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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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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love this restaurant. Am a local and have always gotten good meals here. Very fresh ingredients, good service, a lovely place.

Thank Jo-PB
Carmel, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food here is great. I grew up with neighbors from the Middle East, and Dametra does an excellent job with these dishes. Great food, great service and loads of fun. This is a noisy, boisterous place, with a singing Chef, laughter and good vibes.

Thank David K
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Has very good hummus, shish Kabobs and salads Very busy and fun to visit Their food is always good Owners are very welcoming

Thank Artist058
Carmel, California
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

From the first day it opened, Dametra Café has been a big hit with the locals. The warm greeting, smiles, hugs and welcome start the evening off on just the right foot. The service is terrific, the food is interesting, varied and very tasty, and the chef makes an appearance to sing. People join in and some get up and... More 

1 Thank cindylloyd
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504 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This reviewer tends to stay away from number one rated restaurants. They tend to be too noisy or too busy, a consequence of the high ranking. The tradeoff in excellent food versus other problems may or may not be worth it. At times, lower ranked restaurants may seem adequate for securing an excellent meal. When dining at a number one... More 

1 Thank Modestotrekkerl
Carmel, California
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a happy restaurant.....the owners and all of the patrons know that each and every mealtime will be FUN! The menu is quite large and many of the offerings are Mediterranean or Middle Eastern....the portions are more than adequate and the food is good.....it isn't gourmet, but good, filling food.....the entertainment can be overwhelming.....very loud at times, but fun... More 

Thank Anne R
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stopped for a quick lunch at this very busy little place and had a fantastic cioppino with Prosecco. The chef came out and sang half way through and it was absolutely adorable. Service was great and bill came with a complimentary baklava. Delicious.

Thank aluminum123
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This restaurant is good to visit once, if you are visiting Carmel as a tourist or as a local to see what the hype is about. But after that, not so much. The food is pretty good, I especially like to start with their hummus and then I order the Greek salad with chicken as my main. The salad is... More 

Thank Quintus08
Troy, Michigan
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

We made reservations a day ahead the first night we went. Food from all around the Mediterranean, so there will be something to please all, from timid eaters to those who like more adventure. Before we left , we made reservations to dine at Dametra's the very next night, we loved it so much! Atmosphere, service, quality food.....both nights were... More 

Thank Deb42763
Aventura, Florida, Usa
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went with my wife, kids and parents to celebrate my birthday after reading the reviews in tripadvisor, as always the ranking was right, this is the best restaurant in Carmel!!! When my wife secretly told the satf that it was my birthday the owners themselves sang and played typical greek instruments and even sang me happy birthday, that was the... More 

Thank RickyHecker

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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?