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“Dinner ”

Ali BABA Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 322 Restaurants in El Cajon
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant with very friendly staff. Love the middle eastern menu and some of the best kabobs in town. This is also a favorite for the locals and the prices are very reasonable. Easy atmosphere for just relaxing and enjoying the food and friends.

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Reviewed 7 May 2016

That is what all the reviews said..the bread, yes is good. But the rest is just plain and not as it was pictured. The hummus and babaganouj were good but the shawarmas were not hot and they were very dry. No sauce. Th staff was friendly but would not make eye contact, waited forever for the bill. Then the decor..well, if you spend $60 on a mediocre lunch for two you don't want to see the wallpaper peeling off the walls..what is it with American obsession over HUGE portions..that does not make a great restaurant unless you are feeding a football team on the cheap.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The hommus is soooooooo nice. The staff is really good as well. I am recommend this restaurant for everyone.

Thank Aied A
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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Ali Baba serves one of the best Iraqi cuisines in the San Diego area. We visited the Ali Baba while in San Diego and we really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere!

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Reviewed 13 August 2015

El Cajon is home to a large middle eastern population, and Ali Baba is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. service is very fast and friendly, with a generous starter of Arabic bread, really fresh and great. The hummus was top rate and the lamb shank with bread stew fantastic, even as lunch the next day. My medium beef was cooked a little more than I prefer, but very tender. One of us had the shwarma and she was very happy, generous portions.

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