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Paprika Cafe

309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
+1 831-375-7452
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant. There are lots of choices (the whole back side of the menu has vegetarian items), the food is absolutely delicious, and the service cannot be beat. My friend had the owner's latest invention, spicy lemonade. I had a sip and...More

Thank Naomi W
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

I went to this Cafe with my family by checking reviews on Yelp. And I fell in love with the food here, and also the ambience & hospitality. Food is fresh & all made from scratch. Highly recommend the Lamb & Beef Gyro, Falafel wrap,...More

Thank Dejun
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Best Lebanese food . The place is tiny but the food is great . My kids got meat shawarma amazing my husband got falafel was excellent and I got foul moudamas great . It is halal too . And they have all vegan baklava very...More

Thank Lina M
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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