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Junipero and 5th ave, Carmel, CA 93921
(831)624-9232
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 143
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent

Good food. Good service. Loved the kabobs. Prices were reasonable. Food came out quickly. The owner was very thankful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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St. Thomas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Good food. Good service. Loved the kabobs. Prices were reasonable. Food came out quickly. The owner was very thankful.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped by this quaint restaurant at the last minute after reading reviews, and couldn't have been more thrilled. Excellent food at very reasonable prices. Wait staff was very attentive.

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San Luis Obispo
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

my wife had the eggplant and potato dish for $17. it came with rice and pita bread- tasteless- unexpected for a middle eastern restaurant. i had the sole petrale- undercooked. the waiter told me he had accidentally put in an order for the chicken. the sole, at $20, came out undercooked. we were going to send both dishes back, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I needed a little getaway before the crazy day of school start so off to Carmel we went...started to read reviews about restaurants & saw that Yafa was rated #1. From the moment we arrived at the restaurant for our reservation they greeted us like family! Then came the awesome live music and dancing and to top... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As part of our trip from San Francisco to San Diego we stopped in beautiful Carmel. The town has a great reputation and doesn't disappoint. When it came to our evening meal we expected Yafa to be good (as per reviews) and it certainly lived up to expectations. It's a small, cosy place ran by father and son. You instantly... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Interesting flavors with a Mediterranean cuisine. Reasonable prices and friendly, efficient service. A small restaurant with charming decor on a quiet tree lined street.

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Carmel, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have dined here several times and each time the middle eastern food was excellent . I recommend it highly Martin Rosen

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Darling setting; lovely owner; delicious food from the artichoke ravioli to the Kafta Kebob this was a delicious meal with yummy Moroccon green tea and Bakhlava to follow.

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Joplin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This little gem reminded my husband and I of the restaurants you see in the movies where the owner knows everyone and makes each individual feel like they've walked in a family home. The staff here did a great job of making us feel important...although it seemed they were making each diner feel the same way. The gentleman (owner or... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Found Yafa on Tripadvisor while we stayed in Monterey, had dinner there 2 of the 3 nights we were on the Peninsula. You must go. Restaurant open only 2 years so far, feels like it's been there forever. Small intimate corner restaurant, maybe 25 seats or so. Owner is Jacob, his son is Ben, we spent a lot of time... More 

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Additional Information about Yafa

Address: Junipero and 5th ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: (831)624-9232
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Junipero and 5th ave, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831)624-9232

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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