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Carmel's Cafe Bar and Grill

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$$ - $$$
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250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8038
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 21:45
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife & I were one of the first seated when we arrived at Carmel's. Our experience started out OK (ordering drinks and our meal) but quickly went downhill. Shortly after our arrival a group of approx. 20 (including numerous young children) started to arrive for a private party. They were being seated in the main dining area about 10... More 

Thank Thanlin
Norwich, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to go for something to eat. I had a burger and it was lovely. Highly recommend this place for somewhere to eat. Staff were friendly too.

2 Thank scubapaula
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108 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for families, Carmel's is a bustling place with good sized meals well priced. Service was attentive andm eals very good .

Thank One Chop
Loxton, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location was great easy walk from our accommodation in the main street. Opted for the tapas plate for 2 for starters - fantastic! Was more than enough for both of us - fresh and delicious. Service from all staff was great and we look forward to returning to Carmels when next in the area.

1 Thank Lucy K
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is lovely and we sat right by the windows looking out onto the little courtyard style area at the front. The service was great and as there was 20 of us she got our orders in nice and early and made sure they were in before the 7:30pm rush! The food was fresh and delicious. We were checked... More 

1 Thank shelleysings
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hope you have a good appetite this place serves good Italian food and plenty of it. Good service and friendly staff.

Thank Ray H
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If there was one negative during my visit to Carmel's it was the noise level during a busy period. However, that was minor compared to the superb food and excellent service. All food was well presented and the serves were very generous - none of my group had room for desserts! Value for money was excellent and I'll definitely return.

Thank trev0r47
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We were pleasantly suprised by how welcoming and accomodating the staff at Carmel's were despite arriving only half an hour before close of lunch service on a Saturday. The staff slotted us in quickly and were incredibly friendly. The size and quality of the meals were astounding - I had the juiciest chicken schnitzel I've ever had the honour to... More 

Thank JetSetterCM
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We had been told that Camel's was a place if you were really hungry. No joke. The portions are generous! And in addition, they even brought us some additional items as they were closing :). It is not high end, it is not gourmet, it is hearty, good food that will fill you up and satisfy you at the end... More 

1 Thank ForeverPacking
Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Really nice venue. Staff are brilliant. We were a loud, large group but staff managed us well. Menu is extensive and the food was really good. I had one of the best sauces in quite awhile - everyone wiped their chips in it. No complaints from anyone except couldn't eat everything on their plates.

Thank LNels0n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Bar, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 250 Main Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  McLaren Vale
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8323 8038
Carmel's is a unique restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale. The Restaurant presents an ever-changing menu focusing on flavors to compliment the extensive wine selection from local wineries. The food is modern Australian twist on American style food as well as a wide range of other dishes.

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