Ali Baba

About

Middle Eastern

Price Range : Under $10 ($)

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    Yelp rating
    3.5 stars

Location

Adress: 220 3rd St, Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 758-2251

Work Hours

Mon 8:00 am-9:30 pm
Tue 8:00 am-9:30 pm
Wed 8:00 am-9:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am-9:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am-9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am-9:00 pm
Sun 8:00 am-9:00 pm

Business info

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    Vegan Options
    Yes
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    Takes Reservations
    No
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    Delivery
    No
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    Take-out
    Yes
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    Accepts Credit Cards
    Yes
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    Good For
    Lunch
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    Parking
    Street
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    Bike Parking
    Yes
  • accessibility
    Good for Kids
    Yes
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    Good for Groups
    Yes
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    Attire
    Casual
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    Ambience
    Casual
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    Noise Level
    Average
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    Alcohol
    Beer & Wine Only
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    Good For Happy Hour
    No
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    Outdoor Seating
    Yes
  • wifi
    Wi-Fi
    Free
  • tv
    Has TV
    No
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    Caters
    Yes
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    Gender Neutral Restrooms
    Yes

Reviews

  • Jordan H.

    star star star star star_border 1 May 2021

    Can't speak for anything else on the menu but the breakfast burritos are BOMB. They are served all day and come with eggs, bacon, beef, cheese, fries, and honey for $7.50 (they also have a veggie option).

    This was my first time having honey in a breakfast burrito and I really liked it. They don't skimp on the honey so be warned the burrito as a whole is definitely on the sweeter side.

    I came on a weekend morning around 11 AM and the place was pretty busy but the line moved quickly. I didn't have to wait more than 10-minutes for my food from the time I got in line. I took a peak around restaurant and I can say 100% of customers were eating the breakfast burrito!

    Portion wise, the burrito is BIG. My girlfriend and I shared one and half a burrito is good enough - anything more and you'll be in carb heaven. It is heavy so be sure to get your steps in around Downtown Davis afterwards.

  • Kathy N.

    star star star star_border star_border 22 April 2021

    Ordered beef gyro and onion rings to go. It was just "ok". The sauce was good but the vegetables were too large and overwhelmed the sandwich.

    My friend ordered the breakfast burrito and I he said it was really great.

    Price is very good for Davis. Next time I'll order the breakfast burrito.

  • David E.

    star star star star star 19 April 2021

    When you really get a craving for a food, nothing else will do. Ali Baba awakened in me a craving that did not exist before coming to Davis in the form of its all-day breakfast burrito.

    The "regular" burrito, as meaty as a family of 4's Monday night meatloaf, includes beef gyro and bacon alongside a hearty helping of homefries and egg. What ties it together is the Honey-Tapatio sauce that drips down into the depths of your burrito as you consume it. When I order it around noon, the foil-wrapped blessing shows up before the cashier has a chance to say "Do you have a stamp card?"

    Cons: the burrito gets more expensive every two years, the bathroom is in a strange place due to size constraints, and the seating is sparse for the amount of traffic going through.

    This is namely a review for the burrito, as the other dishes are middle-of-the-road Middle Eastern fare and daily specials that take a while to get ready. Apart from the decadent experience of an Ali Baba Breakfast Burrito (or ABBB, coincidentally the sound one makes as they take the first bite into it), the restaurant is about a 3 out of 5. The vegetarian burrito, though tasty and full of avocado, is a bit too wet for my taste. Honey-Tapatio shines most with the meaty version, and takes it from a normal breakfast food to an experience that keeps drawing you back, begging you to fill your stamp card. A magical experience, and worth a trip just for the burrito.

  • Ngoc My H.

    star star star star star_border 18 April 2021

    My go-to place in Davis to grab a quick bite. Location is prime for students, just 5 min from the MU bus stop. However, free parking is nonexistent. You'd have to park at the MU structure for $9 or park in downtown and walk over.  The workers are students and always so nice. Its more self serve: order, pay, grab your own drinks/sauce/silverware.

    My favorite things to get here:
    -Chicken Gyro: delicious and meaty with caramelized onions
    -Breakfast burrito: cheap, quick, delicious. Ask for no honey if you don't like it sweet. Pairs perfectly with ketchup
    -Aggie Kebab: for when you're feeling like you need a little more food and want to sit down for a longer meal. Comes w your choice of meat, salad, and rice (ask for rice substitution if you don't want salad)

  • Aya E.

    star star star star star_border 18 April 2021

    I was in the area for lunch and we decided to stop by here for some Middle Eastern food. I had never been here before, so I didn't realize it was right on the UC Davis campus!
    I was torn between the Aggie Kebab Platter (~$12) and the Shish Kebab Platter (~$13) but I was actually able to do have chicken and half lamb! I also got the half rice and half salad option. They also asked if I wanted grilled onions on top - why not! It took almost 20-30 minutes for my food to be ready which is what they told me, so I was expecting to wait.
    I was so surprised when I got my meal! This can easily be split into 2-3 meals. The chicken and lamb were well seasoned and delicious. The marinated onions complimented the meal so well! The rice and salad were pretty average. There was too much feta cheese and too many olives for my liking, but I just took them out, so not a big deal. I loved that tzatziki sauce that came on the side.
    This was a good try and definitely has great options for kabobs! If you're ever at UC Davis, I suggest giving it a try!

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