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“Tapas in Carmel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mundaka

Mundaka
Ranked #60 of 153 Restaurants in Carmel
Price range: $20 - $40
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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.
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“Tapas in Carmel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We found this cute tapas restaurant in Carmel on the recommendation of friends. Some of the dishes were great, while others were very good. There was an interesting array of small plates, each in the traditional Spanish mode. The "Party Bottle" wine ($5 if you don't ask; $8 if you ask) was a good addition to the meal. We tasted the Sangria (red and delicious), but decided to stick with the Party Bottle wine in light of the variety of dishes we were ordering. The Rioja poached pears with crepes were a good light dessert, but we would ask for more pears next time.
The service was quite good. The owner spent some quality time with us, and he was quite gregarious and friendly. The atmosphere was great and enjoyable. It was a very nice experience overall.

  • Visited September 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a tapas restaurant that serves outstanding food and has great service. We had about ten different dishes and they were all of the same excellent standard. We particularly like the lamb hamburgers and the fries tossed in truffle salt. Thank you to Diane and John from Petit Soleil at SLO for recommending this gem. Thank you to all the staff for making this such a great evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is great! You will want to eat here every night of your trip to Carmel:)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Sensational tapas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

This was our first visit to Mundaka, and we decided to try it based on reviews. We wad a great meal and our server was very helpful making some suggestions. The flavor combinations are terrific and everything we sampled was fantastic. The sangria went great with the meal. The staff was also very accommodating as we had to stick to a tight timeframe. We will go back if we visit again.

Visited September 2013
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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“BEST PLACE TO EAT AT NIGHT IN CARMEL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Awesome atmosphere, DELICIOUS food, friendly waiters, reasonable price: don't go to the expensive and not-so-good restaurants in Ocean Ave (of course there are exceptions): GO HERE!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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