Located east of San Diego, El Cajon offers many of the benefits of its larger counterpart. El Cajon is known for its friendly atmosphere and is home to some of the most diverse food choices among cities of similar size. Sahara Taste of the Middle East, Finest Thai and Antonelli’s Deli are favorites among locals and visitors.
Sahara Taste of the Middle East is a casual, family friendly restaurant that is open until the early morning hours. Patrons can enjoy delicious meals in an indoor/outdoor environment that is perfect for afternoon or evening gatherings. The atmosphere and décor is simple and relaxing.
Finest Thai maintains an authentic, Thai appeal with modest, western influences. This casual dining experience is ideal for families of all sizes. The restaurant is open for lunch. Guests can enjoy meals in this unassuming environment or place orders to go.
Antonelli’s Deli is one of the most popular sandwich shops in El Cajon. This family friendly restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch service. Antonelli’s is a relaxed, casual environment that serves breakfast all day.
Sahara Taste of the Middle East specializes in Greek and Middle Eastern dishes. Guests can enjoy an assortment of tender chicken, mouth-watering lamb, and succulent steak kabobs. Each is marinated in special sauces unique to Sahara and slow cooked over open flames to bring out the rich taste in every dish. Crisp Greek and Mediterranean salads are made from the freshest ingredients and topped with exotic dressings. Guests should bring a hearty appetite.
Finest Thai offers a menu of assorted rolls to satisfy every palate. Visitors will enjoy tender chicken dishes smothered in delicious sweet and sour, peanut and other delectable sauces. The mixed vegetable tempura is a favorite among patrons. Spicy noodles provide the perfect kick for those who enjoy a little fire in their meal. However, mild noodle dishes are equally enjoyable and full of rich, Thai flavor.
Antonelli’s Deli prepares the finest Italian sandwiches El Cajon has to offer. An assortment of fresh breads, delicious meats and robust vegetables has made this sandwich shop number one among its visitors. Antonelli’s is also known for its equally tasteful potato and macaroni salads. Whether enjoying a hot, cold or sub sandwich, visitors to Antonelli’s can build their meal to their specifications.
Sahara Taste of the Middle East is located at 2990 Jamacha Road. It is open until 1 am and provides catering services for events and special occasions. Its shawarma is made from all natural beef and chicken. Finest Thai is located at 354 Broadway and also offers catering services. Antonelli’s provides an assortment of prepared sandwich, meats and cheese and sandwich builder platters for catered events. It is located at 354 N. Magnolia.
These are but three of the many cultural food offerings in El Cajon. Residents can enjoy authentic tastes every night of the week in a city that is defined by food, fun and fine living.