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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Middle Eastern

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

The food here is totally bland and NOTHING ordered between myself and the 3 other people I went with was remotely fresh. According to my friend, they got a new owner a couple years ago and that's when the food started to suck.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by jjessika on 11/23/2010 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Falafel King

I also enjoyed the food, the tahini was great. Considering there were only a few customers, there was no reason why the indoor tables were not clean.

Posted by alex2010 on 10/31/2010 at 5:52 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

I love the salads, they are fresh and full of crisp veggies with garbanzo beans and a delicious dressing. Another favorite is the persian chicken kebob- Jojeh sandwich I find the sauce and onions in this wrap, I have not been able to try much more because these are my favorites.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by sasep on 10/23/2010 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Zayna Mediterranean Cafe

By far the best mid eastern food in southern Arizona. Great filafel, always made well.
Indoor and patio seating, not expensive.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by agmtb on 10/03/2010 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Falafel King

As of at least August '10, the restaurant has changed names from "El Saage" to "Falafel King", although the menus and restaurant reviews still have the old name everywhere. The food was good, the falafel was crisp and flavorful, and the baba ghanoush was rich and smoky: perhaps the best way I've ever eaten eggplant. The restaurant felt clean to me, but perhaps I have different standards from the previous reviewer.

Posted by Ceramicbull on 08/04/2010 at 7:46 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Straight up. The place has horrible food. Even the gyro meat is crappy. In all fairness Fronimo's either. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant on River was pretty good but I believe that one shut down several months ago. Not a lot of good eateries in Tucson.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by CaliMan on 06/06/2010 at 11:07 AM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Food was very disappointing. Taste is subjective, but my buddy and I both disliked our meals at AliBaba so that should give it away. Nothing, and I mean nothing was worth coming back for. My phe pita bead was on the stale side, the yellow rice that came with the meal wasn't at all tasty, the green beans which were served in a not-so-wonderful-tasting tomato sauce clearly out of a can. And the giro meat? Dry and salty. Neither of us will be back.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jamesbcat on 05/21/2010 at 9:36 PM

Re: “Falafel King

The food is very good, but the restaurant doesn't feel very clean.

Posted by DashingDachshunds3 on 05/17/2010 at 4:50 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Great Persian food, especially since I didn't expect to see one in Tucson! I plan to go there next time I'm in Tucson. Persian food, in my opinion, is better than Greek or Indian (although I do love Indian food). Not spicy but very flavorful is prepared properly.

I just wish the atmosphere was nicer.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by clm on 01/16/2010 at 10:35 PM

Re: “AliBaba Persian and Mediterranean Restaurant

Ate here once for lunch; possibly will again. Rundown:

*Decent hummus and tabbouleh
*Nice portions
*Acceptable price

*Not much put into lighting/ambiance
*Owner visited the table too much and tried to get us to return for dinner... obnoxious, but tolerable

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nate on 06/03/2009 at 7:13 PM

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