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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 96 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Albuquerque
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great Indian food. I have tried almost everything. Chicken tikka Marsala is the best I've had anywhere. Great flavors and good portion sizes. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed the buffet at Namaste and will return. Although the buffet needs a more professional presentation, the dishes were generally well made and tasty. Chicken tika masala was good although the tandoori chicken had little taste. I would very much like to see more vegetarian or fish choices here. The classic matar paneer and malai kofta were absent, replaced... More

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Unadilla, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited with the family for their lunch buffet around 1 pm on a Friday. FYI- the buffet ends at 2 pm and many selections were very low or out. The food that was available was very good and well spiced -the bread is of great quality. Nice change of pace and includes a small salad bar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Namaste has been our favorite restaurant for years. The owners and staff are wonderful, the food is always uniquely delicious and eating there is always a great pleasure! A gem!

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Placitas, New Mexico, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went for lunch. They are open 11-2:30 for lunch buffet daily; 5-10 order menu daily. The lunch buffet was very good. Chicken Vindaloo was spicy without being too hot, lamb curry was tasty, other dishes very well prepared and delicious. Very affordable. Never mind the location; it's in a strip mall, but the restaurant is clean and comfortable. They... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I love indian/nepali food. This place got the best indian curry and tikki masala. The lunch buffet is the best value as well. You can try different thing from the menu. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommend this restuarant to everyone.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The lunch buffet is just the best, service excellent. Has gotten real popular. Put the mango sauce on top of the tapioca for dessert. I must go more often.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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379 reviews 379 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 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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