A La Turca
A La Turca

A La Turca

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.myalaturca.com/
  • Phone: 9549255900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Ugur Unal
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N 21st Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from A La Turca
We offer the finest Mediterranean culinary experience Hollywood has to offer. Join us as our guest and be prepared for flavors that will send your tasted buds on a whirlwind through Europe and the Middle East. We use the freshest ingredients to ensure that every dish is of a quality that’s fit for a king.
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A La Turca reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (19)special occasion (12)romantic (10)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Main Dish Horrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The bread and hummus was WONDERFUL. However I had a seafood dish (cannot remember the name) and it was terrible. The shrimp vet tiny, along with all the other variety of seafood like the ones you would buy in the frozen food sections at a supermarket, ideal for pasta salad...for almost 30 dollars, VERY DISAPPOINTED!
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  • Always something really good!
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A la Turca consistently offers delicious Middle Eastern and Turkish dishes. Its new location on Harrison Street is quite attractive and definitely an upgrade over its former site on Hollywood Boulevard. For the price, the entire experience is hard to beat. The only matter that needs work is the music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    ggggggggggVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food is beyond great! I frequent many fine dining establishments every month and this cozy little establishment could hold its own against the finest restaurants in the world. This is not a place to go for the ambience, although it feels clean and cozy there is nothing upscale about the furnishings. This is a place for foodies in jeans.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence
    taskin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was very delicious and very clean environment. They have almost everything new and seems like very authentic location for turkish food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic
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  • Best Turkish food in Florida
    whocares
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It lives up to its name. Not since we dined at some great restaurants in Istanbul, have we enjoyed the outstanding flavors and textures of authentic Turkish cuisine. The meze sampler served with delicious warm bread was ample food for 4 of us as a starter. Everything was scrumptious, and a great way to enjoy the various flavors and spices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    hlywdfd
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of the best felafel plates I have ever had. Great service, nice ambience and presentation. The only complaint I would have is that it was $18 for 6 felafel balls and a couple tablespoons each of 3 different sides. I would go here a couple times a week if it wasn't as expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good neighborhood restaurant
    Viviane
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Seeing the offer on Open Table, I thought my husband and I would try this restaurant close to our home. I read the reviews beforehand and I was not disappointed. The soups were delicious. My husband enjoyed the whole gilled bronzino and I had the lamb shank, soft and tasty. For desert we shared the baklava sinfully delicious. We will go back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded our high expectations
    Morethankabobs
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We learned about La Turca from an episode of "Check Please" (PBS), we were impressed by the comments and reviews on the show. Our actual experience exceeded our high expectations. If you have an appetite for this authentic style of Mediterranean/Turkish food you'll find none better than La Turca. Three of us dined on a Meze Sampler and the "Meat Sampler", every bite was savory, cooked to perfection and the portions so generous we still brought home food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Pleasant surprise
    csa4
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food here was excellent. We had the sampler platter appetizer and the waiter was very accommodating with substituting one of the spreads. For dinner we had the meat platter for 2 which was delicious. Full bar as we'll. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • We will come back
    VeganforLifeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went to A La Turca for my sister in laws birthday. We all enjoyed our food. Started with the Mediterranean Salad and a side of Falafels. Both were great. They gave us a nice side dish of humus and fresh bread that was delicious. We each had something different and none of us were disappointed. My vegetarian dish of eggplants and potato was very tasty. We will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great place with exceptional food
    Benz
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had party of 5, service was great, food was excellent and the deserts were amazing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOLLYWOOD FIND
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is our second time here. Service is attentive, and the servers are go out of their way to be helpful. Humus is included with your meal so try a different starter, or try a salad with feta. The grilled bronzino was perfectly grilled and very flavorful, while my husband loved his lamb shanks. Turkish mud as he calls it hit the spot after a very tasty casual dinner. People, come out and support a local neighborhood dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delight for your Tastebuds
    Viking517
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    After our most recent visit, we have determined that our initial assessment was right on target: EXCELLENT all around. The decor is beautiful and the servers are attentive, informative, and very pleasant. Now as to the food...flavors and textures will will delight. A La Turca is such a great dining experience and the low noise level makes it the ideal place to have an excellent dinner and converse with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Dined for Lunch and will be back!
    Food4thoughtVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Enjoyable quiet lunch in a Saturday. Staff is very knowledgable and friendly. Full bar and unique wine list. Food was beyond flavorful and absolutely delicious. Nice portion size as well. Left with a carry out and wish unsaved room for dessert. White rice had chickpeas and delicious spice. Thought it would be bland so this gives you an idea how the main dish was. I had lamb and my companion had lamb shank. We both loved our selections and will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • authentic
    mustgo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My grandparents were Turkish and I can testify the food at a la Turca was authentic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Turkish food
    MTCCVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at A La Turca. All of our food was outstanding.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Food OK, not worth the drive.
