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Sahara Cafe & Mediterranean


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Lebanese, Greek, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews falafel rice love this place grape leaves palestinian food fresh pita lunch or dinner feta lebanese vegetarian platter yum
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Reviewed July 20, 2019

I’m not a fan of their falafel wrap. The Pita was not warm and the falafel was very dry and hard. I will say that the staff was friendly and I heard the goat Pita is good.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank xNathalia
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Sahara Cafe is my go to for fresh Hummus, tabouli and spinach pies. Local owner and staff are friendly and care about customers. Every dish from chicken and rice to vegetarian platters are delicious. Small and tucked away in a strip mall...don’t miss it. It’s...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank sabrina925
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Person behind counter was very unfriendly.. Hardly looked at us or spoke to us. Gyros was good. Grape leaves came from a can, lousy. Waitress was also unfriendly.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Marguerite A
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Just and average gyro platter, very small portion for the price. Environment was ok, very dark inside.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FloridaHouseWife
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is our go-to restaurant for lunch and it isn’t even close to our house. The mediterannean cuisine is fresh, tasty, healthy, and plentiful. Cost is moderate. The place itself is most modest, stuffed in a low-end strip center next to a dive shop, with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobWPowell
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

So happy to stumble across this little place in a strip mall. Get your Mediterranean fix. The pita bread comes out hot, falafel cooked to perfection (crunchy outside and flakey creamy center). Other party member had the gyro platter with rice and potato salad. Every...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank u2lemon78
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This is a great lunch spot. The almost-here isn't much to write home about, but the food is good, and at a good value.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jarred W
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This little place is totally dependable, makes their own hummus, which is the best-tasting in town, brings in fresh pita from Tampa twice a week and has a simple, straightforward and workable menu. It's also quite inexpensive. If you're hungry now and don't want to...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Riverdale
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Sarasota is not exactly known for ethnic diversity... But the Sahara Cafe is a delightful reminder that there are many cultures in multiculturalism. Love this place...excellent value, wonderful food. Sparse and functional and tasty.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Q4890WVdand
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I got the falafel platter. It was very good, but I actually offer to order from the side menu. Their hummus is wonderful, but then there’s the feta, oh the feta! Pita bread is delivered fresh from a local bakery several times a week.

Date of visit: June 2018
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