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Best Middle Eastern Restaurant Houston 2007 - Café Rita - CLOSED

Café Rita

Café Rita

2352 S. Dairy Ashford St.

Houston, TX 77077


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If you've ever wanted to eat in a Middle Eastern home, now you can: at Rita's. This small, one-of-a-kind neighborhood spot is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team known to all as George and Rita, an elderly Armenian couple who are eager to display their natural hospitality as well as their home cooking. There's nothing they enjoy more than letting you experience their made-from-scratch cooking or whipping up something off the menu. The BYOB place is tiny and fills up quickly. Don't be surprised if they have a pot of foul going (lima and garbanzo beans cooked with lots of olive oil and garlic) and offer you some just to try. Vegetarians will find lots to choose from, like a wonderful tabbouleh, hummus covered in olive oil, baba ganoush, lentils and lima beans. Carnivores will enjoy the shawarma, served with a garlic sauce, as well as the kabobs.

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I love this restaurant! I would eat here everyday if I could. I especially love the baba ganoush - it's the best I've ever tasted, ANYWHERE. All the entrees are wonderful and like the review says everything about it feels just like home. There is really something for everyone here and it's fun to just come back and try different things you didn't taste the last time. Or get your favorite again and again. And leave room for dessert - the baklava is irresistible. You won't buy stuff like baklava and hummus at the grocery store again after eating here - believe me!!! This is the real deal.

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Villma Nava-Cerda

I am already hungry as I read this great review....of course I have already eaten and licked my fingers there before and definitely will go back. Not only is the food great, their company is a at home feeling, offering you to try this and that. It's a special place for my husband and I as we sat there, drinking coffee, eating the kabobs and trying to figure what style of wedding rings we would like made by their son in law, Berg.