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435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-646-2080
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little place. You know when the locals are there and they tell you it's the best...they don't lie. Gyros were to die for.

Thank Linda F
Saratoga Springs, Utah
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

We love Mediterranean food and this place was great. Small place. Kids each had a gyro. the wife and I had gyro salads and they were huge. Owner was very friendly and gave the kids cookies for dessert.

Thank Jeron C
San Diego, California
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Both the chicken shawarma and gyros were tasty and huge. A friendly mom/pop eatery. Don't expect anything fancy, but do expect good Mediterranean food.

Thank AndySanDiego
Monterey, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Paprika has nothing on this place.. This is hidden Gem kind of place for Mediterranean food. Fresh ingredients/helpful and respectful staff/comfortable atmosphere all around! The only downside is no beef shawarma plate. Besides that it's a go to place if you're in town or just visiting. Thumbs up! 👍

Thank Hopeistobelieve
Monterey, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Great food and I chose the Vegan Platter which is delicious. Friendly and fast service with both indoor and outdoor seating and prices are reasonable. One thing I don't like is the very small, barren aquarium tank with two sad looking, large fish barely able to turn around and I complained about this animal abuse to the staff and suggested... More 

1 Thank Kirsten L
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The menu is absolutely incredible. The portions are big. The food is authentic and fantastic. The service is very friendly!! An absolute must go Gyros place for the go, or a nice place to eat a good dinner or lunch.

Thank MontereyBay B
Burnsville, Minnesota
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166 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

Stopped in as I was walking through the town looking to take some food back to the hotel. The cook who served me was ever so nice, and the food was really good. If you're in the mood for some Greek food, then this is a great place to go. It's pretty tiny if you want to eat in, but... More 

Thank ZCT808
California, Maryland
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209 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Nice people. Decent food. It is a very reasonably priced standby in Pacific Grove. The pea soup, vegetarian, is good. My wife likes the zahtar. Not expensive. I like it 3-1/2 stars worth, better than 3 stars, not quite up to four stars. It is above average. We do return

Thank creativity2001
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Petra Cafe is a wonderful little place in the heart of downtown Monterey. We are outside while the owner Abu Hasan served us and made suggestions from the menu. The food, I ordered the falafel combo and it was delicious and a lot more than I was expecting! I would highly recommend it for lunch or dinner!

Thank Terra T
West Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

This is a non-pretentious eatery with wonderful gyros. Charming for its lack of charm.Very affable owner.

Thank chucktodd75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-646-2080

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