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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

#182 of 1,845 Restaurants in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14306 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618-2052
(813) 265-1415
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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tampa fl
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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268 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

First time there. Great first impression. Waitress very professional and attentive. Atmosphere was great. Visited with a co workers. We will return. I had the house salad, chicken marsala and the calamari and shrimp appetizer. All excellent. The chicken breast was moist and flavorful. We had a bottle of Chardonnay, moscato and a pitcher of white sangria. During there happy... More 

Thank Ty S
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and creatively prepared dishes. Great place for happy hour. Loved the shrimp and calamari appetizer and Steak Frites for dinner.

Thank Tracy S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Food and service poor. Rude Waite staff. Felt rushed. Trust me on this. Do not go here. Very pricey not worth it.

Thank Susan W
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the $5 Martinis tonight, and they do not hold back on the alcohol. The food is always great and everything is made in house. Would recommend for happy hour and ladies night

Thank chili316
Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Let me just say that I loved Carmel Cafe so it was only right to suggest it to my friends who were visiting from out of town. Boy was I disappointed and embarrassed. The food portions have shrunk and the options that i love (brussel sprouts with bacon, fingerling potatoes and mac and cheese) were no longer available. The Sangria... More 

Thank Cindy B
Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Our server was not the friendliest person. She took our wine glasses off of the table before we even ordered our drinks. I even asked if there was some reason we couldn't have wine at lunch? Her reply was "only if you're buying a bottle". Maybe I didn't look like I could afford the $30 bottle of wine I did... More 

Thank SGR536

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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, Wine Bar, Bar, International, 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: (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?