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1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
805-543-2449
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You pay for the food, not the place

Very tasty food, inexpensive. Here you pay for the food and not for the fancy tablecloths. The place was nice, cozy, definitely not fancy, but the food was delicious and plenty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
17suzan17
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

When I lived in SLO, Jaffa was a favorite. Close to work, great variety of dishes, fast service and reasonable prices. I went last week and was not disappointed, met with 3 friends and we all ordered a different dish. the restaurant is in a new location, but still the same menu.

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Thank Mary B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very tasty food, inexpensive. Here you pay for the food and not for the fancy tablecloths. The place was nice, cozy, definitely not fancy, but the food was delicious and plenty.

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Thank 17suzan17
San Luis Obispo, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Jaffa is the place to go for real gyro and falafel sandwiches at a reasonable price. The food is always super fresh and consistent from visit to visit. We also love their dolmas - super yum! Try it - you're sure to love the food!

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Thank slofoodie_2
Amarillo, TX
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210 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We used to eat here all the time when we lived in SLO, and although they have relocated, the food is still delicious! It's a counter service eatery, where you fill out a paper with check marks next to your items and hand it over to the chef. You pay after you eat and they offer indoor or outdoor seating.... More 

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Thank tumbleweed_travels
Oceano
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always appealing and freshly made foods! They've moved to a newer building on Monterey and Johnson, which lacks some of the charm of an older building but, hey! It's delicious, it's better than Petra's (although doesn't offer pizza) and the staff is genial and warm.

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Thank Joe G
Pismo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

That's right! After enjoying a nice lunch of their delicious Mediterranean salad with pita, I stopped to pay at the cashier. Seeing a tray of baklava I asked about it and was told that

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Thank M J
Lakeport, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Stop here!! I don't know what more I can say. The staff is friendly, the food is perfection, no long waits, plenty of seating indoor and outdoor, many scrumptious meals to choose from, and very modestly priced. Go now!

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Thank Meggers_G
Paso Robles, CA
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Same excellent food with a classier location. I loved the outdoor patio. Good spot to watch people. Has a parking lot which is unusual in SLO.

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Thank Nodumpsforme
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Do the combo plate and you won't be disappointed with the variety of your selections. I always enjoy the gyro and the lentil soup too. Don't forget the sauce bar if you won't a little more excitement. They also have draft beer and wine that changes as well.

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Thank Tyler D
San Luis Obispo, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Ordered two meals "to go". Lamb Shawarma Plate and Gyro Plate. Pita was nice and warm and tasty. The lamb was dry and was sprinkled on a thin layer of iceberg lettuce and tomato slices, along with a dab of hummus and a small container of tahineh sauce. The Gyro Plate had the same fixings, and the meat was somewhat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-543-2449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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