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Jaffa Cafe

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1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Two years ago, on a road trip through California, we stopped at Jaffa Cafe. The hummus and pita were amazing and we agreed to revisit the next time we were in town. Well, it took 2 years but we finally made it back. This time we did take out and enjoyed the amazing chicken kabob plates and lots of sides... More 

Thank Louise C
Hickman, CA
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190 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wouldn't have been my first choice, but I wasn't leading the group. I was very pleasantly surprised at the amazing flavors in the Shawarma Pita Wraps! Now I'm sold and I'll be back!!!

Thank KniteRiter
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293 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I liked the feel and location of this place. I had great service and the restaurant was very clean. The reason I rated this place average was because Mediterranean, Arab, Greek, Israeli and other foods from the similar region should have more spice! This place was a watered down version of what I am used to and the pita was... More 

Thank Gordon G
Santa Barbara, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

There is a choice of lamb, beef or chicken meat grilled on a spit, falafel Greek style. This is the real thing! The food is fresh and tasty. They have a condiment bar, with sauces, pickles, etc. you put in the order at the counter, it is all based on an honor system. You are called when the order is... More 

Thank romaniangirlamerican
San Luis Obispo, California
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Best middle eastern food in San Luis Obispo....a popular place with locals....great selection of beers, too.

Thank Tommy O
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My wife and I got take out from Jaffe's and it was fantastic. Relatively inexpensive and plenty of it. I'd recommend it more for lunch than for dinner, especially if you want to drink. The sell wine by the bottle, but limited selection. If you do go at night...no corkage fee.

Thank tvvvv2016
Cambria, United States
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I visited Jaffa's San Luis Obispo cafe. The pita bread is so good. Many tasty items on the menu from your gyro to appetizers. I will definitely visit again.

Thank John R
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Mary B
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96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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.

Thank 17suzan17
San Luis Obispo, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank slofoodie_2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: 805-543-2449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?