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“Not very memorable” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alborz Restaurant

Alborz Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 91 Restaurants in Del Mar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pittsburgh
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107 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Not very memorable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The food was not very appealing as well as the atmosphere. I had the Mousaka, the top was burnt and had very little flavor. Seemed expensive for what you got.

Visited October 2011
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Alborz - Great Food with Great Service at Great Prices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

My business partner and I have been going to Alborz for the last 10 yrs. And, have seen it grow from a very small 12-15 table restaurant to 40+ tables. And, the reason is simple: it's family run with a great staff with low turnover. And, you get "too much" great food at a great price. I wind-up eating the soup, salad and 1/3 of my main course and taking 2/3rds home for dinner.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, California
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Come for the Persian Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Alborz advertises itself as a Persian and Greek restaurant, but what they do best is Persian. The owners are Persian and they offer a great array of authentic Persian fare. The Salad-e shirazi (cucumber, tomato and onion salad) is fresh with lemon and a great way to start your appetite. The Maust Moosier (yoghurt with shallots) and the warm pita bread is simply addictive. The beef barg (filet mignon) is always delicious and served with a huge helping of buttery basmatic rice. Their Greek offerings are not as good. A classic dish like spanakopita had a soggy filo and seemed simply to be heated through. But it is served with the same large portion of delicious rice. The greeting is freindly, but once the order is taken by the charming owners, the support staff brings out the food with barely a smile. As is often with Persian food, it's not cheap, but the portions are large enough to split. If you are looking for good Persian food in the San Diego area, Alborz is one of the best, but avoid going Greek here.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SeeSleepEat
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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719 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

Stumbled upon this place in a shopping mall. As good as it gets for Persian foods. Huge portions and everything is fresh. It takes awhile to get your food because they cook to order. Weekend belly dancers and music.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barbara A
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

I really liked the beef koobideh and the restaurant looked very nice.

Visited November 2011
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