Mediterranean Restaurant - Carmel

4.4
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Welcome to Mediterranean Restaurant!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Greek, Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 624-5659
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Ocean Avenue & Lincoln St
What 53 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best service in Carmel! We live there and have comparisons- trust me you wont be sorry! Amazing food!!

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C
Montana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful hospitality, the waiters will play the drums, sitar and sing. Guest will dance. Lots of fun.

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N
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Noisy place and made much worse by allowing a troupe of Mariachi type singers to come through, play forever and beg for tips. Really annoying and out of place.
Wine list is overpriced.

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n
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

very basic bland meal for Carmel, sorry. there are numerous other options for amazing food, skip this place.

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f
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Easy in and (too) quickly out. Would be great for folks in a hurry. Food came out really quick so felt precooked. Chicken kebob was dry and gyro meat sliced to thick. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Nice that owner stopped by the table to check on us. Nice touch was the bite of baklava after the meal .

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R
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the singing and dancing. It’s not a fancy romantic place but the food is delicious and its fun. We go fairly regularly and are always happy. Recommend the labneh

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about this little restaurant is charming. Comfy seating, a little crowded but that's part of the charm. The service was impeccable, especially at this reasonable price point. Very noisy and family oriented so if you're looking for a zen-like atmosphere this place will not be for you. It is a joyous cacophony of conversations, music, and proximity. I loved it. The only nit that keeps it from being a 5-star for me was that my lamb shank - one of the most expensive items on the menu and therefore deserving of great attention and demanding of high expectations - was overdone. It tasted great spice- and sauce-wise, just overdone. Everything else our party of four ordered was excellent. The apps were super tasty (baba ganoush, dolmas, soups, pita). Will definitely come back when we visit Carmel again.

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SN
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, one of favorites!!

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K
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fabulous restaurant in all areas: food, preparation, presentation, ambience, service. It is the sister restaurant of Demetra’s just across Lincoln Street. The food is scrumptious and the servings are generous. We are looking forward to returning.

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EB
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service fast friendly and food met expectations. Lively, friendly place and fun to go there.

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience from beginning to end! Everything: the food, the service, the overall feel, and the sense of being welcomed.

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BC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was average at best, not as tasty as I had expected and sloppily presented.

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y
Los Angeles
121 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was just okay...but the LOUD, cramped setting was so distracting. We were at a table for two between two big groups of people in the back of this tiny restaurant. We had to yell to hear one another speak. The waiter brought the wrong thing to me as he probably couldn't hear my order.
The hummus was quite bland. The Greek salad was good.

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KS
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Simply an awesome place. Awesome staff and they surprised my wife with a birthday celebration and sing a long.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and hospitality....

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EY
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Service was outstanding as they happily accommodated a special request for us.
Will definitely be back.

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’d indicated on our reservation that it was our anniversary. When we arrived, the hostess greeted us warmly and the server brought us each a complimentary flute of champagne with his best wishes. The smoked salmon appetizer was delicious and large as was the “Great Greek salad” entree topped with gyros and the Greek combination plate. As we finished our main course, a host who had been playing a tzouris, brought the cook out to sing “Besame Mucho”. The host came over to us & to another couple also celebrating their anniversary and encouraged us to stand up and dance, which we did. When we declined dessert, our server brought us a small, delicious baklava and said how honored he was that we’d chosen to celebrate our anniversary at the Mediterranean restaurant. It was an unexpectedly unforgettable evening. Kudos to the Mediterranean team for making it so special.

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MS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was excellent. There was always someone dropping by to make sure nothing was needed. The servers and managers (?) were very friendly. The only downside was how noisy it was inside. The food was delicious and the portions generous.

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EK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is owned by the people who own Dametra Cafe, a Mediterranean restaurant up the street. We had been to Dametra’s a few years back, and I mistakenly thought that I was booking that place. This restaurant has the look and feel of Dametra, and the same menu, only the prices are a couple of dollars more, per item. It appears to be their overflow that takes open table reservations. That being said, if you're Looking for really good Mediterranean food in Carmel, this is the place to go! We arrived early, around 6pm And the restaurant was not busy, and the noise level was really low. We had the babaganoush appetizer, which looked a little whiter than traditional babaganoush, but was very flavorful. The lamb kabob plate came with rice, and Greek salad. It was very tasty. The Vegetarian plate, came with 2 falafels, that we’re a little dry, hummus, rice and Greek salad. The portions are very generous, so come hungry! They have a large menu, with something for everyone. They also have a nice wine list. This is a place that we will definitely come back to.

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MB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Visited over Memorial Day weekend. It was very busy, but the staff still managed to get our food our fairly quickly. The food was delicious and the service friendly. Fun place to come for a bday. There was a table celebrating a bday and the staff pulled out a string instrument, percussion instruments and sang a song and got people in the restaurant up and dancing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Wife loved it. Great service.

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dinner ever! Service and food were amazing and we had the best time here!

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delivered fast and was accurate. Friendly service. Lamb was cooked a little over but still very flavorful. Bread was warm, fresh and tasty.

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G
Dusseldorf Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gute mediterrane Küche. Getränke Preise etwas überhöht. Aber das sind die Kurse in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

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S
Los Angeles
141 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great salads for lunch.

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r
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Excellent value for the whole family

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H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best mousaka and lasagna ever! Fun atmosphere - music, clapping, singing - a really fun place to eat

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AC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had great service. We were there for an anniversary dinner. Shrimp skewers were delicious. The lamb shank was chewy and green beans tough. The owner listened to our complaint and might have made an adjustment if we hadn’t paid already.

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N
Atlanta
129 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service. Great spot to eat!

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MM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lamb kabobs with basmati rice and Greek salad which is always amazing. They bring complimentary homemade humus and pita to your table which is a nice touch and very tasty. The owner is very friendly and accommodating. Two of the employees sang and serenaded the tables which was fun and nice surprise. Always visit this restaurant when visiting Carmel.

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SN
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant. Always consistently great

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MB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Greek and Mediterranean food. Nice ambience yet casual atmosphere. Service was extraordinarily friendly. Prices decent for Carmel. Good for a date but we also saw families with young kids enjoying themselves.

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F
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit and the food was excellent. Friendly servers. Excellent wine selection. Best smoked eggplant spread I have ever had.

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IS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent , as usual. The staff performed a song shortly after we arrived. It was so loud it made conversation impossible. I actually covered my ears because it was painful. Thankfully it was only one song. If they had continued we would have left and dined elsewhere.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and the service here. I’ll definitely be back again!

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DM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here, and we LOVED it! The food was incredible, Mediterranean food is my favorite, and this is the best I’ve had in a very long time! The hummus starter was creamy and delicious, great balance of garlic and lemon. I had the sand dabs, and they were perfectly done. My husband had the chicken kebabs, and he said they were moist and delicious as well. They gave us a free piece of baklava at the end, and it was fabulous! I have a new favorite restaurant in Carmel!

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SK
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, the owner was there checking on everything. Very nice overall - can’t wait to go back

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OT
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Casual! Low key, great food!

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M
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best calamari I’ve ever had. Fantastic dinner and service. We will definitely be returning.

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u
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may have been one of our best dining experiences. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. They serenaded her in fact the entire restaurant started dancing. It was a magical evening. Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience.

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