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Cafe Stravaganza

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241 The Crossroads Blvd, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
+1 831-625-3733
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After asking the server about the hash and whether or not it was made into a patty (hate that) or with pulled meat and chunks of potatoes, she seemed not to really understand, but said it was "chunky." Well, it was made with ground up corned beef and potatoes, fried into a patty. It had a baby food like texture... More 

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Hollister, California
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After a morning of hiking along the beaches, we were hungry and stopped here. I had the bacon cheeseburger and it was a good size and cooked to my request. My wife had the meatball sandwich. The meatballs were very moist and flavorful. The waiter was attentive and kept our iced teas full. It all came with a price. Not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

You know? I really enjoyed the simplicity of this place for lunch. There were no smears, stacks, foams.... It was simply a nice, varied menu of good old standards and generous portions. The staff were very professional and timely. I had the Persian kabob platter and loved it!! It could have used a little more spice, but it was a... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Downtown Carmel was extremely crowded with a car show, so we decided to head to the Carmel Valley shopping center to try to find something relatively inexpensive for a family of four. Stopped here, and while "inexpensive" isn't quite accurate, it was a fun place with very good food. Owner (I think he was the owner) was jovial and attentive,... More 

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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Allow dogs outside, good Greek food, but no Greek salad dressing. I had the leg of lamb which was very good and got salad instead of mashed potatoes.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We went with our family to seek a nice family dinner for better value than you can get in Carmel by the Sea centre. Good service, great value kids menu, a nice local feel.

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California Hot Springs, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It was great to find this place open on the 4th of July. We had a combination of a breakfast and a lunch. Both we good. I would go back.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast and the quality was good. The staff was very friendly. Nice place for a simple breakfast! Recommended!

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buffalo, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We got to Carmel about 8 pm. We found this place and it was closing at 9 pm. Service was great and food was delicious. We ordered garden salads and pizza to share. Thin crust pizza was really good.

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Thank mrscichon
Monterey, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Lots of interesting items on the menu. In particular, the Greek food items are excellent. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. Have visited at least four times over the last year.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 The Crossroads Blvd, Carmel, CA 93923-8650
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-625-3733

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