Great place for dinning, i had the food in this place on weekly basis, i like their burgers, their middle eastern food specially galabh and their salad is great specially the salad dressing that they added is delicious.
I work and live not far from Makarios so have been several times. Depending on what I get, I have different opinions about the place. Good hummus, fresh pita, coworkers love the burgers (not a bad price for a good size burger). On the other hand, I don't eat red meat. I love stuffed grape leaves, but the place is hit or miss. Sometimes the rice inside isn't cooked thoroughly. As well, several dishes are bland (such as the lentils) and could easily be spruced up into amazing dishes. My favorite dishes (Marakio's Salad, Grape Leaf Roll sammich) are tasty, but heavy and quickly can become tired of the strong flavors. I can't eat there on a regular basis.
The price is a bit more than some of the other local greek/med places, but overall they serve dishes no one else does and some dishes are really delicious. But vegetarians beware. While there are many selections, you may not be as impressed as you hope or find at other greek locals.
far better than what i expected. i am pretty picky about my middle eastern cuisine, and this is my new favorite place in town. more restaurant than diner for sure. everything i have had i have enjoyed. the babaganouj is my favorite in town by far.
Marvelous! Don't let the big pictures on the menu fool you- This is no run of the mill Purple Onion/Al's crap- this is quality food. And whoever said the lentil soup is bland must be use to greasy hamburgers everyday and not know much about real food. (The Lentil soup is excellent, and super cheap) Also- everything is always very fresh- the salads- the spinach- the great house dressing, and the hummus!! It all tastes like it is made to order, not sitting under a heat lamp for hours. Also a great place for vegetarians- many tasty choices other than just falafel and salad. Try a spinach and hummous wrap- amazing!!!
Falafel is a little heavy handed, tasty but sodden. Hummus and baba ghanoush are both well prepared, and pita is plentiful if a little dry, and I prefer a soft warm pita both for wraps and dipping. No cold mint tea, only hot. Lentil soup was bland but the lamb vegetable was very good, with a rich tomato-y broth.
Yes, go to Makarios. Everything there is superb. The lamb kafta is excellent as is the falafel, baba ganouj, hummus, etc. The restaurant is clean, bathroom included, and staff has always been polite and service prompt.
This is the best mediteranean restaurant in the birmingham. Especially the lamb shish kaboop was the best I have ever eaten in Birmingham. I did not like the kafta very much. But I loved everthing other than kafta. We try to go everyweek and try a new menu so far everthing is extreemely good.
Fan-freaking-tastic! The food is delicious, authentic, and fresh. I don't even like lamb, but I love the Kafta, or Kafka as I call it :) The portions for the combos are huge! Even the Shish for one would easily feed two for lunch.
The babgounoush is creamy and made from smoked eggplant, so it has a rich, velvety smoky flavor.
The service is friendly, fast, and always on time, though I have only called it in for a pick up.
Go there now!
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