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Great falafel and more!

somervilleoldtimer Dec 21, 2010 06:08 AM

A friend took me to Cafe Barada for the first time, for lunch the other day. We shared a terrific green salad with tangy feta cheese, the creamiest hummus I've ever had, fresh pita, and the tastiest falafel I've had in years! The balls were crunchy and garlicy. I'm getting hungry as I think about it. It's a pleasant room, too. All food is made on the premises. I will be back for dinner so I can enjoy a glass of wine with my meal. Definitely worth putting on the "regular" list.

Cafe Barada
2269 Massachusetts Ave Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140

  1. Boston_Otter Dec 21, 2010 07:07 AM

    Their hummus, baba ghannoush, and kibbeh are excellent.

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      bear Dec 21, 2010 07:17 AM

      And they are all incredibly gracious and humble people. Great place.

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        celeriac Dec 21, 2010 12:27 PM

        Definitely the best falafel I've had in the Boston area, and by a long shot. Also, every interaction I've had with the people there has been warm and genuine. Great folks, great food.

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          Stride Dec 21, 2010 12:41 PM

          I totally agree. Also try their lentil soup, especially now that it's good soup weather.
          The fact that they are so incredibly nice and welcoming is another good reason to go.

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            catspercapita Dec 21, 2010 12:50 PM

            Sorry to be Mr. Humbug at the holidays, but I took a small group a few years ago and we were totally underwhelmed. We went on the rec of a Lebanese friend who assured us that this was real Lebanese food, and we DID like the people who ran it. But the food was just bland and blah. OK taste and portions but nothing special and I'm sorry to say, dull. It was kind of a let down, and we've never been back.

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            1. re: catspercapita
              somervilleoldtimer Dec 21, 2010 05:57 PM

              Too bad! Maybe they were having an off day. I would give it another try, maybe.

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