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Dametra Cafe

Ocean Ave, 2nd East Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831-622-7766
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Ranked #1 of 153 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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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San Francisco
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

Great owner, staff, vibe, & food. Very delicious and can't wait to go back.

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Philadelphia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

Not only is the food outstanding, but the owners and waitstaff make you feel as if you are family! My husband loves the bolognese, and I like the combo blatter with gyro, hummus, feta, etc... If you are so lucky, while you are dining, someone from the kitchen will come out and sing! What a truly memorable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011 via mobile

Good food and great atmosphere!!! I Absolutely raccomend this restaurant!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011 via mobile

Absolute best Food on a week long trip to SF, Napa & Monterey. Chicken wrap incredible. Arrived @ 11:40am. Only ones is place. Line out the door by noon. Chef sent desert on the house for no apparent reason.....what a treat! Bread was best of whole trip. Definitely deserves top rating

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Southern California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Great family-run uber-casual restaurant on Ocean Avenue. As they are small and do not take reservations, it is hard to get in, especially in the evening when there are crows waiting on the sidewalk. We got lucky and came in during lunch. The waiters come out and sing and play Greek tunes, which is a hoot. The food was highly... More

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Sacramento
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

My wife and I told a friend we were heading to Carmel for our anniversary and she ordered us to go Dametra Cafe for dinner. We were not disappointed! The food was great and the service and personal welcoming by Bashar and Gabriel were outstanding, They treated us like old friends in their home. Bashar was aware of our special... More

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Top Contributor
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40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011 via mobile

The guy outside worked so hard to get us a table despite it being packed. Atmosphere was better than you'll find anywhere else including Greece! Food was great particularly the lamb shank. Make sure you visit.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

The Dametra Cafe has to be one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had, my girlfriend and I were just driving in the area and decided to give them a try, the host at the entry had wonderful customer service, the food was fantastic, and the best part was that half way thru our meal they performed some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011 via mobile

How often do you see the owner of a restaurant out on the sidewalk smiling, greeting, warmly welcoming everyone who walks by? Just the best restaurant experience we have had in a long time, from the eager, friendly staff to the warm, fresh-baked bread, delicious food (oh! The dolmas!!!) & the delightful music & singing of the owner & his... More

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Oakdale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

People were so right! What a great place, I have heard so many good things about Dametra Cafe, so I had to see for myself and WOW it was GREAT! Can't wait to take my daughter for her 27TH birthday.

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