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Mediterranean food like no other. SHAKS is the prime restaurant for fresh and authentic Middle Eastern and Lebanese delicacies .  With 30 years of restaurant experience our family brings the authentic flavors of the Middle East with original recipes passed down from generations.  The menu draws from the rich and flavorful food of the Mediterranean and provides guests with the opportunity to travel the culinary world of the Middle East through their taste buds.

Different Name. Same Quality.

Formally known as "The Armenian Cafe" located in Carlsbad for over 27 years changes both name and location.  Located conveniently in the heart of downtown Vista off the 78 freeway, we are operating under the new name of SHAKS.  Driven by the same desire to provide exceptional service and authentic food, we can't wait to serve you and your family.



Our new name is an abbreviation of our last name "Shakarjian".  Traditionally a Armenian last name, our family has roots all over the middle east, primarily coming from Lebanon.  Our family's original recipes are handed down from generation to generation with traditional and authentic Middle Eastern tastes you will love. 

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