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“Amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petra Cafe

Petra Cafe
31 E Center St, Ste 101, Fayetteville, AR 72701-5350
479-443-3090
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Ranked #18 of 318 Restaurants in Fayetteville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Love this place, my only complaint is they aren't open for dinner. The food, service and price can not be beat!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Tasty touch of Middle East”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Owner Saleh Faur hails from Jordan, which explains the name of the tiny, fragrant restaurant. Only open during lunch (unfortunately), customers in the know arrive when it opens at 11am Monday - Saturday to get a seat (closes at 2:30 pm). Into this intimate space is packed a wonderful menu of Middle Eastern fare including falafel, hummus, foule (fava beans cooked slowly with onions, tomatoes, herbs, and spices - a personal favorite!), the flavorful soup of the day (very tasty), backlava, etc. The food is fresh, made from local ingredients when possible, and prepared and served by a friendly staff. Saleh is always there, doing food prep and chatting with customers - many of them regulars. Located just off the Square on Center Street, next to Taste of Thai. You won't be sorry!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The sweetest place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I LOVE the Petra Cafe... I've been there countless times and have never been disappointed. The service is friendly, the food is simple and cheap (and delicious), the atmosphere is quirky and calm. Very small so might expect a wait. The Turkish coffee and baklava is a must at the end of a meal. :)

  • Visited May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fayetteville, AR
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“Best Lunch Place in Town for Middle East Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I am a local. The Petra Cafe is a small hole in the wall restaurant located in downtown Fayetteville with excellent Middle East food. The owner is a Jordanian, I think. The mere fact that this little restaurant has survived for years speaks volumes about the loyal, local clientele that it serves. If you want a Middle East lunch this is the place to go in Fayetteville.

Visited September 2011
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“Small Place With First-rate Quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

This place is obviously a popular destination for lunch (they don't appear to serve dinner). There are just a few tables, but the Middle Eastern food offerings are fresh, tasty, and inexpensive.

Visited October 2011
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