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Ali Baba Restaurant

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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
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1214 Ashford Avenue | Condado Village, San Juan, 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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 300
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Loved the food!

This restaurant is right across the street from the Marriott and because it is down a short alley from the street it doesn't appear busy so we were concerned about it being good. It surprised us that there was a good crowd at the restaurant and the food is wonderful. We had hummus, tabouli... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
funinsunmichigan
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Michigan
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is right across the street from the Marriott and because it is down a short alley from the street it doesn't appear busy so we were concerned about it being good. It surprised us that there was a good crowd at the restaurant and the food is wonderful. We had hummus, tabouli, tzatziki with amazing bread. My husband... More 

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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

A large group visited this restaurant and over all we really enjoyed it. The appetizers were excellent and some of the mains were also excellent. The chicken curry was a little light in the curry but still good. The service was excellent. Being our second Mediterranean meal on the island the last two weeks we were disappointed with the price.... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Located almost directly across from Stellaris Marriott, but somewhat tucked away in lower level along the Strip, this is a comfortable and calming retreat with authentic Turkish and Middle Eastern food. A welcome diversion from the tourist restaurants for travelers looking for something fresh and healthy. The Lavash (a traditional Turkish bread) is presented as a puffy pillow of bread... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This restaurant is across from the Marriott and it's very delicious. The restaurant is small and they don't take reservation so it's best to go a little early b/c at peak time, you will end up waiting 30 minutes to an hour. the best part is their laffa bread that is made fresh. never had that before! would go back... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I absolutely LOVED Ali Baba! I was looking for a good restaurant for a low key dinner with my girlfriend and boy was I surprised. At the end of a small passageway in front of the Marriot Hotel on the Ashford Avenue, We stumbled upon the small, yet busy restaurant and the food was absolutely amazing! We followed the waiters'... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food. Great selection. Reasonable prices. Excellent service. There was nothing we didn't like about this restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Great meal at Ali Baba's which was recomended to us by a local. Food was fantastic, very unique dishes and true to the local regional styles where the owner/chef and his cousin come from. A little disappointed that we couldn't make any substitutions on the side dishes as we were all sharing the wide range of different foods. Funny outfits... More 

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Ferndale, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was packed. We waited about 15 minutes for a table, no problem. We ordered the hummus and the Ottoman stew. The hummus was ok. The bread that comes with it is the special part. It comes hot out of the oven and it is amazing. But nothing compares to the Ottoman stew.... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We ate here for dinner. The food was great -- we had the baba ghanoush, chicken shish kebab, and lamb shish kebab. The meat was cooked perfectly, and the presentation of the meals was nice. The wait staff was very attentive. The overall atmosphere was nice -- we ate in their outdoor but covered seating area.

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wow! What a delicious lunch it was ! We had the hummus,tzatziki and baba ghanoush with Lavash bread for appetizer and Mousakka for the main course with mint tea. All the dishes were great and an absolute feast.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1214 Ashford Avenue | Condado Village, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787.722.1176

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?