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Petra Cafe

435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
+1 831-646-2080
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (4 reviews)
“gyros” (8 reviews)
“pita bread” (3 reviews)
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Greek, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
435 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2710
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

They have the BEST Mediterranean food on the Peninsula! Love their naan and baba. Our favorite is their kefta kabobs and their crisp salads.

Thank MBurch310
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I went here with a friend prior to a Golden State Theater concert. We weren't all.thst hungry and the welcoming owner/manager suggested we split the sampler plate. It was both the perfect size and perfectly delicious, with pita bread (kept it filled for us!), humus,...More

Thank lizclark100
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Cute little place. You know when the locals are there and they tell you it's the best...they don't lie. Gyros were to die for.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 14 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
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
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...More

Thank Hopeistobelieve
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...More

1  Thank Kirsten L
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
Reviewed 23 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...More

Thank ZCT808
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...More

Thank creativity2001
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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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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