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Koko's Cafe

419 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
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Ranked #78 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $8 - $18
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Franklin Street
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82 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Phoenix, AZ
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped for a light dinner on my arrival to Monterey. Easy to find and nicely located on Alvarado (a main shopping/ dining/ walking street). The place is small and the food is good. Chicken shwarma plate was good and the accompanying salad was excellent. Spices were flavorful without being overpowering. Service was friendly.

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la crosse
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for lunch during the course of our walking tour of historic Monterey. We had no idea what we'd find for restaurant options in the area, but we enjoy Mediterranean food and thought we'd check it out. We were not disappointed. I had the falafel wrap and my husband the gyros wrap. Both were delicious.... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Food is nice and is more delicious than the presentation. Owner is very warm and welcoming and is willing to make off menu items to cater to the children if you ask her. The only down side of the cafe is that it is a one man operation so expect to wait for your food to be freshly prepared and... More

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great option for vegans and vegetarians. Small cafe, friendly owner vibe, high-quality food, small restaurant not special decor but worth the visit for the food.

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We waited a long time only to get the wrong food. Tasted ok, but the tsatziki sauce had too much garlic. Their version of tabouleh was a green salad.

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Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We really loved going in here, went several times. The food is great, the people are friendly. Fun Mediterranean atmosphere.

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Petaluma, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The appetizers were a huge plus during our late December 2012 visit. Asser's wife made some off-the-menu food for us and came to talk Egyptian food and politics at our table. We loved this place for quirky charm, service, and low price.

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New Hartford, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were passing through on our way to Big Sur and wanted to find a good place for lunch. We happened by Koko's Cafe and were very pleased to find this mediterranean menu! It was kind of a small place, but a great atmosphere with a couple of couches and small tables that can be rearranged (we had a party... More

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Monterey, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I hate to say it but I ordered a gyro and it was the worst I have ever had. It didn't look appetizing but I was starving so I took a bite. It had no flavor. I looked for the nearest trash can and threw it away. Very disappointed....and will never go back.

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Monterey, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Koko's Cafe is super unique. Great Foods-I personally like lamb shawerma-nice sauce, spices along with hibiscus tea-amazing! It offers nice healthy appetizers-perfect for vegetarians out there. Don't forget different kindsof Gelatos! Service is super friendly. Warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere with excellent service. Cafe is very rich with historical representations of the Mediterreanen Paradise-its music always relaxing to hear and... More

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