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“Great Experience: Food/Staff/People/Location”
Review of Dametra Cafe

Dametra Cafe
Ranked #3 of 159 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
San Diego, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Experience: Food/Staff/People/Location”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Dametra Café was a great find since this was our first time in Carmel. I was very impressed with food and service. I wanted to go back since we were traveling and stayed a few days, but, we didn't make it back. Wonderful. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Great”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Such fun.
Good food, good fun, great value. Loved this place and will be back. The owner, the kitchen staff and the waitstaff put on a Mexican middle eastern song at lunch.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A must stop!!!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

We returned after eating here a year ago. Took friends who were traveling with us. The manager is excellent, greats you at the door, see's that you are satisfied during the meal, and shakes your hand wishing you well as you depart. Food is excellent. We all ordered different dishes and each was great. We sat through a birthday celebration in which the staff came out and sang/played a Greek song for the birthday people (2 of them). The entire restaurant becomes involved, pretty neat. Dametra deserves it's high ranking. It was rated #1 last summer and saw on Trip Advisor that it was still ranked #1 a year later for this visit. If this was a local restaurant I would be eating there many a night. Oh - Prices are reasonable, especially for Carmel!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Everything was great, the food was very good, fresh and tasty, the overall decor is quote nice and makes you feel in a cozy cafe in the Mediterranean and the service...outstanding, they make you feel at home, like in a family restaurant, your family. Everybody seems to be happy to be there, to work there and make it contagious with their performances (they sing and play instruments every hour or so) and with their chats with you.

I highly recommend it, the experience of the previous reviewer seems to be an unfortunate fluke.

Visited June 2014
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Mediocre at best”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

We walked by while looking for a dinner place on Sunday night. Since it was crowded we thought it must be either very good, or cheap or both.
Proved to be neither. I do not have the foggiest idea why this thing is so popular. Prices are quite high for what it is and the food is on the low quality side. They call it it mediterranean but any restaurant on the Mediterranean would be out of service fast with this kind of food.
It is lively and open late, but that's it. Can't understand the positive statements concernig the food. Must be from folks who never been to the Mediterranean and do not know the real stuff.
If you want to dine well, go to Grasing's, The not too big difference in price is 5 times worth the difference in food and service!

  • Visited June 2014
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