This restaurant is hard to find as it's located just after you pass a huge eucalyptus grove when you enter downtown Pacific Grove, and you have to flip a u-turn to park in front. But the food is really fresh, reasonably priced, and good! The menu is a mix of Middle-Eastern and Greek dishes. I particularly love the vegetarian combination plate, which comes with hummus, baba ghannouj, falafel, and tabouli. I usually order the dinner portion, because it comes with a small Greek salad, which is amazing. The mjadara, which is lentils and rice served with fried onions, is mouthwateringly delicious. I must admit that I also enjoy the occasional cheeseburger there, because they're really good. As is the salmon special, particularly when it's wild. And I recommend ending the meal with a Turkish coffee, which is a bit of an acquired taste, but I've grown to love it and its cardamom flavor.
The decor is a little dated, but it doesn't detract from the food.
The factor that takes this restaurant from very good to excellent is the family that owns the restaurant. They are the sweetest people, originally from Jordan, and they treat their guests like they're family. I highly recommend this restaurant if you're in town.
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