Popular San Diego Food Truck Mr. Shawarma Opens Its First Brick-And-Mortar Restaurant

April 9, 2023

San Diego's popular Mr. Shawarma Halal food truck has opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant with a second location already in the works. 

In December 2018, food enthusiast, shawarma lover & a chemical engineer Mohammed Mahdawi unveiled his first Mr. Shawarma food truck in a gas station parking lot in the Crown Point section of San Diego's Pacific Beach. The entirely Halal eatery quickly had hungry patrons lining up to get a taste of dishes like beef shawarma, chicken shawarma, falafel, and the Habibi burger. A second Mr. Shawarma food truck eventually launched in El Cajon. 

Mr. Shawarma has now opened their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in the building that last housed Tortilla N Taco Factory in San Diego's East County community of El Cajon. In addition to a menu of shawarma wraps made with spit-roasted meats and fresh made falafel, the new location also offers customizable kumpir, which is Turkish baked potato served with a variety of toppings and condiments. In addition to the El Cajon eatery, Mr. Shawarma is also working on opening a restaurant on Garnet Avenue in the heart of Pacific Beach.  

Mr. Shawarma's new restaurant is located at 130 South Mollison Avenue in San Diego's El Cajon area. The food truck is sited at 3804 Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. For more information, visit mrshawarmatrucks.com.