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Cafe Barada

2269 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140-1255
+1 617-354-4446
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baklava” (6 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (3 reviews)
“lentil soup” (3 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2269 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140-1255
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Cafe Barrada is closed Replaced by Urban Hearth Was a very pleasant evening. Small but excellent menu, excellent service, lovely wine list.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Used to go there with my mom years ago and the food was ok, we're Lebanese so we like good food. Last time I went in the owner's son was frowning and after I took my food outside to eat, he chased me saying that...More

Thank woldtravel70
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The food is good and authentic. The owner of the restaurant is meticulous and wants to make sure that you enjoy your food. The restaurant is quiet which is nice so we could talk. The Arabic music in the background not too loud but gives...More

Thank Zahira A
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is my go-to restaurant in Cambridge. I eat there at least twice a month. The food is incredibly reliable. Delicious salads, appetizers, entrees. Good wine and cocktails and the best baklava. It's family run and the service is quite good. I have been eating...More

Thank abiskipper
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We have been going to Cafe Barada for many years. The Salamehs do a wonderful job with middle eastern cooking! This is the perfect neighborhood restaurant, great food, nice atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Every dish is freshly prepared. We like everything, from soups, appetizers...More

Thank Carlos H
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I would think that if you are just trying to not tip the wait staff they would take issue with that?
8 September 2016|
Response from linaboston | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, I have left tip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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