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Baraka Cafe

1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
+1 617-868-3951
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
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Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ever since the burrito shop closed down at this location, we were wondering if another restaurant would move in. Baraka Cafe did. Apparently their previous location in N. Camb. was a tiny space. We never ate there, but tried them at the new spot near...More

Thank Michael W
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your sincere and positive critics also pleasant compliments. We are trying hard to find a better system to aerve you faster. Can you tell me if it is lunch or dinner were you find the service bit slow? So we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Baraka Café since 2004, when they were a tiny place on Pearl Street near Central Square. Finding it felt like finding a hidden gem. I first went with a friend, when we were poor students, and we shared the lamb...More

Thank aallen2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lemonade is fantastic, the lamb is oh so good, nice and tender. The chicken is just right, not over marinade or grilled too long, depending on your choice, how could I forget those fresh fries(French fries) I've been a long time customer (since the...More

Thank Abdulmalik J
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Baraka. The best part of the meal was the lemonade… Like nothing I'd ever had before. We started with two appetizers, the spicy carrots and the smoky eggplant. Small plates. The carrots, in particular, were a delightful surprise. Chicken Tajine and...More

Thank NickMiller_Clarity
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you.

Reviewed 2 July 2017

As a vegetarian I am particularly partial to the couscous, though I hear that the other dishes are also amazing. Really friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

1  Thank M G
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Having last been to Baraka Cafe about 17 years ago - soon after it had opened in Central Square- I wasn't sure what to expect when I went for lunch with my daughter today. I am thrilled to report that the food was fantastic. Haven't...More

1  Thank BuccosBigFan
Management response:Responded 30 June 2017

Thank you so much. Look forward seeing you.

Reviewed 14 June 2017

This restaurant recently moved from a different location in Cambridge and it has maintained the same high standards in its service, atmosphere and menu. Every dish I have eaten there has been sumptuous and delectable. The service is friendly and prompt and it is a...More

1  Thank Sonya M
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you so much and sorry for the delegated response.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and a great meal at Baraka Cafe! We had an appetizer of harissa and bread, tagine chicken and lamb and couscous. The service was great! The staff were very attentive!

1  Thank DetroitMom48088
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I had another wonderful dinner there last night. I love the food. The spices are so intricate that the food is rich tasting without being heavy. The staff cares about the food and wants you to enjoy it. The atmosphere is a wonderful blend of...More

1  Thank agreen556
Management response:Responded 8 August 2017

Thank you so much. So sorry for then dealate.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Just recently discovered Baraka Café. It's a great place for lunch, or a casual dinner. The menu offers a nice sampling of middle-eastern dishes. The food is fresh, full of flavor, and well presented. The staff are friendly, and the prices very reasonable. Enjoy!

Thank Dublin3
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-3951
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