosphere was also great. We will be back!

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clifornia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went Monday night and there was a line out the door, we have been there 3 times in the past 2 years, it has expanded. They still have great food, great atmosphere and they are still singing and playing the mandolin! Friendly owner and staff what more could we ask for. We will definitely come back!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Be sure to make a reservation a day in advance if possible. There is a line outside even at 9:00 pm on a Monday night. What a fun joyous place! The owner and staff put on a little show! It is loud so if you have people who are sensitive to loud noise, you have been warned! I am giving... More

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