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Josh | | Dec 27, 2009 04:35 PM

Went out to Mystic Grill today in La Mesa. Read a rave about it from Naomi Wise, and we were quite happy with our experience. The falafel blows Mama's away - light, crispy, not heavy and dense. They have a hot sauce they'll give if you ask, which adds a great kick to the falafel.

We also sampled the spinach pie and the grilled trout. Spinach pie was reminiscent of Mama's in seasoning, but was wrapped in a thicker crust that was a bit more bread-like than the flatbread wrap at Mama's. The trout was seasoned with lemon, garlic, and sumac, with turmeric-seasoned rice, hummus, and a small salad w/ veggies and feta. Salad was meh, but the rest of the plate was very tasty.

We also tried the free samples of house-made baklava and farina cake. Both were very good and fresher-tasting than Mama's. I know this sounds like Mama's-bashing, but there's no denying the greater freshness of the food and the superior cooking chops. Prices were very reasonable, too. We'll definitely be back.

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Mystic Grill
6990 University Ave, La Mesa, CA 91941

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