This past Saturday, after a pretty stressful morning, Juan invited me to Jerusalem Restaurant (he had been meaning to take me for four years now!). It’s a pretty well known arabic restaurant in Hato Rey (near San Juan). I had never tried arabic food before so I was super excited to try something new.
The restaurant was very nice, and the prices were decent enough considering it’s a higher end restaurant (not a franchise). You could definitely feel the whole arabian vibe as soon as you walked in, but it wasn’t over the top, which I like.
For the appetizer, we ordered Falafel (pictured above) with a sesame seeds sauce. The flavor was interesting, especially the sauce, since it’s a very strange flavor when you first taste it but it fades as you keep eating. I liked it, and Juan seemed to like it as well. So far, so good.
For my entrée, I ordered the Shesh Kabab Muschacal. This plate consisted of arabic rice, a tomato and cucumber salad and three types of meat: 3 pieces of chicken, 3 pieces of some type of ground beef and 3 pieces of beef. It was absolutely delicious! Add the fact that it was my first time trying that type of food, so I’m happy that I liked it so much. I would definitely return. The service was great and the food was delicious.