Grab a great bite at Mediterranean Delite

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Grab a great bite at Mediterranean Delite

Outside sign for Mediterranean Delite

Outside sign for Mediterranean Delite

Outside sign for Mediterranean Delite

Outside sign for Mediterranean Delite

Shayan Mandegarian, Staff Writer

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Under the radar in the middle of El Camino is a little restaurant called Mediterranean Delite.

Looking at it from the outside, it’s not the most compelling place to try and get a meal, but don’t judge a book (or restaurant) by its cover.

The inside is much more inviting than the outside, the smell and sounds from the kitchen, ambient music in the background, quiet murmur from others having their meals. However the most unique and interesting parts of the interior are the murals on the walls. The walls are covered in beautiful, colorful, and detailed paintings of Middle Eastern scenes covering most of the walls, making the inside brighter, more compelling, and just frankly more fun.

One of the murals

One of the murals

Mediterranean Delite offers two different eating options: a traditional sit-down meal, or a counter to order to-go food from when just a quick bite is in mind.

Either way, the food certainly delivers a party on the taste buds.

Vegetarians and carnivores could easily share a table at Mediterranean Delite. For the meat eaters, they have all the popular Middle Eastern meat foods like kabobs.

The vegetarian choices may not be as extensive as the meat choices, but they are good enough to make everyone happy.

There’s falafels. Two ways to go, a wrap or a plate.

The wrap is basically a burrito from the Mediterranean. Spheres of perfection otherwise known as falafels accompanied by lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and some tahini sauce. Probably the best falafels available outside of the Mediterranean. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and have an amazing taste that its truly unique and superior. Would recommend strongly for anyone, even meat eaters.

Partially unwrapped falafel wrap

Partially unwrapped falafel wrap

The other way to get the falafels is on a plate. Basically, take the wrap, turn it inside out, and add salad and humus. The salad is a unique sort of greeny salad unlike any other, not a favorite but it’s okay. The salad doesn’t compare to the humus. The humus at Mediterranean Delite is the kind of humus that other types of humus hang posters of in their bedroom and day dream of being like one day. The perfect combination of texture and taste, it’s worth coming back to the restaurant just for a taste of.

Falafel plate

Falafel plate

Besides the falafels, there’s another noteworthy dish for the vegetarians. The Dolma plate is a combination of six stuffed grape leaves and salad. This dish is more exotic and very Middle Eastern tasting. At first it doesn’t seem very good, but as more are eaten, the taste gradually gets better until after it’s gone, their loss is mourned. If something unique and interesting is desired, the Dolma plate caters to that and is recommended towards the vegetarian crowd.

Dolma plate

Dolma plate

Besides the food, the second most vital part to a restaurant is the service.

The service at Mediterranean Delite is subpar. Sure they’ll fill your glass and take your order, but in a way that’ll occasionally turn to the conversation at the table. The restaurant itself is small so it crowds fast, and the stress from that is apparent in the service.

Overall, Mediterranean Delite is just short of a perfect restaurant for a casual lunch out with friends or family, and is worth a try next time it’s passed driving down El Camino.

www.meddelite.com

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