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“Local Eats” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tarla Mediterranean Grill

Tarla Mediterranean Grill
1480 1st St, Napa, CA 94559-2843
707-255-5599
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Ranked #23 of 249 Restaurants in Napa
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Local Eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The lamb burger was excellent. The lamb shish kebab was good. Great location on the main street of Napa. Outside seating allowed us to enjoy the lovely fall weather and meet some of the locals for a festive evening.

Visited October 2012
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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Grill, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks for your visit to Tarla, and for taking a moment to leave a few kind words. We look forward to our next opportunity to take great care of you!
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a must! Great food, great service! Zucchini cakes were perfect and the halibut special my wife had was exquisite. Great value as well.

Visited September 2012
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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Grill, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks for your visit, and for taking a moment to write us a sweet little review. We'd love to see you again next time you find yourself in town!
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Small place, great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The concierge at the hotel suggested Tarla after we said that we wanted someplace casual since we would be coming from a day long wine tour (see my review of Platypus). It was just what we wanted; cozy and warm yet personal. We were fortunate to have been seated at the bar right in front of the kitchen. It was facinating to watch how much food is cooked/served within such a small place by 4-5 chefs. The special appetizer of the evening was a heirloom tomato salad which looked incredible but was quite large. We started with the zucchini cakes which were quite good. Unfortunately (or fortunately) we both wanted the same entree - the short ribs on a bed of risotto. The short ribs were tender, flavorful and the sauce that was poured over the ribs and risotto was absolutely delicious - rich with flavor and perfect over the risotto. We did not order any wine. We had enough on the wine tour but plenty was poured at other tables. Our total without wine was around $60 with tip. Well worth it.

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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Grill, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks so much for visiting Tarla, and especially for taking a few moments to write us such a lovely review. We look forward to our next chance to serve you!
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savannah
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Ok food, not fantastic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Good service, food good but not great. We love Mediterranean food, and grew up eating it weekly. This place would rank as mediocre for quality and taste.

Visited September 2012
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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Grill, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks for visiting Tarla, and we're so sorry to hear you weren't wowed by your meal. We appreciate the compliment on our service, and hope you'll consider giving us another chance to impress you next time you're in Napa.
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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“Mediterranean Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Had lunch at this Mediterranean restaurant. It was very busy by 11:45AM. Ordered typical Mediterranean (Turkish) food which we hadn't eaten in several months. The food was tasty as expected & due to the lunch hour service was a little slower than it would have been during a less busy time period. Prices were in line with the Napa area ---- with tip $41. I think this is a little higher for this type of food but in Napa they seem to get higher prices at popular restaurants.

We would recommend eating at this restaurant if you enjoy this type of food & even if you don't you would find the food to be flavorful.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Yusuf T, Owner at Tarla Mediterranean Grill, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks for your visit, and for stopping to write us such a nice review. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you!
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