Marhaba Mediterranean Cuisine

5861 Sunset Dr.
South Miami, FL 33143
305-666-9600

Details

  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Marhaba is a calm, pleasant dining alternative to the larger, noisier franchised eateries of the Shops at Sunset Place. Begin with the fulsome fattoush salad: a plate of greens tossed with cucumbers, green peppers, radishes, scallions, tomatoes, and pita bread croutons, all splashed in sumac-spiked vinaigrette. Hummus, falafel, and baba ghanouj appetizers are the crowd-pleasing favorites here, but the more distinctive dishes are worth trying — especially makdoos, which are baby pickled eggplant filled with a savory relish of garlic and minced nuts. Most main courses are grilled kebabs of lamb, beef, chicken, or shrimp skewered with peppers, onions, and tomatoes. Best is a long, narrow kafta kebab of spiced, ground lamb. Only two desserts are offered: baklava and a diaphanous disc of milk pudding pooled in rose syrup and capped with pistachios.

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