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Paprika Cafe

309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
+1 831-375-7452
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“baklava” (19 reviews)
“pitas” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went there while in in town on a road trip. My wife, sister-in-law and two younger children (4 and 7). It was an earlier dinner, between 5:30 and 6. We paid $55 to $60 for the 5 of us, but we ordered a ton....More

Thank NormalOrlandoGuy
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I will get my meal to go next time. A screaming child in a small area is not enjoyable but the food was authentic. Service was a bit slow.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

The hole in the wall kind of place you'll love and tell your friends about. The slower service makes the food taste better and makes the it even more of an experience. This is real food and is worth waiting for. Relax and enjoy a...More

Thank MarcusandKimmy
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This place is tiny but well worth a visit if you like mediterranean food. The owner was the only one working so he took our order and possibly cooked the food while we waited. If you have a stroller you must leave it outside, there...More

Thank Smithova
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I went here for dinner. She's vegetarian, and they had a lot of options available for her. This is a very small place - only 6 tables. The food was excellent. I had a lamb kebob and they gave us some cashew...More

Thank QADude
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

me and my wife had dinner there, the lady were so rude, she but as in waiting list outside and we wait for an hour and when we ask her about our turn she said you were waiting outside so we cancelled you're name and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Really good Lebanese food. I liked the pita wraps -the meat is juicy, the sauce is tasty and the pita is freshly made (perhaps on site?). The people are friendly and it's a cute little place to hang out and have lunch/dinner.....I'd recommend it and...More

Thank Esprit_2012
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A tiny place right next to the perfect crumb bakery. Go there and be in for a special secret surprise. Tastes you don't always get from similar places. I hadn't tasted it like that since I was a kid. It may be hard to explore...More

Thank danstpeter
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We had a quick dinner at Paprika -- Kafta kebab combo and Schwarma combo. Both were ok, neither were great. The folks running it, however, were very kind. And, as other have shared, free baklava was brought to us with the bill.

Thank mcksh
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant is fantastic. The entire restaurant is operated by the owner who opened this restaurant over 20 years ago. If you like this type of food, you MUST give it a try.

Thank carolynl84
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-7452
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