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Ali Baba Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Puerto Rican
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1214 Ashford Avenue | Condado Village, San Juan Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-1176
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 27
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Turkish food

We were hungry and had parked close by so it was a natural. We were greeted by the Turkish manager and seated at a choice table. The tables have glass tops and the decor is clean and functional. The lighting fixtures are typical Turkish kitsch but not offensive. The offensive part was the fez worn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
tatliturk
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Gainesville, Florida
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
341 reviews 341 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We were hungry and had parked close by so it was a natural. We were greeted by the Turkish manager and seated at a choice table. The tables have glass tops and the decor is clean and functional. The lighting fixtures are typical Turkish kitsch but not offensive. The offensive part was the fez worn by all the waitstaff. The... More 

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Best by far!!! We sat at the patio and enjoyed an outstanding dinner. The ottoman casserole is exquisite. Great service, good food that makes you feel like you're sitting in the Mediterranean.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I visit San Juan every year and eat at Ali Baba at least twice on each trip. The bread is incredible, the best that I have ever had. I am Middle Eastern and eat this type of food all over the world, never expected such great Turkish food in San Juan. The owner is very friendly and appreciative of his... More 

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

The food here was wonderful. Highly recommend the iskander - it's delicious and presentation is an experience. Great service and friendly warm staff. If you're looking for good, flavorful, well spiced food in San Juan, go here!

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Phoenix
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Friendly service and great food! The baba ghanoush was a good starter, and the puffed-up pita was incredibly delicate. I asked the server the better choice between musakka and kofte, and he recommended the latter--and it was delicious. I'd never had that dish before, but will definitely order again. My wife's lamb doner was also excellent. They mix a nice... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Food was excellent here! The hummus and bread was yummy. The chicken and beef shish kebabs were cooked perfectly, the rice pilaf and the yogurt dip were also great! Staff were very attentive without hovering. Definitely recommended!

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is our 3rd time at Alibaba. The red lentil soup is to die for! Truly flavorful and delicious. The chicken kabob is wonderful but this time I had the chicken gyro and my husband had the lamb gyro. Both were equally delightful, spices were perfect and each bite was savored. Our waiter was attentive as were the other waitstaff.... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Ali Baba was such a great find. we stayed at the marriot right across the street and thought we would give this place a try one night. WOW, super cute decor. wish i could have taken home all the beautiful lanterns. the ambiance was perfect, you could eat inside or out. the wait staff wore cute outfits and were very... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The food is fantastic! One of my favs in Puerto Rico! Get there early, its a small place but very quaint. Try to have everyone at the table order a different dish so you can try many!

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las vegas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Since we are originally from Southern Europe and a very health conscious couple, we were ecstatic to discover Ali Baba. The food and service were so good that we ended up going there three times during our five days in San Juan. Very friendly staff, lead by personable and simpatico manager Melih made sure we really enjoyed our meals there.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1214 Ashford Avenue | Condado Village, San Juan Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-1176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Puerto Rican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?