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“Good Mediterranean Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jaffa Cafe

Jaffa Cafe
1308 Monterrey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3128
805-543-2449
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Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
“Good Mediterranean Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a small mom & pop place; the ambience is not much, although the mural scene of bellydancers on the wall lends color. While you're waiting for your food you can shop a small market of ethnic Mediterranean food. The various dishes we have tried are all delicious, and the portions are good. We go whenever we're in the neighborhood.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Alamo, California, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great take out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

As good as the other reviews. My husband just brought me the takeout, it was great! Harrisa sauce was complex and a great condiment.

Visited October 2012
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Bakersfield
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Great food made fresh with tasty ingredients. Staff was fabulous and Adnan made us feel right at home! Don't miss the baklava

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Idaho
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

One word, BAKLAVA!

Look forward to coming here every time I visit. Delish. Other stuff was very good too.

Visited October 2011
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Atascadero, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Great Falafal and grape leaves appetizer, and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I like going to Jaffa for the Falafal plate which is a plate lunch with a warm soft pita, some falafal balls, hummus, etc. I put it all together and make my own sandwich out of it. They always give you a cold pickeled pepper on the plate (pepperconchinis). You can also order falafal as just the pita sandwich which comes wrapped up in foil & is more portable. I have eaten it in my car that way. I love the get the container of grape leaves wrapped over rice, they are cold & so yummy! On weekdays it gets really busy after about 11:30 with the lunch crowd and it can get slow, so get there by 11:15 at the latest, or after 1:30 to 2 pm. There is minimal parking. It is also best to get there early to get a spot, otherwise you will end up parking around the corner on the street and walking. On some days they make rice (they should do it every day) & they will put a little sign on the counter saying rice today. Then if you order a plate you can have rice on it too for the same price. They grill chicken on those vertical roasters in the restaurant -- called chicken schwarma. They also serve lamb. I always eat vegetarian there. It is very good, and prices are reasonable. I think about 50% of their business is to go, and the other is eaten at the restaurant. There are a good amount of tables inside. Casual.

  • Visited April 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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