Mediterranean Restaurant - Carmel

4.3
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Casual
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ocean Avenue & Lincoln St
What 40 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KS
San Francisco
23 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
16 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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OT
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
4 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
126 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
1 review
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
45 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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B
San Francisco
1 review
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
10 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
6 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
25 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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k
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere but a bit disappointed with the food. It was not bad, but I was expecting better. Overall would recommend this restaurant for a dinner or lunch in Carmel.

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AB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third or fourth time at this restaurant. Every time the service has been excellent. Friendly, accommodating, rapid, attentive. I had lamb shish kebab and it was done medium (as requested). Rice, lamb...all was excellent.
Order a wine I was not familiar with from the list. Turned out it was not to my taste. The restaurant took it back graciously and didn't charge. That's as it should be but I was delighted by how graciously they accepted my error. Really very nice. The musical interlude at about 9:00 is always fun.

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L
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit — excellent menu and presentation!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family had a wonderful meal here on Thanksgiving! We enjoyed the live music and the food was incredible!

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DP
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great dinner at Mediterranean Restaurant in Carmel last week. My wife, son and I were in Carmel for Thanksgiving week and wanted a place where we had many options including vegetarian. Mediterranean was the right choice. Food was great tasting and plenty of choices. We ate well and enjoyed the live music as birthdays were being celebrated. Service was very good and staff warm and friendly. We'd go back when in Carmel.

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L
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great meal!

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RF
Tahoe
33 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. Parent restaurant, Demetra, is just a few doors down. Both restaurants have people waiting outside for dinner. Recommend reservations. I can't go to a Mediterranean/Greek restaurant without having the flaming Saganaki. "Opa!"
I've been to restaurants that use a softer cheese. Mediterranean uses feta cheese, which is fine, but doesn't have the smooth texture to smear on pita bread. My husband had the combination plate which was very good. I had the vegetarian plate--also very good. Generous pours of wine. They gave a nice complimentary dessert of baklava. Overall a nice dining experience.

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PP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and waited just a few minutes for the table to be set. It was a very busy evening and the service was excellent. The food amazing!! Great menu snd atmosphere. We will go back soon.

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MB
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service. A very happy atmosphere.

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KM
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Really enjoyed the food, energy and the attention of staff.

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J
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service! We were able to get a wine that wasn’t even on the wine list, simply by asking! Great staff!

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N
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent Mediterranean food choices. Very tasty and nice sized portions for the appetizer (Mezze Platter for two) and the entrée (the Gyro plate was great). The place gets packed, so reservations are a must. Beware - the wine list on their website is not at all accurate.

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DA
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here often as the food and service are consistently some of the best in Carmel. Small selection of wines by the glass, but they have what we wanted and we enjoyed them. House-made humus very creamy, not real garlicky. Wife had the Dametra pasta - chicken was very tender and the pasta al dente - great flavor, not real creamy. I had the lamb shank - smaller than most I have had, but was plenty of food - very tasty wine reduction sauce. Service is excellent - we probably had every server visit our table in some capacity, as well as the two owners - great attention to detail. Always a good time - always a good meal!!

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