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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

#95 of 1,985 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar
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14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
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14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Great service, excellent food and reasonable prices!
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
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FigNewtonDougal
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Antwerp, Belgium

We just discovered this restaurant (the Clearwater/Country Harbour location) on Sunday evening, ate at the Carrollwood loc last night, and are going back Wednesday with friends. Service is... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We just discovered this restaurant (the Clearwater/Country Harbour location) on Sunday evening, ate at the Carrollwood loc last night, and are going back Wednesday with friends. Service is friendly and efficient. Maria took good care of us at the Carrollwood location. The food is really flavorful, nicely presented and very reasonably priced. We went for the Prix Fixe menu Sunday... More

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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Since much of the ordering can be done online with iPads, the wait staff is not as engaged. Quality certainly overrides quantity. Food good but nothing outstanding. Wine - you only get 3 ounces. Seated 15 minutes after reservation time.

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tampa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went the other night and had a little of the happy hour drinks and appetizers. The prices were reasonable. While you wait, they'll serve you breadsticks and dip. The dip was good. The entrees came very quickly, and the servers were knowledgeable and courteous. No complaints about the food. They finally got a handle on the parking. With the new... More

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife recommended we go for a nice dinner at Carmel Café on a Tuesday night. The café is nicely designed and has a middle eastern fusion theme. You can order with the wait staff or on the IPADs designated per table. We were there during happy hour and there were numerous wine and drink specials for $5.00. We skipped... More

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20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Met with friends for a great evening out together. Besides the amazing wine bar, we had a lot of fun ordering appetizers and entree's from the iPad. The server was there and was great personal service, but it was fun and different to use the iPad. They have a large gluten free options, which I love as well as the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The menu looks great. I really wish more of the items were gluten free. I had a side salad and the chick pea fries. They were good, but the chick pea fries got old after the first two. I previously came and had the beet salad. I'm not a huge beet person, but it was delicious. The house vinaigrette is... More

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Tampa, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Carmel Cafe felt like a piece of Atlanta from the moment I walked in - think midtown or Atlantic Station, upscale and fun.Don't let the strip mall location deter you as everything in Carrollwood is located in a strip mall. Trendy decor with warm color and decorative accents. Booths, tables and bar seating depending on preference. The seating is placed... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Was really nice when first opened but has been getting worse ever since. Inconsistent food quality, service and management have taken over. We are rewards customers and have stopped going. They even owe us 2 dinners and we don't care. They ruined our dinner last time we were there and it was an oh well attitude on there part. Well,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Has become a major neighborhood meeting spot. Small plates of delish food served in a manner to invite sharing, fantastic wine selection. Lovely atmosphere, staff delightful.

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Tampa, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love this restaurant, and so does everyone I have ever brought to it. The decor is cool, the staff is friendly and attentive and the food is some of the best in Tampa. You can choose to order from an iPad featuring pictures of the food, or directly from the staff. Either way, the food comes out very quickly.... More

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Address: 14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
Phone Number: (813) 265-1415
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Cuisine: Continental

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