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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 #6 of 597 restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've heard this place is amazing and last time I was in PR we decided to go somewhere else intead of here. What a mistake! However, this trip I was able to make it. The best turkish meal I've ever had. The hummus was delicious, bread etc. Service could have been better, it seems that the server was new. However,... More

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the challenges as a Vegan living in Puerto Rico is not being able to find many good quality options in restaurants. It’s even harder to find authentic restaurants of different nationalities and cuisines. Ali Baba’s for me is a great place to eat and has some pretty awesome options when it comes to my vegan dietary restrictions. If... More

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The meal was very good, the veal with rice and salad was excellent!! Excellent service and food!!! Would go back soon!!!!

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were skeptical of visiting a Turkish restaurant in San Juan, but after reading the reviews, we decided to give it a chance, and happy that we did. What initially lured me into the restaurant was the online menu item of marinated grilled octopus so I was gutted to learn that the item is no longer offered. But there were... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Stumbled across this restaurant on our first night staying in Condado at La Concha. It was packed both inside and outside but they were able to accommodate us within in a few minutes. Staff was very friendly and food was very tasty. Baklava was amazing, rich and decadent! Best I've ever had!

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Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I went to Ali Baba based on TripAdvisor recommendations and we can only echo the other reviews. Right on a BUSY street, but hidden from the busy street. You are in San Juan, but you are transported to the Middle East. From the food, to the uniforms to the decor - nicely done! My family loves Middle Eastern food and... More

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San Juan, PR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My family comes here all the time because the food is usually great, the ambiance really nice, and the service pleasant. You can actually see the owner busting his buns through the little door into the kitchen. The homemade Turkish bread is amazing, as is the lentil soup, and the salads are not bad. Since it opened, the free bread... More

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Washington, DC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The waitress, named Genesis, was most professional and friendly to my group on several separate visits. We'll be back to see her and this wonderful restaurant

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Ali Baba's has fantastic food! The service was amazing as well, even though my friends and I were sitting a bit out of the way outside (the restaurant was completely full!). I particularly recommend the babaganoush and the baklava! This restaurant is a bit expensive, but worth it. Also, it's a bit tucked inside a shopping plaza, so you need... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Great place, super friendly staff. We have great dishes and service. The dessert was awesome. Thanks Genesis for the awesome service

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