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435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-646-2080
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Diego, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Monterey, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 visiting. Thumbs up! 👍

Thank Hopeistobelieve
Monterey, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 to turn around and I complained about this animal abuse to the staff and suggested... More 

1 Thank Kirsten L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Burnsville, Minnesota
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164 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

Stopped in as I was walking through the town looking to take some food back to the hotel. The cook who served me was ever so nice, and the food was really good. If you're in the mood for some Greek food, then this is a great place to go. It's pretty tiny if you want to eat in, but... More 

Thank ZCT808
California, Maryland
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167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Nice people. Decent food. It is a very reasonably priced standby in Pacific Grove. The pea soup, vegetarian, is good. My wife likes the zahtar. Not expensive. I like it 3-1/2 stars worth, better than 3 stars, not quite up to four stars. It is above average. We do return

Thank creativity2001
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015 via mobile

Petra Cafe is a wonderful little place in the heart of downtown Monterey. We are outside while the owner Abu Hasan served us and made suggestions from the menu. The food, I ordered the falafel combo and it was delicious and a lot more than I was expecting! I would highly recommend it for lunch or dinner!

Thank Terra T
West Sacramento, California
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

This is a non-pretentious eatery with wonderful gyros. Charming for its lack of charm.Very affable owner.

Thank chucktodd75
Mountain View, California
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

In the midst of all the Monterey choas, this little spot is worth a visit. Great menu, great ambiance, great prices. Authentic to the core. Fancy it ain't, but it's legit.

Thank ProfSmitty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?