Tabouleh Mediterranean Cafe

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7645 Merrill Rd.

Jacksonville, FL 32277

(904) 745-6900


10am - 8pm Monday - Thursday

10am - 9pm Friday - Saturday

Closed Sundays

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10 Questions about Tabouleh Cafe

1. Tell us about Tabouleh Cafe.

Everything is homemade from scratch. The hummus to the baklava, all made in-house using the freshest ingredients.

2. What makes Tabouleh Cafe special?

You are among family when you are here. We serve the same food at home without holding anything back. 

3. What sort of food do you serve?

Mediterranean food - a mix of Middle Eastern and Greek. 

Lamb shish kebabs, lamb shawarma, Greek gyros, fresh baked spinach pies, stuffed grape leaves, Baba Ghannouge, falafels, Steak in the Sack, fish and chips and much more.

We also have a large selection of vegan meals.

Tabouleh Cafe - cheese pies

4. Where do your recipes come from?

The recipes are authentic - as I learned them from my grandmother in Jordan.

5. What are your top 3 recommendations for someone new to Tabouleh Cafe?

1.  Lentil vegetable soup
2. Stuffed grape leaves
3. Lamb shawarma platter

6. What can you recommend to someone looking for something a little different?

Our Mediterranean sampler is a great place to start or to help you expand your palate.

7. What's your favorite dish?

The Tabouleh Salad - it's what we named our restaurant after. It's that good!

8. What exactly is Tabouleh Salad?

It is our specialty - finely chopped fresh parsley, tomatoes, cucumber and scallions, mixed with bulgur wheat and seasoned with a minty blend of lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. It's a salad that complements any meal or is just perfect on its own. It is well known and a favorite all over the Middle East. 

9. A Turkish coffee sounds like a great way to end lunch or dinner. For those of us unfamiliar with Turkish coffee, can you tell us how it's different from regular coffee?

It is a very strong coffee that is mixed with cardamom and other spices. It is served in a small cup, the same size as the Cuban coffee. 

10 Do you make a lot of desserts? Do you have regular items or do they change a lot? 

Sometimes we introduce new desserts, but you can always count on our homemade Baklava - made with real butter and stuffed with walnuts.

11. What does ma'mool mean in the desserts below?

Tabouleh Mediterranean Cafe Ma'mool

It's an Arabic name for Easter cookies, made from Semolina and stuffed with walnuts, pistachio or dates, then sprinkled with powdered sugar.

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