Current Offer
Order 2 dinners for $33.00 or more
of $9.00 worth!
Paprika Café first opened in 1994 as Tabouli Café and has been a go-to spot for great Mediterranean flavoured dishes and sandwiches. Family owned by Christophe Hamade, it has slowly grown in popularity to become a local favourite and liked by many visitors to Monterey. It is conveniently located close to the aquarium, which makes it a perfect stop for anyone wanting to grab lunch or dinner while on their way to the wharf.
Mon, Wed–Sat: 11am–7pm
Sun: 12pm–6pm
Closed on Tuesdays
Our Response to COVID-19:
Window Service
To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to ensure the safety of our customers and the cafe owner, we are currently offering to-go orders only taken through our main window. Our customers should kindly stay out and not enter the cafe as the main door is permanently locked. Internal and external seatings are not available. Our customers are required to wear a mask as a prior condition to be served.
Treat Yourself
to exquisite Vegan Baklava
Discover the Flavors
"This tiny spot is the perfect sojourn before or after a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, thanks to its delectable and affordable Mediterranean food and friendly service. A diminutive and humble place, it has only six tables, but the chef/owner provides a warm welcome, recommending favorite items before he goes to work in the tiny back kitchen.
"Vegans and vegetarians will delight in the ample menu featuring flaky spanakopita, smoky baba ghanoush and vibrant tabbouleh with a perfect zip from fresh lemon. The tahini that accompanies the crisp, golden falafel is luscious, and a classic Greek salad is refreshingly satisfying. Don’t fill up completely though, as the homemade baklava, which just so happens to be vegan, is sure to sate and is available packaged to go." (CA, 2019)
People Love Us On Yelp
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Trip Advisor: Certificate of Excellence
2014, 2015