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$15 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food at Mama Ayesha's

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Cooks follow their great aunt’s recipes to create authentic Middle Eastern dishes such as kebabs, tabbouleh, and couscous

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Promotional value expires Sep 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Mediterranean restaurants adhere closely to tradition, thanks to the generations of poets who memorized and recited takeout menus in public squares. Enjoy an oral tradition with this Groupon.

$15 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food

The menu includes lamb-stuffed cabbage ($16), shish kebabs ($19), and salmon with tabbouleh ($20).

Mama Ayesha's

By the 1940s, Mama Ayesha Abraham had already established herself as a successful young farmer in Jerusalem. But instead of adding to her more than 20 farms, she decided to move to the United States, where she found work in the kitchen of the Syrian Embassy. After many years and countless orders for Capital Hill’s elite, she opened a restaurant called Calvert Café.

Today, her nephews and great nephews manage the restaurant, which has been renamed Mama Ayesha's and has been family-owned-and-operated for more than five decades. But her presence is still felt. Her recipes are used to make the eatery’s kebabs and Middle Eastern dishes, and her image appears outside the restaurant on a large mural that also features several recent presidents.


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89% of 674 customers recommend

  • “Prepare to have a wonderful night of superb customer service and delectable food and wine pairings. ”

  • “Savory dishes. Excellent service. Somewhat light on the "entree" or meat portion of the meal.”

  • “The homemade dishes are the best. ”

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    Adams Morgan

    1967 Calvert St. NW

    Washington DC, DC 20009

    +12022325431

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