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#267 of 1,653 Restaurants in Tampa


Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Oh my! The food is so good! I go here as often as possible!! The Gyro's, Greek Salad, Shawarma, baklava so yummy!!!! The people who work here are so nice too!

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed August 30, 2021

I'be come to this location for a few years now and when the Moroccan guy was the cook, everything tasted delicious and was very clean. Fast forward to today month oh August 2021, the people running the kitchen are extremely dirty. They are constantly speaking...over the food as they are cooking it and I even caught 2 different workers there on the phone while talking over the food while cooking it. I even say the one guy spray saliva over the grill as he was talking to the other cook. I've watched them wipe the sweat with their hands and then touch the pita bread. I was so distgusted by the 2nd time seeing this, I just left.. This management is very dirty and wouldn't advise anyone eating here. You've been warned.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 11, 2021 via mobile

Thankfully we stumbled upon this place when out for a walk looking for something to eat. We chose a beef shawarma and chicken shawarma and were very impressed. The young ladies on the counter were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome from...the moment we entered the restaurant. The food was prepared freshly and the wait was short. We really enjoyed the food which was bursting with flavour. Highly recommended and I will definitely eat here again when in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

I was in strip mall at another store a saw Grape Leaf Express and decided to try. Just before closing I ordered Chicken Shawarma Platter and it was very tasty (should have asked for extra pita bread otherwise it was enough for two.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Lentil soup was good - had a little lemony flavor. Lunch was the falafel pita, which wasn’t really like a Greek pita: more like a grilled wrap - a little crunchy! Fries were hot. Food came out very quickly and was very fairly priced. Would...go back when in the area again. PS Right next door is a huge Asian market. Totally recommended to browse and shop!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

The three of us came here for the first time. It won’t be the last! We had the chicken kebab, the beef/lamb kebab, and wings with a side salad. All were excellent and the portions were generous. They were freshly prepared and delivered to our...table. The prices are reasonable and the atmosphere, while casual, is very pleasant.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed November 3, 2018

We cant comment on the food as after waiting for an hour we still didn’t get any! You have to wait in line to order and pay for your food, I ordered mine and repeatedly pointed to the picture on the menu, I asked if...the food would take long and she said that ours was next. After sitting for 30 minutes I looked at my receipt and realised that she’s charged me for the wrong meal so went back to the counter and showed her the picture again and she agreed with me and said yes you have that coming. 20 mins later do 50 mins in total she came to our table with the wrong meal. I said to her that this isn’t what I ordered and then the chef came out and said she’d made a mistake but could charge me more as the dish I ordered was more money, I didn’t mind this but asked how long it would take and he said he didn’t know as would have to start again so we asked for our money back and left. It was very noisy inside as well.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, excellent service, lovely ambieance! We each had different meals, and both were perfect right down to the roasted peppers garnishing my plate. Best falafel and hummus in town, great lamb, delicious shwarma, Greek salad to die for...just a few reasons to try Grape...Leaf Express!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Everything you eat from GL is just great. The food is super fresh and tasty. They offer some great mixes!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Excellent for taking variety of Mediterranean food. Plenty of quantity of with quality food. You will feel bang for the buck. Just be patient with food to be served. A bit slow with service, but its worth it.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Great variety of Lebanese favorites! Try the stuffed grape leaves and the hard to find raw Kibbe. The garlic sauce is light and a delightful addition to any of their selections. Of course, they also feature kebabs roasted to perfection. The baba ganoush has a...smokey, roasted flavor.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled onto this after going next door to First Choice Barbecue. Very clean, great food, reasonable.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

It had been a long time since I had been here and I don’t know why. It’s really good. I travel to Doha, Qatar several times a year and Grape Leaf is the closest taste to what I have out there. A true test of...their skill are lamb chops and they didn’t disappoint. The price was more than affordable. Remember that you can order them cooked however u want them, but if you say nothing, they will be well done. You must try their hummus as well; very good and unique. I can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed March 5, 2018

The special is good, but a little plain. the first time I was there they offered to make it with bread and that made all the difference. I would ask for it next time I was there. I find the menu slightly difficult -- the...items are not quite enough, but adding anything makes it too much. So, the Goldilocks problem. The special is just right -- if they add the bread.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I had to choose between Petra (to which we have already been to a couple of times) and Grape Leaf Express and I chose Grape Leaf Express and we were pleasantly surprised by both food and service. We ordered the family platter. First they served...lightly seasoned salad. After that we got baba ganoush and hummus with pita bread. Both were good but this is the first place IMO where hummus was better than baba ganoush. Then came rice with three types of kababs (Lamb Kofta, Chicken and Beef). Rice was so good that I will have to be back here again just for the rice. And all three kababs were outstanding and cooked to perfection. The restaurant is spacious. They have a extensive menu. And their service was good. Even though I like Petra, I think I liked Grape Leaf Express better and can’t wait to be back.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Grape Leaf Express is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5