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

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  • 1320
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  • 270
    Very good
  • 87
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  • 24
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  • 22
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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
Much smaller than I expected.

I had read reviews, and selected this restaurant based on reviews,I was so surprised at how tiny it is. However, none of Carmel' s restaurants look big. The food was yummy, but we were very disappointed with poor service from our server. Maybe we came too early at 5:00, there were plenty of servers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Athens,TN
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Athens,TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I had read reviews, and selected this restaurant based on reviews,I was so surprised at how tiny it is. However, none of Carmel' s restaurants look big. The food was yummy, but we were very disappointed with poor service from our server. Maybe we came too early at 5:00, there were plenty of servers available, however, our guy did come... More 

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Sacramento, California, Usa
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306 reviews 306 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Worth the wait for opening at lunch. This place got near packed by the time we finished eating. Staff was friendly from the start to the end. Water was good as was the wine we ordered. Local red blend. Ordered a daily soup ( beef minestrone), clam chowder, and a platter to share. A side of bread was also provided.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Carmel deserves to have a different restaurant at number one on Trip Advisor. We found the whole experience very disappointing from our initial greeting to paying the large bill. The service was off hand with several different people involved. The restaurant was full with queues outside, clearly it suits some people. The atmosphere was like a mediocre High Street restaurant... More 

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very tight place small tables loud but fantastic food and great entertainment by the owner and kitchen team a must visit in carmel

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Carmel, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I'm a local and I love eating at Dametra! I go with family and friends for special occasions and just to get out for an evening's meal. You cannot go wrong with this restaurant. The only hitch is that you cannot usually get a last minute reservation. They are usually booked well into a week advance...

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Carmel, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My favorite is always the Gyros and the calamari appetizer. Everything is always amazing! Service is great! If I could give them 10 stars, I would!

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Northern California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went here for dinner without reservations. We had wine at the bar during the 30 minute wait. If you are looking for a quiet little place, don't waste your time. If you are looking for one of the liveliest and most fun places you have ever seen, and fantstic food and wine to boot, this is the place! First... More 

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California, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

My family and I came to Demetra for the second time which was even better than the first. From the singing chef to the great food (excellent cream of spinach soup, very good almond crusted halibut w/ prawns), great service from the attentive waiters and the owner, Fisel, who came out to greet the guests and play music while the... More 

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Salvador, BA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was an incredible experience! Good wine, good food on good price. They have a short show in the night that is cool! I ordered a fruti do mare pasta that is delicious!

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Our friend Steve Dallas, congressman in Carmel helped us snag a table here. The food was delicious and the ambiance was great - Pasher played the oud - similar to a guitar - and managed to get the whole place up and dancing! What a fun night!

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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
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?