Date in Jerusalem

Posted by on March 5, 2014 • Filed Under Food

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.

Jerusalem Restaurant: Interior

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.

Jerusalem Restaurant: Falafel

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.

Jerusalem Restaurant: Shesh Kabab Muschacal

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.



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    cole

    Mar 05, 2014

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    I am always hesitant to try new food. Picky eater, but gorgeous! Love your photos, even of food. It's so hard to photograph

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      Nicole J. Tirado

      Mar 06, 2014

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      Thank you Cole! Sometimes it's worth it to try out new food. If you don't like it, you don't really have anything to lose because if you don't like it then you can cross it off your list and you don't have to eat that again if you don't want to :)

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    Ana

    Mar 07, 2014

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    I love Jerusalem! It's a part of my up-bringing, we would go weekly when I was growing up so it has special place in my heart. Then I introduced José to middle eastern food and luckily he also loved it and we go back at least every two months. Always the best in my opinion. Glad you enjoyed it! Must try the hummus next time and the pistachio flan.

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      Nicole J. Tirado

      Mar 18, 2014

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      Awesome! I really loved Jerusalem, can't wait to go back! I did try the pistachio flan (forgot to mention it on the post), it was really delicious. I'll definitely try the hummus next time :)

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    Jessica Cali

    Mar 26, 2014

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    This looks awesome!!

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