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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
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English first
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Top Contributor
233 reviews 233 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Amazing Food . very different menu, very professionally prepared. The menu had items that you should try if you are not familiar with .like, the Mezze Platter as an appitizer.. . The Moroccan lemon Chicken was also great, > The new ordering procedure on an i pad was perfect and fun. shows you pictures of the food. BRAVO to the... More

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Tampa, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went wit my wife for the first time yesterday. Great ambiance. We were promptly seated and given instructions on how to order. If you are not tech savvy you can order from the menu. I liked the fact that what you see in the pictures is what you get! The portions are not really big and the price might be... More

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Tampa
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My last review was concentrated on the technology (iPads) that the restaurant patrons use for ordering of their menu items. This visit was with two other couples, for a total of six. By visiting on Sunday and/or Monday, Carmel Cafe offers a "Prix Fixe", a three course meal for $14 each. This necessitates the server entering the selected items that... More

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