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Dametra Cafe

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Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-622-7766
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food, we recommend Greek moussaka and ravioli (four cheese). At evening will be a little show and live music. Very nice place for dinner. And we will get a little desert finally (for free).

Thank Лена С
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here in November and came back this January. Outstanding food & wonderful service. It's beautiful inside too!

Thank Cortny R
Carmel, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Personable staff, entertaining, reminds you of a small family run restaurant in Europe. Recommend to all new visitors, voted BEST Restaurant in Carmel.

Thank Asa J
Brea, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had supper there at about 6:30 on a Wednesday evening. Restaurant was pretty full, which I believe is a good sign any time, but especially on a weekday. We started with the Baba Ghanoug (tasty, but it was cold--maybe I'm just not used to that, but I prefer warm or at least room temperature). Their Lamb Chop special was tasty,... More 

Thank HomemVelho
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157 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit. We had the Moroccan tea, hummus w/pita bread, Greek salad and cream of artichoke soup. Everything except the soup was quite tasty. I would not recommend this soup. All I could taste was cream with a little salt-boring!

Thank TCWatson
Arnold, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent! Management and staff very nice. Loved it when the music started and the chef came out to sing. When we were there, the musicians encouraged patrons to get up and dance. We had a great time. This is one of the best restaurants in Carmel, so don't miss it. Definitely make reservations so you won't have... More 

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Hunt Valley, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shocked this would be ranked 2nd in Carmel, food terrible with vapid service. Tourist trap. Hummus lacked flavor and was not puréed with enough oil- dry and pasty. Had to ask for pita to be toasted. Asked for veg to accompany hummus and cucumbers were old slimy and limp. Gyro unimpressive. Won't ever return.

Thank ShRadMd
Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How have I been to Carmel so many times in the past and never have eaten here? I won't make that mistake again. A charming welcoming restaurant with a menu that has wide appeal, warm service and absolutely fresh, delicious food. We shared the Baba Ghanoug to start and its smokiness was matched perfectly by the fresh, warm pita served... More 

Thank Shelley R
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a TON of research for our "Pacific Coast Highway" honeymoon and we stayed here during the trip. The service, food, attention to detail, entertainment and excitement and encouragement of us being newlyweds made us feel so special! Apparently, we are the only two that hadn't heard of this place, but I made a reservation because of good reviews.... More 

Thank ashdee1230
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We where received in a very kind way, the restaurant was full but they managed to get a space for us. Giving a great Humus for waiting!. The food is mediterranean ( italian greek and arabic) and very well prepared. Also they open until 11 pm which is great due to other restaurants closed much early.

Thank Javier M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-622-7766

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?