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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, 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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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
Good food with great movie projections as a bonus!

We were looking for a restaurant in Carmel, not knowing what to eat and discovered Mundaka hidden in a little corner between two other restaurants. Looked at the menu and did not hesitate. Had great tapas and wine. Service was excellent and fast. And as a bonus, an old Sergio Leone western with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Gaulois64
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Quebec
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a restaurant in Carmel, not knowing what to eat and discovered Mundaka hidden in a little corner between two other restaurants. Looked at the menu and did not hesitate. Had great tapas and wine. Service was excellent and fast. And as a bonus, an old Sergio Leone western with Clint Easwood was projected on the wall,... More 

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Cary, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had the fried garbanzos, an octopus item, and zucchini with almonds. All terrific. Nice atmosphere too and reasonably priced.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent tapas! We came across the restaurant as we were staying nearby. This is one of the few restaurants that stays open late. We went in late too. The staff was very friendly. Their Sangria was refreshing. We have tried different tapas, my favorite was duck leg and fish balls. The ambience was very pleasant, very casual with a Spanish... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We live in Miamj so we have a big selection of Spanish restaurants. I was impressed by the quality and the service. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Carmel.

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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My experience with tapas places had not been very good over the years but Mundaka exceeded my expectations by far. We were walking on Ocean Ave. and sat down nearby for a quick rest, where I used google maps to see what restaurant options were around and Mundaka came up. The building is pretty old and feels like stepping into... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to this place with a group of 6, and really enjoyed it. Best to go with a few people so that you can sample a lot of things on the menu of tapas. The mushrooms and the garbanzo beans were my favorite. Sangria is also good, and also the paella.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

All of the tapas were very good, and standouts worth mentioning on their own are the guindilla (grilled and salted peppers), hamburgesa with homemade chorizo and the paella that was full of delicious seafood and mussels. The owner and servers are friendly, and the restaurant has a very homey, comforting feel.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We ordered 5 tapas in total. Some were tasty, some less. All of them were tiny portions, except maybe the "bravas". Staff was friendly, but it didn't make up for the $60 for what was basically a starter. Maybe we just had bad luck picking the tapas, but we wouldn't go there again.

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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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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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Additional Information about Mundaka

Address: San Carlos Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: +1 831-624-7400
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Basque

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?