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309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
+1 831-646-0319
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Boxford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The name has changed. It is now called The Paprika Cafe, but same owners. We got falafel wraps to go and they were delicious. Lots of falafel

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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Didn't eat here but did shop at the deli. Great unusual products at great prices... Good selection of different flavours and brands of halva.

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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

This is a tiny hole-in-the-wall place right on Lighthouse, just outside the DLI's Bolio Gate, kind of diagonal from the Coast Guard base. We walked in and found a tiny dining room, maybe 8 feet by 35 feet. A tiny man behind the counter was doing everything. After a moment, he looked at us, said, "For two? Sit there in... More 

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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

The restaurant has been renamed: Paprika's/Tabouli's, and that is a delightful name for a delightful restaurant. It is also a good description for the Greek chicken salad I had - lots of mild spicy and delicious paprika. The restaurant only seats 12 or 14 people, but we arrived late for lunch on a Wednesday. Seating wasn't a problem, and the... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

Also known as Paprika's Cafe. We came here based on reviews on Tripadvisor and are so glad we did! We were looking for a place where we didn't have to dress up or spend a lot of money after a long day. The owner/cook/waiter was very personable and deservedly proud of this little restaurant. It's small-- like many restaurants in... More 

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

My husband and I came across this place when we were walking towards Cannery Row. Well, we never made it to Cannery Row that night, but we weren't in the least sad about it. This place while small, is charming, nicely decorated with brassware and oriental rugs, and with comfortable seating. It's a one man show. Our host was originally... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2010

The food is great and fresh! And I love their Turkish Coffee. This is a great place to try something different if you want to experiment something new. Lots of Vegetarian options too. We try to visit once a week.

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Scotts Valley CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2010

very charming little spot on Lighthouse Avenue. They have plate menus for $10, which can't be beat. A little bit of everything for a nice taste treat. The meals were big enough to satisfy us, but not too much. The owner is also charming and was more than happy to explain the details of the food. The baklava was different... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2009

My family has been eating at Paprika Café (formerly Tabouli) for at least ten years and has only good things to say about it. Christoph is an excellent, pleasant host who is happy either to chat for a few minutes or leave you alone if that’s your preference. Students from the language institutes in Monterey often stop by to practice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2008

there is not to much to the menu. it is good food, but not exactly worth the price.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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  • Address: 309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-0319

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?