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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

#132 of 1,893 Restaurants in Tampa
#138 of 2,087 Places to Eat in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Continental, Wine Bar
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14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
sophisticated atmosphere, good wines, good service

My friend & I have come several times for dinner & often for the Early Bird menu, which, although limited, has some of my favorites (Moroccan Lemon Chicken & grilled salmon). Cocktails are prepared well & the wine selection is good. The atmosphere lends itself to conversation. Diners order from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Tampa
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English first
Tampa
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Loved this place when it first opened. The quality went form fresh and exciting to boring and overpriced. They are promoting their new Brunch idea, so we decided to check it out. The design your own custom omelet sounded interesting; we tried 3 items; roasted onion, bacon and cheddar. The product served had barely noticeable amounts of the ingredients ordered... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Two of us went for brunch on a Sunday morning. The web site, the emails, the door to the restaurant, all say they open at 9am. They don't. They open at 10. But they warmly welcomed us at 9:20, offered us coffee and a comfy booth, and we sat and chatted until we could order at 9:50. The manager and... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Modern and lovely environment. Lots of open space. Comfortable booth seating. We ordered the large size plate of the Moroccan Lemon Chicken and the Steak Frittes. Both were cooked to perfection. The chicken could use some rice as the plate has a lot of sauce. For dessert, pound cake with strawberries. Deliciously toasted on the outside and moist and buttery... More 

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Tampa
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My friend & I have come several times for dinner & often for the Early Bird menu, which, although limited, has some of my favorites (Moroccan Lemon Chicken & grilled salmon). Cocktails are prepared well & the wine selection is good. The atmosphere lends itself to conversation. Diners order from tablets but service staff are available to clarify.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Carmel has a good wine list and a trendy menu with lots of healthy options. Many of the proteins can be ordered in small or large portions, designated in ounces. (If you can't visualize 6 ounces of beef, take your Ohaus.) My lemon chicken was good, and my husband liked his steak (but not the fact that it came pre-sliced),... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The wine list is pretty spectacular with some awesome wines available by the glass. The food is second to none with something new available regularly now that they added seasonal specials. Consistent, delicious, and hard to beat. If you want a guaranteed great meal, top notch wines, and trendy atmosphere, go to Carmel Cafe. It never disappoints.

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Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Great healthy lunch options that include gluten free & vegetarian options. The wine selection is amazing and is a great place for some meetups. They have wine flights which is great to try the many varieties of wines. Some saya they have tastings as well. Thursday is $5 Martini, just so you know they ha w a full bar. I... More 

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Lutz
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not sure if it is because we went on a Saturday afternoon but it wasn't very crowded and we received exceptional service (thank you Andrew). This was our first time at this restaurant. We ended up just order a few appetizers (which came in generous portion) and a bottle of wine. Enjoyed it all.

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150 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I've been to this place twice. Both times we had to send back the entrees because they brought them before we were even halfway through with salads/appetizers. Fast service is not necessarily good service. Give people a chance to enjoy the meal instead of rushing them out the door. This is supposed to be fine dining, not Burger King.

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tampa
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138 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I came here last minute and unplanned. The restaurant seems pretty plain on the outside and I was shocked at the decor and atmosphere. It was so nice and I really liked it. Our waiter was really nice and was very talkative and friendly. You have the option of ordering with the waiter or on the tablet.... 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, Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Continental, Wine Bar

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