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2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1321 (DePaul)
(773) 929-9600
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Ranked #2,892 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Neighborhood: DePaul
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you're looking for a quick meal, my advise is to call ahead. Maza's cuisine is painstakingly prepared to perfection. The "owner guy" whose name is Yousef takes great pride in his food and his patrons' experience while at Maza. While I will admit he needs to bring on additional staff, notably a host or hostess, his food is nothing... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Restaurant opens at 5 PM , we were there at 5:30 ...only one other couple was there at a table. No one was at the door to greet us..waited for a while ...no one showed up.. Decided to sit at a table and wait...and wait we did... There was no waiter around either. Finally a guy comes running out of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Maza is an excellent restaurant. It is Lebanese, which is not spicy food, so everyone can find something to eat. The value is very high. People can eat very well for very little, or have a more expensive meal and take longer to luxuriate in the quiet candle-lit surroundings. It is one room only with a very attentive proprietor.I like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I think it was the Chef/owner that served our food when we were there. It was a bitter cold Chicago evening and lebanese food sounded great. It was a busy night for them, so we waited a while for a table, but the food was totally worth it.

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CRYSTAL LAKE
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We came early on a Saturday night. Took almost 3 hours for dinner. Good thing we had a lot to talk about! Service was the biggest issue here. Unorganized, no plan to meet needs of guests. Food was good - especially the Lentil soup. The best I ever had. We were comped dessert. Then told credit card machine down, had... More 

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Skokie, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Decent food, slow service. It was very cold outside and not much warmer inside. By the end of the dinner our toes were frozen. People were sitting with their coats on. It was the first for me.

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Tucson, Arizona
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345 reviews 345 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We used a coupon here to dine for one half price but drank enough Lebanese wine to surely make up for what the restaurant gave away. The Lebanese wine, a meritage with Syrah and Cabernet was actually very good and almost worth the $9 a glass. We started with a very nice humus appetizer with warm freshly baked pita bread... More 

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Elmwood Park, IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We made a phone reservation (owner guy was not so friendly over the phone), drove 1/2 hour to get there. After waiting 15 minutes standing at the front door for someone to sit us, we left. One person was serving the whole restaurant. She saw us, but did not do / say anything to us. Never saw that kind of... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We've visited this restaurant several times in the past when they were on Lincoln Avenue. The owner also subs as the server and is proud of his heritage and food offerings. However, this sometimes lends to slower than average service. So if you want good Lebanese food, be prepared to enjoy at a leisurely pace. Vegetarian grape leaves were our... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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115 reviews 115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

it is important to mention that this restaurant is now on Ashland Avenue, just north of Fullerton. Ihave eaten here many times when I used to live in Chicago, and most recently when Iw as visiting for my birthday. It continues to be a good choice. We ordered a bit of evrything, from stuffed grape leaves to meat balls, to... More 

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Additional Information about Maza

Address: 2748 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-1321
Phone Number: (773) 929-9600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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