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Carmel Cafe and Wine Bar

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3601 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33609-4517
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We tried it on a whim and we're definitely glad we did. The ambiance was very nice...it was dim, but not too dark so you could still read the menu. The shared the cauliflower & spinach dip (amazing!!) and the chickpea fries (meh...weird texture and a slight burned after taste). He had the shrimp and scallop risotto (so good!!) and... More 

Thank pyprchik
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238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast on the weekend. I had eggs and toast and my girl had the oatmeal. She said it was the best oatmeal she ever had. The server was very good, and the food came out fast and hot. Couldn't ask for more. We will be back.

Thank luv2travel33549
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made a simple order via a delivery service - credit card charged and no dinner. Called the restaurant to request the food, and it never happened This pace is not worth it

Thank Son-of-Poochmas
St. Petersburg, Florida
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The menu offers a lot of choices and most of the appetizers and small plates we tried were very good. I am not a fan or garlic and while the menu doesn't mention it, most dishes had a fair content on garlic. Overall a good place to go for an enjoyable meal

Thank Rich H
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Sat at the bar which I enjoy doing when dining alone. Bartender was very personable. Started with a Black Manhattan ($8) which was fine and very reasonably priced. The tuna tartare with avocado and mango was probably the highlight of the meal--great combination ($11.99). I like that they offer small and large options per selected plates. I opted for the... More 

Thank hynesdd
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Seafood paella served with 4 out of 5 empty mussel shells, two mussels in dish, three one inch pieces of chorizo(one an end piece) two large shrimp, tiny bay scallops, and bite size chicken completed the dish. It had flavor and was moist but lacked the seafood. Red snapper was very dry and overcooked. It was served a top a... More 

Thank Ann H
Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love Carmel Cafe! We go a few times a month. The food never disappoints...except when they change up the menu and one of our favorites is gone :(. Love their meatballs and lobster roll! Excellent martinis and wine selection. We love the relaxed atmosphere and the iPad ordering process. Wait staff is always polite and attentive!... More 

Thank Thelecia
Tampa, Florida
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

On a recent visit, I had one of the most disappointing meals ever. Our waiter was very nice, but obviously, untrained. How many requests should it take to bring a wedge of lemon? It went downhill from here. Our salad was almost entirely comprised of tasteless Iceberg lettuce, with an added surprise-- the BROWN CORE of the head of lettuce!!... More 

Thank DeeDee3579
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The food, service, cocktails, atmosphere - all were excellent. Not too expensive, so do not need to wait for a special occasion. This place is just good.

Thank Bill B
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95 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We love Carmel Kitchen and fine there often. The food is delicious. Our visit last Sunday for brunch was a disappointment. There were a few large parties, but still many empty tables but we were told we had to wait to put in our order. Eventually we ordered our food and it took a very long time to come out.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3601 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL 33609-4517
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-964-6889

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