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Sahara Cafe

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954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
719-685-2303
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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
Most recent review
One of the best service and Mediterranean food i've tasted

Took my parents here when they visited colorado. We were in manitou springs (very touristy). We walked into sahara and were greeted by a very friendly young guy. I forgot his name but for his age he was extremely professional and was on top of everything. Also the man who was helping out (think he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Carlos R
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Took my parents here when they visited colorado. We were in manitou springs (very touristy). We walked into sahara and were greeted by a very friendly young guy. I forgot his name but for his age he was extremely professional and was on top of everything. Also the man who was helping out (think he was the owner) was also... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We started off with the dolmas for an appetizer, then had lamb kabobs and the sampler platter, followed by baklava for dessert. Everything was fresh, delicious, and nicely presented (although on plastic plates). Service was very attentive and friendly. Not a fancy atmosphere, but such a nice ethnic meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

You will be hard pressed to find a fresher more flavorful meal. The sage tea is fantastic. It's good both hot and cold.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We sat outside in their patio area. We had our 20 pound dog with us and there were two other tables in the patio that also had their dogs. Food was good, service was great. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because after our meal we used the restroom. The restrooms and kitchen view made me wish... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Too many interesting looking entrees makes for difficult decision-making for a first-timer. Ended-up with the chicken kabob, which had excellent flavor. The humus was excellent, as well.

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Been coming once a week with my father. Tony is a serious chef who always makes our lamb kabobs just like we like them. Tony takes great care in his preparation and also personally checking with us every visit. Tony takes great care in having a clean kitchen and the way he plates makes the meal that much more enjoyable.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Last night we came in for our usual choice of chicken kabob. Last night's was the best it has ever been! We asked who the cook was and his name is Tony. We told Tony when he came out to say hi that we can really tell the difference between cooks! Sometimes the chicken is dry and last time it... More 

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Parker, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped in for dinner because of the great reviews. Our meal was even better than we expected. The staff are long time employees passionate about the food they serve. Their suggestions for entres and dessert were excellent. Don't miss the sage tea, truly unique. Sahara will be our first stop on our next visit to Manitou.

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Chantilly, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I stopped in because of the great reviews I had seen. I had no idea what to order and the waiter walked me through the menu. I gotta say everything was very fresh and exotic in a wonderful way. Definitely will return again!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Went to the Sahara café, Small Café with good people and better food. I had the sampler, which was more than enough for me. Great, will go there again.

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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: 719-685-2303

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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