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Mama's Bakery & Lebanese Deli

  • 4237 Alabama St. Map It
  • North Park
  • Middle Eastern
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Shawarma sandwiches slathered in garlic sauce
  • Sizable selection of Middle Eastern desserts

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

This small converted house with about 10 tables serves some of the best authentic Lebanese fare in San Diego County. It’s not fancy dining. Shawarma, baba ghanoush, and baklava fans line up at one small window to order, pick up at another, and enjoy large portions of Mediterranean fare inside or on the outdoor patio. Sajj, a traditional superheated oven, cooks the delicious flat bread mostly used for wraps like garlicky marinated chicken, hummus, and eggplant. The hearty seasoned ground beef "kafta" plate includes hummus, rice, salad, and pita bread. The ultimate ending is the buttery pistachio and cashew baklava. Kids are welcome with a special menu that includes a pita cheese melt and a Nutella hazelnut chocolate wrap.

Restaurant Information


4237 Alabama St., San Diego, California, 92104, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No dinner weekends

Published 07/06/2016


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