Alforon: 5965 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92115
Chicken Tawook: marinated chicken, garlic paste, and pickles ($9.25) with cheese (+$1.25)
Alforon’s World Famous Falafels: 1/2 dozen served with Lebanese bread, tahini, and pickles ($7.95)
Ouzi Lamb: oven-baked leg of lamb de-boned and spread over ouzi rice cooked with meat then topped with roasted pine nuts and roasted almonds, served with its own broth / au jus and a side of house-made yogurt ($18.95)
Lahm Bajeen: fresh ground beef, fresh tomato, onion, spices on an extremely thin oven baked flat bread ($4.95) with cheese (+$1.25)
Authentic Lebanese/Mediterranean food that I haven’t had before! I didn’t know how to order, but thankfully my brother and sister-in-law have come here multiple times over the years and know the menu. We met the owner’s wife who gave us such a warm welcome when we arrived, during the meal, and before we left. I can see why people regularly come back with this service and delicious food. The flat breads were the best and one of the most popular items on the menu. Chicken Tawook was tasty since the chicken was surprisingly tender. Both Chicken Tawook and Lahm Bajeen were delicious with cheese. We asked what kind of cheese was so good and found out that it is a white Lebanese cheese called “akawi” which is similar to Mexican queso blanco. My brother says the falafels are the best he has ever had. The lamb was too lean, but the ouzi rice with pine nuts and broth poured on top was yummy. We saw other people order “kibbies” (one of the oldest and most traditional Lebanese dishes made with extremely lean beef, cracked wheat, special herbs and spices), which is something I can try next time. Alforon was a uniquely tasty experience!