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1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
+1 617-868-3951
10:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had 40 people there for dinner and enjoyed a delicious and beautiful banquet! The food was beautifully presented and incredibly flavorful! The hospitality was lovely too. Thank you!

Thank name876
Cambridge MA
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182 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Baraka Cafe has been around for years in Cambridgeport, but just moved near Porter Sq. The food here is still terrific, and an amazing value. I went solo to the new location and had... - Bedenjal mechoui (smoky eggplant), which was amazingly good - Chicken tajine, which was delicious: tender, juicy, crackling skin - Chocolate torte, which was, uh... delicious... More 

Thank Scott M
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this review

Hello we hope to never disappoint you. We're a Family run restaurant and have been open since June 17 1997. We miss are neighborhood in central square but so happy and welcoming her at 1728 mass thank you all For support and thankfulness we could not do it w out you! Chef More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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248 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We tried to have dinner at Baraka Cafe soon after it opened, but it was packed and we couldn't get in. We went for lunch yesterday and were very pleased. I had the soup of the day which was vegetable and it was very good. It was served with warm bread. My husband had the spiced tuna which was served... More 

Thank packedlite
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this review

Hello my dear. So sorry for late response. We wish to have you as a customer and part of our team because in the end of the day you r a part of our success by supporting us and bring so grateful. We wish seeing you soon. Best. Chef More 

Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This tiny place off Central square is among the very best in Boston and at any price, though it's very affordable (cash only). The rose petal lemonade is unique and refreshing. Get the couscous which is the real deal. Best of all, there are ample vegetarian offerings, many even vegan if you ask to leave off the small dollop of... More 

Thank BillKarsh
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this review

Dear customer. I'm so sorry I have not responded not because I could and did not but time has run over me! I finally founded a little time to express My appreciation and gratefulness and and pray all will be well. Again thank yoy More 

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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Cherbet lemonade is delicious and refreshing. Appetizers work well as tapas to share. Chicken tangine is excellent. Note, they do not serve alcohol and only take cash. Only seats for about 20 people.

Thank Jamie J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

One of the neatest spots in town. You feel like you're a guest someone's living room. Excellent ambiance and excellent food prepared right next to the dining area. Loved the hummus and fig bread appetizers. Salmon and lamb were both excellent. Good Moroccan mint tea, homemade lemonade, and tasty chocolate cake. I always bring out of town friends when they're... More 

Thank Eric T
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this review

It has been almost a year and feel very embarrassed not responded back. Thank you and please forgive me for late Response. Live to see you soon. Chef More 

Staten Island, New York
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

The food was unbelievable good. It is a very small place and my two friends and I eat there on a Saturday night. No one was there. We ordered the food and received first class service.

Thank bsd11
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this review

Dear one. They better late then never. So sorry I hope you r well and keeping intouch w me. Thank you million!!! Chef. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

It may seem to be out of the way on a residential street in Cambridge, but Baraka is a few blocks' walk from Central Square and well worth the visit. The food is very special. We had chicken tagine, lamb couscous and melkha, stuffed eggplant (vegetarian). Plus an appetizer of fresh dates (on the stem!) with labne cheese. It's small,... More 

Thank shippinofftoboston
1 review
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

While the food was good we waited much too long for everything, it is very stuffy kind of musky and just very very dark as a whole. Would have been better if they opened a window and had more then one server working

Thank Bails5683
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this review

Hello my dear customer. I think the problem is solve. We have move to a bigger place on 1728 mass i hope you give us a another chance. Please let us know if we can be any help or better to serve you. More 

New Paltz, New York
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014

First of I love going to ethnic restaurants and am always looking for interesting new places to try. We came around 8:30pm, the tiny restaurant was still very crowded. After a short wait we were able to sit down. Service was good and three of us decided to eat a mixed grill sort of plate. (Merguez, lamb sausages and chicken)... More 

Thank Marc K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?