Best Mediterranean Restaurant - 2012
This friendly, family-owned strip-mall eatery near Paradise Valley just may have some of the best baba ganoush in the Valley — hellooo, grilled eggplant — and that includes the stuff our Syrian uncle used to make for us whenever we'd visit him. Made from family recipes, the flavorful Middle Eastern fare is served in portions aplenty and includes several vegetarian selections as well as perfectly prepared meats including juicy beef, tender lamb, and high-quality chicken, featured in numerous kebab platters. Most dishes include a generous side of delectable saffron basmati with bright golden raisins and slivers of almonds. And that old Mediterranean standby, the gyro, gets high marks as well, served with warm and pillowy housemade pita bread and a lightly seasoned lamb mixture.