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“My son's first experience with Lebanese cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Raouche

Cafe Raouche
Ranked #24 of 365 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
DeLand, FL
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“My son's first experience with Lebanese cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

My son had never had Lebanese food before so when he saw this restaurant he wanted to give it a try. My wife and I are fans of the cuisine so we leapt at the opportunity. That this is a family-owned restaurant really shows through in the way the staff treats the customers. Everyone who interacted with us was smiling, helpful, and attentive.

We started with the falafel platter, and each of us had an entree--we ordered a gyros sandwich, a kofta platter (I can never pass up kofta) and a chicken and lamb kabob platter. Two of the meals came with a fresh green salad that was more than just lettuce. (Why do garden salads never include radishes anymore? That is, everywhere else but here. That is a major plus in my book.)

We enjoyed everything, my son is now a fan of Lebanese food, and if we lived in the area it would be on our short-cycle list for restaurants to visit. We will make a point of stopping at Cafe Raouche on our next visit to the Washington, D.C. area.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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231 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“No frills Lebanese!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Friendly family run Lebanese eatery with simple ambiance and reasonably good food. It's located in a strip mall where free parking is available. So it's was easy for us to drop in, place and wait for our take-out order.... all in under 15 minutes.

  • Visited July 2014
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Falls Church, Virginia
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Hole in the Wall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good food and reasonable prices. Some traditional drinks and desserts. Good for a quick meal. Parking lot can be busy but it's large enough to just need to walk a little more sometimes.

  • Visited June 2013
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United Kingdom
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106 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great fresh and authentic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Being half Greek, I love this kind of food. This place was on a list of 'places to eat near by' while staying outside of Washington DC for a couple of nights. We thought we would give it a go. At first it was a little hard to find by looking on Google Maps, its in a kind of shopping complex. It doesn't look much from outside, kind of like a cheap kebab shop...but don't let this fool you. Yes the inside doesn't really say much, but the food speaks volumes. Really fresh, could tell the vine leaves had been made by them as they tasted really fresh and were seasoned and full of flavour, not like those tinned ones you can buy! The hummus was really smooth, and the spinach pies again used lots of spices. Also, it is great value for money. The staff are all really nice. We paid up and bought from Baklava to take away. Again this was really good, freshly made by them, and not completely covered in honey like some are. We liked it so much, we went back there for lunch the day we checked out. If you liked this kind of food, then you must check it out...it was proving popular the evening we went there. Would recommend and if we are even in this area again would defiantly go again! :)

  • Visited May 2014
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Washington DC
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226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
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“Really nice hole in the wall eatery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fresh food, nice staff, always packed, free parking, easy to find, very good food and good sizes. Desserts straight from the Middle East. Will return

Visited May 2014
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