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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 152 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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Bellingham, WA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012 via mobile

Based on the reviews I've read I expected much more from this restaurant. On the plus side: the staff was very nice, the atmosphere was comfortable and festive, and it was well priced. On the minus side: the food was very mediocre, the wine worse than that and for those 2 reasons I can't imagine going back.

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Hemet, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Two of my golfing buddies and I went to Carmel for the practice rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. I even got to see Daniel Chopra get TWO aces in the first practice round. We then searched Trip Advisor for restaurant ratings and saw Dametra's at the top. We passed several other places that were virtually empty and Dametra's... More 

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Salinas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I have been to Demetra's a few times in the last 6 months. The staff which I believe are all family make you feel like you are also part of the family. The overall feeling is very friendly and always fun. The food is always great. I have tried something different every time. And I am amazed at the quality... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

From the moment you enter the door and the way you are greeted you know you are entering a special place. The food, people and service are outstanding. We come every year when we are visiting.

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baltimore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

Dametra Cafe deserves all the accolades it receives for the most genuinely gracious, professional and tireless service that we've encountered in a very long time. This is very much a family owned and operated restaurant and a number of the staff are related. Anyone waiting for a table (and there were quite a few on this President's Day weekend) is... More 

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

My family and I ate at Dametra's Cafe last night and we had the best time! it was my third time there, but the first for my husband and children ages 17, 14, and 11. I can't say enough about not only the food, but the total experience. The owners greet you at the door and treat you like an... More 

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Newport Coast, CA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We thought that we were in the middle of a "Big Fat Greek Wedding" as the owner broke into song and guitar playing in the very small intimate restauant. Not only was the atmosphere exciting but the food was delicious and the wine very generous in the pouring. The value for the price was outstanding. We will return whenever we... More 

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Riverside, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012 via mobile

The staff here are so friendly from the moment you reach the sidewalk out front. We didn't plan ahead for Sunday night, forgetting it was a three day weekend for a lot of people :). We called ahead and were placed on the wait list without a reservation. We were still seated within 30 minutes, and the kind owner had... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Went there twice in two days - the best gyro I've had in years.

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Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Second year in a row going to this restaurant and they are truly the best! There need to be more restaurants in this world like this one. You feel like family when you walk in the door with lots of smiles and hugs for all. The food is excellent, the prices are excellent, and the customer service is over the... 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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