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“Absolutely fantastic... deserves Top 10 ranking”
Review of Petra Restaurant

Petra Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 79 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stopped at Petra for lunch (as planned) on our trip from San Mateo to 17-mile drive and Carmel. A little tough to find even with the GPS. So. got there a bit late but the owner was gracious to make a meal for us. There was only one other elderly foursome who were regulars and just finishing up their meal.
My wife and I shared a Mezze platter (for 1) and a Lamb shish kabob platter. Both were excellent. The lamb kabobs were succulent and just right. Dolma, falafel, humus, baba ghannoush were delish. Surprised to find their choice of fresh vegies served with the shish kabob platter. And to top it, the Turkish coffee was just like in Istanbul. Had enough left over to pack up for dinner in Carmel.
The restaurant was relatively spaced and cozy and spotless with a TV (showing a nice slideshow of the peninsula and its wildlife) and a working fireplace. The owner (cook) and waitress were friendly and both greeted us and also asked about our experience.
Price of the meal was moderate, especially considering it is Pacific Grove.
Had taken some photos of the place as well as our meal to post here, but somehow managed to lose all my photos of the 2 day trip.

Will be back on our next trip to Carmel and will be sure to take photos again.

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Thank vinooram
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Petra restaurant is in a nice, quiet location. The service is very good, the food is decent but not great.

Thank Jog4fun
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

I love their lentil soup and their kebabs. The chicken kebab is particularly awesome and a triple kebab plate is big enough to share. Even if you don't want to share Petra is affordable and awesome.

Thank LaurainMonterey
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

It may be hard to find, but this restaurant has excellent food and Rachel was a wonderful hostess and she served us up a heart Royal Feast. It is a mixture of just about everything, I especially like the rice. We would definitely go again.

Thank MarBea26
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

We didn't expect to find Mediterranean food in the this seafood-centric area, but we were pleasantly surprised. Informal but delicious - and great value. My husband and I shared some dishes that showed off the variety of the menu. The service was casual, but we were in no hurry and enjoyed the comfortable laid-back atmosphere. We will go back next time we're in the area.

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