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Paprika Cafe

309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
+1 831-375-7452
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“baklava” (20 reviews)
“hummus” (13 reviews)
“shawarma” (3 reviews)
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
309 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1474
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We loved this little place. We were in Monterey for the weekend and visited this cafe because I read that they offered vegan options. Its a small cafe, very casual. Food and service were great. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We had delicious...More

Thank MrsMarshy69
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Excellent lunch for four of us travellers. Delicious dishes plus special accommodation for a non-onion eater. To die for baklava and everything home-made. Highly recommended by someone highly familiar with middle eastern cuisine.

Thank TravellingSoul48
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is very small establishment with just a few tables. It appears to be more of a take out place. Everything is home made as far as we know. It appears as though the owner is the only person working here. He is super friendly...More

Thank Lions A
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Chris was very nice and hospitable The food was great I had Kafka kabab and my wife had a chicken kabab we ve enjoyed tithe max

Thank Riad K
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Called in to ask if the food was Halal and the owner guaranteed it was. The place was nice and small had a cozy Middle East vibe. The owner treated us with respect and made us feel at home. Had the dolmas and falafels for...More

Thank Jhungly
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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