Ali Saleh wants you to taste the same great food with the same great recipes he did growing up in Israel.

The Palestinian-born restaurateur opened Jaffa Cafè, a family-friendly Mediterranean eatery, at  2530 S. Broadway, Ste A near Foodmax.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors help Ali and Wendy Saleh cut the ceremonial ribbon at the new Jaffa Cafe location on South Broadway.

This is the second Jaffa Cafè location for Saleh, who opened his first restaurant in Arroyo Grande. The cafe is one of several along the Central Coast. Jaffa Café has won New Times “Best of SLO County – Best Mediterranean Food” by the Annual Readers Poll in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Jaffa Cafè features kabobs, shawarma, falafel, baba ganoush and other delicious entrees, salads and appetizers. Saleh explains the restaurant in the video below.