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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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“couscous” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Moroccan, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean, Tunisian
$$ - $$$
1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

Thank you.

Reviewed 3 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 1 July 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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
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...More

1  Thank Scott M
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

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...More

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....More

1  Thank packedlite
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

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...More

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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
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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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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