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Dametra Cafe

Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-622-7766
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, I'm a sucker for Mediterranean food and they cover all the bases at Demetra. The restaurant is so nicely done. Great lighting, atmosphere, decor. Casual and extremely comfortable. But the menu nails it. The five of us had a wide range of things. I'm...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank broshow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you pass Dametra on Ocean Ave, it looks like a tiny place with a small outdoor seating area. But when you enter, you realize how big the place is and how many people t can seat. Dametra seems to be an old reliable. In...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had read the reviews. We stopped by at 2:30 thinking that was in between meal times, but there was still a 20 minute wait. But it didn't seem that long as we walked a bit. We had the Best Clam Chowder. It was amazing....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank stzi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at Dametra Cafe and the food was fresh and delicious. We were greeted warmly by the owner, which we found to be a wonderful personal touch. Then, the owner and a few other people came out playing instruments and sang a few...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here based on the reviews and it was just a little wait for lunch. The atmosphere was pleasant and somewhat boisterous with music talking, and servers clattering with dishes - I particularly liked it. And the food was excellent. This place lived up...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Lead63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carmel is full of quaint restaurants, but Dametra is the quaintest and the best! They treat you like family. It is warm, welcoming, fun and festive, with impromptu serenades, music, and dancing in the aisles, and the Mediterranean food is hardy and excellent. I cannot...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank raygay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was packed with people, so we knew we had stumbled on probably one of the best restaurants in town. We had to wait for a table - walked around for 15 min and our table was ready on our return. I had Caesar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Loutsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time tonight at Demetra’s In Carmel. Quaint and colorful setting in the middle of Carmel Ocean Blvd. I had the chicken kabob and it was excellent. All in my group had other kabobs and enjoyed them. The food is fresh and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank debdwelle
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This restaurant is a surprise, typical European wait staff, efficient, loud and helpful oh and funny, seated quickly, orders taken the food took a little bit of time, but there were a few people dining at the time. A little surprise for the diners was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
3  Thank Chainsawversustree
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Wife and I had lunch there in oct. just incredible food and service. Someone from kitchen came out with apron on and started singing whilst two others were playing guitar and drums. Was just really a treat, great place to experience. And again just really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Steve W
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Catherine G
20 September 2018|
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Response from burroughsfarmsgirl | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, the restaurant would be wheelchair accessible. Not sure about the restroom. However, given that it’s California, I’d be shocked if it weren’t. Best to call and ask tho.
18 May 2018|
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Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
I would make reservations about 2 weeks ahead. Ask for a window seat, and make your reservations about 7 pm. Sometimes the staff plays music around 7, it is fun! Very good food, and service.
Thomas L
8 March 2018|
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Response from Soph129 | Reviewed this property |
Not much room inside but yes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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