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Sahara Cafe

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954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
+1 719-685-2303
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Sahara Cafe offers a variety of the Middle Eastern foods such as...
The Sahara Cafe offers a variety of the Middle Eastern foods such as Falafels,Chicken,Hummus,Kabob,Baba Ganoush,and caters alot of events.
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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Lots of choice in this friendly cafe. Some nice middle eastern dishes and great coffee. Want to come back for lunch. Can understand the great reviews.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jeffc1948
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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253 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of choice in this friendly cafe. Some nice middle eastern dishes and great coffee. Want to come back for lunch. Can understand the great reviews.

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Thank Jeffc1948
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So my daughter has a funny palate... and only eats certain things.. she does enjoy the study of middle eastern art and history. So it was pretty great to go here and i got some yummy lamb kebaps that were tasty and perfectly cooked. While my kiddo chose off the breakfast menu and got pancakes, french toast and bacon. She... More 

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1 Thank Mary B
Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cream is delicious! Even though there was only one person working the counter and tables, she was very friendly. The place itself appears out dated and a little sad, but it's better than it looks. Thanks and make it a great day!

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Thank Mringler
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in because of the rating...will now contribute to its #1 rating. While I honestly can't say it is the best place to eat in Manitou bc I've only eaten at a few, I can say the Sahara Gyro was the best flavored gyro I've ever had. The Sage Tea was absolutely a great tea. Our waiter from Lake Charles,... More 

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Thank Thad S
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday night with my wife and her parents based on the good reviews. The restaurant is unassuming but the food more than compensates and in honesty the humble interior made it more fun. We ordered a hummus plate appetizer followed by two kebab samplers, and one lamb kebab for four people. The food was excellent... More 

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Thank Doodle26
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

We went on a Tuesday at lunch, so it was pretty slow and easy to get service. I've been by on a weekend and there's no way to park anywhere near it and it was much busier. As it was an "off-time," we were served quickly and got exactly what we needed. I was a little surprised how small it... More 

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Thank NilSineNumine6
Bronx, New York
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Just had lunch here today and the food was excellent. The staff, in particular Jessica, were friendly and made you feel at home. Everything was fresh, hot when it arrived at the table, and delicious. Wish we would have had room for the baklava which looked scrumptious..may try it next time am in town.

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Thank Emilie P
Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Great beef kabob, hummus, and pita. Love, love, love this place. Max was the server most of the times we went to eat and he was just so wonderful, knowledgeable, and just such a peach! All the employees were very nice and the menu is just great Arabic options and very well made!

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Thank BaharanMuse
Suwanee, Georgia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We happened to wander into the Sahara Café for lunch and were glad we did! The food was excellent and the Sage Tea was addictive!!!

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Thank cbsanders
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

My husband and i were doing some sightseeing in town and stopped in for lunch. I hsd the falafel sandwich and he had the lamb gyro. Both were delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. Definitely reccomend.

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Thank Angela W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-2303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Sahara Cafe offers a variety of the Middle Eastern foods such as Falafels,Chicken,Hummus,Kabob,Baba Ganoush,and caters alot of events.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?