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4812 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Tampa, Florida
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266 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My wife & I finally stopped in after years of driving by & are glad we did. A large dining area was basically empty on a Thursday evening. We ordered our three favorites: hummus, falafel & Dolmas. All were delicious; probably the best grape leaves ever. I visited Petra in the 1970's and have experienced this cuisine in many countries.... More 

Thank vmcgilvr
Melbourne, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

decent arabic food, had a great reputation once but seems like it went a little downhill. Its still better than most of the other arabic places in the central florida area

Thank jemsbhai
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This used to be the best middle eastern place in Tampa but not anymore. The hummus tasked bad , the bread was not fresh, the place full of bugs, the shish tawooq was burnt and charred , bathrooms dirty. I would not recommend and I am really sad to see this place become so bad ☹

Thank Jordan M
Tampa, Florida
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602 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

This place is way under rated. The food tastes great and even better they consistently deliver quality food and service and reasonable prices. Try the Foul (fava bean dip) it's rich and delicious with great spices and flavor. In my opinion the petra Grill is the way to go when you order. It comes with three seasoned grilled meats and... More 

Thank 8ric
Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is my favorite I go permanently to eat their foods.. My favorite meals are chicken shawarma and mixed grill 😍

1 Thank 7amady
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

Good food, nice music, good staff and friendly customer service. The mandi is very good to eat. Always ask for daily special.

Thank Nizar B
Fort Myers, Florida
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152 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

I frequently stop here to eat when passing through the Tampa area. They offer a wide array of quality Middle Eastern food, some of the best I've had, certainly in Florida. The restaurant is Jordanian, and the menu options go beyond what you're likely to find at the more common Lebanese restaurants in this country. They always have daily specials,... More 

Thank RAEnright3
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168 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This place was recommended by a friend. A group of us went on a Friday night and had a great meal. As noted by some other reviewers service was a bit slow but we were in no hurry so that didn't bother us. Nothing is prepared in advance so allow some time for your meal to arrive. We tried several... More 

Thank tampabobl
Tampa, Florida
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123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This is New Petra that opened at 17503 Preserve walk lake , close to the fedex / Boston market The food is fresh and awesome The chicken Kabab , sheesh Kabab and the chicken shawarma are awesome The hummus is fresh and so is the that's tzatziki sauce is awesome The falafels are nice too

Thank Travel_Food_Photos
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Have been eating here for over 13 years now at this location but now go to their south tampa location, its closer and nicer then first. Have known kitchen and wait staff as I have been going there for years and almost every friday with family and friends.

Thank Syed R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Turkish, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4812 E. Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Pera Restaurant & Grocery (813) 984-9800 Tampa FL 33617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?