In my last post I talked about my less than desirable experience at Garbanzo Grill in Aliso Viejo. Well, I am happy to say I have found a restaurant that meets and exceeds our expectations every time. It’s called Grill Cafe and it’s located in Laguna Hills on Alicia Parkway.
This is quite simply the most Authentic Mediterranean Food I have found in South County for such a reasonable price. Not only are they fast (you order at the counter) and friendly but the portion sizes are huge. I recently dined here with my family and we ordered 2 dishes. A Koobideh/Chicken combo ($9.99) and a chicken Shwarma dish ($9.99) We also ordered a Shirazi Salad ($3.99).
You can see just how fresh the ingredients are. The cucumber, tomatoes, and onion were all chopped perfectly and had a nice crunch. They use just the right amount of lime juice and olive oil to give it perfect flavor.
The Koobideh /Chicken Combo is served with charbroiled tomato, Basmati rice, and saffron, The meat is so tender and juicy and it practically melts in your mouth. This is enough food for two people to share. If you dine in they will serve it on a regular plate and not in a Styrofoam box as shown.
The Chicken Shwarma is my favorite meal there. It is served with hummus, salad, and pita bread. The chicken is slow roasted making it lean, succulent and perfectly seasoned.
With the Koobideh combo you will get Lavosh bread served with butter, onion, mint and radish. You can use this to scoop up your rice, or make a little meat taco. It is so delicious.
Grill Cafe is Located at 24781 Alicia Pkwy Ste B Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (949) 770-0114.