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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, 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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  • 56
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
SJWalk
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?