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San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921 (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
+1 831-624-7400
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and friends for a mezza that was both freshly cooked and tasty. Great little spot and lovely ambience. Toilets could do with an update.

Thank Jencheltenham
Carmel, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for great ambiance, good wine at a reasonable price point and savory food made from locally-sourced organic ingredients this is the restaurant for you. I ate there 4 times during my stay in Carmel and loved every visit. The octopus with polenta was amazing. The foie gras and banana was a mouthwatering masterpiece and the lamb,... More 

Thank surfnturf247
Poole, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Good service coupled with a good choice on the menu and some fine wines make for a most pleasant evening here. Nothing too special about the atmosphere, but overall very good indeed.

Thank TonyD33
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I was excited to eat tapas in Carmel. My thought was that the food would be extraordinary. It was just ok. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I'm from New York so I've had good food. Also, I have some preconceptions about Spanish tapas. I was looking for great ingredients and decent portions very well prepared. I had Serrano Ham,... More 

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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We snuck in to this restaurant in a small courtyard from the suggestion of our caddy. The restaurant did not disappoint. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Several tapas items were amazing, especially the steak tartare. Drinks were unique and generously poured.

Thank ACraigH2Oskier
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

After experiencing two Carmel restaurants with waits of one hour plus in town, we stopped into Mundaka for our family favorite, Spanish tapas. We were warmly welcomed, and shared several dishes that we all thoroughly enjoyed. The Sandia salad with heirloom tomatoes and watermelon was fresh and delicious. The Patatas Bravas with both red and white sauces was quite tasty.... More 

Thank maurabv
Santa Ana, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Food was good, but service is erratic. Restaurant gets crowded and noisy later at night, so we made reservations for 3 at 6 pm. (Called the night before - not part of Open Table. Reservations missing when we checked in but we were promptly seated. I liked the white sangria - reminded me of Mallorca. We tried the gazpacho, halibut... More 

Thank Tim K
Cordoba, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The place is nice, cozy, and the staff is incredibly nice too!! Friendly and funny, the waiter recommended a really good wine. But most importantly, the food was delicious !! Over all, great experience to top off our visit in Carmel.

Thank valrt2016
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

You feel like you´ve been there before. (?) Finally a restaurant where you´ll want to stay, chatting, after you pay...

Thank Luli C
Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Totally rude to my family. Sat a non reserved single at a table for 3 in front of me then shrugged when I said I had a reservation and said we are busy. Lost my business for good.

Thank Poulsog
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this review

Hello Poulsog, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Our intention is always to take good care of all our guests but clearly we did not do that for you. I am genuinely sorry to hear that you felt uncared for at the door when you arrived... Our staff is generally very friendly and accommodating and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $40
European, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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 Peninsula  >  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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?