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“Delicious dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ali Baba Restaurant

Ali Baba Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 980 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
1 review
“Delicious dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

Took a chance and very happy we did. Delicious food, courteous staff. The falafel w/mint sauce was devine! I had the chicken n lamb casserole. They serve it in a small hot plate over hot coals w/rice. Great experience and I'm going to look for this cuisine when I get home!!

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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent Turkish food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

This restaurant is right across from the Marriott where we were staying; it is owned by a turkish guy who is also the chef; we had the gyros which were excellent; the service was quick and the attendants courteous. The owners ex wife runs a gift store right next door which has some good fair trade items.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Should have a category for Turkish food.
Service varies but the food is terrific.
Very reasonable and worth the wait.
family friendly and no rushing, even though the waiting people are sitting next to the outside tables.

Visited January 2014
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Boston
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Ali Baba is literally a hidden gem, tucked away at the back of a courtyard behind a Starbucks, but that just adds to the charm. I was first impressed with the way the large crowd of Christmas night customers was greeted, and "managed" by the very efficient staff. Names were recorded, waiting seats were offered and drink orders taken. We did not have a reservation, so knew there would be a wait, but it was painless. Extra tables were set up in the courtyard to accommodate the large crowd, and the waitstaff and kitchen kept pace and remained friendly and cheery. Impressive! And that was before the food - which was excellent! The fresh homemade bread was amazing - and replenished! The "casseroles" were fabulous mixtures served hot in cast iron serving pieces. Everything we ordered was delicious. The ambiance was friendly and not rushed. We loved it!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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UK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Right across the street from the Marriott, wonderful cuisine and reasonable prices. We shared a late lunch of falafel and Greek salad with lamb served with a large loaf of the traditional bread.

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