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Dametra Cafe

Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, 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
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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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Versailles, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Carmel is a very beautiful city, but we didn't see a lot of restaurants or cafes over there. When we walked the main street, we saw 3: one was very expensive, another totally empty and Dametra had good prices and was full! No need to say we tried our luck and didn't regret. The stuff is very friendly and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This place was beautifully decorated with a wonderful atmosphere and very friendly staff. The Mediterranean / Italian food and music were a pleasant surprise for some out-of-towners rolling through. Boy are we so happy to have come by this place. I will recommend this to everyone I meet! Love love love this place !

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here, but not necessarily because of the food. The stars are the other diners, who are happy to be there and all very chatty. Also, the waiters who will provide a short musical interlude at some stage. Our food was OK, but that's about it. The Lamb Shank was probably better than that, but the... More

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Jackson, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I have been to Dametra about five times now and I am just as enthusiastic as ever. Crowded yes, fun yes yes. food yes. And, there always seems to be somebody fun sitting next to us too. This last visit was spontaneous, we arrived without a reservation and chose to sit at the bar instead of waiting 10-45 min. for... More

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Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My friend & I came here for dinner based on the recommendation of a local & was not disappointed. We had about a 45 minute wait (we got seated around 9 pm on a Saturday night - it is well visited by tourist & locals). We ordered an Appetizer Sampler for 2 (menu had it listed for 4 but if... More

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Cerritos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

When my husband and I were considering where to go on a 4-day weekend, we remembered the great fun we had at Dametra's and decided to return to Carmel. Don't think about going here without a reservation! We had one, and were immediately greeted by the owner and shown to a small table near the front window (where are noticed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night-we did get seated in 5 minutes without a reservation but every table was full. It's a small place and gets very noisy. The wait staff sang and played instruments while we were there. It has a greek type menu-the lamb shank was a special and fell off the bone it was so tender.... More

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Chula Vista, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The people who operate this restaurant love what they do and it shows. Great food and fun atmosphere. Go early because it gets busy!

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Bakersfield
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The resturant was busy but the service did not suffer. Food was very good. Salmon was moist and well seasoned.

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Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We ate lunch here while browsing in town. The reviews led us to this restaurant in a town full of many choices. The staff was attentive and very enthusiastic and the food was terrific. We were pleased with our meal but too full for dessert but were treated with a sample of baklava that was simply devine. Highly recommend 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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