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Cafe Carambola

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610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
208 676-8784
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never disappoints

I have eaten here many times over the last couple of years and have never been disappointed. The chef's pairing of flavors, textures, and colors in the salads is something I would never think to do at home, but they are always delish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
StenaJoy
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coeur d' alene, Idaho USA
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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coeur d' alene, Idaho USA
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the last couple of years and have never been disappointed. The chef's pairing of flavors, textures, and colors in the salads is something I would never think to do at home, but they are always delish.

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Coeur d'Alene
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The only thing wrong with this restaurant is that they aren't open more hours/days :) I could eat here every day! My favorite things are the salads! Incredible fresh, healthy, delicious food! Get there early on tamale day - again - fantastic!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The dishes where out of this world. The owner goes out of his way to make sure you get what you want in taste & service.

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Caeur D Alene
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351 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very friendly staff. I met the owner the last time who is truly vested in making this a great experience. Variety of options from different Latin countries. Great taste. Great feeling of being home.

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Pullman, WA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our family of five tried the Carambola Club sandwich, a jicama and cactus salad, watermelon shrimp ceviche, and a couple quesadillas for the kids. The kids tried out salads and they loved them, as did the adults. We all left feeling like we had enjoyed our meals and eaten food that was good for us.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

All natural ingredients are used and the Latin American flavours are wonderful. this is a small, cozy little restaurant but it never disappoints. The best Quinoa salad anywhere. In fact all the salads are most excellent. If you are lucky enough to be there when the shrimp ceviche is made, go for it. Spicy and great flavour.

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Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Healthy and tasty! We stumbled upon this restaurant on our way back home and we were blown away. Fresh ingredients, friendly staff, very tasty food. We will be back again!

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Nevada
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great inventive salads, juices with chia seeds and hot dishes. The owner seems to know ever regular who walks in by name. Their quinoa salad is among the best I've ever had and their carrot soup was delicious. Inexpensive, delicious and easy parking. We got there at 1PM on a weekday and they were already sold out of three items... More 

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Oakland, CA
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

At edge of downtown in a small shopping area. Not obvious from the curb that the food is exceptional -- but it is. Tamales are killer -- much lighter than standard Mexican approach. The chef (Alejandro?) is a great guy from Mexico who has studied in California and adapted the food to other Latin American traditions. Fantastic bean soup. Subtle... More 

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coeur dalene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Carambola's Friday tamale special is the best. And the rest of their delicious menu is wonderful as well!

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Additional Information about Cafe Carambola

Address: 610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Phone Number: 208 676-8784
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 West Hubbard, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Coeur d'Alene
  • Phone Number: 208 676-8784

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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