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“Out of this World (Middle-Eastern Cuisine)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Petra

Petra
4812 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
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Ranked #623 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Description: Pera Restaurant & Grocery (813) 984-9800 Tampa FL 33617
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Description: Pera Restaurant & Grocery (813) 984-9800 Tampa FL 33617
Valrico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Out of this World (Middle-Eastern Cuisine)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Tired of fast food? How about traditional holiday fixins'? Have I got an alternative for you! Petra! This unobtrusive restaurant boasts some of the tastiest Middle Eastern specialties this side of, well, Petra! From hummus and babaganouj, to roasted lamb, from shakshuka to shish-kebabs, this restaurant has it all! After suffering a devastating fire, they have rebuilt, remodeled, and now boast a larger space that is a serene, inviting place of conviviality and great food. As soon as you sit down, you are presented with their new menu, and served a basket of warm pita bread with a picked salad. The menu items have been expanded a bit, but the former fare remains, to the delight of its regular customers, myself included! My husband and I typically get the appetizer sampler, which includes generous portions of many items on their menu. We also love to order their mint tea, traditional drink in the Middle East. From falafel to kibbe, baklavah and birds' nests with Turkish coffee, the food is delicious, the atmosphere serene and pleasant, the service good, and the entire experience a wonderful foray into another world.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Batavia, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Mid-eastern dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I have to say that the wait for the buffet after the sun set (Ramadan tradition) was a great idea, as the food was delightful. My wife and I had a special dish with lamb the day prior and got hooked to this nice mid-eastern experience. I recommend getting the lamb or fish.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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