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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

#158 of 2,049 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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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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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
Lunch is great!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
GingerRockey-Johnson
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Tampa, Florida
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tampa, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have dined many times at Carmel and always had a great experience. The pricey wine is more than made up for by the atmosphere. Last time we went as a group we were served a bottle of wine instead of a bottle of water (not quite sure why wine would EVER have been decanted into a water bottle unless... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a great place to meet a friend for lunch. The menus are unusual because you can order off a tablet. The wine is pricey..

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Monument, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Good quick service but you never feel rushed. You can choose to be high tech through their tablets or work with your server or both. A nice variety of options to fill your belly and helps you pause to appreciate the conversation. It is also next to a great running store...must burn off the calories, you know.

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Upstate, NY
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143 reviews 143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We wish the service was as good as the food. The menu is on an iPad like device but no one told us how to use it to appreciate all its features (problem #1). We specified our orders to be timed slowly, not rushed, that was not the case (problem#2). We sent back the food as it arrived too quickly.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had lunch at Carmel's this past weekend and enjoyed our lunch and service. Some very unique items and flavours can be found on the menu. Beautiful décor package and layout inside. We had good service once we figured out the electronic ordering system and how to operate it although our waitress was always available for assistance. I had the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Nice place to stop for q glass of wine..but if your looking for a place where you can grab a snack, this isn't it. Another place with an over priced new age menu that is only for that special pallet

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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: Continental

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