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Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal

1520 Deborah Rd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-896-3126
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Ranked #1 of 93 restaurants in Rio Rancho
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The owner is very nice, the food is very good both indian and nepalese, and the price is right. I have only been for dinner, many times, and I have never tried the buffet.

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We decided to go to Namaste after reading the positive reviews on Yelp, Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor. We were glad we did. We were greeted with a gentle bow and smile. The food was well prepared and very tasty. The service was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Emmaus
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374 reviews 374 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place has a medium sized lunch buffet, but all of the dishes that we tried were really great. They have mostly the standard dishes, but the ones we liked best were the vegetarian ones with Nepali spices. The available items seem to rotate from day to day.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My wife and I stopped by for lunch this past Saturday at Namaste. Even though the place was bustling with people the staff seated us right away. They quickly brought us our beverages (you should never have to wait for a glass of water!). The food quality is some of the very best we've tasted. Their specialty is the green... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Best Indian food in the ABQ area. I used to love going to India palace for lunch, and still do. But once I had Namaste...whoa. Just unreal. But here is the kicker, my wife is super picky and did not like the first time I took her to India Kitchen (now closed), which was somewhat understandable but I thought it... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have eaten there several times. We are always greeted with a bow and "namaste" and served with the utmost courtesy. The food is excellent. My favorites: chicken tikka masala, eggplant (can't remember the name), and lamb curry. The atmoshere is gracious and quiet (one can truly enjoy conversation with friends).

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San Francisco, California
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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I was traveling solo and was this restaurant listing in several places…and it happened to be in a strip mall 1/2 mile from my hotel. I was greeted with a gentle bow, smile and "namaste." The service was prompt and friendly. I ordered a combination plate with their specialties containing lamb, chicken tandoori, and shrimp saag. It was a complete... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I'm normally not a fan of Indian food. That said, this restaurant made me want to try other Indian restaurants. The food is quite tasty and well prepared, and fortunately, not too spicy for my tastebuds. That staff is very attentive without being annoying. A lunch buffet is available during the week which makes it possible to try different dishes... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I've always liked Indian food, but for years the only local place where I liked to eat it was on the other side of town. Namaste is less than 10 minutes from my house and I had driven by it hundreds of times without stopping in before I finally went in one day to try their lunch buffet. Since then,... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

..if Mama was from Nepal. She makes some pretty fine Indian food, too. Nepalese is more gently spiced than Indian cuisine, but entirely admirable. I can't say about the buffet-often these are less tasty offerings, but I haven't tried them. The Tandoori Shrimp cannot be beaten, anywhere, anytime. The nan (bread) is great, the fish and chicken dishes can't be... More

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