We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
831-622-7766
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
More restaurant details
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
Write a Review

1,572 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1,214
    238
    79
    21
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Arizona
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Thought it was going to be too fancy and expensive for us Minnesotans but the owner was very nice, the burger was fantastic and reasonably priced! Will go back next time in Carmel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Woodland, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Went to Dametra's on a Saturday about 11:30. The place was empty and I thought it was odd that we were the only one's there...15 minutes later...filled up to capacity! Very charming atmosphere and the service was great. Our waitress took the time to chat with us even though it was busy. We got appetizers and then our entrees came...delicious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

#1 in Carmel - but should be #1 in America...not only for the food, but for the hospitality of the host and the waiters. I love the cook that will come out o the kitchen to serenade everyone in the restaurant while the host plays the guitar. The atmosphere is cozy and wonderful and the food is outstanding!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sanibel
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I really don't know what to say exactly. We've been in the restaurant business and I can tell you that this family is operating this restaurant at a level far beyond the norm. They make it look easy, witht there combination of personalized service, musical performance, teamwork and a feeling that we're all part of the family. Please go and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Coquitlam, Canada
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

The Food, service and the staff are all top notch. I enjoyed a great salad and spaghetti and the wine selection was excellent. It is a small Cafe and they need more room, but it adds intimacy and charm to the to the warm atmosphere. I was made to feel very welcome by the wonderful staff. There warmth is contagious... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
california
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Fun and congenial atmosphere. Tiny, well decorated! Try as many appetizers as you can! Lamb shank entree melted in my mouth. Make reservations !!! Owners pop in and out to spread good cheer to those outside waiting. A cook may come out to sing opera accompanied by owner (?).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Del Mar, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

This is a WOW. Great food. We have had both lunch and dinner and everything is always fresh and DELICIOUS. Even if you are not a person who eats middle eastern or greek style food you can eat here. The restaurants gets it ambiance from the warm feeling given by the owner and help..you feel like you are surrounded by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel Valley, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The food is great, the owners and staff very welcoming. They can often be found playing and singing up and down the small aisle. Reasonable prices, my favorite place to eat in Carmel.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

What a fun place and the food was great! We stopped in to have lunch and was greeted by Gabriel. I felt like I was part of his family as he greeted us and sat us at our table. Thanks Gabriel we felt as if you were very happy to have us eat at Dametra Cafe. The food was exceptionally... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Like so many others, we had heard rave reviews about this restaurant. We went there with our daughter, as it's her favorite restaurant in Carmel. I agree with the reviewers who have said they're just a little bit TOO friendly. Our waiter was very "touchy/feely" and this just isn't comfortable for me or my husband. I ordered the lasagna,and it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Dametra Cafe also viewed

Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to Dametra Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dametra Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?