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128 Dunlop St E, Barrie, ON L4M 1A4
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open now 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Methods of Payment:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Interac
  • Cash

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
Delighted to be considered Barrie's finest, Chef Brothers Yar and Nur Mohammad have committed 18 years tantalizing the palates of their customers. Word-of-mouth literally travels, as their following includes customers from as far away as several European countries. Their culinary prowess makes Tara Indian Cuisine Limited a most unique "palatal experience." Catering to their customers, these easy-going brothers are happy to customize a meal to suit individual palates.

Tara Authentic Indian Cuisine has been voted best Indian restaurant 19 years in a row. We offer an amazing selection at our all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, as well as soups, appetizers, rice dishes, breads, curries, korma, vindaloo, and seafood all made fresh in-house. We serve plenty of vegetarian options and have something for everybody. Try something new in Barrie. Call now to make a reservation.
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Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Closed Between 2:30pm And 5pm Friday & Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Indian,

Cuisine type

  • Indian,

Dishes

  • Kebab,
  • Hot Meal,
  • Light Meal,
  • Curry,
  • Tandoori,
  • Chicken,
    • Butter Chicken,
    • Lamb,
    • Shrimps,
    • Vegetarian Cuisine,
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Features

  • Alcohol Served,
  • Buffet,
  • Online Menu,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,
  • Restaurant With Delivery Services,
  • Take-out,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Romantic,
  • Trendy,

Products and Services

  • Soups,
  • Samosa,
  • Rice Dishes,
  • Biryanis,
  • Indian Bread,
  • Tandoor,
    • Korma (Sweet),
    • Madras,
    • Vindaloo,
    • Seafood,
    • Dansak,
    • Bhoona,
    • Saag,
    • Sundries,
    • Desserts,
    • Curry Dishes,
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Specialties

  • All You Can Eat Lunch Buffet For $13.99,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

Getting There

  • Corner Of Dunlop & Mulcaster,

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  • Atmosphere: 4.1/5
  • Food: 4.1/5
  • Service: 3.8/5
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uann6697
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Very nice place..romantic..food its amazing and the people who work there also..just beutiful

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thomas94
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This is the best Indian cuisine I have ever experienced. The restaurant is beautiful and clean, the staff is attentive and food was served is a reasonable time. My meal was fabulous as dinner companion's meal. This is a place I would go out of my way to experience food this delicious and excellently prepared. Owner went from table to table to ensure everyone was happy with their meal. Five Stars doesn't seem enough for Tara Indian Cuisine.

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Miko B
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The Best Indian Food I've Ever Had

Absolutely the best Indian food I have ever had! I will gladly return every time I'm in town!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Horrible waste of money

A terrible waste of money. Bad tasting indian food, horrible customer service.... overly expensive take out and the manager doesn't know how to make a customer happy.

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Restaurantica12
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We visited for the lunch buffet in Sept...

We visited for the lunch buffet in Sept 2009 after a disappointing 1st visit , in order to give them another chance. sadly, very disappointed again and will not return. We love Indian food but are not impressed with Tara and can't understand how they are nominated one of the best in Barrie. Food was not hot. Rice was not cooked and each bite would have some "crunch' to it. They ran out of the Tandoori Chicken and seemed insulted when I advised them that more was needed. Channa Masala was mild, boring and could have come out of a bottle. Enough chances. Will not return and certainly will not recommend to others.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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My husband and I used to eat a lot of Indian food...

My husband and I used to eat a lot of Indian food when we lived in Toronto. We moved recently to Barrie and were pleased with "Tara Indian Cuisine's" reviews. I was told it would take 45mins to 1hour delivery and a charge of $4.50 would be applied. No problem. Over 1hr and 30mins later our food arrived. And the order was wrong. We were so hungry we didn't even call to complain. While we were eating we also realized the chickpeas in the channa masala weren't fully cooked. Lastly, the amount of onion used was crazy. Trust me, I know how much onion is used in Indian food, but this was excessive. An entire onion per dish. It was gross. The worst part is I have a $50 gift certificate that I "won" on simcoe auctions and it can only be used in the store.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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I am a regular at Tara, and for good reason, the...

I am a regular at Tara, and for good reason, the food is amazing the staff are friendly and though the prices seem to jump every time we go there it is still reasonable. Just know in advance very slow service, but the food will arrive fresh and hot, worth the wait. Great restaurant would recommend to anyone!!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Best Indian food in Barrie, bar none. Great...

Best Indian food in Barrie, bar none. Great Service and Perfect atmosphere. No complaints here!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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best food ever in ontario

It was very good food i recamend to other people to go and try it is the best. They have your choice hot or mild and more diffrent food and any thing if you were vegatarian salad meat lover many meat and firendly staff.Tara indian cusin rocks.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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We haven't been to this restaurant in years, but...

