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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

#219 of 1,866 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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14306 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2052
+1 813-265-1415
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The place had some appeal when it first opened but has gone down down downhill. The momentum is mesmerizing, as it spirals down. The food is not that good, the errors many. How does risotto take only 7 minutes? Microwave??

Thank Joe Y
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

We had dinner here on New Year's Eve, 2016. Service was attentive and friendly. Our server even provided a free dessert when she found out it was our anniversary. The food is well presented and tasted great.

Thank Mary S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

I've never been to a "Wine Bar" before but it just seems like a pretty upscale fancy bar, very clean place. The Meatball, Edamame, and Muhammara appetizers were terrific. I personally wasn't find of my Grilled Morrocan Chicken sandwich but I really enjoyed their French Onion soup and my girlfriend loved her Chicken Salad Croissant. As far as drinks and... More 

Thank Chris F
Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Have driven past this many times without even knowing it was there. Glad that we found it. I feel that the menu is a little overpriced, especially at lunch. The steak frites was good but was under cooked for my liking. However they quickly fixed this. The chickpea fries and spinach dip were very good. Would recommend for an upscale... More 

Thank Chris S
Troy, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Some friends suggested this spot and we went there for lunch on a Monday recently. Don't be fooled by the exterior. It's in a very unassuming strip mall, but the interior is bright and beautiful. They have a great menu and the food is very good. The service was exceptional too. The manager stopped by our table to make sure... More 

Thank DanSocial
New York
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66 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here foe years, great place to bring the kids, even though its a "wine/tapas" place. Mine love using the ipads to order. Appetizers are all excellent - I cant reccomend the chickpea fries or cauliflower dip highly enough! Our server tonight was Joe, he was fantastic!! Ok so the only downside to our visit tonight was dessert.... More 

Thank LouisLeroy
tampa fl
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Convenient neighborhood place we have been to a number of times. Friendly servers, interesting cocktails, great wine list, and creative menu. Just be careful what you order as some dishes are very pricey for what you get.

Thank tampatravelerby2
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The food was tasty enough. The beef and lamb was fatty but the bean hummus was very very good. The lobster bisque was also tasty. It was nothing special but not a disappointment either. It took a while to get the attention of the waitress and the ipad supplied for ordering kept malfunctioning.

Thank aimeefalzone
Murphy, North Carolina
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

The food is lovely and the wine superb - and you can order wine by the number of ounces you want. You can order from a menu or you can use the iPads provided, which show a picture of all the dishes on the menu. A great experience every time over the last several years!

Thank PeacefulHealthyHappy
Tampa, Florida
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289 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Was excited about this new restaurant that opened in the carrolwood area. We stopped in for lunch. We ordered the edemame dip for an appetizer which was very tasty. For my main course I ordered the lamb chops. One word to describe the food is delicious. Everything was great and tasty at this restaurant.

Thank susann w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14306 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2052
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-265-1415

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