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Review of Mundaka - CLOSED

Mundaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave
Transit: Monterey Peninsula Transit Bus Stop is located right out front on the sidewalk.
Description: Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is the result of great friendships, a love of food and wine and music, and a long term romance with Spain and its culture. Open in March 2009, Mundaka continues to evolve daily with the creations of our chef Brandon Miller, and the musical musings of all our talented contributors. Mundaka aspires to be the hub for all that is tasty, fun, artistic, creative, and cultural in Carmel-by-the-sea. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just went in with four for a late lunch. Only about ten tapas on the menu but the eight or so we tried were all excellent, served with panache by the friendly cook, and at one huge table in a adjacent section from the night location. So you could schmooze with your neighbors, which was fun. The pricing came out to about $15 each, which wasn't bad for Carmel. You will need to take cash, as they weren't doing credit cards, at least for lunch. This was an interesting set of dishes, not your usual fare, so go in and take a chance on something different. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank lucy b
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was a very enjoyable dinner, I would definitely go back. The almonds and garbanzos were delicious, the duck comfit outstanding, and the clams extremely tasty (be sure to drink the sauce). A tad on the pricey side but it IS Carmel, and to people who complain about serving size, it IS tapas. Good wine list and the movie was a nice highlight, especially when dining solo. Thanks for a great meal.

Thank Cary B
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I'm not sure what all the hype is. The reviews are great but food simply isn't. I found the meals pretty average in general. One thing to note is don't order the cheese plate, it's $20 for a few shavings, no bread.

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Thank blamelis
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Awesome small plates with phenomenal quality and flavor. Order two at at time so you can taste your way along and gradually determine when you get full.

2 must haves are the Gazpacho which was even better than my wife's and I never thought that would be possible. Lamb sliders were amazing (order two because you won't want to share them with each other).

Definatley go for the house wine at $5 per glass. Don't be fooled by the cheap price. We spent a month in tuscany last year and compared to all the delicious house wines we drank along the way.

(Don't bother with the smoked salmon as they are more like deep fried cheese sticks however.

Enjoy!

Thank Aquayreous
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Really excellent and great value tapas - not to mention a stocking cocktail to start. Staff are young, keen and professional and I felt very comfortable eating on my own, although it seems like a great place for both couples and large groups. Carmel is pretty quiet and thesis one of the few places that stays open later and is also conveniently located next to an equally friendly bar.

Thank ShornConnery
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