Testimonials

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  • Rachel H.

    February 22, 2019

    Awesome quick lunch. Despite being packed, the staff still managed to be super warm and friendly. When he had to run to replenish something before he took my order, the guy encouraged me to try the fresh, streaming falafel samples that were out. I had a gyro (try it with hot sauce) and could not resist buying the half pound of baklava to take home. ... Read More

  • Anne M.

    February 22, 2019

    Best falafel I have found in Chicago. So amazing. Not super mushy in inside, crispy on outside, and so flavorful. Very nice staff ... Read More

  • Stephie L.

    February 22, 2019

    My absolute favorite lunchtime place...these guys and gal are super kind and sweet! The food is well seasoned and the difference between this place and others is their dill rice, hummus and falafel which I tend to never give 5 stars too.On colder days, I tend to get my lentil soup and side of dill rice. In the warmer months, I get their salads which are fresh or if I'm super duper hungry (piggy status), I get their gyro plates are awesome with big portions. Even the side of their Baklava has the right amount of sweetness that just makes this place the best. As for pricing, you can't get better than a $7 sandwich with fresh ingredients, plates are around $10-13 depending on what you get.I love supporting smaller business like this that produce great food. Go Taza! :) ... Read More

  • Dave G.

    February 22, 2019

    I recently relocated from the east side of the Loop to the west side of the Loop so now's the time to try new places. I'm a sucker for Mediterranean food and the loop has lots of good options. Taza leaves all others behind.I've never been a fan of falafel. I've tried it many times and I've always been "meh" about it. The ones I've had have always been hard and dry. My opinion quickly changed after the first bite of my first visit. I don't know if they add crack to these, but they're SO addicting. Falafel has now gone from being the "optional" part of my meal to the staple of my meal. Falafel sandwich combo with a side of falafel and I'll even grab some samples when they're available. :-) Might as well get some falafel to take back to the office for an afternoon snack...Ok, the shawarma isn't so bad either. Get the Chef's Sandwich which is shawarma AND falafel stuffed in a pita with hummus and all the other goodies. This is easily one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten. Maybe someday I'll get burned out on this and try it with gyro meat just to mix it up a bit. ... Read More

  • Tanya G.

    February 22, 2019

    Taza is awesome. I eat here nearly every week, it's a high rotation lunch joint! The food here is awesome - never had a bad meal, and the service is really friendly and nice! They recognise the regulars and always have some falafel or pita chips out for you to try.I love getting the the Turkey plate or the Taza special plate. Plus the hummus bowls are yummy too! Make sure to try the Lentil Soup too! Awesome on cold chilly Chicago winters. The plates are huge! You get rice, salad, meat, and hummus with pita bread. I never finish the whole thing. Their spicy sauce is also great!Overall, highly recommend! I love the food and the vibe, it's cosy and friendly and has the family run restaurant feel (in a good way!) ... Read More

  • Alfreda D.

    February 22, 2019

    My friend suggested Taza and I was underwhelmed (see my first review), but I took his word for it and gave it another try. I followed his lead and ordered a gyro hummus bowl. A whole bowl of hummus had me scratching my head at first but it was really good. I added tzatziki sauce, giardiniera, asked for some hot spicy sauce on the side (I like all things spicy!!!!), and it came with a pita on the side and a piece of falafel in the bowl. $10 and I was definitely satisfied.We sat inside and took our time eating and catching up. I noticed a table nearby with two regular customers. They chatted with the owner/manager/staff and praised their food as always. It was really nice to see that. A little while after my friend and I had finished our food, they brought us two cups of hot sage tea and pieces of baklava. How sweet!? The manager/owner possibly was like "I saw two nice customers in here and wanted to treat you both with some of my sage tea. Enjoy!" I had never had or even heard of sage tea. There were fresh pieces in the cup and boy was it suuuuuper tasty. I immediately looked up at the menu and saw that it wasn't one of the hot tea options. He said he had just made it personally for himself but was considering adding it to the menu. Heck yeah... it was really freaking good. And then the baklava... I don't like baklava... at all... but things were going so good so far that I decided why not take a bite... and another... and another... LOL. 5 stars all around. I get it now. Don't order a regular old salad like I did during my first visit last year. That was a silly move. Thanks to my friend for bringing me back and thanks to the whole crew at Taza for being great ... Read More

  • Daniel A.

    February 22, 2019

    Wow. This place is amazing. First off, everyone is incredibly kind and friendly from the second you walk in the door. You seriously feel like family. The food is also amazing. I ordered a #1 special; the rice was clearly fresh, the chicken was so tender and flavorful, and the falafel were like pillows of joy. Highly recommend this place as a go-to for anyone in the area. I'll surely be back regularly to get my Mediterranean fix. ... Read More

  • Grant D.

    February 22, 2019

    A very classic, hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean spot. Right in the loop, so perfect for a workday lunch. Not the most luxurious of interiors, but the food and casual setting makes up for it. I had the Chicken Shawarma platter, which came with hummus and pita. Very tasty, quick, and fresh! ... Read More

  • Kenny G.

    February 22, 2019

    Mezza and Roti are a block from my work location. I don't go.I walk by Naf Naf on my way to Taza.It's eight blocks and at least three Mediterranean restaurants way. The choice is Taza, no matter how cold, it's worth the walk. The lines are shorter, it costs less, tastes better and the employees are happier. ... Read More

  • Eric F.

    February 22, 2019

    Taza is the kind of restaurant everyone hopes to find - friendly, local-owned, cheap, delicious, and filling.Taza is the best Mediterranean lunch spot in the loop, period. ... Read More