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“The Best Mexican Shawarma”
Review of Al Farooj Fresh

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Al Farooj Fresh
Ranked #775 of 2,171 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Ive been in AbuDhabi for the past 30 years so based on all the shawarmas Ive had from the numerous places here, this is the BEST, the creamiest spicy sauce, fresh chicken.
Do be prepared to wait at least 15-20mins during rush hour in the evening.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Al Farooj pioneered the whole "halal" fast-food concept in Dubai & the UAE. They used to offer the best shawarma and the best Arabic chicken menu in town, not the case anymore. As far as i know the franchise was taken over by another company, since then the quality of chicken deteriorated, keep in mind They used "FRESH" chicken before, which means the chicken was local and farm fresh and not frozen chicken, ever since new management they are now using imported brazilian frozen chicken of the "islami" brand.

Since the change, the shawarma is not what it used to be, the quantity of chicken in the sandwich is less, too much garlic sauace, too much grease and it just too salty. Every dish is just TOO SALTY!! including the whole grilled chicken, chicken kebabs with rice, there is just too much of a salty aftertaste. Obviously they aren't keeping an eye on their sodium usage.

I only go to this place if i have no other choice as they close shop late. Otherwise i don't recommend this enterprise.

on the plus side, the prices are reasonable.

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