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327 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4625
+1 207-808-8840
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“hummus” (30 reviews)
“kefta” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4625
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

Let me preface this with I am not a huge Mediterranean fan. Went with a group and went with sumac chicken recommendation. Chicken was very dry but sauce was tasty. Warm olives appetizer was nice but nothing that stood out. Will not be back.

Thank Cloud_Travels
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Recently had dinner at Tiqa and thought the food was great. Quite authentic Mediterranean food covering not just one country but Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Morocco, etc. Having travelled and eaten through most of those countries, I was pleasantly reminded of those travels while dining...More

Thank OneLover
DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2017

Thank you for the kind words and support and hope to see you again so you can see our vibe and service during a crowded night (Saturday). Sincerely, Deen & Carol Owners of TIQA

Reviewed February 4, 2017

Where to feed a party of 8 on a First Friday? Tiqa was easy to reserve and very pleasant about the reservation. The atmosphere is a touch odd - still kind of feels like a hotel restaurant. The service was excellent and the meal a...More

Thank north4Maine
DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2017

Thank you for the feedback and glad your party had nice time. Carol & Deen Owners of TIQA

Reviewed January 30, 2017

From the moment I made my reservation, to the moment I retrieved the reading glasses I left behind after my wonderful dinner at Tiqa, I was impressed. The staff is wonderful, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. And, at a...More

Thank Cristen S
DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Thank you for the kind words and we are so glad you and your daughter had a nice time. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Deen & Carol

Reviewed January 27, 2017

"Pan Mediterranean" has become a somewhat hip style, but in the super-foodie atmosphere of Portland, it needs to be able to stand out. I wish I could say that Tiqa meets this standard, but it's not there yet. Everything three of us ate was tasty...More

Thank Mainemal
DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

Thank you for the feedback - it's something we take very serious. We will continue to our efforts to improve the food, service, ambiance and pricing. Sincerely, Deen & Carol

Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my mom's 70th birthday here. We had 2 vegans and the restaurant was very accommodating to try to help us to come up with enough options for them. The food was really good, I would recommend the scallops!

Thank RJP091700
DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2017

Thank you for the support and very glad your mom had a great birthday celebration. Sincerely, Carol & Deen

Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

I went for lunch and ordered a Kefta sandwich. I have been eating Middle Eastern food my whole life. I come from a Jewish family in Boston and have eaten at over 15 restaurants, my favorites being Shwarma King and Rami's in Brookline MA and...More

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This is our second time at Tiqa. When we first ate here, we thought the place had promise but there were some issues with some of the dishes. We decided to try Tiqa again. It seems the restaurant actually expanded since our last visit. But...More

Thank JCArchT
DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thank you for your feedback and glad you had a good time. Sincerely, Deen & Carol

Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We loved our food at Tiqa! Really nice place. Super comfortable and trendy atmosphere. We sat at the bar and received excellent service. We started with the hummus and it was amazing. I ordered the pork belly and scallop skewers and they were divine. Nice...More

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DeenandCarol, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thank you for the kind feedback and support.

Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Sunday October 9th 2016 rainy evening looking for a Good restaurant to dine at in Portland Maine huge task huh? Let me help guide you to a distinctly original concept called Tiqa... Tiqa specializes in Mediterranean good eats we intentionally stayed with the Starters which...More

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deen h, Owner at Tiqa, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2016

Thank you for the kind words and support. Sincerely, Deen & Carol

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4625
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-808-8840
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