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San Carlos & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921 (Between Ocean Ave & 7th Ave)
+1 831-624-7400
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the account of good recommendation. Sat down at 8:15pm on a Monday night so the place was very empty. At that point the waiter who was very nice, told us the specials. When he came back we had not made our minds yet so he told us that the place would close early so the kitchen was... More 

Thank Chava O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I read about Mundaka prior to our trip to Carmel and it was on my list of potential restaurants. I was able to get a reservation one evening and we had an incredible experience. We asked our waiter for a wine recommendation, and after asking a few questions he excitedly returned with a bottle that he was sure we would... More 

Thank Randy B
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Mundaka Restaurant is located in an off-street location that is tucked away in a courtyard. Signage is apparent at the entrance to the courtyard which lists all the businesses to be found there. We were there mid-week in mid-December and were essentially the only ones there at 8pm...We loved everything about this place, prompt service, nice tapas choices and... More 

Thank BunkieFL
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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.

Thank Ana B
Tahoe City, California
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

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 

Newton(Boston), MA
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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 

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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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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.

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank surfnturf247
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 

Poole, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Thank TonyD33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
European, Mediterranean, Spanish
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?