Reader: Cafe Byblos is pretty darn good -- but the pita is pitiful
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.
Mark Manger The pita is scarier than the lamb tongue soup at Cafe Byblos.
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.