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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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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 163
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
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We have had so much Mexican lately that we were looking for a change of pace. This place fit the bill. We were there for dinner on a week night. Looked pretty sleepy but decided to give it a shot anyway. Glad we did. Had the hummus for an appetizer. Nicely prepared. Our group had a gyros - Sahara... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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New Jersey
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have had so much Mexican lately that we were looking for a change of pace. This place fit the bill. We were there for dinner on a week night. Looked pretty sleepy but decided to give it a shot anyway. Glad we did. Had the hummus for an appetizer. Nicely prepared. Our group had a gyros - Sahara sandwich... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Based on TA, we took a chance on the Sahara and we are glad we did. Nicely prepared gyros with real meat, not the sliced amalgamous meat that gyros usually features. The lamb gyros had real lamb, the Sahara plate had beef, chicken and lamb, each easily identifiable. Each of the plates allowed for a side, so I was able... More 

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Plano, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The food is ok, not great. We saw flies flying around near the door, not sure how clean the place is.

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Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a quick lunch spot near the end of town on Manitou Ave that serves Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. The beef and chicken dishes are excellent as are the Falafal, Tabouli, and Tahini.. The prices are reasonable.and the service good.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went here on a work trip and grabbed a bite to eat, some hot tea, and worked on my computer. The staff was super nice and the food was out of this world delicious. I will go back the next time I am in town for sure!

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Wichita, Kansas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great Gyros, Falafel and hummus are the best I have ever had. Fresh pita bread is great as well. If you just want burger and fries, this place has that as well. VERY good french fries and onion rings. Very friendly service. Found this place on TripAdvisor and was not disappointed.

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Paris, France
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Visiting Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak, we chose to have dinner at Sahara café. The service was very gentle and helpful. The food was rather like Lebanese food and tasted good. Two regrets however : no beer is served in this restaurant. And we also felt we should not take too long because they were cleaning everything at 20:00 whereas... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I would have never stopped in here without the recommendation of a local friend. It's kind of unassuming, but it is DELICIOUS! Falafel was good and hummus was amazing. My husband loved the dolmas. Also, the ice cream was yummy for dessert.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The only menu items I can attest to are the falafel and the dolmades, but both were excellent! The service was prompt and friendly, and each dish we had was around 4 to 5 dollars. Main dishes were closer to 8 or 10 I think. This is not a big place, and probably isn't good for large groups at all... More 

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Colorado
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stumbled across this place while walking in town. The menu was very intriguing since it was all freshly prepared food. Had a caprese sandwich with homemade soup. Friendly staff, great food.

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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

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 - 11:59 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:59 pm

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