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Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal

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1520 Deborah Rd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
505-896-3126
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
always fresh and delicious

You can never be dissatisfied with this place. The buffet is reasonably priced, serving staff are attentive and it is even better when the owner is on the floor. She is a superstar when it comes to her patrons. There are several meat dishes and they do cater to vegetarians. So, don't pass up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Vijaysinghdesimone
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Damascus, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Damascus, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

You can never be dissatisfied with this place. The buffet is reasonably priced, serving staff are attentive and it is even better when the owner is on the floor. She is a superstar when it comes to her patrons. There are several meat dishes and they do cater to vegetarians. So, don't pass up on this place...you will be happy... More 

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Southern NJ
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340 reviews 340 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We really wanted to like this place. The owners seemed warm and welcoming, service was good, and wine was priced fairly. If I could give a 3.5, I would. Things started well with our soups. Both the lentil soup and the chicken soup were flavorful. However, our entrees were a disappointment. The Tandoori lamb chops were overcooked. Although the portion... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this location a couple of times. Both occasions were enjoyable. The food was outstanding. And though it is a buffet style establishment the service was good.

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Welcome smiles greeted us at this comfortable Nepalese/Indian restaurant off the beaten trail of Hwy 528 in Rio Rancho, NM. It was nice to be served water and complimentary papadum when we were seated. The shrimp saag was the best we have ever tasted. Large pieces of shrimp perfectly cooked in a delicious creamy spinach sauce. The lamb kofta though... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love going to this restaurant. The service is awesome, but the food is so flavorful and expertly prepared. It's in an old shopping center, which might deter people from stopping in and trying this place, don't let it so you! Don't miss out!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great food, friendly people. My go to place for Indian food. My wife is Indian, from S.A. , and loves it as much as i do. I have only eaten the buffet and go there regularly. Thanks, Namaste.

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Albuquerque
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am sick of reading reviews from people who think chain restaurants serve good food. It tastes the same regardless of where you eat it in America because some chemist and food panel prepares it that way in a lab. Don't go to Namaste thinking you'll get the same tasting stuff as a chain. This is real food at Namaste,... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Took my husband for his birthday with the familia. Always have a great time there. The family that owns it are friendly and the food is top notch. One of the best Indian food restaurants in the area.

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Rio Rancho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I love Namaste. They never, ever, disappoint. We took my mother over the Christmas break while she was visiting from San Diego. She and I both had the Tandoori Chicken and wine with the meal. My husband had the Lentils. Namaste is one of the few places I know of that you can truly satisfy both vegetarians and carnivores at... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

We have never had a bad meal. The owners work there and are always friendly. They keep the glasses full, even when busy. I love the chicken korma and my husband loves the tanori chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1520 Deborah Rd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: 505-896-3126

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 19
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?