I haven’t written about Meditrina Market Cafe in Valparaiso, Indiana because it is very, very, very delicious and I wanted it to be my little secret (and, well, the secret of the legions of other regulars).
Meditrina is a small Porter County cafe serving up fresh, healthy and scrumptious Mediterranean favorites like falafel, beef shawarma, stuffed grape leaves and tabbouleh.
Meditrina Market Cafe in Valparaiso, Indiana
Meditrina has only been on the downtown Valparaiso dining scene for a few years, but it’s already developed a big following. Chef/owner Sarah Geary’s place was one of 17 Porter County restaurants to earn a spot in Midwest Living’s Indiana Dunes Country Culinary Tour.
Midwest Living touted the intimate, 28-seat restaurant’s small and large plates, soups and salads — as well as the wine pairings.
The only thing that’s as good as Meditrina’s regular menu is Meditrina’s specials!
Valparaiso, Indiana Restaurant
I celebrated my birthday at Meditrina this past year, choosing (as I often do because I can’t make up my mind) a sampler platter with falafel, hummus, rice, grape leaves and salad.
I also wanted to try the spanakopita special they had that night, so they added that to my plate! How cool is that.
Everything I’ve had at this Porter County restaurant has been great, including a beet salad, a vegetable stew and a creamy pasta dish. I normally fill up on small plates and a main course, but when I do manage to save room for dessert, it’s awesome!
I even saw my aunt and uncle at Meditrina one night. My aunt also likes different food choices and my uncle is a little more traditional. But they both really liked what they ordered.
I like unique food, so it’s great that Meditrina had an outdoor food service booth at Popcorn Festival as well as a cultural event I attended at Valparaiso’s Central Park.
Meditrina has been remodeled, and the ambiance is even better. I like to sit at a window table and watch people walk by, or sit in the back and have a more quiet time. Meditrina is located on Washington Street, just off the main downtown street (Lincolnway). Stop by this Northern Indiana cafe and try it for yourself.
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