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English first
New Paltz, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

First of I love going to ethnic restaurants and am always looking for interesting new places to try. We came around 8:30pm, the tiny restaurant was still very crowded. After a short wait we were able to sit down. Service was good and three of us decided to eat a mixed grill sort of plate. (Merguez, lamb sausages and chicken)... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The quality of the food was inconsistent. The appetizers were wildly overpriced, e.g. dates with goat cheese for $7! Dates were nothing special and the goat cheese was actually Greek yogurt, inexplicably. The Couscous was pretty good but the chiclet brochette was dry and stringy. I ordered the M'Katef, lamb chops in a very nice mint sauce, which was quite... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were ignored for 15 minutes when we first sat down. Service was poor. The food was unusually spiced and interesting. It was so hot and dark In there, that I couldn't wait to leave. They only take cash. It's not a place I'd want to go back to.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

On a quiet side street in Cambridge is this cozy Tunisian restaurant dripping with atmosphere. The owner is incredibly friendly and loves to talk to all the customers about her country, her food and everything else. Having been to Morrocco, I ordered a braised lamb shank tagine. It came so tender it fell off the bone and was surrounded by... More 

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Tunis, Tunisia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Being Tunisian, when i knew there was a tunisian algerian restaurant i wanted to try it out of curiosity, just to see how it compares to tunisian food in tunisia. what a great surprise! i had a couscous brochette and that was one of the best couscous i ever had! they also serve a local lemonade made with rose petals,... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Went there with family to celebrate our daughter's graduation from college. I had an eggplant dish and others took chicken and lamb. We all enjoyed the food. Owners are working in this restaurant. They can be a bit overwhelmed with a crowded place and that was one of those busy nights. However, it was OK and we were not bothered... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Great selection of authentic Algerian/Tunisian dishes, moderate prices, quiet location, vegetarian friendly meals, generous portions and great service! Will be back for sure.

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Edison, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We wanted a different cuisine that we could walk to from Central Square. The food was delicious, the atmosphere welcoming. The cheesecake specialty was worth savoring.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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247 reviews 247 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Not really 'African' food but Algerian-Tunisian cuisine. We have arrived on a weekend close to 4pm, which is their closing time, so we had to order fast. The place is relatively small and I guess that when it is full it is kind of hard to maneuver around the place. We had an Open-face tuna Sandwiches which was very good... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We went to Baraka after dropping our daughter off for college. Walking in we were a little unsure--it's a tiny spot with only a few tables. The hostess, a gregarious woman in flowing Muslim attire, was very friendly and immediately made us feel welcome. We started with a carafe of the much-touted lemonade, which was indeed tasty, and shared an... More 

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Additional Information about Baraka Cafe

Address: 80 1/2 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139-4046
Phone Number: 617-868-3951
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 24
Cuisine: African, French, Mediterranean

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