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Ali Baba Restaurant

1214 Ashford Avenue | Condado Village, San Juan, Puerto Rico
+1 787.722.1176
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Ranked #4 of 604 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Genesis (1), our waitress, was fantastic and the food was unexpectedly delicious. Each time we visit Puerto Rico we will be back! The sangria ... Just keep ordering pitchers, the different dips and fresh bread were outstanding. Our dining party had 6 different dishes and each one could be a contender for "the Beat Thing I Ever Ate..."

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Mansfield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Heard great things about this place! The experience didn't disappoint. We started with the hummus, which was outstanding. The waiter brought over some of their homemade hot sauces, a green less spicy sauce and a spicier red sauce. I tried them both with the hummus and really loved the red one. The bread is like you would get in Turkey... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a very good time, all the waiters were very attentive and the food was served really fast. I suggest to order the plates as soon as you finish eating appetizers, do not order everything at once because they serve fast. As appetizer we had babaganoush and falafel, both were excellent but the portion size of the falafel is... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Could not believe I enjoyed such a great Mediterranean meal in San Juan of all places! This place rivaled some of the best meals I had in Istanbul last year. The hummus, Greek Salad and baklava was first rate. If you're visiting the city, you definitely need to check this place out. Glad I did.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We couldn't decide what to eat on Ashford Ave so ended up eating unlikely Ali Baba on our first night in PR. We are so glad we did because everything we got was really good. I got the Kofta casserole with really yummy sauce and rice but my husbands Iskender Kebab was amazing! Perfectly grilled meat with crispy lavash bread... More

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Landrum, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just because it was on Ashford Ave, we really didn't expect a great meal, but this place is pretty incredible! Wait staff is the most attentive and unobtrusive I think I have ever encountered, helpful with the menu too! Their managers personal recipe red sangria is the best I have ever tasted, and I am not a big drinker, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Excellent recommendation by our server to sample more appetizers in the half portion! Loved the delectable cabbage rolls. They were the best. Fresh bread hot out of the oven was addictive. Both eggplant apps were excellent, as was the tzaziki. Falafel were great with lemon sauce. Also had a meat pizza they do in whole portion only. It was refreshing--salad... More

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Burke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have been here twice in 2 trips to San Juan (Condado) and it will basically be a tradition in that we will come here at least once each time we travel to Puerto Rico. While we love the traditional food on the island, once in a while, it is fun to deviate from the norm. This is a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We went back to Ali Baba after finding the food so delicious! Waiters and waitresses were very helpful and we very much enjoyed watching the butter for my iskender kebab being melted in front of us and poured over our food....delicious. A bit overpriced but worth it! Will definitely come again if we are ever in Puerto Rico.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our last dinner in San Juan. My husband and I both ordered the Iskender. It is sliced lamb on pita with tomato sauce and yogurt for dipping. The staff brings a burner to the table and heats butter that she poured over the top. It is absolutely delicious!! My daughter ordered something else (sorry I can't remember what it was)... More

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