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Sahara Cafe

954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
719-685-2303
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Buena Vista Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Before the screen door had even closed, we were welcomed with a very sincere smile, and the service continued through ordering, food delivery and dessert. The food variety is excellent, well priced and delicious, and the staff are incredibly upbeat and happy to serve......what a treat. I asked for directions to the washroom, and was shown the way, and the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have eaten falafels in many countries. Theirs was one do the very best. The waiter was extremely personable and the restaurant was casual and comfortable.

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England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

What a little gem right in the heart of Manitou. Not impressive from the outside, or inside for that matter, so probably gets by-passed by the hordes on the main street for the more slick places in the touristy town. What a shame, because Sahara has some of the best, simple Med food I have ever had. My lamb gyro... More

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Tulsa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a great place for casual dinning. Definitely try the ice cream, it was delicious. We had the lamb pita sandwich and the serving of lamb was very generous. There are a lot of good choices on the menu and they also serve a variety of coffee drinks.

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Philadelphia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We just stopped in to get a snack, so my review isn't about their food. Looks like everyone else thinks it is a good place to eat. We went it because they advertised fresh smoothies. The servers are really friendly, but they just took out a bottle (or carton) of something and put in over some ice and blended it.... More

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Colorado Springs
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We ate at the Sahara Cafe July 11. We were greeted by a super friendly, efficient waiter. The decor is kind of bare bones, except for the beautiful lamps hanging from the ceiling. My husband and I ordered the sampler plate, and our son got the lamb kabobs. Everything was so fresh and homemade- tasting! The falafel was the best... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The food was great! The wait staffs were very friendly and helpful. Food is very inexpensive and tasty. Love every dish we ordered!

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Carrier Mills, Illinois, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have never had middle eastern food before so I was a little scared to try something new. My husband has had this type of food before, so he knew what to expect. I had the Sahara Sandwich (gyro) which came with chicken, lamb and beef. It was delicious! My husband got the lamb gyro and said it was good... More

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Estes Park, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wanted a late-night-snack, a coffee shop for my wife, and an ice-cream parlor for the kids when we found it all in one place. The food was perfect for everyone.

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McPherson, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our family stopped for supper at the Sahara Café after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and deciding we wanted something different than burgers and fries. We were not disappointed!! While they do have a 'kid-friendly' menu we wanted our 12 and 8 year olds to try some of the ethnic fare. My wife and 12 year old tried a gyro,... More

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