We haven't been to this restaurant in years, but I figure my review will still be worth something. We've been here twice. The first time we visited was on Valentine's Day for dinner. Our first impression was not too great. Along with three or four other couples, we were kept standing by the front door for well near one hour (if not more) while we stared and waited for other patrons to leave. The most annoying thing about the experience was that we had made reservations beforehand. My definition of making a reservation at a restaurant means that a table will be reserved and waiting for you at your requested time, so there will be a minimal or no wait time when you get there. Otherwise what's the point of making a reservation if you'll just be treated like any other walk-in. The place was crowded, warm, stuffy, but the food, when it finally came, was very good. It was because of the taste and quality of the food that we decided to return a second time (we're suckers for punishment!) a few months later (on a non-holiday) and this time were seated much sooner. Again, the food was delectable. However, I remember they charged around $5 for a couple of tiny samosas, where there's a much more casual and equally authentic Indian place in Markham where you can get gigantic and delicious samosas for only about 25 cents each. But, I guess that's what you pay for Indian fine dining. Overall, as others here have said, the food is excellent but the service is lacking and unapologetic.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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As far as Indian food goes, this is my abosolute...

As far as Indian food goes, this is my abosolute favorite and I've eaten at many Indian restaurants throughout Toronto and the GTA. Service is always very friendly but hit and miss with timing. The only complaint is that I wish they would put a little money into upgrading the dining room and the washrooms. Otherwise, a must go if you enjoy Indian food!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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I miss the best Naan bread I've ever eaten from...

I miss the best Naan bread I've ever eaten from this restaurant. I discovered Tara in 1989, when I lived in Orillia, 1/2 hour away. Now I live 2 1/2 hrs away and still go out of my way to eat here every chance I get. I persuade everyone I meet to remember Tara when they drive through to cottage country. So much better than a hamburger. I've eaten here alone many times and enjoyed the food tremendously. I don't mind sharing because I when I reorder, the food comes quickly. Nice people and great value. Vegan dishes are very tasty too. The spicy cures the common cold....whatever the weather. I just read other reviews at this site and can add that I was spontaneously invited into the kitchen to see Naan cooked in the tandori on a slow afternoon. The kitchen was clean and organized. I have no concerns about this restaurant.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Food is always great. We have been visiting this...

Food is always great. We have been visiting this restaurant since it opened about 20 years ago. Although prices are a little steep, you get enough curry for 3 meals. We often just have take-out and eat curry all weekend!Owners are very friendly.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 2/5
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Categorically the worst Indian food I have ever...

Categorically the worst Indian food I have ever eaten. Other positive critics in these reviews need to try eating at a decent restaurant. Abhorred at the price and disgusted with the quality of the cuisine.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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Probably one of the best restaurants in Barrie...

Probably one of the best restaurants in Barrie, the Chef was marvelous and very friendly as were the waiters. I am surprised at the service complaints as our food arrived in time and we were greeted very warmly. The decor was decent and the kitchen seemed spic and span when we went. Definately will return on my next trip to Barrie.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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A well kept secret to everyone, except those who...

A well kept secret to everyone, except those who enjoy excellent authentic Indian fare. If you live in the Barrie area this establishment should already be one of your favorite dining choices.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Great Indian Food... must visit if in the Barrie...

Great Indian Food... must visit if in the Barrie area.. service is relaxed, and dependent upon how busy they are... if you like Indian food you must try Tara.. if you're fusy about service order for take out

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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This place has delicious food. I've been to...

This place has delicious food. I've been to several indian restaurants throughout the GTA (we just moved to Barrie from Toronto) but Tara is the best I've tried. I can't comment on service within the restaurant because we had it delivered but service over the phone was friendly and helpful. They are NOT speedy but good food is worth the wait. Overall it was an excellent experience and we can't wait to try it again. Yummy.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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My wife and I have eaten at Tara many times. The...

My wife and I have eaten at Tara many times. The service is excellent - very friendly. The food is ABSOLUTELY INCERDIBLE - there are NO Indian Restaurants to rival Tara ANYWHERE in Southern Ontario. Indian food is a passion of mine, and Tara delivers the absolute best.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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This is the only place in Barrie for Indian...

This is the only place in Barrie for Indian. We've been coming for years, you don't always get a seat, and sometimes a reservation doesn't mean anything. That being said, it is all worth it when you dig into the food. Everything on the menu is incredible. I can't say enough good things about this place. Sometimes the service isn't the quickest, but you're there for the ambience, the wonderful smells, and the food that makes your tastebuds go crazy.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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