This place is small and good, with a touch of personal service not always seen in Carmel. We visited on a weekday and got in on a prompt basis, despite it still being tourist season. The fact that is is a couple of blocks off Ocean helps I think since you need to look for it. Excellent Mediterranean selections and some really interesting sauces, including an apricot sauce that was a perfect pairing with the chicken. The portions are very large so you could beat the Carmel pricing with sharing a couple of dishes with your friend, which we did and it worked out perfectly. We also had a lamb kebab which was nicely prepared and not over peppered which you can get with a Med restaurant that dosen't know what it is doing. These folks definitely do know what they are doing.
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