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Petra Cafe

435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-646-2080
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“falafel” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Walked by on a Sunday evening late and found the owner creating us. Very kind and welcoming, helpful with ideas! Service was a 5! Nothing fancy but comfortable. Food was very tasty with decent portions. I enjoy finding these places! Worth the stop in and...More

Thank apa028
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The falafel is delicious! Crunchy on the outside, and moist and scrumptious on the inside. Super tasty and well worth the $4 for an order of four! The falafel sandwich is a little pricey for frequent visits (as a student), but the falafels are good...More

Thank Jillian F
Reviewed 11 July 2017

They have the BEST Mediterranean food on the Peninsula! Love their naan and baba. Our favorite is their kefta kabobs and their crisp salads.

Thank MBurch310
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I went here with a friend prior to a Golden State Theater concert. We weren't all.thst hungry and the welcoming owner/manager suggested we split the sampler plate. It was both the perfect size and perfectly delicious, with pita bread (kept it filled for us!), humus,...More

Thank lizclark100
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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
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
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
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...More

Thank Hopeistobelieve
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...More

1  Thank Kirsten L
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
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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