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2269 Massachusetts Ave, Ste 1, Cambridge, MA 02140-1255
+1 617-354-4446
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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La Jolla, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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210 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 take out food doesn't allow people to sit and eat. Sit-down food is a completely... More 

Thank woldtravel70
Chestnut Hill
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 a middle Eastern ambiance. All in all I recommend the restaurant.

Thank Zahira A
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 here for six years regularly and have literally never had a bad meal.

Thank abiskipper
La Jolla, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 to main dishes, with meat or vegeterian. And deserts, home made and Mid Eastern coffee

Thank Carlos H
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We were there for dinner. Food was good. It was not busy, we had enough attention of the waiter. Would like to come back there.

Thank linaboston
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Good veggie and vegan selection. The humus is well made and tasty. I wish they will make a real authentic pita like in the Middle East.. The hospitality was also nice and welcome.

Thank jim-masachusets
Dallas, Texas
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at the Mediterranean jewel multiple times. It's a great place to eat with friends, family or to even bring a date! Family owned and operated, the love for the art of dining shows. Excellent place for lunch too.

Thank Zain M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We spent 10 minutes at the entrance and the owners did not even acknowledge our presence. They kept telling us to move away. Lebanese hospitality? clearly they have been outside of Lebanon for a while. We wanted to take the shared menu for dinner and the waiter told us: "oh you had to take the other menu for that". They... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?