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Baraka Cafe

1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
+1 617-868-3951
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“couscous” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Tunisian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu at Baraka Cafe is very specific and descriptive. The food and portions are outstanding. Must try the Lemonade and the Lamb Tajine. Closest I have had outside of Morocco. A great place to practice speaking Arabic too. Wonderful atmosphere.

Thank awhF3185PS
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I lived in Morocco for research for about a year, so I am accustom to being able to tell what authentic Moroccan cuisine should be like and what to expect. This restaurant and the food we ordered exceeded my expectations. I was pleasantly surprised how...More

Thank Ali515253
Alia M, Chef owners Omar and alia. at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dea customer. I pray this response finds you in peace. I don't know much people like you that ever wrote us such amazing review but believe me it brough to me hope in people and strength to continue this hard at the same time delight...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

YUM. Baraka is perfect for lunch, date night, casual dinner, or introducing parents and friends to beautifully authentic Moroccan cuisine. Baraka makes outstanding chicken and lamb tagines. It tastes like being in Morocco, and the charming decor and music always bring me back. Their chicken...More

Thank ClareVanderbilt
Management response:Responded 24 September 2017

I thank you so much and we pray not to disappoint you and see you in the very near future. Best

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Ever since the burrito shop closed down at this location, we were wondering if another restaurant would move in. Baraka Cafe did. Apparently their previous location in N. Camb. was a tiny space. We never ate there, but tried them at the new spot near...More

Thank Michael W
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for your sincere and positive critics also pleasant compliments. We are trying hard to find a better system to aerve you faster. Can you tell me if it is lunch or dinner were you find the service bit slow? So we...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

I have been going to Baraka Café since 2004, when they were a tiny place on Pearl Street near Central Square. Finding it felt like finding a hidden gem. I first went with a friend, when we were poor students, and we shared the lamb...More

Thank aallen2002
Alia M, Exécutif chef alia meddeb. at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Good morning. So sorry to responded little Late. We appreciate all the positive and kind words and welcome all critics. Thank you so much. Looking forward seeing you soon and not disappoint you. Alia

Reviewed 26 August 2017

The lemonade is fantastic, the lamb is oh so good, nice and tender. The chicken is just right, not over marinade or grilled too long, depending on your choice, how could I forget those fresh fries(French fries) I've been a long time customer (since the...More

Thank Abdulmalik J
Alia M, Chef owners Omar and alia at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Good morning. So nice of you to spare some of your time and rewarding us! We pray to continue this peaceful journey w all of you and we are very grateful for your sincere support and kindness. Best chef alia and Omar.

Reviewed 3 August 2017 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 8 August 2017

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
Alia M, Chef exécutif at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much. So sorry for a late response! We look forward seeing you soon.

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 8 August 2017

Thank you so much and sorry for the delegated response.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 24
Meals
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
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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