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26611 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4805
+1 949-360-8100
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10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Showing 76: English reviews
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would have rated Excellent for the chicken kebabs alone, however the chicken vegetable soup was oily and the kitchen staff really needs to watch the foul language.

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Thank Desiree R
Barcelona
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198 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice selection of breakfast, and lunch items. Flavorful and colorful dishes. Good value. I particularly like the fish kabob.

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Thank DASBarcelona
Mission Viejo, California
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208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We ordered the healthy meal for a family times 12 for a party. The favorite was the salmon kabobs, next the chicken and then the beef. Everyone loved the bulgar and we had four of the different salads and all were enjoyed! That meal is the deal to go for! Order online and your first order is $25 off- such... More 

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Thank Rita T
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Las weekend, my children and I stopped at Panini Cafe for a late lunch. The food was really good, and the service was fast. The only thing that I wish we would have gotten, was more interaction with the staff (we barely talked to the waiter, and did not see him much after getting our food).

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Thank loreq
Mission Viejo, California
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was pleasantly surprised to find quite an extensive menus and not just Paninis. I love a well made panini and ordered one during this visit, however there is way more to this place than just the name would suggest. The chicken is cooked just perfectly and the chicken vegetable soup is amazing. Everything our family ordered was delicious and... More 

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Thank Bubuflu
Elko, Nevada
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Enjoyed lunch here and wish we could have tried this place again. The food is fresh, properly prepared and portions are just right. If you have a craving for very good Mediterranean food, this is the place you want to go.

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Thank Allan S
Aliso Viejo, California
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had lunch there on a Monday afternoon, and was highly impressed with the quality. I had the chicken shish kabob. The amount of food was impressive; I had to take home half of it. The basmati rice was really good, and I enjoyed that they provided a lemon wedge to sprinkle over all the food, which seemed to enhance... More 

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Thank ToniN705
Laguna Woods, California
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The Panini café has great homemade chicken soup! Pair that with garbanzo hummus , pita bread and their fresh squeezed lemonade and you have a perfect lunch for the fall or winter!The service is fabulous too!

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Thank Karen J
San Clemente, California, United States
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

we have gone there for dine in but lately been grabbing take out for the chicken kabobs family package. Great deal/lots of food for the price. Easily feeds 4 hungry people and 6 medium appetites. We typically have leftovers with 2 adults and 2 teens. Call ahead as they do get busy on weekend nights.

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Thank Mark S
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253 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for shish kabobs, koobideh, grilled salmon with rice and salad. Breakfast is good too. I don't care for the chicken noodle soup but I love the banana bread pudding. We get take out from here often.

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Thank 878cheyennep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:30
Monday
10:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:30
Thursday
10:00 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26611 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-4805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-360-8100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?