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Tara Kitchen

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431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
+1 518-708-3485
17:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best food you'll get in the Capital Region! I've sampled everything on the menu: chicken w/prune & apricot, spinach & chickpeas, harrira, and the eggplant dip are amongst favorites! Bring a small group and share or bring just a date!!! Be patient because the food is cooked to order and so well worth the short wait. This is a must... More 

Thank vickiev18
Southeastern Ohio
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always great here. My most recent visit was the first time I've been there that the owners weren't. Their absence was very noticeable as the wait staff seemed disorganized and not very prompt.

Thank muddyexplorer
Schenectady, New York
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a family run intimate trip to another world. The portions are large, the service is good and the kitchen is open so you can see your food being made. It's not fancy but real and delicious. Definitely worth a trip! Space is limited,so call ahead if you have more than 4.

Thank camille c
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81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing find, really spectacular food. Group of 8 and everyone raved about the food. Definitely recomend

Thank ISO8000
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I took my 18 year old son and 15 year old daughter here. I had no idea what it would be like...turned out to be a highlight of the trip. Totally wonderful. I assume that it was the owner who greeted us when we arrived -- so warm and welcoming. The food and atmosphere was terrific. I'll definitely go again... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our son treated us to his favorite restaurant in the area and we loved it! very inventive menu and friendly staff in a atmospheric ( but tiny) space. A+

Thank MarylandTravelgirl
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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Just dined at Tara Kitchen with our daughter and her friend with parents at Union parents weekend. On advice of local friends, the 6 of us arrived at 5:00 as they were opening and were so thrilled to get a table (they don't take reservations). By 5:45 it was full, although tables turned all night so give it a try.... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome food great service Very cozy atmosphere We will be returning again and again. The baklava is worth the trip just for it.

Thank LEY291
Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Yes, we were in the neighborhood. We knew nothing about Moroccan food so our food choice was based on past reviews and the staff recommendation. So, we ordered 3 app (eggplant, tapenade and something our 15 yr old picked) and 2 tagines (lamb with pomegranate and molasses and fish which was also the 15 yr old's choice). They were all... More 

Thank Sct508
Albany, New York
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's nice to walk in to a restaurant you've been in maybe 3 or 4 times before and get greeted by name. Yes, I've had some electronic interface with the proprietor regarding her on-line recipes and cooking videos, so I wasn't just a walk-in face. Still, it's nice. We were fortunate to be able to get an outside table on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Moroccan, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Liberty St, Schenectady, NY 12305-1916
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-708-3485

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