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Lokal Restaurant

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13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA
1 (831) 659-5886
Today
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ok this was a private dinner but the food was off the charts

The creative cooking, and use of local ingredients is superb. This is a unique dining experience, I have also been there when I wasn't attending a private party. The service is sporadic for sure, based on the completion of the tasty dishes coming from the Chef. Relax, have a glass of a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Susan B
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Carmel, California, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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55 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Carmel, California, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The creative cooking, and use of local ingredients is superb. This is a unique dining experience, I have also been there when I wasn't attending a private party. The service is sporadic for sure, based on the completion of the tasty dishes coming from the Chef. Relax, have a glass of a great wine menu and enjoy the experience....breathe and... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A Wine Maker owns this place and it is really fun. It is open for lunch and breakfast. We were here for a wine club dinner. The Chef is very creative and the staff was great...We will be go back again..

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Carmel Valley, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

There are locals waging a vindictive review war on this newer Carmel Valley breakfast and dinner place in the village center. Evening offerings are particularly creative and tasty and the setting romantic and low key. Breakfast outdoors on a sunny morning is delightful. This place is well worth a visit. You'll not be disappointed.

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Carmel Valley, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many times since he restaurant opened several years ago. The most consistent feature is inconsistent, generally unprofessional, and sometimes rude staff. The food is generally good and sometimes exceptional. The laissez faire attitude of the owners and staff make this restaurant disagreeable. The freshness and creativity of the food make it worth visiting periodically

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Alameda, California, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place, hidden away, solid inovative cooking, nice place for breakfast, outside dining. Worth seeking out when in Carmel Valley.

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Carmel Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've had many breakfasts and lunches here and the food is phenominal! They grow their own veggies and spices, and you can taste it. Everything on the menu is well thought-out and tasty. We can highly recommend Lokal!

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Monterey, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Well this was an all time waste. If this restaurant isn't in the bottom ten on the Peninsula, I would be really surprised. It certainly was among the worst places the four of us have been in to in a while. I gave it a one star because a no-star wasn't available. We were looking for a casual early dinner... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I were staying in Carmel Valley while exploring Big Sur and looked up where to go, Lokal came up on the search, we like what we saw on the menu and called to make reservations. The gentleman answering the phone said he had one table for 2 left at that time, and since we were 3 minutes... More 

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very difficult to give an accurate review as the food has always been wonderful but everything else...not so great! For the record, we live near CV Village and eat out at least once a week and have eaten at Lokal a couple of times. The most recent was a couple of days ago. Food has always been great with a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is now our 5th or 6th visit in the past 2 years and Lokal offers in our opinion they offer some of the best innovative cuisine in the country. We dine here annually during our month long stay in Carmel, we have learned it's best to dine here early in the evening to avoid serving issues when things get... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: 1 (831) 659-5886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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