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Baraka Cafe

1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
+1 617-868-3951
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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“couscous” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
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African, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Tunisian
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1728 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sonya M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and a great meal at Baraka Cafe! We had an appetizer of harissa and bread, tagine chicken and lamb and couscous. The service was great! The staff were very attentive!

Thank DetroitMom48088
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had another wonderful dinner there last night. I love the food. The spices are so intricate that the food is rich tasting without being heavy. The staff cares about the food and wants you to enjoy it. The atmosphere is a wonderful blend of...More

Thank agreen556
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Just recently discovered Baraka Café. It's a great place for lunch, or a casual dinner. The menu offers a nice sampling of middle-eastern dishes. The food is fresh, full of flavor, and well presented. The staff are friendly, and the prices very reasonable. Enjoy!

Thank Dublin3
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had 40 people there for dinner and enjoyed a delicious and beautiful banquet! The food was beautifully presented and incredibly flavorful! The hospitality was lovely too. Thank you!

Thank name876
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Baraka Cafe has been around for years in Cambridgeport, but just moved near Porter Sq. The food here is still terrific, and an amazing value. I went solo to the new location and had... - Bedenjal mechoui (smoky eggplant), which was amazingly good - Chicken...More

Thank Scott M
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Hello we hope to never disappoint you. We're a Family run restaurant and have been open since June 17 1997. We miss are neighborhood in central square but so happy and welcoming her at 1728 mass thank you all For support and thankfulness we could...More

Reviewed 30 January 2017

We tried to have dinner at Baraka Cafe soon after it opened, but it was packed and we couldn't get in. We went for lunch yesterday and were very pleased. I had the soup of the day which was vegetable and it was very good....More

Thank packedlite
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Hello my dear. So sorry for late response. We wish to have you as a customer and part of our team because in the end of the day you r a part of our success by supporting us and bring so grateful. We wish seeing...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016

This tiny place off Central square is among the very best in Boston and at any price, though it's very affordable (cash only). The rose petal lemonade is unique and refreshing. Get the couscous which is the real deal. Best of all, there are ample...More

Thank BillKarsh
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Dear customer. I'm so sorry I have not responded not because I could and did not but time has run over me! I finally founded a little time to express My appreciation and gratefulness and and pray all will be well. Again thank yoy

Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Cherbet lemonade is delicious and refreshing. Appetizers work well as tapas to share. Chicken tangine is excellent. Note, they do not serve alcohol and only take cash. Only seats for about 20 people.

Thank Jamie J
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

One of the neatest spots in town. You feel like you're a guest someone's living room. Excellent ambiance and excellent food prepared right next to the dining area. Loved the hummus and fig bread appetizers. Salmon and lamb were both excellent. Good Moroccan mint tea,...More

Thank Eric T
Alia R, Owner at Baraka Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

It has been almost a year and feel very embarrassed not responded back. Thank you and please forgive me for late Response. Live to see you soon. Chef

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
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
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
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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