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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM
(575) 613-0311
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Welcome respite from New Mexico chili cuisine

Vegetarian Middle Eastern restaurant a block from Taos Plaza. Stopping by for dinner we had a wonderful lentil soup, burekas and Moroccan couscous. Service was a bit haphazard but the food was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Simon R
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Belen, New Mexico
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our noses lead us to their doorstep for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon in Taos! What a wonderful surprise. Casual and quirky, informal and funky, friendly and comfortable describe this hidden gem. Our waiter patiently described all of the intriguing offerings to us and made wonderful recommendations that made us very happy. I would return for further exploration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I am traveling with my daughter, a vegan, and finding great food can be a challenge! The place is casual, comfortable and the food is very good! A great referral from a friend!

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Paris
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Very friendly staff, great service, absolutely wonderful food. El Gamal has a very sweet relaxed and bohemian vibe, a nice patio with a lovely view of the mountains. We adored this restaurant !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

so thankful in the land of green chili,to be able to find such delicious middle eastern food...friendly staff,excellent food..try the masaba if its available,,falafel,hummus,stuffed grape leaves...mmm....did i mention the desserts???turkish coffee if you need a pick me up...and did i mention everything is from scratch.so if your in the land of entrapment stop by this oasis in the high desert.....

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Vegetarian Middle Eastern restaurant a block from Taos Plaza. Stopping by for dinner we had a wonderful lentil soup, burekas and Moroccan couscous. Service was a bit haphazard but the food was excellent.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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236 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We really enjoyed this off the beaten track small restaurant in Taos. The food was unique and delicious, freshly prepared and reasonably priced. Lots of vegetarian options. The desserts looked great although we didn't try them.

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Telluride
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I love the homemade chai, the mint lemonade, and all the specials keep it so interesting. I never get tired of this place. The food is so obviously prepared with love and expertise!

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

While in town for an extended weekend we had 1 vegetarian, 1 vegan and 2 carnivores in our group. After searching for a good restaurant that would appeal to all of us we decided to give El Gamal a try. The atmosphere was very casual and funky, in a good way, and the smells were delicious. Unfortunately it went down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I were lucky enough to stumble upon this place on a day trip to Taos. The service, food, and atmosphere were outstanding. We sat in the cushioned area (there are regular tables as well), which was very comfortable. The soup was flavorful, the falafel sandwiches were spiced well and everything was fresh. We also had these amazing... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We highly recommend this restaurant for couples seeking a night out AND to families -- there is room for both! We went during their East Indian night where live music, perfect lighting, and great aromas filled the air. The server was knowledgeable and accommodating and the food was phenomenal. You can feel all the good intentions that go into this... More 

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Additional Information about El Gamal

Address: 112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM
Phone Number: (575) 613-0311
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: (575) 613-0311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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