Reader: Cafe Byblos is pretty darn good -- but the pita is pitiful
The pita is scarier than the lamb tongue soup at Cafe Byblos.
Last week Gretchen Kurtz reviewed Cafe Byblos, a new Mediterranean restaurant whose sunny interior and bright flavors transported her to a much warmer place. Over the last few months, Cafe Byblos has collected many fans...but not of its pita, apparently.
Says Denver Dave:
Well, I agree with most of what Gretchen has to say here but overall I think the food is pretty darn good -- certainly for this neighborhood which is sorely lacking in Mediterranean food (unless you like Pete's numerous incarnations). Unlike Gretchen, I love the falafel here because it is not fried into a hockey puck like so many places. The hummus is the best I've ever tasted in Denver and the kebobs aren't burned to a crisp - lamb still moist and delish. But, and this is a big but for a Mediterranean restaurant, their pita is horrific. Man up, Sam, and start baking your own or find a decent bakery to do it for you. If you get take out they actually package the pita in the plastic commercial bags they come in from California. Awful.
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