    Steve
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Drove down from Wilton Manors after watching review on Check Please! South Florida. Enjoyed the meza plate and the turkish wine. The entrees were so so. Falafel hard and dry, lamb kabob meat also hard and dry. The Beyti was the best thing we tried. Sauteed eggplant was ok but could have been a little tastier.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the A La Turca reviews archive.
  • HOLLYWOOD FIND
    jfs226VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    BEAUTIFUL restaurant, I meta friend early on a Wednesday so they restaurant was not busy. By the time we left A La Turca was as busy as owner owners would hope their restaurant would be. We started with an eggplant dip, smoky in flavor, and just scrumptious, served with warm Pita bread. We both choose the whole grilled fish. Very good, perfectly charcoaled and served with a an arugula salad. We both truly enjoyed it. We had coffee, and we did try the Turkish white wine, quite good. Prices are for the most part fair, but I think their house wine per glass prices are a bit steep. Give this neighborhood place a try, you WILL return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Turkish restaurant
    Lovely
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Enjoyed great service, the waiter was friendly and courteous. The food was impeccable, kudos to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Met up with business partner and board member. Had great food and great ambience. Will definetly be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music
    MimiVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excelent food. Life music too loud! Very difficult to talk.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    A La Turka serves excellent Turkish food. The menu is varied, and the portions are generous. The only dish I can't recommend is the tabouli which is mostly tasteless. Service is prompt and attentive. Prices are reasonable. Beer and wine only from the bar.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joser22VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Consistently good food on a better location. Friendly staff. Favorite dish, the A La Turca for 2. You can't go wrong with that if you are a meat lover!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Interior
    Leesie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The new A La Turca is beautiful and we had live guitar entertainment. The food was good, but could have been a bit warmer as the meats on the platter were luke warm. Overall, a good experience and we will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good turkish food
    Yuletale
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Good service very attentive maria was great and her assistant was very helpful to.may be they can add daily turkish good specialtys like hunkar begendi , elbasan tava etc !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great variety on menu, featuring lamb, beef and chicken. Hummus was delicious as well as chicken skewers and lamb chops. Would like to return for drinks on a Friday night.
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    Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food/Service
    ReeseVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My dining partner and I both enjoyed this restaurant. We sat outside and there was a lively parade of people passing by. The food was excellent, freshly made and served with knowledge and a smile. One of us is a vegetarian and the waitress went out of her way to explain the choices. The other of us had Lamb Shish and said it was 1st Rate. We would highly recommend La Turka
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    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ala Turca rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great food prices and service! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Turkish Food.
    dsnarl6VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The A La Turca platter was especially memorable, although even my 5 year old was vying for more Hummus.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable evening with friends
    LDOnFLLVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The server was most helpful when we asked questions about the menu. Her enthusiasm was contagious. We shared the mezze sampler of six dishes to start. The Turkish wine was really very good. Our entrees were generous in portion sizes. Definitely recommend. The prices are reasonable, and we will return.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A La Turca Review
    Gatorbob
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great servicew matvhed by authentic Turkish dishes. The hummus and baklava were outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent food and very good service
    Evafrank
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We love the place, very clean,and excelent food!,,,thank you for your recomendation!,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd visit. Took friends who
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    2nd visit. Took friends who enjoyed experience. Our waitress is a huge asset to the establishment. Enjoyed the Turkish wine. Great Turkish coffee - so pleased, since so many Greek, French etc. restaurants don't serve their national coffees. Desserts, made on premises, are divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little bit of the Middle East
    Sits26
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had kebabs and rice with great flavor that reminded us of the Middle East! The service was terrific with an attentive, smiling waiter from Acapulco. Price was right, too!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Effort
    minstrel2
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Big open, airy space with no atmosphere. Poorly-trained staff who disappeared after putting the plates down on the table. Poor quality cooking. Eggplant starter was dripping with excess oil. Very poor quality cooking all-around. Chicken kebab cubes were so thick that they were pink and undercooked inside. Uuugh, the whole thing was awful.
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  • Fantastic Turkish Cuisine
    John
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is some of the finest middle eastern food I've had in a long time. We tried the meze platter appetizer medley and each dip was better than the next, including the best tabouli I've tasted since my mom used to make it for me. Great salads and friendly helpful service. Excellent!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Fine Meal!
    Robert
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We invited 3 friends to join us and they all loved the food wine and ambience of the restaurant. The wait staff and the owner were again very attentive. The owner even secured my credit card I left on a previous night and returned it to me on our second visit. I have nothing but good things to say about A La Turca and cant wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair enough
    FoodyVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Based on reviews, I thought it would have been better. It was empty when we arrived at 730 but filled up later. Since we're from out of town, it is unlikely we would return. Taco Spot was better for lunch. We would try another in the area next time.
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  • gasman954
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Saw this restaurant on Check Please South Florida and decided to give it a try with friends. Food was excellent. Service was good. Our waitress was extremely busy but attended to our needs. Provided us extra special dessert service. We would go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mediterranean food in HWD
    CotterTweetsVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We really enjoyed the lamb & chicken kabobs. There are a nice variety of appetizers and some really tempting desserts (for next time!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.