The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, who gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious pasta, tapas, and wine growing beneath its crystal waves. Today's Groupon takes you to that culinary coast: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean cuisine and drinks at Olive Branch Cafe, located on Hudson Avenue.
Falafel, kabobs, shawarma, and tabouli cover Olive Branch's menu like moss on a mostly buried Mons Meg. Preheat your appetite with superbly blended chickpeas; hummus ($5.29) blended with Mediterranean spices, fresh parsley, and onions is Olive Branch's specialty. Traditional gyros ($5.99) can be concocted with chicken ($8.74) or fresh vegetables ($7.99). Or throw a pita like a Frisbee into the depths of an open cistern and grab meat-and-vegetables goodness on a stick instead. The beef ($9.69), chicken ($8.99), and lamb ($10.99) kabobs are towering vegetable stacks seasoned with savory Mediterranean spices. Fork flaky baklava ($3.99 for four pieces) and sip strong Turkish coffee ($1.79) to treat taste buds to a combination more complimentary than dancing while juggling cats.
Olive Branch's servers are as friendly and down to earth as the eatery's décor. There's a lattice wall with greenery, simple white plates, and chairs like you'd imagine finding in a grandmother's nest. This Groupon can also be applied toward Olive Branch's massive lunch buffet ($7.99) served every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- Hands down, Best. Hummus. Ever. Light, perfectly creamy, generous portion, not too much garlic or tahini (a frequent hummus sin), and a nice bit of roasted red pepper and paprika on the top to give it just the right kick. – FritterGirl, OKC Talk
- I really liked the cucumber salad with the herbed yogurt dressing. The falfalel [sic] was absolutely scrumptious and bursting with the flavor of ground chickpeas, parsley, spices and onions. It was wonderfully crisp and hot. – Katie, Dishin and Dishes
- The beef kabobs, gyro, and a shrimp/rice pilaf special I had have all been terrific. The beef was very tender. The Baklava and Hummus have been very good. – journeygirl62, Yellow Pages
Downtown Oklahoma City
1 North Hudson
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