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“Best Med food and the best prices--can't go wrong here”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Med

Cafe Med
Ranked #369 of 1,385 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $1 - $20
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Utah
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213 reviews
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“Best Med food and the best prices--can't go wrong here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

We go here often, typically after or before a movie at a nearby multi-screen theater complex. We have introduced many friends to this fine little restaurant and every single one loves the place and always wants to return. There is a great selection of authentically prepared Mediterranean-area dishes, including appetizers, soups, entrees, teas, and desserts. One of us is stuck hard on the chicken kabobs with basmati rice, fried tomato, raw onion, and flatbread; the other of us is stuck just as hard on the chicken pasta curry. One friend always orders the pork tenderloin entree and won't even try anything else!

Prices are very moderate and there is a reasonable variety of choices for wine and beer. The restaurant is anything but formal, has very kitschy decor, and is quite small with about 20 tables. The owner and chef used to be in a downtown Salt Lake City location with the same name, but moved a few years ago to the more suburban and modest building.

We have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered here, and friends who have eaten at similar local restaurants say this food is at least as good as, if not better than, much more expensive places.

  • Visited February 2012
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StLouis, MO
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“Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine in Utah”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

Who would have thought that you could find authentic Middle Eastern cuisine in Salt Lake City. Very pleasantly surprised by this understated place in a not-so-trendy part of town. I had the Kubideh and Jujeh Kabob which was well-prepared. The cuts of meat were generous and high quality. Also enjoyed the complimentary soup that came with the meal as an appetizer; very well-made. Service was prompt and polite. Atmosphere could be better, but the quality of the food made up for it. You really can't go wrong with Cafe Med.

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Utah
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“I love the food here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2010

Great food, especially the Persian. Good service and atmosphere.

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Saint Petersburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Neat little place you gotta look for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2009

Had it not been for the GPS, we would have driven right past it. However, that said, the place was clean, food good, though I wouldn't waste the time nor money on their salads, they aren't exactly the best value. I got a greek salad because I was going to run later that evening but it wasn't anything to write here about. That said, my wife ordered a dish and it was so good I had to eat what she didn't, polenta was great, and egg plant too, needless to say, with dessert, I didn't run that evening. We ended up basically splitting everything, she had some of my salad, likewise, I had some of her dish. Worked out perfect...

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isaacandruth
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3 reviews
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“excellent food and experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2009

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we went about 2 1/2 years ago - it was AMAZING! Food was wonderful, lots of flavors and delicious! You must try the chocolate confusion dessert - absolutely to die for - I have been dying to go back to this restaurant for their food, but especially for that dessert! YUM!! You can find their menu here:
http://www.slcwaiter.com/category_detail.php?CatID=23

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