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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, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 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
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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San Luis Obispo, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Amarillo, TX
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208 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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Oceano
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Pismo Beach, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Lakeport, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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Paso Robles, CA
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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San Luis Obispo, California
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Had a couple of meals here (take-out) during a business trip. The food was fresh and tasty. Friendly staff and good atmosphere for sit down meals as well.

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?