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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had seen the high ratings here the past few years but never made it in. Stopped in for lunch and were not disappointed! Very friendly staff. Great food. Reasonable prices. Eat inside or out. Casual - order at the counter. We'll be back.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022

Pros: Good food & great service! Cons: They raised their prices too much. Too high now. Rarely go there now. Plus owner kept adding tip money to my credit card slip when I didn't authorize it.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

The staff at the Jaffa Cafe is very helpful and friendly, but I would suggest that you go when it is busy. We went midafternoon, and to be honest, even though the food was tasty, it was not really hot nor fresh tasting. Still, it...tasted good.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed December 2, 2021

Just not tasty. Food dry. - Rather blah. Gyros. And chicken skewers. Ate outside as inside not inviting Sorry. But not a place I would recommend Karen k

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed October 18, 2021

Had the falafel wrap - at $8.99. It was tasty and fresh - very friendly employees at the kitchen. It is not like a formal dining place - but was great for a quick grab. Quality was far superior than many other Mediterranean restaurants. Everything...seemed fresh - including the pita, falafel and the veggiesMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

There is absolutely no way you will be disappointed with Jaffa Cafe. I try to go there as much as I can. My wife and I will often split a Chicken Presto Dailey Special, which comes with Lentil Soup. The soup is what you would...expect from lentil soup, and I am not a fan, but my wife Loves it. However, I LOVE the Chicken Pesto Hot Shawarma Pinta Wrap, which is simply delicious. If you are l looking for a good value, and fast service you will not be disappointed! Unlike other restaurants in the area, Jaffa Cafe has not increased their prices and it is Very Much Appreciated. Unfortunately, I have not tried any of the other items, but I cannot imagine why everything else would not be as delicious. I guess I should try something else on the menu, but you know how it is, when you find something, you love, you cannot get enough of it. Also, the restaurant is AMAZINGLY Clean. Lastly, there is a sauces (mid-east Salsa) bar. I get one of each and a few pickles. I suggest you try them all. 😊More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 15, 2021 via mobile

If you wanna try Mediterranean food it is not place for that. I am from East and I know how need to taste shawerma and baklava. But if yoh wanna just nice food then you can try it.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2020

We live out of the area, but when we are in town, we make a point of grabbing lunch here, we've even gone back the next day for more. Authentic, lively flavors, and friendly guys behind the counter. And we like to finish with the...$1 Turkish coffee. This place is just the best!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 29, 2020

The best falafels and dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) I've ever had. Excellent gyros, kofta, and baklava (not too sweet). Very good humus, baba ganoush, and salads.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed July 10, 2020

Food was ok, but didn't care for the taste of the sauce in the gyro..had a hint of feta cheese inside which I do not like. Staff was indifferent.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Great food, great service . A great selection of dishes from the holy land. Get a selection of dishes and share. Great condiment counter too. Definitely with a visit when in the Pismo beach / San Luis Obispo Area. Just off 101. Easy to find.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Friendly staff. Delicious food. Great location. There is a patio so they are pet friendly. In the heart of the Arroyo Grande village

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Jaffa is a small, counter-service restaurant serving Middle Eastern food. My wife and I shared chicken shawarma plate, a side of baba ganoush and a bowl of lentil soup. Service was fast and the food delicious. They had a self-serve table of condiments. Oddly, the...best was a tomatillo salsa. Total cost was $18 plus tax.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Customer service was awesome. You order your food first, sit, enjoy and then pay at the counter. Best gyros around. Make sure you try the tzatziki.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

We wandered the streets of the Village, and ended up in front of Jaffa Cafe with an interest as strong as our hunger. We were not disapointed! The staff was friendly and helpful, and the food was wonderful! We will definitely wander back again sometime!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Yes, Jaffa Cafe offers takeout services.

Jaffa Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4