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Tara Indian Cuisine

$$ - $$$
City Center
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128 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A4, Canada
(705) 737-1821
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I've been coming here for over 20 years. If you like spicy, they'll make it sweat-to-your-brow spicy. The lunch buffet has an adequate selection. Chicken Kormo was tasty. Excellent chicken madras.

Thank Cynthia M
Tillsonburg, Canada
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful buffet lunch. We enjoyed the selection. There was a good variety of food, My favorite was the tandoori chicken. My wife loved the rice noodle crisps. There was a tasty yogurt to help reduce the heat from the spice. I for one enjoyed the level of spice. [Not for a novice ;) ]... More 

1 Thank Ivon L
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, good food, just pricey. Atmosphere and decor are good also. Try the butter chicken or the Tandoori chicken. Both are great.

1 Thank William G
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

I cannot understand why some people enjoy eating here. I used to live in Little India in Toronto and ate authentic Indian cuisine at least twice a week. The dishes at Tara are poorly spiced and are padded out with onions, green pepper and underripe tomato. Those ingredients are not traditionally in some dishes such as vindaloo. The service is... More 

Thank Jane G
Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

On a whim, we went to eat something full of spice. (What an understatement!) Our friends whose palates cannot handle "spicy" foods had no problem eating here. Additionally we went for the Dinner for Four with a fixed price menu. Fabulous is not even close to just how delicious it was!! Fabulous setting, attentive service and generally left you happy... More 

Thank wasagabears
Barrie, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

I don't usually write reviews but I had to share my experience. When I ordered the food it seemed over-priced but I just assumed that I am paying for the quality. Boy was I wrong! The food was not something you order from a restaurant. It is amateur cooking that even a brand new cook can mimic. The best part... More 

Thank mluthra
Barrie, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

My husband and I were so disappointed with the food, the butter chicken had 4 small nugget size pieces of chicken floating around, appetizer was one lonly samosa that was extremely hot(probably microwaved) and desert was awful a coconut cake that tasted so bad, they served juice that tasted more like a kool aid drink and charged $5 for a... More 

Thank Jvantista
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

My best friend and I come here regularly for the buffet lunch. The service here is wonderful, always very attentive, prompt, and courteous. The food is incredibly delicious, very authentic. The buffet is affordable, and gives you a chance to try a number of different dishes, all of which are so tasty! Tara's is super-clean, beautifully decorated with lots of... More 

Thank SweetPhotoGirl
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Ordered several dishes for take out and we were very impressed with food. Excellent option for delivery especially if you're not in the mood for pizza or wings.

Thank lovelinessgalore
Montreal, Canada
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110 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

After having read reviews and it being the only Indian restaurant, we were disappointed in the food. Service was great and attentive, but food was just okay!

Thank Vicki L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Dunlop St E, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: (705) 737-1821

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?