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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
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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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
Fun place with fantastic food.

This must be the busiest place in town! The staff is charming and the atmosphere is great. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Dennis N
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

This must be the busiest place in town! The staff is charming and the atmosphere is great. Food was amazing. Highly recommend.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Great find in Carmel! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was just as good! The family had a great time watching the owner and workers play Greek music and sing at the top of their lungs. They had the patrons clapping and singing along with them! So fun! Again, the food was fantastic! Must have!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a table booked and had to wait five minutes. This wasn't a problem though as the owner kindly gave myself and my husband a compimentary glass of wine whilst we waited. The atmosphere was electric and every table was full. We ordered the lasagne, seafood ciaoppino, Greek selection and a Caesar salad. Every dish was gorgeous and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Dametra Cafe was packed and the only respite from the constant stream into the restaurant was around 7:00 pm. But within 10 minutes the crowd at the host desk at the front door resumed. Persistent patrons lingered on the sidewalk for the wait of 30-40 minutes. The prices have increased since our visit in 2014. I enjoyed the evening Special... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Came here alone and ordered a delicious glass of wine and a combination platter. Sat at the bar, where it was easy to chat with the other guests and bartender. Food was delicious, and a few times over the hour or so that I dined, a few people who worked at the restaurant played music, including the bartender and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went for dinner at 9 pm. We were eating gyros and kebab and a man started to sing and dance it was very cool. The waiters are nice and you have different types of food (pasta, greek food, etc) and delicious.

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delhi
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we walked in around 6pm on 19th March ......and even though we had no reservations we were accommodated........the vegetarian choice for a salad and starters were fresh and delicious.......they were able to customise our order of ravioli with pesto sauce and pine nuts.....they played music suddenly and made the atmosphere very lively.....the baclava was a nice sweet ending ......all in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Mediterranean food here is excellent and the service is great. It's a fun place since the owners come out and play instruments, sing, dance and they get the patrons involved. I didn't eat there on my last trip, but I did walk by and noticed they have expanded. That's good because there used to always be a line to... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We loved the Mediterranean menu, high Greek influence and a few others. And the service was fantastic - knowledgeable, fast, attentive. The place was packed, that's why we stopped, and we lucked into seating without a reservation. Get one.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is a great date night! And a great lunch spot. We ate here on a date night and enjoyed being serenaded by the staff, as well as a free dessert. The food is wonderful and the ambiance is nice. Definitely make a reservation if possible. So many places to eat in Carmel, this is one to try for... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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