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Lokal Restaurant

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13762 Center St, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-8928
+1 831-659-5886
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Really, this restaurant is better than some of the starred restaurants in the city. They have foraged porcini mushrooms and home smoked salmon. It is a local restaurant using local ingredients. I love every bite of it.

Thank misstrip10
Carmel Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We gave short shrift to this place for too long. It has unusual hours and we had heard mixed reviews. Well, after finally trying it out we both really enjoy the incredibly fresh ingredients and creative meals. They are open Thursday through Sunday and do brunch on the weekends, and lunch and dinner on Th-Su. My wife adored the heirloom... More 

Thank David B
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Poor owner was all on his own...cook, waiter, greeter, cleaner. Did a great job and the benedict turned out well. Great cappuccino too!

Thank Katelyn W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I know there was only one waitress but it wasn't even full. 5 tables maybe? Waitress asks us to sit down anywhere and she'll bring menus. 10 minutes later I had to go get our own menus. 15 more minutes for her to take our order. Nothing while we waited. Maybe 10 more minutes for us to get water. 45... More 

Thank Vane_P22
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

A unique dining experience in Carmel Valley Village. They have wonderful lunch/brunch with items like Eggs Benedict on the brunch menu, and Kobe burgers on the lunch menu. They also have great salads and other sandwiches available too. On the dinner menu, you'll get some realy creative dishes, beautifully presented with nicely balanced flavors. Their dinner menu is unique, because... More 

Thank mikegrattan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great beers, burgers, and fancy food too. I am happy Lokal is open again! We had a fine meal of short ribs and burger with lovely sides beautifully presented. Service was excellent and I love the black board and rustic decor.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We had a delicious brunch here. The food is made with very fresh ingredients and was delicious. Our only complaint is that the service was slow. The restaurant's one waitress was late to arrive (we and several other tables sat waiting for her) and then left at least once during our meal to go to another store near the restaurant.

Thank kruzingtogether
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We have to Lokal a handful of times and always had good service and great food! This time the food was still great, but the service was awful!!! We arrived for lunch around 12:45 and there was only one other table occupied by two people. The server (a young red head female) seemed less than impressed that she had customers.... More 

Thank jennifer s
Redwood City, CA
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went for a lovely breakfast with my husband, our toddler, and my sister. Each of our meals were beautiful quality, delicious, and just the right amount of food. We will definitely return, and recommend Lokal to others.

Thank WrennRWC
Carmel Valley, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Dinner at Lokal is a very different experence to most restaurants. The chef has a brilliant view of plating and non-standard food pairings and preparations. Although the menu is broken down into normal categories of salads, fish, meat, etc.....the dishes arrive based on how long it takes to prepare them. Your "salad" can arrive after your "entree", for instance. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13762 Center St, Carmel Valley, CA 93924-8928
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carmel Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-659-5886

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