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“Great Middle East flavor”

Tarbouch Mediterranean Grill
Ranked #553 of 874 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
USA
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120 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Middle East flavor”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Their location is pretty central, so I stop by Tarbouch often en route between here and there. Pretty steady flow of both food customers and Arabs sitting in back speaking in tongues and smoking hooka (don't sit outside if you don't want to wear that "sweetness" later!). Their hummos is pretty tasty, but I always go for their falafel. They have a "pick two" lunch special that is $8.50 for a falafel wrap and seasoned fries. Interestingly, I think the same owners also run a burger place in Falls Church.

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English first
Fishers, Indiana
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, good shish (hookah)”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I spent my entire summer of 2010 in DC. During that time i used to go a lot to this place to enjoy the arabic food and to smoke some good hookah. I also used to watch some important soccer games there too. They have inside area for families for launch time usually. outdoor area is nice in the summer. Best orders is Chicken shawerma with rice, Falafel and of course double apple hookah. Last time i visited this place was in 2012 summer. they have done some improvement to the ventilation and the TV screens.

  • Visited May 2012
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Arlington, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food - so so service”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This place has a delicious menu. I personally like the Humus, Ma'anek, Lamb Kebab, Sharma, Sujuk, and many other dishes.

It seems like the back porch area is reserved for regulars and the front seating area is for everyone else. Since the back porch is closer to the kitchen the servers tend to forget about the front area so service can be sub par if you sit there.

The waitresses are very good looking but I don't think they subscribe to the same customer service values as most places in Arlington.

  • Visited December 2012
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washington,dc
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11 reviews
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“really just ok at best”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

food wasnt horrible , we shared a hummus , i guess better then store bought hubby got a chicken sherwama w/fries i got grilled chicken kabob on top of fattosh salad with side of rice , salad with chicken a little to lemon and acidic for my taste but can see how others might take a likin to it it smells of hookah with we dont like so we sat in the back side but then the waitres said if we would mind they smoke in the room i guess we were on the non smokin side ? w/e ,,, we said no finish our food and left ,, that was when our waitress finally came around to us, ya not a 5 star service place at all

  • Visited June 2012
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Alexandria, Virginia
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7 reviews
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“Spectacular Fries, Bangin' Burgers, Social Shisha”
Reviewed February 25, 2012

This is another one of Arlington's best kept secrets: a Burger and Fries joint with Mediterranean delights and outdoor Shisha lounge! Although there is no alcohol this is a beautiful place to come on a summer evening. The fries are the stuff of legends, and once you've played cards over a pipe of double apple you too will grow fond of this place. A nice way to start any night out, as it is close to Clarendon.

Visited January 2012
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