This family-oriented environment invites everyone to join them on a gastronomic journey to the Middle East. They will greet you and wish to serve you with family recipes passed down from generation to generation, as well as being family-owned and run.
Though it has only been open since 2018, Shaks Mediterranean Bistro has a history that dates back almost three decades, when it was known as the Armenian Café in Carlsbad. Situated at 406 Main St Vista, CA 92084 for more than 27 years, it offers the same fresh and quality food you enjoy under their new brand. The new name is a derivation of their surname “Shakarjian.” Traditionally an Armenian surname, the family has ancestors from all around the Middle East, with the majority of them hailing from Lebanon.
Mediterranean cuisine is unlike any other. SHAKS is the go-to spot for fresh and genuine Middle Eastern and Lebanese cuisine. With 30 years of restaurant expertise, the family provides the authentic flavors of the Middle East with original recipes passed down from ancestors. The cuisine is inspired by the rich and tasty food of the Mediterranean. It allows customers to experience the culinary world of the Middle East through their taste senses. More
They serve authentic cuisine. Mezza, the Lebanese word for an appetizer, is one of the many unique features of Mediterranean cuisine. Mezzas is a diverse selection of hot and cold foods. They encourage you to experience their fresh and original ingredients, which have Lebanese, Armenian, Greek, and Mediterranean flare. Hummus, shawarma, falafel, kabobs, and fresh salads are perennial menu favorites. Previous guests of Middle Eastern descent have said that the food was as authentic as it gets and that the portion sizes were so large that there were often leftovers. A fantastic read
They also have handcrafted cocktails to go. Mondays and Tuesdays are closed. They are open from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays and from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. You may reach them at 760-536-3326. They now sell E-Gift Cards, which you can get here. You may book a table, order online, conduct takeout, or have it delivered or picked up.