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1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
+1 805-543-2449
10:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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San Luis Obispo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We picked vegetarian and got a felafel combo plate. It was so good. Just do not order their coffee!!!

Thank GinaWolfe
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The salads and pita sandwiches are great. You order at the counter and they bring the food to the table.

Thank Oliver S
San Francisco
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Jaffa is a small restaurant run by a Palestinian family who are very,very friendly. The food was delicious but there could have been more on it on the plate.

Thank glasskate
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Two years ago, on a road trip through California, we stopped at Jaffa Cafe. The hummus and pita were amazing and we agreed to revisit the next time we were in town. Well, it took 2 years but we finally made it back. This time we did take out and enjoyed the amazing chicken kabob plates and lots of sides... More 

Thank Louise C
Hickman, CA
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189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This wouldn't have been my first choice, but I wasn't leading the group. I was very pleasantly surprised at the amazing flavors in the Shawarma Pita Wraps! Now I'm sold and I'll be back!!!

Thank KniteRiter
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363 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I liked the feel and location of this place. I had great service and the restaurant was very clean. The reason I rated this place average was because Mediterranean, Arab, Greek, Israeli and other foods from the similar region should have more spice! This place was a watered down version of what I am used to and the pita was... More 

Thank Gordon G
Santa Barbara, California
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

There is a choice of lamb, beef or chicken meat grilled on a spit, falafel Greek style. This is the real thing! The food is fresh and tasty. They have a condiment bar, with sauces, pickles, etc. you put in the order at the counter, it is all based on an honor system. You are called when the order is... More 

Thank romaniangirlamerican
San Luis Obispo, California
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110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Best middle eastern food in San Luis Obispo....a popular place with locals....great selection of beers, too.

Thank Tommy O
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My wife and I got take out from Jaffe's and it was fantastic. Relatively inexpensive and plenty of it. I'd recommend it more for lunch than for dinner, especially if you want to drink. The sell wine by the bottle, but limited selection. If you do go at night...no corkage fee.

Thank tvvvv2016
Cambria, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I visited Jaffa's San Luis Obispo cafe. The pita bread is so good. Many tasty items on the menu from your gyro to appetizers. I will definitely visit again.

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3177
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-543-2449

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