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Dametra Cafe
Ranked #1 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 22, 2013

We just happened to stumble across this place on our first night in Carmel and couldn't have been happier! It has such a warm and inviting atmosphere. We waited for a table in the wine bar next door where we listened to live piano and horn music. From the time we were seated, the experience was so much fun. The owners/staff played music and sang and got everyone in the restaurant involved. The food was wonderful - we had the Greek combination plate and the lamb kebobs. As we left, the owner shook our hands and personally thanked us for coming. We recommended the restaurant to everyone we talked with afterwards.

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

We chose this restaurant by chance...it was mobbed at 2:30 with lunch customers, so we got a tiny table close to many others. As customers finished & drifted off, the staff quickly made more room for us...they go all out to please customers old & new. The food was fantastic...my lamb was so good, I ignored the bread. It was soon apparent that most customers had been before...when the chef came out to sing, many knew the song. I heard one customer say he was back after 5 years! This is indeed a memorable place...so lucky we found it!

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Thank CWC333333
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

A small but lively place with delicious food. Great attention to detail in presentation. Owner is very nice and pays the 'Rud' while diners clap and selected woman patrons dance. Such a fun time.

Thank NJHBNH
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Did Dametra because if TA reviews and agree completely. Small very friendly place with very Mediterranean food and atmosphere. Does remind us of some places we've been in Greece. Hummus, salads, mains and baklava were all excellent. Wine prices were fair. This place will definitely bear a return visit.

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1  Thank Chingachgook
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Ate here on our last night in Carmel. We were greeted by the two owners--two nice young men eager to please their customers. The food was outstanding. The best part of the night was when one of the owners starting playing the tambourine and he got everybody up dancing. It was a very memorable experience and a great end to our trip. If we are ever in Carmel again, we will be sure to return. If the owners are reading this, I want to say thank you for the memories. We really enjoyed your restaurant. The best of luck to you.

Addendum: If you are not able to get into Dametra Cafe, they have a wine bar next door that is also very nice.

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Thank Sarc1
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