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Mare Nostrum in Fells Point: odd name, good food

curioussheridan | May 6, 201508:25 PM

This distinctly Turkish restaurant with a Latin name serves grilled meats, fish and seafood, along withTurkish tapas plates and pida bread (I think that's how they spell it). Very good quality ingredients, mostly organic, means the prices are mid-level rather than cheap, but BYOB helps keep prices down. We had wonderfully tasty langoustines in a smoky, garlicky sauce, a tomato variation on babaganoush, a soft feta from Eastern Turkey with more flavor and less salt than usual, a couple more cold plates and a Plancha-- a six foot plank with grilled lamb, chicken, seasoned ground beef, tomatoes and peppers that tasted like Cubanelles. Only the chicken was overcooked. One nice thing: the cold plates are brought to you on a cart, so you can see before you order. Pleasant atmosphere, helpful service, and $30 a head for six of us, including tax and tip.
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