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Carmel Plaza

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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“cheese shop”(12 reviews)
“retail shops”(2 reviews)
“wine tasting”(4 reviews)
Carmel Plaza is nestled in the heart of downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea, it is home to one-of-a-kind fashion finds and specialty national brands, distinctive restaurants, gourmet shops, wine tasting room and more-in a relaxed yet sophisticated setting...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ocean Avenue & Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93923
+1 831-624-0138
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love this place! Always come here. Lots of great food to try. Really enjoyed the shopping too! I highly recommend this plaza!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Signsofthejoker
Reviewed July 18, 2019

Carmel Plaza is a great place to start your sightseeing when visiting Carmel. It's a center and a hub for all things, shopping, dining and entertainment. We were there on a summer weekend and had the pleasure of enjoying Live Music during our visit. Very...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 11, 2019

Good variety of shops in the heart of Carmel, which in itself is a wonderful town. Plenty of fashion outlets/kitchen shops and restaurants/takeways. All around an open air courtyard, which is kept clean, with plenty of seating.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank William A
Reviewed May 27, 2019

We had some great cheese at the Cheese Shop and a very nice wine tasting at Wrath (so good Pinot Noir). The Plaza is a nice place to wonder around, or just take a break before moving on the the other shops in the area.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HeGeKH
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Carmel Plaza is located at Ocean and Mission in Carmel. It is a small open air mall with fewer than 35 retail shops and restaurants with a central courtyard to relax. The courtyard has places to sit and relax and a couple of fire pits...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lwj
Reviewed September 16, 2018

If you like fancy shops and high-end boutiques, Carmel Plaza located right on Ocean Ave is the place for you! There is even a Tiffany & Co.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Carmel Plaza on every trip to Carmel and enjoy shopping at the interesting stores as well as wine tasting. The Cheese Shop shouldn’t be missed. This time we were here for their Friday night food, wine and music night. What a party!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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carmel p, Manager at Carmel Plaza, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive experience. The Summer Live Music Series is an annual event hosted by Carmel Plaza. The series is scheduled for 8 weeks from July through August. Hope you come back to enjoy the festivities and visit our new restaurant Yeast...More

Reviewed May 20, 2018

We love this place - 3 stories with easy access by elevator if necessary; mostly outside so you can enjoy good weather when it's 'in town.' Friendly staff at every store. Great coffee shop with healthy options. Fire pit in the center too - a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gloria L
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is really a review for the Cheese Shop at the plaza. We walked in on the last day of our trip to take back some cheeses on our way back home. My husband, a real foodie, absolutely loved it. We just walked in and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ritu_Pisces
Reviewed April 10, 2018

A very pretty mall in the wonderfull location, Carmel by the sea. If visiting Carmel by the Seas, Carmel Plaza is a must

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank DanielL57
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May 31, 2016|
Response from Roz O | Reviewed this property |
There is an elevator in the southeast corner of the Plaza and close to the bathrooms on the 2nd floor. I hope this helps