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Cafe Barada

2269 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140-1255
+1 617-354-4446
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“baklava” (7 reviews)
“lentil soup” (3 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2269 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140-1255
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been stopping by Café Barada since it was a miniscule little restaurant in Arlington Center. They are still easily the best place for middle eastern food we've found (at least, outside of the middle east!)

Thank HKL1962
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Was on my way to The Greek Corner where I've been many times, and saw this place and figured I'd give it a try. I was with my wife and in laws and had a vegetarian dish recommended to me by the waiter - just...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

An adress to forget. I was very disappointed by the food. Very basic and not very tasteful. The service is awful! And expansive.

Thank stephanie d
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live near by and have eaten here several times, most recently last night. Note that the restaurant is not closed, despite the comments of a reviewer below. Urban Hearth is nearby but did not replace Cafe Barada. Anyway, we had an...More

Thank river_18
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We enjoyed a great lunch here. I enjoyed the Kibby, which I'd not had before, and my two guests loved the Chicken Kebab and Lamb Kebab Roll Up. The hot items arrived hot, and the salad was crisp and tasty. Portions were generous, but not...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I just had a lovely lunch here today. I was raised with Middle Eastern foods, and what I was served today was so close to my grandmother's cooking that I felt nostalgic. The stuffed grape leaves had a great lemony tang, and the lentils were...More

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Eating here feels as if you are in someone's home. The food is fresh and prepared by family members in the kitchen. Desserts include baklava and other traditional sweets. In the warm weather, the patio has tables with umbrellas. Spectacular babaganoush and wonderful stews that...More

Thank Maklot25
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Prices so reasonable. Bottle of wine $20- decent with our meal. Homemade hummus & delicious entrees. Try the lentil soup- I thought it was delicious! My aunt had chicken shish kebab. All wonderful. Highly recommend for a reasonably priced restaurant in Cambridge.

Thank Gardengrl3
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The highlight of our visits to Boston are the meals at Barada! The are all outstanding and healthy! This family run restaurant is consistently excellent. We love all dishes from appetizers to deserts and coffee!

Thank Carlos H
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was just ok, other people seemed happier with their meals, but I would say overall it was just OK food at ok prices.

Thank mjacobs
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2269 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140-1255
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-354-4446
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