• Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 6 reviews )

5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California, USA, 92115

Serves meat, vegan options available. Small, family-owned Lebanese restaurant. Veggie suitable dishes are marked on the menu. Nice decor. Open Tue-Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-7:00pm.

Categories: Take-out, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by Elizabeth

Vegan options are amazing!! - Edit

Very delicious flavorful and tasty vegan options. The falafel sandwich was exploding with flavor and textures and the tahini sauce in it almost taste like yogurt sauce but way better. Sorry I didn't take a picture of it. I took one bite and couldn't put it down for a picture.

Pros: Excellent flavors

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Great Vegan Options, Great staff - Edit

As a Vegan, was just in heaven (has both meat and vegan/vegetarian options). George even came out and toured us thru the kitchen. Breads made to order/fresh. From the outside, you might not know it, but once inside...amazed at the warmth. I came up from Washington state and brought my local friends to it on a whim. They live a mile away but had never been. I was was hunting good med. food. I now miss it and will visit again next time in San Diego. My friends...went back the very next week. As George says: "Don't be long."

Pros: Fresh, Vegan, Great Service

Cons: In San Diego and I live in Washington State!

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Friendly, Funny, and Delicious! - Edit

First, the food is absolutely delicious and by itself is worthy of a five-star rating. What makes this place stand out for us are Sam and George, the husband-and-wife owners. He runs the kitchen and she runs the dining room. George is happy to explain everything on the menu, and make suggestions. His help was most appreciated, and we ordered things we may not have otherwise ordered. Everything was amazing!

Sam, from the moment we arrived, proved herself to be the funnier of the two. She clearly enjoys what she does, and loves making people laugh. She had us in stitches, and we still chuckle about her a month later.

If you live in San Diego, or you are just visiting, go to Alforon! You will not be disappointed.

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Oven Baked Joy - Edit

The expanded dining room offers a peak into the open mouth of the flat bread oven. The menu clearly marks vegan and vegetarian items with lots to choose from for both. I strongly recommend the Zaatar Extra Flat Bread topped with wild thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, tomatoes, olives and fresh mint. It's a filling meal for the ridiculously low price of $5.50.

Pros: Clearly marked veg items

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Very Authentic and Very Good - Edit

Having been to several countries in the Middle East (including Lebanon), I will say that this is probably the restaurant in San Diego that serves food that's the most like what you'd get in the heart of the Middle East (the Levant). It's really good food, and quite reasonably priced. Also, everything is well-labeled on the menu based on whether vegan or vegetarian status. Definite recommend!

Pros: excellent food, very authentic, reasonable prices

Cons: a bit small (not a big con)

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Great place! - Edit

We actually found this place because of Google offers. This is a cute place, it's a small place with about 5 tables. We had the Zaatar extra, which has olives, tomatoes, and fresh mint. This was pretty tasty. It was just a tad sweet, I'm not sure if it was the spices.We then had the vegetarian which had onions, spices, olives, and oil. This was our favorite. So flavorful. We split both of those, so you each have 4 pieces. We each had the wrap with hummus. This wrap has hummus, falafel, lettuce, fava and garbanzo beans, tomato, tahini, parsley, and pickles wrapped in a pita wrap. This was so flavorful and so good! After each bite we both would mention how tasty this wrap was.

Pros: excellent food, great value, nice portions

Cons: Small place

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