The thing is – my favorite gyro place isn’t downtown anymore (Greek to Me) – so I wasn’t really sure where to go. But then we came across Uncle Mo’s Cafe – it’s on the edge of downtown but only a few blocks from our office – so we finally remembered and decided to give their gyros and schwarma a try!
We started with the hummus – since it’s the staple of any Greek/Lebanese restaurant. I really liked the hummus – it’s was smooth with a bite. The girls thought it could use a little more bite – but I loved it and ate most of it! 😉
Maria & Monica both went for the Chicken Schwarma ($5.25) – now it should be known – there’s no fries at Uncle Mo’s (one of the things I love the most at Greek to Me) – but the schwarma & gyros really are big enough you don’t need them.
They both loved the schwarma – I had a bite and the chicken was a little dry to me – but what do I know – chicken is usually my last choice on a menu. It looked very tasty!
I – of course – got a gyro ($5.25). It was delicious! FULL of gyro meat shaved off the spit – I did ask for no onions – but got all the rest – plus extra tzatziki. I actually missed the onions – so I think next time I’ll just ask for light onions. This gyro was great and just like I’m used to. I usually eat half the meat with my fingers and half with the pita – they’re so huge (that’s what she said).
What Should You Get at Mo’s? Well they also have crepes and salads – but I would stick with the gyros and schwarma on your first visit. It’s a small place and definitely a dive – there’s a leaky air conditioner over the door, maybe 10 tables and a bit of a Soup Nazi vibe to ordering – but it’s also got charm. You can tell that the regulars love Uncle Mo – they greet him with joy as they enter – and that says a lot. I will definitely be back!!