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Paprika Cafe

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309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
+1 831-375-7452
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“baklava” (20 reviews)
“garlic chicken” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

Stopped for lunch with friends here on a quiet Saturday. Its a tiny cafe which serves middle eastern food. I had their specialty dish, chicken with garlic sauce and it was awesome! Their garlic paste can simply make anything better. If someone is sharing without...More

Thank arjunlalb
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I spotted this tiny little café while searching for dinner after a long drive and a long day. The small Paprika's Café sign caught my eye and I stopped spontaneously. The owner greeted me warmly and I felt so comfortable. THis quaint little cafe is...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Come during a weekday and it was just a random place that we picked but it couldn't have been better. The food was really good and there was only one person working. He was super nice and even waited until I was more finished with...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I had such a great experience eating at Paprika Cafe. It is a really small restaurant that doesn't have many seats, but the food is definitely worth a try! The hospitality of our waitress was really great and made us feel at home. She gave...More

Thank johnc_ong
Reviewed March 27, 2016

I checked this place on Trip Adviser and as I love Lebanese food decided to give it a try, there are only a few tables and the owner is the chef, waiter, cashed and dish washer so we had a long wait before we were...More

Thank David L
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We were fortunate to end up here on Christmas evening for our dinner, since most places in Monterey/Carmel area were closed.Its pretty much a one man show, so patience will be a good virtue to possess when you visit this restaurant. But the quality of...More

Thank trojansoldier
Reviewed November 21, 2015

My quest to find the best Mediterranean restaurant in Monterey lured me into Paprika. First impression- it's easy to miss this place as you drive along Lighthouse because of how small it is. As soon as we entered (2 of us on a Saturday night),...More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Lovely tiny family cafe with the best baklava and they will make everything vegan if you wish. Cozy. Not for big groups.

Thank Anne A
Reviewed October 6, 2015

The food was average, the atmosphere was non-existant but the friendly family that run Paprika made up for it by their friendly hospitality.

Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed September 6, 2015

We were looking for something walkable from our hotel on Cannery Row, that wasn't too expensive. Although we've been to Monterey many times, we have never found this place - glad we did and we'll be back. The place is very small and doesn't seat...More

Thank MaxBoris
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-7452
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