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

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Delicious, friendly haven

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
1 review
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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New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great mix of food that is all vegetarian as well as gluten free and vegan options. Enjoyed our time here. Good service and enjoyed food and environment.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I have been to El Gamel a few times, and now it is an absolute must every time I go to Taos. The food is authentic and exceptional. The smoked eggplant with tahini and olive oil is TO DIE FOR! Its modest decor is welcoming, but it's the integrity of the food that keeps me going back.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The food was very good, but the cook was cranky and rude and wouldn't listen to my instruction about not warming the soup to boiling point, which made real damper to the experience. The soul was good once it cooled down!

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We live in Taos and love to walk to El Gamal for breakfast or lunch. It is a two-minute walk off of the main plaza in a quiet, peaceful setting. We really enjoy Indian night on the occasional Thursday evening, complete with chilled-out live music and a special Indian menu. It is a place to hang out, to relax, to... More 

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Albuquerque
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Located off the beaten path, but close to the shopping, we were looking for a restaurant with a lighter menu and came up El Gamal. Small business restaurant, but very welcoming. My friends had the Beet salad and I had a falafal - lots of food and very good. Open 7 days a week from 9 to 9, reasonable, less... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Why does El Gamal receive such wildly differing reviews on Tripadvisor? This past month's visits, a Saturday morning followed by the next Monday morning, explained the mystery to me. The first visit on this trip to Taos? Exemplary food, reasonably priced, perfectly prepared, with friendly and efficient service. The freshness and flavors of the falafel, hummus, pita, salad, fries, and... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The food here is absolutely delicious. The lentil quinoa bruger is very yummy with a spicy mayo comes with incredible fries/onions and topped with zataar. The avocado sandwich is amaze. The soups here i highly recommend and the fresh baked breads. We are blessed to have such fresh and delicious vegetarian food here in Taos. I am a super picky... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My husband and I stopped here based on the many good reviews, but I must say I was not impressed. Everything just seemed to lack flavor. Service was just okay. Our server asked my husband if he wanted hot sauce with his falafel and then charged extra For it without telling us. Not a horrible experience, but I wouldn't go... More 

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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?