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Farah's On The Avenue

1120 W. University Ave. (NW 11th St.) Send to Phone
352-378-5179 | Menu
Exotic lair for Mediterranean fare.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Farah's On The Avenue Restaurant Review

: With mellow Mediterranean flavors and colors, wafting perfumes from the hookah bar and a glassed sunroom for taking in the Florida sun---without the heat---Farah’s offers an exotic feast for the senses inside its unassuming location off of University Drive. The dining room’s relaxed, earthy hues and a central round fireplace make sitting in the surrounding booths and tables almost a retreat. Whether you nosh on homemade tabbouleh, hummus and stuffed grape leaves with pita bread or a savory chicken wrap, there’s plenty on the menu for even the pickiest of eaters. After your entrée, sweet baklava oozing honey, chocolate and almonds will leave you with a craving for an exotic vacation. If it’s only a working lunch you can take, no worries---there’s wireless Internet available.


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