TETA MARI started on a dream that cousins Sandy, Diane and Candice had for many years. The partnership which started in 2012 was a combination set for success with Diane’s experience in the restaurant industry and Sandy and Candice’s love of and passion of creating good food.
The establishment truly is a family affair having its ethos rooted in Sandy’s grandmother’s generous nature and her many wonderful recipes, hence the restaurant being named after her.
TETA MARI offers a wide variety of both American deli-inspired meals and Middle Eastern dishes. One of the most popular meals is the Middle Eastern Shawarma on a plate. Made from scratch with the freshest and finest ingredients. The deconstructed shawarmas consist of our home-made hummus (a creamy tangy thick chickpea dish that Teta Mari is renowned for).
Tahina (a sauce of sesame goodness), paper-thin fried brinjals cooked in olive oil, Israel salad chopped finely in a lemon and olive dressing. Warmed pita and shawarma meat (rump, Lamb, Turkey or Chicken) Coated in our homemade shawarma spice and cooked to perfection.
Our Zhug (chilli) compliments the dish perfectly, as well as our American style corned beef on rye, with our famous sweet mustard, pickled cucumber, lettuce and tomato, ensuring that customers always come back for more.
Décor & Ambience at Teta Mari
TETA MARI has a warm but fresh atmosphere, reminiscent of a Mediterranean seaside ocean eatery. The blend of colours used reflects this style too, offering an ocean-inspired fresh aqua marine turquoise colour used in the exquisite splash back tiles on the back wall and pinky washed wood tones to evoke the warm hillside and cliffs. Elements such as the silver lanterns and the pressed ceilings offer a reflection of the past while the creamed tile floor brings the room back down to earth.
The Chandelier and black Parisian table bases offer a touch of something French while the small tiles along the bottom edge of the wall with a mosaic, intricate Middle Eastern Patten bring in a Mediterranean feel. All these elements work beautifully together to create a space that feels both sophisticated but friendly.
A place you want to come back to.