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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh Middle-Eastern food

Awesome falafel and other middle-eastern standards in a quiet low-light setting. Service can be hit or miss.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Paul G
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Taos, New Mexico
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Taos, New Mexico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome falafel and other middle-eastern standards in a quiet low-light setting. Service can be hit or miss.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a wonderful hippy dippy restaurant with lots of veggie choices. It attracts an eclectic crowd from young to old. Food was quite tasty.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

You can't tell when you are standing on the outside, that entering El Gamal is like entering another world. The outside patio beckons with it's striped awning and stand of sunflowers. Out here there are tan arty looking people sitting in this cheerful shade, chatting, drinking beer and reading books while eating hummus and fresh-baked (gluten-free if you like) pita.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were heading down the block to another place highly rated but had to walk by this place. We only got 50 ft. beyond and turned around. Really good food. Reasonably priced. Good friendly service. My reason for not giving 5 stars is ther's no ac and it was HOT inside. Luckily we were able to set on the pagio.... More 

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Belen, New Mexico
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 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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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?