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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

14306 N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 265-1415
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Ranked #53 of 1,970 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
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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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3 reviews 3 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
104 reviews 104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Tampa, Florida
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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went for lunch - they have their menu on both a standard printed meno or on an iPad that you can order from, if you wish. All three of us enjoyed our meals, which were excellent, but a bit pricey for the amount of food on the plates. Service was prompt and courteous. Lovely atmosphere.

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Denver CO
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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband, daughter and I tried Carmel for the first time.....won't be the last. We started with shared plates. mezza platter was so yummy. Every item on it was great. Then we shared the spinach gnocchi, equally yummy. My daughter and I had the Seared Pork Belly and Scallops. So good. The polenta quinoa was creamy and tasty. Even the... More

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Riverview, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had a large group for lunch. Service was spot on and we received our food quickly which is great when you have a time crunch. The table shared the artichoke spinach dip which was plentiful and delicious. (as a side note, since the server saw that we shared the dip and asked for separate checks, he split them between... More

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MD
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50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

My daughter and I had a girls night out on a Saturday. We had not been here before. The hostess seated us and gave us an iPad menu for the table Kristine our waitress helped us was very helpful. She explained the menu and how to place an order on the iPad. We started with a white Sangria and a... More

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