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San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921 (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
+1 831-624-7400
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting to have a tiring day looking for bargains but, instead, what I found was some excellent brands offering good deals. No crowds.

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Thank Ana B
Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Yummm! This charming tapas restaurant is tucked in off of the street. Everyone in our group of four really liked this place. I would particularly recommend the boquerones, Patatas bravas, arancini, cauliflower, and another dish that the waiter recommended (the menu has changed seasonally from the one online). The vegetarian paella was OK--we think the seafood paella would have been... More 

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Thank SusanMcK
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Hope to see you soon, Gabe More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A group of us visiting the area for a few days found this little gem in Carmel. The food was fabulous with lots of creative flavors and surprises. Everything was delicious. The service was very friendly and very helpful in selecting and customizing our menu choices and wine. Too bad we don't live close by so we could go back... More 

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Thank Jeff A
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for that review! I´m happy you´re happy, that´s the idea. Gabe More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mundaka does not show up as one of the top restaurants in Carmel and it absolutely should. Tucked away in a quiet courtyard, its basically tapas that clearly is designed and cooked by someone who was trained in Spain. Everything we had was inventive, superbly cooked and delicious. Our waiter was extremely helpful with suggestions and we tried some things... More 

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Thank sun&sea lover
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! I promise the paella will taste better next time. Hope to see you soon, Gabe More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with family and friends for a mezza that was both freshly cooked and tasty. Great little spot and lovely ambience. Toilets could do with an update.

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Thank Jencheltenham
Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I´ll talk to the staff about the toilette situation. There´s always room for improvement. :) Gabe More 

Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for great ambiance, good wine at a reasonable price point and savory food made from locally-sourced organic ingredients this is the restaurant for you. I ate there 4 times during my stay in Carmel and loved every visit. The octopus with polenta was amazing. The foie gras and banana was a mouthwatering masterpiece and the lamb,... More 

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Gabe G, Owner at Mundaka, responded to this review

Wow! Amazing review. Thank you so much, really! When customers are happy and understand what we are doing here, it´s just perfect. Thank you again. Gabe More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Good service coupled with a good choice on the menu and some fine wines make for a most pleasant evening here. Nothing too special about the atmosphere, but overall very good indeed.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was excited to eat tapas in Carmel. My thought was that the food would be extraordinary. It was just ok. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I'm from New York so I've had good food. Also, I have some preconceptions about Spanish tapas. I was looking for great ingredients and decent portions very well prepared. I had Serrano Ham,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We snuck in to this restaurant in a small courtyard from the suggestion of our caddy. The restaurant did not disappoint. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Several tapas items were amazing, especially the steak tartare. Drinks were unique and generously poured.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

After experiencing two Carmel restaurants with waits of one hour plus in town, we stopped into Mundaka for our family favorite, Spanish tapas. We were warmly welcomed, and shared several dishes that we all thoroughly enjoyed. The Sandia salad with heirloom tomatoes and watermelon was fresh and delicious. The Patatas Bravas with both red and white sauces was quite tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
European, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
    (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Peninsula Transit Bus Stop is located right out front on the sidewalk.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-7400
Description
Mundaka is a Spanish style tapas restaurant in downtown Carmel, CA. It is the result of great friendships, a love of food and wine and music, and a long term romance with Spain and its culture. Open in March 2009, Mundaka continues to evolve daily with the creations of our chef Brandon Miller, and the musical musings of all our talented contributors. Mundaka aspires to be the hub for all that is tasty, fun, artistic, creative, and cultural in Carmel-by-the-sea. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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