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Dametra Cafe

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Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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United States
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609 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Make a reservation as this place is popular and rightly so!! Starting with the warm welcome and excellent service throughout the meal, the owners and staff are sincere and kind. The food is excellent middle eastern and everything we ate was 5-star! Throw in the lively entertainment and this is the place to be in Carmel!! Enjoy!!

Thank Eat-Sleep-Walk
Southern California
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We've walked by this restaurant several times and always wondered why there were such big crowds. Tonight we ate dinner there and understood the ratings. This is a fun place. Good food. Good wine. Great service. Attentive management. Can't wait to return. Will recommend to friends.

Thank Shannydog
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

A wonderful restaurant, we picked it because it was number one on trip adviser and we were not disappointed. Although there was a wait to get in for lunch the matron at the door was friendly and called us when our table was ready. Once seated out waitress was amazingly friendly and helpful. The food was extremely delicious. We ordered... More 

Thank Joanna N
Hong Kong, China
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I understand why so many people have rated and written reviews for this café. It is extraordinarily good. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu was extensive. My husband and I shared a caesar salad and shrimp and crab ravioli. The portions were sufficient. We were served bread with olive oil and vinegar to start. We drank tap water.... More 

Thank sisterandersen
Campinas, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

As one does, we looked in trip advisor for a restaurant to have breakfast in Carmel and found this place as best rated, so se tried, they opened at 11 and the was a cue outside, and a big new years party was going to be held there. We thought we may not receive the best service since it was... More 

Thank cloclas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant had a great menu of selections. The service, food, and atmosphere was exceptional. There was even a little entertainment, with select employees taking a break from their duties to sing and play for the restaurant. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Yusif Y
Columbia, Maryland
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Great food, great wine, great staff. Completely booked on a Tuesday night so get a reservation no matter when you're going to be there. If you like Greek or any Mediterranean food, you're going to love Dametra.

Thank Illysa I
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Sunday afternoon and just had their appetizers which were just phenomenal! Good friendly service and the place had a great atmosphere!

Thank Robert M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this pleasant restaurant located on Ocean Ave. in Carmel. Glad we arrived early because the place quickly filled up and people were waiting at the bar to be seated. The staff entertained customers with singing & dancing - a pleasant surprise during our meal. It definitely deserves the Trip Advisor #1 rating!

Thank Lynel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

This place had us in the door way. We walked to look at the menu in the diorama and the nicest man opened the door and welcomed us in like his own friends or family. He told us if we didn't love our meal he'd buy it. Too bad for my wallet it was the most amazing food, wine and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-622-7766

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?