3 new places to savor Mediterranean fare in San Diego

So you're hungry—and you're ready for some Mediterranean food. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for some Mediterranean cuisine.

Luna Grill 

16475 Paseo Del Sur, Black Mountain Ranch

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Luna Grill is a family-owned Greek and Mediterranean spot, offering signature plates and gourmet salads in Paseo Del Sur. 

The fast-growing chain — with outposts throughout California and Texas — comes courtesy of restaurateurs Sean and Maria Pourteymour, explains the business on its website, and features authentic Mediterranean eats like handcrafted falafel, organic hummus and lamb tenderloin kabobs. (You can view the full menu here.)

Luna Grill's current Yelp rating of four stars out of 46 reviews indicates the newcomer is finding its way, but it's still early days.

Yelper Dee Dee S., who reviewed the new spot on March 15, wrote, "Loving the new Luna Grill in Del Sur. Everything was great!"

"This is the best Luna Grill I have ever been to!" added Yelper Mary D. "The ambience and decor is amazing and you can feel it as soon as you walk into the door. ... The food was amazing as always and I will definitely be going back!"

Luna Grill is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. daily.

Panini Kabob Grill

12955 El Camino Real, Suite G4, Carmel Valley

Photo: Panini Kabob Grill/Yelp

Panini Kabob Grill is a Mediterranean eatery recently to debut in the newly-renovated Del Mar Highland Towns Center. On the menu, look for fresh and healthy offerings such as green lentil soup, Mediterranean Greek salad with feta cheese and beef koobideh kabobs with basmati rice. (You can check out the full menu here.)

With a 4.5-star rating out of 123 reviews on Yelp, the new addition has been getting positive attention.

Yelper Steve H., who reviewed Panini Kabob Grill on April 2, wrote, "Really happy to have this place in Del Mar Highlands. Reasonably priced, family friendly and plenty of seating."

And Eva S. shared, "I've had breakfast here on three separate occasions and each time the service, food and ambience were all excellent. The food tastes fresh and the portions are a good size. My husband and I share plates and it's more than enough." 

Panini Kabob Grill is open from 8 a.m.–9:30 p.m. daily.

Kebab and Co.

543 Fourth Ave., Gaslamp

Photo: jack m./Yelp

Last but not least, Kebab and Co. is a Mediterranean spot newly arrived in downtown San Diego. Expect to find signature sandwiches, along with salads, kabobs and vegetarian plates with falafel and hummus. (See the full menu here.)

Kebab and Co. currently holds 4.5 stars out of nine reviews on Yelp, indicating good reviews.

Yelper Heather B., who was one of the first users to visit the new spot on Feb. 1, wrote, "I was very impressed. I ordered the bowl with filet mignon (shish beef kabob) topped with garlic sauce, jasmine rice and avocado salad. Everything was delicious and really fresh."

"Nice and fresh bowls," added Yelper Eddie C. "The chicken is crispy and the grilled meats came out freshly grilled. Enjoyable lunchtime meal."

Kebab and Co. is open from 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Sunday.

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