Haven't tried Afghan food before today, but I was pretty curious when I saw the review in NY Times. I've been referring to this article a lot lately, since I currently live in Santa Cruz. The restaurant is called Laili and is located on Cooper St. by Trader Joe's downtown.
For appetizers, we got some sort of warm roti and chilled crunchy lime, red pepper flakes, cucumber salad spread. It was delicious! I definitely wanted more of the spread though. Also, the roti was great! Fluffy, but not too fluffy, soft, etc. It tasted like between a naan and a tortilla.
We will definitely be returning. It's like we found a diamond ring in a garbage dump (haha just kidding...Santa Cruz isn't that bad actually).