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Sahara Cafe

954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
719-685-2303
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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English first
Marietta, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Had an absolutely wonderful experience at this restaurant. Don't let the casual look fool you, we felt like we were treated royally the entire visit. The food was SO delicious (we had the sampler plate and the veggie appetizer which was plenty of food for 2) and our server, Max, was wonderful. He offered great advice on what to get... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I've been coming to Sahara for a number of years, and throughout that time it has been consistently top-quality and delicious. I love that I can come in and order the same thing knowing that it is always going to be made to perfection. The staff is always great, and the owner himself often waits on customers. The atmosphere is... More

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Towanda, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We eat here everytime we go to Manitou Springs! There is no other place that can make hummus and falafel this good! Wish we could have it everyday!

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Trinidad, CO
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, my wife and I decided to try the Sahara. I must say that we were not disappointed in any way. The kind young man that waited on us could not have been more courteous or willing to help. We took his recommendation on a tea that he recommended. It was so good. I wish... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Awesome Mediterranean food, it's great during the summer to sit outside and people watch with the veggie plate. The desserts and authentic and incredible too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I recently went to the Sahara Cafe for dinner, and I was expecting a fantastic experience considering this is the #1 restaurant in Manitou. I think the service was great, and we appreciated that they had some gluten-free options, but it is not worthy of a #1 ranking. The decor is dated and tired, and my tuna salad was incredibly... More

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Severna Park, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Appreciated the great value, very friendly staff, and delicious food here. Couldn't get a seat at the brew pub so popped into this small cafe. So happy we did. I loved the Chicken plate - really delicious offering and my friends raved about the gyros and falafels. Great food for a good price.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Very unassuming, simple. Great prices, excellent food, reasonable servings. Great homy service. Loved it. The only thing that could use improvement is the decor

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Johns Island, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

After reading the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to have dinner at Sahara. The reviewers were right --- the food was great and the owners are wonderful.

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Salina, Kansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

To tell you what we thought of this place, in the short time we were in the area we ate there three times. They always make the food fresh to order. The flavors are wonderful, everything tasty. We would both recommend the Lamb Kabobs. The lamb is tender and flavorful, the veggies al dente. It comes with hummus, pita bread,... More

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