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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 - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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161 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I was really hoping this would be the lively and innovative experience it was marketed as being, but what we got was just a slightly above average dining experience at best. Spain is my favorite country in the world - the food, the people, the music, the weather - it's just a warm, inviting, wonderful country, and I was hoping... More 

Thank HBWillsy
Atherton, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Very romantic--was able to get the table for 2 under the stairs (with curtain). Food was great--the staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. Great with their recommendations. Chef was also super-nice and spent quite a bit of time w/us sharing his story. Great evening with a beautiful woman!

1 Thank shrewdinvestor
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We were there for dinner. The food is very good. The environment is great. Service is excellent. We waiting at the bar before getting a table. Great too!

Thank Teresa R
Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

When we booked the website said that there would be flamenco guitar player - there wasn't - I note that today there is no mention of this. The food was not great. It describes itself as a lively Tapas bar, with only about 4 tables filled it was not lively but maybe this was because it was Sunday evening.

Thank fzk1
Carmel Valley, California
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

This was our second trip to this restaurant. We went knowing that the food wasn't going to be fantastic but also that it was a fun spot. Sure enough the food was at best average and it is still a fun spot. You never know who you will meet and end up chatting to. Robert is a real character and... More 

Thank Tricia B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
European, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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