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All 24 Carmel Valley Restaurants

Lokal Restaurant

13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA
1 (831) 659-5886
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Ranked #17 of 24 Restaurants in Carmel Valley
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We reserved a table for six for a family dinner via Open Table. Then we phoned that afternoon to check that it was ok to bring a small dog. Are you ----? They asked, where ---- is my name. "Yes, that's fine, we got the reservation; we'll see you at 7:30." When we arrived they claimed that they had never... More

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Carmel Valley, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I reviewed this place once before, and liked it, but thought it a little overpriced for what you get. Went again last week and really impressed with the improved menu, service and quality of food. Had breakfast and owner was there and had just opened - was very nice to talk to. They now offer an eggs benedict (my favorite... More

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UK
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My wife and I went here based on a recommendation whilst wine tasting. We were not disappointed. The vibe is relaxed, everything seems to be local, in fact this is the only place we saw local sardines. The food is served tapas style, which my wife and I like as we enjoy sharing food. We tried the beets which were... More

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Monterey, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This restaurant has something for everyone. Vegetarian, meat and seafood on the menu. We shared several items among 4 of us, so we could sample the menu. The macaroni cheese balls with lobster, and the beet salad were favorites. For dessert be sure to try the Chocolate Cookie ice cream sandwich - it's "plate size". We had a local bottle... More

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We've had better dining experiences in West Africa Four of us went into this place out in Carmel Valley Village recently for a light dinner just after 6 pm. We wanted to try something new and passed up several good options. We were looking for a low key good dining experience and had no preconceptions. We had available a little... More

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Santa Clara, CA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stopped by for a late lunch upon the recommendation of the tasting room staff at Joyce. It was a perfect, relaxed place to eat after wine tasting. The poached eggs and greens were delicious as was the BLT with egg. Good coffee and nice relaxed seating outside on a warm winter afternoon.

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Watsonville, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Exploring the village, stopped in at Lokal (I heard about it on the internet). The waitress working was very knowledgeable, and patient as the group didn't know if we were ready to eat, just wanted to have something to drink or what. When a drink was decided to be in order, then it took 3 of the 4 of us... More

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