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“Good Middle Eastern Food”

Ali Baba Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 1,095 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Authentic and homemade dishes cooked by the owner and chef Suleyman Yilmaz! Halal food available!
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Across from the Marriot , Good Middle Easter Food , good service and quality.

Thank honeymoonplanner87
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

Ali Baba isn't all THAT hard to find (look next to the restaurant Miro, walk down the little lighted path, just past the chic flower shop called "Bloom" and there it is! The lighting is right and the decor is completely charming and homey -- I ordered the Chicken Sandwich with Salad (Delicious Cole Slaw) served on a Pita...it was soo good, I ordered another! The only place where this great spot needs to improve is service and...anticipating needs such as keeping customer's water glasses FULL -- (why not simply use bigger glasses or...keep a carafe of water on each table!) and the chairs really need chair pads (would add to the comfort level) but the staff is GREAT, very gracious and proud to work there. The baklava is as good as any I've had before except at Ali Baba, they war, it up and THAT makes all the difference. I could eat here everyday! I thanked the Chef after I paid my bill and he was all smiles and thank you's. There's outdoor seating too if you wanna get loud. Inside is more relaxed. Overall, great food and a great value price wise, not at all a rip-off place. Thank you for that!

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Thank GringaGrrrl
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

This restaurant is just outside the Marriott. It was closed on a Monday so we went again on Tuesday. It is in an arcade. We sat outdoors which accommodates about four tables. The food is really genuine. One has to try the hummus appetizer with sliced lamb and the long puffed bread. Out of this world. The only dessert available if the baklava but it is worth it. Many dishes are available in the menu,

1  Thank AshVirginia
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Pros: good, authentic food, not outstanding, but you will get your dose of turquish comfort; good service, not the most knowledgeable about the food but well intentioned and hard working.
Cons: absolutely no attention to the bar; forget about pairing suggestions or choices; the lighting was way too bright which took a lot away from the nice decor.

Overall a good experience, fairly priced. Would go back.

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Thank Saldiguera
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

I've had their mixed grilled, their ottoman casserole, their kabobs.... and they have NEVER let me down :)

Service is always superb.

I've even dined in and saw Shakira celebrate her brother's bday there with her family this past October.

The location is not easily visible. And you'd have to park in the back of Miro. But I think you will enjoy this small yet cozy restaurant ~and no matter what.... make sure you try the Baklava. It's nothing like you've tried before. It supersedes all expectations. You will dream of going back for more! :)

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1  Thank sky_9
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