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“Wonderful Find” 5 of 5 stars
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Zayna Mediterranean Cafe
4122 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-4348
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Ranked #212 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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washington state
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Wonderful Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Terrific little place to stumble into.

Great service, casual atmosphere, marvelous food tasty and fresh. No attitude, kind wait staff and enough for lunch the following day.

We have been to lots of Middle Eastern Restaurants and this one is one of the tops. Easy to eat vegetarian there, so many lovely flavors.

Further away from where we were staying but worth the drive. yum!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Their shawarma is the bomb-a”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

I go here once a week for lunch and always order the shawarma chicken . I have good intentions of ordering something else on the menu but keep going back to the shawarma. You have to try this cute little place with the best shawarma chicken ever!

Visited April 2013
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Texas,USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great food at good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I visited Zayna on a whim and left pleased with my meal, amount of money spent, and the service provided. I want to go back again.
I hear Zayna can be busy- however I had lunch on a quiet Saturday afternoon and found myself with plenty of space to stretch my legs. The interior of the restaurant was clean attractive. More importantly, the service was attentive and the food met my expectations. I order a little bit of everything which was all good- however I must give special recognition to the rice. Yes, rice is an often overlooked side dish, but Zayna has exceptional rice. I also would like to commend the delicious salad. I am a meat eater by nature, however the Salad (especially the tomatoes) was abnormally good. I believe that any item on the menu will not disappoint.
I ended the meal with baklava which as far as baklava goes was slightly above average(not that I didn't enjoy it, it was good, but I am a harsh baklava critic). I was pleased with my dessert.
Overall I enjoyed my visit to Zayna and will be coming back again. I think this is a strong alternative to other gyro/Mediterranean/mid-east restaurants in the great city of Tucson.

  • Visited April 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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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Terrific food, even better value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I can't bring myself to eat lunch anywhere else when I am in Tucson. Everything on the menu is delicious and there are many, many choices. The place is packed at lunchtime and after you eat there, you will know why!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Chicken Shawarma”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I came to Tucson on a short golf trip and wanted to try some Mediterranean food. I was thinking of a Gyro. I stopped at Zayana as it was well recommended here and thought I would have a good meal. It was just lunch and the waitress suggested I tried the chicken Shawarama. Wow!! what a great meal. Excellent flavors all together. It came with well season potatoes and got some hot sauce to add. I really recommend this place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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