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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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
One of my favorite places in Carmel

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Christine M
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 via mobile

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

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Sacramento, 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 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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San Francisco
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We go to our favorite places each trip (we visit several times a year) and decided to try something new. What a fun treat and our server was very warm and friendly. I had a nice tempranillo that complemented the meal. We shared the fresh prawns, which were so good. We did a trio of meats plate, I don't remember... More 

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Canmore, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had a great night at this restaurant. Every dish we tried was interesting and tasty. We had an awesome Canadian waiter who took great care off us. It was loud and lively which was fine for us but might be challenging for some as tables are tight and at times we were yelling to be heard. I enjoyed the festive... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Fabulous service, great diverse menu, prices reasonable, alcohol selection amazing, and all around fabulous place.

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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