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“32 years later - even better” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ahmed

Ahmed
elsaa, Alexandria, Egypt
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Ranked #20 of 1,194 Restaurants in Alexandria
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Athens, Greece
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“32 years later - even better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

After 32 years, I returned for a week in Alexandria. I landed late in the evening. My host asked me what I would like for dinner and my answer was prompt: fuul and falafel at Mohamed Ahmed (the old Beniamin), although, that is not typical for dinner.
After I finised my dinner, the attendant asked if it was better in the past. The anwer: even better now.

The best falafel and fuul anywhere. If it is your first time time just get those (plain) along with some olive oil for the fuul, tahina dip for the falafel and some pikles (torsy) - bottled water to drink).

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Best Egyptian food in Alexandria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

Mohamed Ahmed restaurant was one of our top highlights in Alexandria. Amazing vegetarian dishes, great service and very cheap. The fuul was great! definitely recommend this place. Very popular with the locals.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Restaurant in Alexandria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Terrific food (Fuul, falafal, salad, chips, eggs etc with bread), amazing service and terrific service. A must for anyone who visits Alexandria

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place for veggies!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Had a filling lunch after many days. Small place, nothing flashy, however the quality of food served is delicious. Any preparations of foul is simply irrestible. Love to come back to Alexandria at least for this.

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“Eat like an EGYPTIAN!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Name of the place is "Mohamed Ahmed" they have been around forever, they serve "FOOL" its a kind of bean that Egyptians eat for breakfast of dinner usually..but its nothing like you would think a bean is. Get the Hummus Foul & the Alexandrian Fool sandwiches...or if you want to do it right, go in the morning, get the Plates + 2 Fried eggs-Falafel & French fries..& live your life :)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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