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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

#113 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar
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14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
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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
Carmel Cafe

Very nice restaurant with good service and food. Nice setting for group meet ups and couples. Good choice of wines

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Clive S
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our #1 go-to local spot for a full or light meal, weekend brunch, or mid-week wine-and-light-fare treat. Their Wednesday deal on glasses or bottles of specified wines and light-fare combos are an excellent value. But even at full-price, their menu offers delectable fare at a fair price. (See what I did there? Go eat at Carmel Kitchen, and... More 

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Thank Trude D
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very nice restaurant with good service and food. Nice setting for group meet ups and couples. Good choice of wines

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Thank Clive S
Tampa, Florida
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203 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere of Carmel is nice, great for a group of a couple. The service was attentive and very friendly. They are in the process of trying to incorporate ordering on IPADs at the tables however looking around I'm not sure anyone was actually doing it. Our server dropped off the IPAD then proceeded to take our order, so I'm... More 

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Thank TBLJTiki
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually enjoy this restaurant and go especially for the chocolate molten lava cake. How surprised we were to find (last night) that they've taken this dessert off the menu and it has been replaced by a very basic chocolate sponge cake served in a ramekin dish!! We were so upset!! This is the main reason we frequent this restaurant.... More 

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Thank Daisy L
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261 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife had been here before, so we decided it was time for me to try it as well. what a nice experience. It was an little crowded to begin with with the Happy Hour crowd (plus they were a little young and bar manners were so-so), but we were seated in a quiet area away from the crowd and... More 

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Thank GaDawg44
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The first time I went to Carmel Cafe, we knew we would be back. We go on a weekly basis now. From the new technology of ordering on an iPAD to drinking the finest (not costly) wine, to eating amazing food - this place has it all! Its a mood you can bring a date or the whole family. The... More 

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Thank chad m
Tampa FL
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was fine;not very exceptional. Service was sorta slow, we waited a lot for our meals. We had the flat bread special, which was messy, crumbly and waaaay to salty to finish. The glas of wine costed as much as our lunch special. Would not return.

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Thank TampaFLRuthy
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

I have lived on this side of Tampa for 15 years so I have pretty much tried every restaurant in the area. Living in one place for so long , you really get tired of all the same stuff. I was so happy to finally discover Carmel Cafe. The menu is perfect. Lots of variety is offered. After traveling to... More 

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Thank Eat-Pray-Luv
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Restaurant has $2 off beer and $5 appetizer specials for daily happy hour 4-7pm. The ambiance can't be beat!

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Thank tampamar
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

It took several years to finally make it in to Carmel Café, but now it's on our short list of "where to go for dinner." Their menu has an interesting range of creative, delicious choices - for either lunch or dinner. The overall atmosphere is great, you certainly don't feel like you're sitting in a restaurant in a strip mall... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: International, Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar

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