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13762 Center Street, Carmel Valley, CA
1 (831) 659-5886
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Ranked #20 of 25 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
Carmel Valley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Additional Information about Lokal Restaurant

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

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