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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM
(575) 613-0311
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Ranked #39 of 109 Restaurants in Taos
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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
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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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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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Rockville, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After more than a week of Southwestern cuisine, we longed for something different. A guide at a local Taos museum suggested El Gamal. We're so glad he did! I had one of the best sandwiches I ever had....freshly roasted red peppers, artichokes, and feta cheese on pita. Yummy! My husband had falafel and said it was excellent. We chatted with... More 

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Beltsville, Maryland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Was taken to this place by friends who loved it. Now, I love it. The food is outstanding and plentiful. It is all vegetarian, but you don't miss the meat with food like this. Service is fast and efficient. Prices are OK, but more than you would expect for meat-less meals.

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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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