This is definitely one of my favorites in Astoria. I come here with friends and family all the time, and have never been disappointed. The prices are great and the food is amazing: try the steak mixed grill. You get a giant heap of food including juicy pieces of steak, a variety of veggies, and in the middle is a mound of hummus, along with pita on the side. The little place can get crowded, but in the spring and summer, the courtyard in the back is opened up. I recommend sitting out there. Last time I went here, the wait was about a half hour, so we sat at the bar. The owner offered us a complimentary plate of fried plantains. Get to know him; he's very friendly and will remember the regulars. ALSO, try it out the Sunday brunch special. The meals are $11, the menu contains a lot of Caribbean-influenced breakfast/brunch dishes and the price includes either a mimosa or a Bloody Mary.
Pros: Owner, Price, Food, Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Cons: Small, so sometimes there's a wait