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San Carlos Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-7400
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Ranked #23 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Basque
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave
Transit: Monterey Peninsula Transit Bus Stop is located right out front on the sidewalk.
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Mundaka is probably not for everyone. It's rustic, like the Basque areea of Spain from which it takes its name. The food, too, is Basque oriented. So if you like that--or if you haven't tried it and think you might like it--give Mundaka a try. We had the Chuleton, a Basque steak for two grilled over an open fire. It's... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This is a hidden gem in the heart of Carmel. We almost missed it because it is tucked back in a little courtyard off one of the main streets. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to give it a try, even though neither of us had ever been to an authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant/bar. Our server tried to... More 

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san antonio, texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We made a reservation to visit Mundaka after seeing reviews on line on Trip Advisor. This is a restaurant that specializes in Spanish tapas. We were promptly seated and greeted by our waiter. The customer service was excellent; informative, welcoming and patiently helpful. We ordered a house red wine...good...and about a half dozen tapas. Each was exceptionally well prepared, presented... More 

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Harpenden, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Loved the food here and the attentive service. Great selection of dishes, we liked everything. The only issue was trying to chose what to have. The atmosphere was very laid back and friendly. The old guy playing Spanish guitar in the corner gave the place soul!!! Had a great evening.

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San Francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We had an amazing dinner at Mundaka. The owner took great care of us and the food was superb! We will be back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Take your friends here to share plates and enjoy music. This place is the best for food with no chemicals, best flavor, fine service and bests locals flare for sure. No doubt to enjoy if you enjoy people and food.

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I had read the reviews and was so excited to be able to visit this restaurant.....we were not disappointed! The sangria, as well as all the dishes we ordered, were amazing!! Even our kids, who can be quite picky, enjoyed their meal! The highlight of the meal was this delicious steak that we shared amongst the 4 of us....and we... More 

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San Carlos, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. We liked the ambience and indeed felt like we could have been somewhere in Europe. The service, wines and the food were good. They offer some very "different" innovative high-end tapas (e.g. foie gras on banana brulee) plus the standard favorites (patatas bravas). Depending on the dish/tapa, you get a little or lot... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Enjoyed tapas at this restaurant before going to an event at the Sunset Theater (two blocks away). The choice of meals was excellent, and of course the sharing of tapas dishes is always fun. Not inexpensive, but worth the price. Atmosphere is quiet and romantic / festive, and the staff is attentive and wishing to please.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012 via mobile

We brought our 3 year old here for dinner despite the fact it is not recommended for kids on Yelp. Our sever Toby was delightful and made some solid food and drink recommendations. We found the place very accommodating for children as three more families with toddlers and infants arrived just after us. Our favorite dishes included the chorizo and... 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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