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“Excellent Food At a Great Price” 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 #17 of 319 Restaurants in Fayetteville
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Arkansas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Food At a Great Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Great food and a nice price. We found the area restaurants to be quite high in cost but this place had good portions for fair prices. Quaint seating and super nice staff. The Gyro I had was excellent!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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springfield
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“We so loved our lunches!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We arrived at this tiny restaurant at 11:30a.m. on a Sat., so expected to be in line for a while, based on previous reviews, but our timing was perfect. Two people at a tiny table just inside the door left as we walked in so we plunked down. Service is a bit slow, but worth it. The baba ganush (spelling?) was the best I'd ever had! The Foule was fresh and good, but would have traded it in for a double portion of the other. Had a falafel and it was okay, but the lamb was fantastic! Hubby had a lamb gyro and hummus and was in 7th heaven. My only complaint was that I like my food hotter temperature wise, but the wait for food to come out at once was probably the culprit.
I loved that the meal wasn't huge, so we didn't have to waddle out of there and be uncomfortable all day, and that our plates were under $6 each! Where does that happen anymore?
The staff was extremely friendly, the owner chatting with people from behind the counter. I took pictures from our little table because there's really no room to move, but had to capture the culture that is displayed with pride all about the place! The building is charming and then entrance to the restaurant is within the lobby, so if you're waiting for a table, as several were after we'd arrived, you're not stuck in the cold outside. We were there for 45 minutes, which seems long for a lunch when people are waiting for your table, but the owner obviously does business on his terms, (only open about 2-3 hours per day), and I had an appreciation for that as my first experience. The other customers were obviously regulars and know the routine. Repeat customers say a lot about a place, don't you think?

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Petra Platter - highly recommend if you want to taste fresh flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We both enjoyed the Petra Platter (A lil'bit of all our favourites, hummus, falafil, baba ghanouge and tabouleh). I am happy to report that I found a Fayetteville restaurant that has the flavors and fresh taste that I learned in other states / countries.

The owner of Petra is from Jordan and proud of his heritage just as I am proud of his food / flavors. Petra is the famous city in Jordan and is visible on posters in the restaurant.

I noticed the smile on the employees when they picked up the plates with no food remaining on them. I will return to try the other combos as well.

They are not open for dinner, I see some carry out in the future that will be enjoyed for dinner with wine at home.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 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, Arkansas, USA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Everything tastes fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Everything in Petra Cafe tastes fresh and the baklava is really great. I am a pretty harsh critic of hummus (I make my own every week), but their hummus satisfies me in terms of a rich flavor. Get the Petra Plate and you won't go wrong!

Visited September 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
“Totally satified my Mediterranean food craving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was very good, and you can't beat the price. I had the Mayo platter with grape leaves, baba ganoush, and lamb gyro meat. And I love that they thinly slice their gyro meat!. I would definitely go back.

Visited September 2013
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