Monday, June 18, 2012

1 South: Carmel, Mundaka

Mundaka  San Carlos St., betw. Ocean Ave. & 7th Ave., (831) 624-7400.  D M-Sat; $$$.  With a casual yet stylish atmosphere that includes lively background music and a DJ some nights, this is the place to come for tapas.  You can put together a satisfying meal for two with bravas (fried potatoes), gambas (shrimp with heads on, cooked in white wine and garlic), boquerones (white anchovies drenched in luscious olive oil), coliflor (cauliflower baked with horseradish and Gruyere), and datiles (bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese and almonds).  End the feast with gingibre (fresh ginger cake) and a pot of Moroccan mint tea prepared each day with fresh mint and served in an ornate tea pot.  Plates for two are also available--paella, ribeye steak, and whole-roasted chicken with wild ramps. 

More things to do in Carmel.  

image c2012 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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