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419 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940 (Franklin Street)
831-375-3777
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh and Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2014
Fly-Away-PHX
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Phoenix, AZ
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phoenix, AZ
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
101 reviews 101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940
    (Franklin Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-375-3777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?