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Mundaka

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Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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San Carlos Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921 (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
Monterey Peninsula Transit Bus Stop is located right out front on the sidewalk.
+1 831-624-7400
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is...
Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is the result of great friendships, a love of food and wine and music, and a long term romance with Spain and its culture. Open in March 2009, Mundaka continues to evolve daily with the creations of our chef Brandon Miller, and the musical musings of all our talented contributors. Mundaka aspires to be the hub for all that is tasty, fun, artistic, creative, and cultural in Carmel-by-the-sea. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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  • 112
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The seafood paella will be more than enough for two!

Lynda and I were spending a few days in Carmel so decided to make a lunch stop in the Mundaka Restaurant. It is tucked back in at the corner of 7th St and San Carlos so is easy to find. We ordered the seafood paella and were very happy we did! It came on a big metal pan and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
DrBud_12
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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CA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Food was just okay and frankly disappointing since we were hoping to find a place that served good Spanish cuisine. The Papas bravas were soggy. The tortilla, the pan tomate, and the bomba was decent just nothing special. The boquerones and hamburguesa were the best food items we had, but still they were just okay. For $9 the hamburguesa was... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lynda and I were spending a few days in Carmel so decided to make a lunch stop in the Mundaka Restaurant. It is tucked back in at the corner of 7th St and San Carlos so is easy to find. We ordered the seafood paella and were very happy we did! It came on a big metal pan and was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My partner and I love tapas and this place didn't disappoint. The croquettes were delicious. Save yourself the trouble and order 2-3 serves off the bat. We could've gone for 10 serves they were that good. I wasn't fussed with the trio of tuna but my friends enjoyed it. I loved the bomb, the duck and best of all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

I can walk from my house so Mundaka is one of my Go To restaurants. Eclectic atmosphere, great bites. Service is timed to your timeframe. I've sat chatting and eating all evening or had a quick meal before the theatre.

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Carmel, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having dined here many times since it opened, I have become very familiar with the menu and service. The past two times I've dined here, I felt the service was rushed and inattentive as though there was some sort of drama going on between staff members. The food has become less interesting and more "workman like". I feel the original... More 

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Carmel, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a five star tapas restaurant in Carmel love all of their food and wines are exceptional, friendly and courteous service I will come back next time I'm in Carmel

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Biggest disappointment in Carmel. Food was horrible, servers were rude. Do not recommend coming here.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

i am vegan and Carmel doesn't offer too many options. So we decided to try this one. Service was slow, salad was good, but fried chickpeas were way tooo salty for my taste. Menu is very limited.

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Sunnyvale, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Tapas were great tasting and unique. The lighting was very low that we can not SEE the great food we were eating.

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Fairfield, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Fun Saturday night meal with my hubby. Friendly talkative staff make you feel welcome and part of their family. The owner even sat down next to me and swapped paella tips with me after we finished dinner. Don't miss the paella or Bomba!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Carlos Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
    (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Peninsula Transit Bus Stop is located right out front on the sidewalk.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is the result of great friendships, a love of food and wine and music, and a long term romance with Spain and its culture. Open in March 2009, Mundaka continues to evolve daily with the creations of our chef Brandon Miller, and the musical musings of all our talented contributors. Mundaka aspires to be the hub for all that is tasty, fun, artistic, creative, and cultural in Carmel-by-the-sea. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?