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Tarek's Cafe

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European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Canadian
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Robie street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable Atmosphere, Great Food

The pasta literally melts in your mouth. Portions are healthy. I struggle to think of any dishes that I have been dissatisfied with.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Cathy C
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The pasta literally melts in your mouth. Portions are healthy. I struggle to think of any dishes that I have been dissatisfied with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Excellent value for what you get. Definitely not a double linen place, but the food makes up for the décor! Locate in an older, small strip mall and if you didn't know it was there, you'd miss it. Owners are lovely people, ingredients are fresh and tasty. Quick, over the counter service. I've given it 5 simply for the food,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I took my wife and kids to the Lebanese festival in Halifax, where the kids had their first ever shwarmas. Though they all liked them, they weren't really crazy about them, and neither my wife nor I were very impressed. They were dry and short on flavour, but to be fair, there were a lot of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tarek really does seem to care about the quality of what he puts out. The food is tasty and the staff are friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tarek's is a favorite after work dinner for us. The owner and staff are always welcoming and stop to chat. The wide selection of Middle Eastern food is always fresh, unique and very tasty. We enjoy the homemade soups. Favorite dishes are the chicken and beef shawarma, the veggie appetizer selection, and the terrific falafel plate. We've had Tarek's cater... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Four went: had the chicken combo platter, a chicken beef platter and the chicken Schwarma. I asked for no dill, dairy free and no pickles and they did not skimp just added extra veggies instead. We all loved the meal and the owner came over to talk to us and see how we enjoyed the meals. The Schwarma was 10$... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything I have ever had here is good. I eat here at least twice a month for lunch. The prices are great, the service is great and the staff have all been here for years and they are all really friendly. Go and try it if you haven't already. You even get a free small bowl of soup while you... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is a treat for travelers, if you're tired of the known franchise food, give Terek’s a try. Terek is usually there handing out free soup, the half & half plate is usually enough for two, cash only.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you are visiting Halifax, or living in Halifax surrounded by a bubble, make sure you have the pleasure of eating here. It's incredibly yummy, amazing value, super casual, and quite healthy to boot! I always have a couple Kibbie while I wait for my order... these little pieces of pure enjoyment are addictive. Their Med salad is one of... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place follows the rules for a successful, long-lasting restaurant: great-tasting quality food in good-sized portions at a reasonable price, with ingredients that are made from scratch, not sourced out. The joint is always full at mealtime. More restaurants should follow this example. The staff here work very hard and are very dedicated to providing good service. Please don't ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Robie street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?