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Cafe Baraka: North African Soul Food

teezeetoo Dec 21, 2007 01:06 PM

snowy night, warm hands, warm heart in here. and very tummy-warming harissa, chickpea and tomato soup, and lamb chops with couscous. the flatbread with zatar and black sesame, warm and crispy, is so delicious with the harissa and eggplant salad, we have to restrain ourselves. it would be wonderful to have some wine with all this, but in the end its a minor quibble and the mint tea will do nicely. generous hearted, generously spiced, low priced and lovely. go and enjoy.

  1. mipiace Jan 9, 2008 06:08 AM

    Hey all.. heading to Baraka friday for the first time (YAY!) and have read some wonderful comments on this board.. however, I don't see any vegetarian specific comments... any help for a veg eater at CB? Thanks!

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    1. re: mipiace
      black bean can Jan 9, 2008 06:11 AM

      I really like their "ultimate vegetarian platter" It's hard not to order it when we go.

      1. re: mipiace
        Taralli Jan 9, 2008 06:25 AM


        1. re: mipiace
          gini Jan 9, 2008 06:51 AM

          Options galore for the veg eater at Baraka.
          A few faves:
          Bedenjal Mechoui
          Jbinet with Berber Karmous

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          fredid Dec 21, 2007 05:47 PM

          Quick note: Unless they've changed their policy, bring cash!

          1. finlero Dec 21, 2007 01:52 PM

            Right on. If you've never tried their squab bastilla, make it a point to call the requisite 36 hours in advance and go for it. The stuff cravings are made of.

            1. vonwotan Dec 21, 2007 01:37 PM

              This is a place I will absotultely have to try. I lived for a while in Tunisia and did considerable research in Algeria during my law school days and absolutely loved the food. I have been looking for North African foods in general and long for a good Tunisian restaurant in the Boston area.

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