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“Great convenient hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean fast food” 4 of 5 stars
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Petra Cafe
435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
831-646-2080
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Ranked #134 of 259 Restaurants in Monterey
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California
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78 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great convenient hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean fast food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Counter order service with small seating area inside and on Alvarado St. with virtually no atmosphere other than being on Alvarado St. Good value for quality.
The Jordanian "Petra's" Restaurant in Pacific Grove opened this no-frills cafe in Monterey with a selection of sandwiches, soups and appetizers. Great for a quick bite, same good quality food. I'm hooked on the grilled chicken wrapped in pita bread.
The designer in me would love to decorate this place! It is bare bones with maybe one or two posters stuck on the wall haphazardly and a sad-looking plant or two. This is not a place to hang out and relax. I guess that's the idea---- Jordanian McPetra's.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Monterey, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“the gyro's platter is amazing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2009

the gyro's platter is amazing.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Cafe Petra Shines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

Tiny family run cafe that serves up some very good Greek/Middle Eastern fare: Gyro, kebab, tabouli, dolmas, hummus, and pita bread.

Everything was fresh and was seasoned just right. Prices were very reasonable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“They have amazing gyro sandwiches. Make sure you take cash, though, because they don't accept cards!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2008

They have amazing gyro sandwiches. Make sure you take cash, though, because they don't accept cards!

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