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Zayna Mediterranean Cafe

#109 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
#122 of 1,779 Places to Eat in Tucson
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4122 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-4348
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food in an Unassuming Environment

Middle Eastern cuisine is my favorite. I could eat it every day of the week, so I know and appreciate good dishes from the Mideast. My experience at Zayna was really quite positive with all of the dishes being at least "good" with the exception of the baba ganoush which was great. My wife and I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Middle Eastern cuisine is my favorite. I could eat it every day of the week, so I know and appreciate good dishes from the Mideast. My experience at Zayna was really quite positive with all of the dishes being at least "good" with the exception of the baba ganoush which was great. My wife and I agree that Zayna's has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved and have tried almost everything here! People walk in and out with orders because they are obviously also obsessed with this food! Salad, coffee, baklava, different meats and hummus all good!

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Zayna's is one of our favorite restaurants. Conveniently located in midtown Tucson, it is easy to get to. The place is relatively small, and it can get crowded. The Zayna fries are to die for. The meals and wine are moderately prices.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great service, excellent selections prepared quickly. Flavorful combinations, good sized portions at reasonable prices in a clean and tidy dining area. The Grilled Combination Plate is a great way to taste the flavors of the well prepared items ... the lamb was tender and full flavored .... exactly how it should be ! Friendly service with a smile added to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I've had a lot of this type of cuisine throughout the world and its not the best (no reason it has to be if you are into this type of food), but this is some of the best Middle Eastern food in Tucson. The staff is really friendly and helpful. Small location. They serve alcohol if you are concerned that... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The high ratings reflect the lack of great Middle Eastern food in Tucson. In any other city, Zayna would be considered average. Food was a bit over-seasoned (esp salt), and the chicken did taste like rotisserie chicken. Hummus was good. Service was a bit slow, but not intrusive. I won't go back, but if you're in the mood for this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I enjoyed lunch here and will return. I shared the sampler platter with husband and found the meat/chicken selections seasoned well. The green beans were very good and the hummus was perfect as well. The rice though was dry and this is why I rated 4 and not 5. The service was perfecto though...5 stars here!

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We always look for Greek food when traveling, and this very small restaurant serves great Greek/Middle Eastern food. For three of us we chose the veggie sampler which included the usual appetizers like hummus, falafel, grape leaves, etc, and the grilled meat sampler which included beef sticks and two kinds of chicken. There was plenty to share, and we shared... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

simple and delicious, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, 5 falafel and pita a couple of slices of tomato and dill pickles. A real nice change for a light lunch, simple decor a reasonable lunch crowd, beer and wine available and quality wait staff.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had been travelling in Scottsdale and Tucson and wanted something a bit different from the franchised restaurant food that we had been having so far. Some web research revealed a Mediterranean restaurant called Zanya. It was more Middle Eastern/Lebanese but highly ranked and just a 10 minute walk from our Airbnb. Zanya was just what we were looking for.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4122 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 881-4348

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?