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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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“gyro plate” (47 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Corner of Ocean & Lincoln, Corner of Ocean Ave and Lincoln St, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Lead63
Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank raygay
Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Loutsy
Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank debdwelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank Chainsawversustree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Uber driver recommended, and he was right! Beautiful cafe with simple yet delicious food. Best gyro meat ever! Also, all salads were fabulous and perfectly dressed. Service was outstanding. People around us with pizza - it looked and smelled great. Fair prices especially in...More

2  Thank ALcleo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip to Carmel we only had time for lunch at Dametras. It was a delicious meal with everyone ordering gyros and Greek salads. And of course we finished lunch off with the “surprise” complementary baklava presented to us at the end. But dinner time...More

2  Thank Michaela
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in pretty Carmel and started looking for lunch. There are so many places to choose from. We settled on this wonderful little Greek restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine selection was great. We had a delicious lunch. Don’t miss the grilled...More

2  Thank FionaD57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is Mediterranean - Greek and quite good, though the real attraction is the owner Mr Bashar and the atmosphere. Upbeat, positive, joyful, the owner played a Greek stringed instrument several times during the evening and customers started impromptu dancing. Ever with an eye to...More

2  Thank upintheairglobally
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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
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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