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Dametra Cafe

Ocean Ave, 2nd East Lincoln, Carmel, CA 93921
831-622-7766
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Ranked #1 of 152 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
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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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English first
Laguna Hills, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

This is a VERY SMALL restaurant on the main boulevard in Carmel. The owner is a young Greek guy and his family. They are the friendliest, warmest folks you'll ever find. The food is Greek/Italian, all fresh ingredients, and is very good. The lasagna was B-, but I love lots of meat, and this was lots of sauce, cheese and... More

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Tampa, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

We went there on the recommendation of a jewelry store clerk in town. The greeting we received was unbelievably friendly. It was lunchtime and they were packed but they treated no one felt neglected. I don't normally like eating in rooms that are very crowded but the atmosphere so was positive, we did not mind it! This is Mediterranean food... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This place is an absolute gem, as is the owner. We had 8 pm reservation and our table was not ready. We waited outside and the owner must have came out 5 times to apologize, and even offered us 2 free appetizers! We had a large group of 7. This is a very small restaurant, so I understand we were... More

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Panama City, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

If you are anywhere in the area of Carmel, you must go eat at Dametra's. I would suggest making a reservation. We arrived for our reservation and after being warmly welcomed by the manager we were immediately seated. The place was full, but there was an atmosphere of laughter and fun. Our food was the best of a six day... More

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Leawood, Kansas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

What a fun restaurant! Their speciality is Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine. The food is very good and an especially good value for Carmel. Portions are large, so lighter eaters might want to share. But the best thing about this restaurant is the atmosphere. The owner and wait staff are so friendly; everyone gets a hug, repeat customers get one... More

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Poulsbo, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We made a reservation and were really looking forward to dining here based on the reviews. We were greeted by Faisal with a smile and warmth. We had to wait a few minutes so he gave us some wine. We were very surprised to get this kind of treatment. So far so good! We were seated shortly next to another... More

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Marco Island, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011 via mobile

The owner knows exactly what it takes to provide a warm, hospitable, friendly environment. He's gracious and welcoming and sets the right tone for the rest of his staff. Food was delicious and the sporadic music, very entertaining. A definite do over when back in Carmel!

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Great food, great atmosphere, great service, great entertainment!! This place has it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011 via mobile

We showed up without a reservation and had to wait over an hour. We were provided wine on the house while we waited. Reservations highly recommended! While we were waiting and after being seated, all staff made us feel like friends visiting their house instead of customers in a restaurant. I cant say enough about the amazing customer service. Women... More

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Santa Cruz, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We took our family there last Sunday to celebrate my mother in law's 81st birthday and my in law's 53rd wedding anniversary. I can't begin to tell you what a lovely and wonderful experience it was! This was our second time there, and we came back for a reason. The service was excellent, the food was excellent, and the care... More

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