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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
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Ranked #85 of 1,943 restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
St. Petersburg, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Ijust visited this restaurant; chosen as a half-way point visiting friends in Lutz from St. Petersburg. I can't wait to go back!! Every single dish was delicious!! The menu offers a wide variety of eloquent choices; from the spinach gnocchi with parmesan cream sauce to the Quinoa; the salmon and awesome crab cakes. I don't even like spinach yet I... More

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Manchester, Ct
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were strangers to the area just looking for a little post-dinner drink and atmosphere. It was a Saturday night at about 10:30. We had some nice wine and, although the atmosphere was not what we were looking for (they were closing soon...we were the only ones at the bar)..they were very helpful with aiding us in finding a nice... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Having visited the Carmel Cafe on different occasions, I can honestly say that this is now one of my 'go to' spots when stumped for somewhere to go. The veal and lamb sliders are very tasty, similar in flavor to a gyro, but they are two slider style 'mini burgers'. My husband ordered the steak frites which is a flavorful... More

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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, nice selection of $4 picks and happy hour wines (and even $1 to $2 off other wines).

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Galena, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

When I opened to review, I saw someone had posted "Terrible" & was to compelled to see that because I just Loved It!!! The specials were amazing...as a Celiac, I can say they were aware to the point of having gluten-free menu Plus the chef said he could make most meals gluten-free. That's a Pro Chef. The tapas looked great.... More

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SE USA
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247 reviews 247 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Our waiter was a bit dramatic - about the specials and about the iPad ordering system. (Two of the four of our party wondered exactly where those iPads had been before they were set on our table). Two of us sent our food back because it was only lukewarm. The food was OK, nothing special

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Four of us, two couples, returned to the Carmel, on a Sunday evening, to celebrate a birthday. When we arrived the cafe was not particularly busy, so our waitress was attentive to us, quickly taking our drink orders, allowing us time to settle in and visit prior to taking our dinner order. We began our meal with two appetizers (... More

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Tampa, FL
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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go a lot because it's close to home, nice atmosphere, and good food. We like to order several things & share, plus it's easy because you can order on the iPad if you prefer. It shows the menu plus photos of some items. The wine list is good, too and you can order 3, 6 or 9 oz pours.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's our first time my teen daughter and I visit this state of the art restaurant, and we were thoroughly enchanted with the high class service, awesome food, super fancy décor...a 5 star restaurant. The iPad allowed us to get a perfect view of the food choices, and was amazed when we got a whole bottle of sparkling water and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We decided to revisit the restaurant & were pleasantly surprised after a slight disappointment last year. The steak frite was perfectly cooked and tasted great with excellent seasoned fries. The salmon, perfectly cooked, was very good. The Wednesday happy hour is a bargain with half off on any bottle of wine. The Cote du Rhone was wonderful.

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