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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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English first
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have eaten Gyros in Greece and the Sahara version is NOT authentic. BUT they are FABULOUS. No onions or taziki sauce in their version. But 3 kinds of meat (Lamb, beef and chicken) in the Sahara plus tahini and pickled turnips make for a mighty tasty combination. The sandwich was huge (my 18 yr old daughter made 2 meals... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Most small mountain towns you are hoping to find just a good meal, but this was spectacular. Our group had Gyro's, Grape Leave's, Falafel's and Baklava. Nice atmosphere inside and the food made me want to drive back down to Manitou Springs again soon. Don't miss this hidden gem.

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Westchester NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!This is a wonderful place.Low key, friendly service ,great pricesand falafel and hummus and kebabsas good as any I have eaten in either NY or Israel!

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Renton, Washington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We can't believe how good this is!!! We chose it since we thought we would like a more vegetarian palate since so many restaurants were just sandwiches or burgers. My husband had the lamb kebob and it was so tender; and I had the vegetarian dish. The stuffed grape leaves were fabulous and the homemade hummus...wow! Wish we could go... More

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california
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had lunch here after a wonderful morning at Garden of the Gods and the food here is Absolutely Yummy. We looked at all the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to try it and WOW - so good. My friend had the Chicken Plate and I had the Sampler Plate and every mouthful was a taste sensation. The textures... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place was great. We ate here twice in a 3 day trip. Hummus was spot on and my mom really liked the Sage tea.

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Fergus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My son and I stopped at this place to eat. Not only was the food great but the staff was so friendly and made the whole meal enjoyable. The prices were good and the portions were perfect.

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Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Although the restaurant is small, the taste and the service created a great memory for our family! We delighted in the falafels, the chicken kabob, and the baklava. The staff even put together a gluten-free dish for my wife. We left with the wonderful sage tea which warmed a cool, rainy afternoon. Definitely recommended!

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Buena Vista Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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