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Mundaka

San Carlos Street between Ocean and 7th Avenues, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-7400
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Ranked #11 of 152 restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
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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Carmel
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

We go here as a family every few weeks and we love it. Mundaka is a Spanish tapas restaurant with great food. The ambiance is a nice mix of beautiful and classy yet laid back with low lighting and a lot of wood. They have a lot of unique touches such as antique framed posters on the walls and handmade... More

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

What a superb restaurant! My wife and I were introduced to mundaka and we have been 4 times now. Each time, the food has been excellent and the service stellar. It has a great atmosphere and the food is reasonably priced. I highly recommend you add this to your list of restaurants to try in Carmel

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Carmel, California
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

We go to Mundaka once or twice a month. The food is consistently good, local & sustainable. The staff feels like one big family with the great vibe of being happy to be there. Combine all of that with Tapas style of dining and its a fun experience.

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California
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53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Excellent food, excellent service, authentic tapas! It's amazing. I recommend the Hanger Steak!

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Ukiah, Ca
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We visited Mundaka last week, and loved it. We shared several plates and every one of them was delicious. I urge anyone visiting Carmel to give this restaurant a try. Besides the excellent cuisine, out waitress was also charming and very efficient. The only thing to criticize about Mundaka is that it is a little hard to find, so just... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

We are four friends who love food - especially small sharing plates - so tapas is one of our favourites. Mundaka is a small, interesting place - two rooms with a good bar space, interesting lighting and decor. We were made really welcome by our host who welcomed us in a very genuine way and took the time to share... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011 via mobile

Reminded us of real tapas places in Spain but not be trying to be overly "spanish"

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california
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

went there based on TA recs and it pretty much lived up to its reputation - only open for dinner - food was very good but we ran up quite a bill even with only sangria to drink. Manager was very helpful

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Arrived late in Carmel and wandered around looking for something light to eat. Things seem to close pretty early, possibly because it was a Tuesday. We stumbled across this place and had a great meal. We ordered some different tapas plates to share. It was all very good but the lamb meatballs were the best. Also, the cauliflower cheese was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

I found the recommendation to go to MUNDAKA Spanish Tappas restaurant online, we were only in Carmel for the day and wanted a nice place to go for dinner. From the moment we walked in we loved it. We had a cozy booth in a corner with throw pillows and the owner and waitress greeted us. The Food was OUTSTANDING!... More

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