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Mundaka - CLOSED

San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-7400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (74 reviews)
“octopus” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Spanish
$$ - $$$
San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
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1 - 10 of 234 reviews

Reviewed April 16, 2017

We got annoyed by the waiter constantly teaching us on how to eat the food in this place, i.e. Tapas. The funny part is that this place is far apart from being authentic Spanish restaurant serving Tapas. The Tapas itself are very americanized in a...More

Thank 510roland
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We were looking for a light meal and tapas seemed to be a great idea. We were right, there were pleanty of the choices, Robert, the waiter was enthusiastic and knew the preparations. Try the Octopus, I do whenever I find it on a menu.

1  Thank Dave_in_Clio
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Really cute restaurant tucked slightly away from the street down a pretty walkway/alley. The host was so nice and we requested a specific table so we waited a bit and got sangrias at the bar. They also sent over a couple starters on the house...More

Thank KingTraveler1
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited on the account of good recommendation. Sat down at 8:15pm on a Monday night so the place was very empty. At that point the waiter who was very nice, told us the specials. When he came back we had not made our minds...More

Thank Chava O
Reviewed January 7, 2017

I read about Mundaka prior to our trip to Carmel and it was on my list of potential restaurants. I was able to get a reservation one evening and we had an incredible experience. We asked our waiter for a wine recommendation, and after asking...More

Thank Randy B
Reviewed December 14, 2016

The Mundaka Restaurant is located in an off-street location that is tucked away in a courtyard. Signage is apparent at the entrance to the courtyard which lists all the businesses to be found there. We were there mid-week in mid-December and were essentially the only...More

Thank BunkieFL
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting to have a tiring day looking for bargains but, instead, what I found was some excellent brands offering good deals. No crowds.

Thank Ana B
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Yummm! This charming tapas restaurant is tucked in off of the street. Everyone in our group of four really liked this place. I would particularly recommend the boquerones, Patatas bravas, arancini, cauliflower, and another dish that the waiter recommended (the menu has changed seasonally from...More

Thank SusanMcK
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you soon, Gabe

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

A group of us visiting the area for a few days found this little gem in Carmel. The food was fabulous with lots of creative flavors and surprises. Everything was delicious. The service was very friendly and very helpful in selecting and customizing our menu...More

Thank Jeff A
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Wow, thanks for that review! I´m happy you´re happy, that´s the idea. Gabe

Reviewed November 1, 2016

Mundaka does not show up as one of the top restaurants in Carmel and it absolutely should. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, its basically tapas that clearly is designed and cooked by someone who was trained in Spain. Everything we had was inventive, superbly...More

Thank sun&sea lover
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2016

Thanks for the review! I promise the paella will taste better next time. Hope to see you soon, Gabe

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
    (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Peninsula Transit Bus Stop is located right out front on the sidewalk.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-7400
Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is the result of great friendships, a love of food and wine and music, and a long term romance with Spain and its culture. Open in March 2009, Mundaka continues to evolve daily with the creations of our chef Brandon Miller, and the musical musings of all our talented contributors. Mundaka aspires to be the hub for all that is tasty, fun, artistic, creative, and cultural in Carmel-by-the-sea. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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