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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 - 9:30 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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  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
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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
Food was great.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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Sunnyvale, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Los Altos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We were wine tasting in Carmel and wanted to have a light meal before heading to a play in Monterey. So it was about 6pm when we arrived. We didn't have reservations, and since we said we'd only be there less than an hour, we were seated. I ordered sangria and was disappointed. The only fruit was the orange on... More 

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It's hard to imagine that Mundaka's menu changes nightly. Last night, we were transported by dish after dish, with a shout out for the "Coles de Bruselas", perfectly tender, slightly crispy little brussel sprouts, with apples, candied walnuts and bacon vinaigrette, and the Esqueixada, an ode to peppers and onions. (Personally, I am not that keen on onions, but this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Our first visit was great - friendly staff, delicious tapas and reasonable prices. We particularly loved the peppers stuffed with cod and the oxtail dish. I'd rate that experience 5 stars. We wanted to eat so much of the menu that we tried to go back the night after. There was a private party taking up half of the restaurant... More 

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Cazenovia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Let me start out by saying that I write more positive reviews than negative but I don't know where to start with this odd ball restaurant. We chose it because it was on the Carmel-By-The Sea Culinary tour so thought it would be exceptional. A specialty cocktail is $13.50 and is described as having fig jam and orange juice. Almost... 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: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?