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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
0883238038
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Ranked #13 of 41 restaurants in McLaren Vale
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Mediterranean, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavours to compliment the extensive wine selection from Marienberg, Fern Hill and the many smaller boutique wineries in McLaren Vale.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavours to compliment the extensive wine selection from Marienberg, Fern Hill and the many smaller boutique wineries in McLaren Vale.
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Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

My husband and I do a fair bit of travelling overseas and in general find a lot of restaurants here in Adelaide just simply don't compare. We're not high end diners by any means but what we want when we go out is this: Not to leave feeling we have spent a lot of money on food that we could... More

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Yallingup
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you're in McLaren Vale then make sure to stop by Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill. We ordered a selection of meals from the $16.00 lunch special menu and were not disappointed. The burgers were sensational. I had the Moroccan lamb and it was delicious. My husband had the pulled pork and was raving about it. Service was great, friendly... More

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Adelaide
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Never had a bad meal here. Huge menu (which is not always a good thing) but the chef here does an awesome job, Seafood platters, steaks and schnitzels are all great. Family friendly restaurant with great staff service.

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Kangarilla
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Whilst being under the pump with lots of individual couples for Valentines, the wait was worth it. The drinks were icy cold, the staff very warm and the food, really tasty. The room had a casual, laid back atmosphere and all in all the five couples that shared company for the evening had a great time. Desserts were just as... More

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Denia, Spain
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96 reviews 96 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Well run friendly swift service with a wide ranging menu you would expect in a cafe grill. Our steaks were well presented and cooked and tasted great. Looking round the pizzas looked good and the burgers looked sensational. Every one seemed happy. All in all a pleasant lunch in a lovely town. We will be back.

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Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Was looking forward to the seafood but was a tad disappointed with what was offered and the standard of it. They also advertise WI-Fi on just about every window but I was told that it wasn't available and I'm not too sure why.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We had an enjoyable meal at Carmel's. The pulled pork dish was delicious, with a scrumptious side salad. The burgers are a must as well. The service was efficient and friendly. Would recommend as a day trip with lunch from Adelaide. Some excellent wineries in this region.

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outback SA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Went there by chance this week,not booked in but was found a table without having to do so.On walking thru front door was greeted by the owner,who made us very welcome.Good friendly staff there also,very helpful with menu,which I must say was such a big choice that took to a while to make a pick from ,I ended up with... More

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Adelaide
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Went here with friends and from the "cafe bar and grill" title I really wasn't expecting much. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. Food quality and presentation is hands down the best I have had in a long long time and the menu is a pleasant change from the norm. I had the pulled-pork for main followed by... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

My partner & I had a great dinner at Carmels. The service was fantastic as was the extensive menu offering a great range of meal options. We had oyster Kilpatrick, pork ribs & the prawn, red onion, tomato based pizza, which was great. Would definately return when I next visit McLaren Vale & will reccommend to friends & family.

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