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La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine

301 S. State, Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 622-0200
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Ranked #105 of 507 restaurants in Ann Arbor
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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English first
Florence, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were trying to decide where to eat and went into La Marsa to look at the menu. We were not sure we wanted Mediterranean food and began to leave, but a customer there told us we were making a big mistake and commented how wonderful the food was. So, we stayed. Are we glad we did!... More

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Ann Arbor
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is good but you can get the same thing for less at several other places in town. Skip this one.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the tasty kebabs, super-fresh bread, and garlic sauce. The Detroit area is such a global hotspot for Middle Eastern cuisine. This place can't compete with the very best of its peers, and it doesn't pretend to. What it really has going is LOCATION plus great-enough food that would be pulling 5 stars in most any other town. And... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Met up with a group of friends here that are local to the area (I'm not). Read some of the reviews before going here, and a lot of the reviews said good food, bad service. I would have to agree. The food is great! We had the starter combo which was really good. Its very filling though. I had the... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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194 reviews 194 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The food was quite good and the servings were generous. The service was excellent. The restaurant was very noisy however. It could have used some wall and/or ceiling treatments to baffle the echoing.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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176 reviews 176 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Went there recently and it was our first time here. Fairly decent food. Have had much better in the Dearborn area. The waitstaff however, were extremely attentive and made it special. This place has some Egyptian food on the menu which was a let down. A mixture of pasta and rice. Wasn't that palatable. Nothing against the restaurant, but the... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We ordered a shish kebab and a soup, and it was one of the worst meal in AA up to now. All dishes were served with a lot of nice bread but shish kebab was the worst we ever had - meat was so strongly soaked in vinegar that it almost lost its natural taste. Soup was ok but nothing... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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528 reviews 528 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was looking for a place for a small lunch and came across La Marsa. The restaurant is located on State Street and close to many of the local attractions. While it was a Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was surprisingly empty. I don't know if that was due to the weather (they were having their first main snowfall) or if... More

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Fairborn, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

La Marsa is in a beautiful area of town, just off the edge of the University of Michigan campus. This is a great are with a lot of eclectic foods. La Marsa starts off you meal with a delicious bread (not sure what kind...) with a tzatziki sauce for dipping. I tried my hand at shawarma for the first time!... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you like mediteranian food, this is real place for it. Decoration and back music let you feel that you are there. People are good. Service is fast with good quality of food. Plates and portion are huge with delicious taste. Yammmmmi. You have to go.

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