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“Mediterranean "fast food"”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Jaffa Cafe

Jaffa Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Arroyo Grande, California
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Mediterranean "fast food"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Schwarma, pitas, baklava, falafel and more yumminess! Some indoor and outdoor seating. So delish!

I like the sauce and topping bar. This is no chain restaurant.

Visited October 2013
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English first
San Jose, California
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great food. Exceptional service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Came in for a late lunch. Had a wonderful combo of a falafel and lentil soup followed by baklava and some Turkish coffee. Food, especially the taziki and hot sauces, was superb in quality and taste. Daniel, at the counter was very courteous. Will come back when we are in the area again.

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Newport, Oregon
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Lamb Schwarma, only OK Gyro”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had previously only eaten at the Jaffa in San Luis Obispo, and that was a couple years ago, so we tried this AG location. We had great service at takeout, and we don't remember Jaffa ever giving us a wonderfully flavorful rice side dish before... also we don't remember the gyro meat being so much like the texture of bologna... kind of a different tactile feel in the mouth from the gyros we had at SLO location years ago. Maybe they changed purveyors? Maybe the gyro cone they cut from was different in some way? We don't know...

  • Visited January 2014
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San Luis Obispo
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88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Little Jewel in AG”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

I met friends there last week and we had a marvelous meal. The service and food are fresh and seasoned well. I loved their lamb and gyros, etc. The atmosphere is warm and relaxed. I recommend it

  • Visited October 2013
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Authentic, excellent service and pleasant presentation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Yes one of the best meals, I've had, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern. The seasoning is perfect and unique. Order at the counter and the staff brings to your table. The baklava is made with walnuts and simple sugar, not honey so its not as sweet and it had a heavy top layer of filo, unlike the traditional. Hummus had flavor and a light texture.

  • Visited October 2013
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