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This simple food is plant-based including vegetables, nuts, fruits, grains, beans, seeds, spices and olive oil. Rich in fish, chicken and legumes, Mediterranean cuisine offers a healthy way to eat. Restaurants specializing is this delicious food are scattered throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Check the Top 10 list below for an outstanding restaurant near you:

BENTONVILLE

TAZIKI’S MEDITERRANEAN CAFE $$
1000 SE Walton Blvd, (479) 715-0647

Taziki’s specializes in food-to-table cuisine, gluten free menu items, and expert catering to meet your every need. They serve delicious, inspired, beautiful Mediterranean food. Try the Grilled Lamb and Herb-Roasted Pork Loin. So delicious!

VIVACE MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE $$
1100 SE 14th St, (479) 273-5500

Get ready for a unique fine dining experience in a friendly atmosphere. Food is excellent, presentation is beautiful, and the service is impeccable. Greek and Mediterranean along with French, Middle Eastern and American (New) are served. Vegan and vegetarian diets can be accommodated. The Cedar Salmon served on a wood block is awesome.

ZARY’S ACROPOLIS $
905 NW 13th St, (479) 273-3872

Specializing in authentic Greek and Mediterranean food like Moussaka, Spanakopita, Dolmas, and Gyros, the Acropolis Greek & Mediterranean Restaurant in Bentonville provides the people of NWA an amazing place to develop a taste for these traditional dishes. They also serve an amazing breakfast selection, and the staff is warm and friendly.

EUREKA  SPRINGS

COTTAGE INN $$
450 W Van Buren, (479) 253-5282

Restaurant chef-owner, Linda Hager, put travels to the Mediterranean to good use when she was creating the atmosphere and cuisine for her fine dining restaurant in Eureka Springs. Relax in a serene casual country setting as you sample one of her many delicious dishes. Open Thurs – Sun from 5 PM – 9 PM. Try the Roasted Rack of Lamb roasted to order, or make a reservation for one of her famous Sunday dinners.

FAYETTEVILLE

EMELIA’S KITCHEN $$
309 W Dickson St,
(479) 527-9800

Enjoy an upscale dining experience as owner George Ouyoumjian delights in serving excellent Mediterranean cuisine inspired by his mother, Emelia. Wait staff is friendly and attentive as is management. Open for lunch and dinner and weekend brunch. Try the Lamb Kabobs and the hummus.

K-FASH MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE $
1220 N Lindell Ave, (479) 443-1980

Specializing in Iraqi Mediterranean food including delicious fafalel, tabouli, bangin kabobs, lamb chops, Shawarma and so much more. This is a small, order-at-the-counter spot, but don’t let that stop you from trying it out. The food is fresh, perfectly prepared and tastes absolutely delicious. Excellent place to sample the real deal at affordable prices.

KOSMOS GREEKAFE $
2136 N College Ave, (479) 521-7482

Expect amazing food and wonderful friendly people at Kosmos, a fast-casual Greek/Mediterranean restaurant serving authentic Greek and Mediterranean food. The food manages to please even the experienced palate of those native to Greece. In a hurry? There is a drive-through. Try the Chicken Souvlaki with Rice.

PETRA CAFÉ $
31 E Center St #101,(479) 443-3090

Open for lunch only and has a dine in or carry-out service. Fabulous food and friendly service in a quaint intimate setting. Fans travel from around the region just to eat at Petra’s Cafe. Try the Mayo Platter.

TANGIERS MEDITERRANEAN FOOD & CAFÉ $
2800 College Ave, (479) 301-2211

Enjoy exceptional homemade Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern flavors in this small adorable restaurant. Food is heavenly and authentic, servers are friendly and knowledgeable, and prices are great. Some say the Baklava is the best they’ve ever had. Give the gyros a try, you’ll be glad you did.

ROGERS

Persephonē on Wheels
321 S. Arkansas Street,  (360) 990-8177

When fresh meets Mediterranean in the highly skilled hands of chef Mike Robertshaw, the result is amazing Mediterranean street food that is literally bursting with authentic flavors. Pita sandwiches including two gyros, sprouted falafel, sweet potato masala and cauliflower shawarma are just a part of the daily menu options. Persephone on Wheels, a delightful little food truck, serves incredible food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. You’ll love it, stop by soon! Note:  Image at top of the page courtesy of Persephonē on Wheels.

HONORABLE  MENTION

LITTLE GREEK RESTAURANT $
4201 N Shiloh Dr, (479) 442-4700

Who could have guessed you might find some of the best Greek food in the region in a mall? Conveniently located in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, Little Greek Restaurant features addictive Gyros, Dolmas, Hummus and Fried Pita. They also have fresh, fresh salads, and will make them up for take-out for dinner at home or for special occasions. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.