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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8038
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Adelaide, Australia
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201 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here for our grand daughters 9th birthday and found it disappointing. Our son had the Tapas plate and enjoyed it very much. Our daughter-in-law had the salt & pepper squid salad with fries and wasn't that happy with it. My husband had the slow cooked pork ribs with fries and coleslaw. He had the best meal!!! Succulent and tender.... More 

1 Thank chris w
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited late on a Monday evening, luckily the staff were very accommodating and let us still come in and order dinner. The steak was cooked nicely, a little bit over done for us but still enjoyable. We were given a dessert menu to browse over, which we were going to share a couple but unfortunately we were forgotten about and... More 

Thank TRIsaac
Willunga, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At Carmel's if you want great food and drinks for a reasonable price,this is the place to be.Very friendly team and they will do anything for you.The steaks are awesome they are cooked to your liking and you just have to say add or take that away and the meal is made just as you like it.The salads are very... More 

Thank Alexandria O
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Often come here as we know the owner. Family business with very good and filling meals. At the further end of town and plenty of parking. Also have takeaway pizzas that are very nice as well.

Thank handjthorpe
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunday evening when the restaurant was busy, however the staff were very attentive and apologised for what was a very short delay. Had two starters between three, followed by three mains. Could hardly move after the experience. You must try the Carmel's Burger, and persuade your fellow diners to have a steak or the ribs which you... More 

Thank EatUp999
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place, I come here quite often, but had to write another review because I had the best meal I have ever eaten at carmels. The food is always the best and I'm never disappointed. BBQ pork ribs yum yum yum. Even our entree with the trio of dips, amazing. Best food which keeps us coming back every... More 

Thank Naykaye
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Dining at Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill is always a wonderful experience. We had a dinner sitting when the weather here in Adelaide was cold and wet our table booking was by the windows but because it was cold as soon as we walked in they moved us to a table in a warm spot to make our experience more... More 

Thank southernfoodieadel
Adelaide, Australia
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Both dine in and take away available, this restaurant is lively and noisy, but in a good way with an extensive menu and great atmosphere. Staff are friendly and accommodating and we will definitely return for lunch next time we are touring this popular wine region South of Adelaide. Note that this restaurant is closed on public holidays, however is... More 

Thank Papernebula
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

My wife and i had our anniversary dinner there and hands down the best steak ive ever eaten and ive had alot of steaks in my time, the vinus was getting rib sauce on the side which had ribs in it

Thank daniel h
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you are staying the weekend in the McLaren Vale winery district then Carmel's is a must visit. Situated in therein street there is, weather permitting, the choice of indoor or outdoor seating and one is as good as the other. The menu is not extensive but the staples, chicken, beef and fish are all covered. The food is well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
Bar, Australian, Mediterranean, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8038
Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavors to compliment the extensive wine selection from local wineries. The food is modern Australian twist on American style food as well as a wide range of other dishes.

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