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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

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  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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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
Very good food, but a bit pricey

I had a breakfast special of the day, which was an avocado omelet with onions and sweet peppers. The food was very good, and well prepared. Some locals criticize this restaurant saying it is dirty. It is located in an old, historic building, but I didn't see any evidence of dirt; even the outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2013
John S
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Taos, New Mexico
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Taos, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My meal here was puzzling, to say the least. Had the best veggie burger I've ever eaten (and I've been a vegetarian for 25 years.) That's the good news. The bad news was, I made the mistake of ordering the baklava for dessert. That was the worst baklava I've ever tried in my life. The worst dessert. Possibly, the worst... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Any time a place makes their own pita, you know you're in for a treat! El Gamal is an unassuming kind of place with very friendly service, a no frills kind of decor and laid back atmosphere. I started with the dolmas, I think it was five for about $6 served with labne. They were amazingly good, sour and savory...just... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

It was my turn to select a restaurant on our day trip to Taos. Normally I avoid vegetarian only restaurants but I took a chance on El Gamal. The restaurant has a sparse but utilitarian décor and appeared to be clean. My wife had red lentil soup and a potato stuffed pastry dish. I had Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves) and... More 

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Del Mar, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Worth the drive from Santa Fe just for the food. What a nice surprise! Found this restaurant by accident. The food is fresh and delicious...all organic and vegetarian (you won't miss the meat!) The falafel passes the fresh test (they are green inside!) and the pita is fresh baked. The lentil soup was superb. The salads were fresh and tasty.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I heard about this restaurant in Taos, New Mexico from a friend who is strictly vegetarian. I am not, and I expected to find both meat and vegetarian dishes. However the dish of fava beans, hummus, a sliced hard boiled egg all flowing in delicious olive oil was more then satisfactory even for a carnivore like me. A Falafel ball... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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33 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I had a breakfast special of the day, which was an avocado omelet with onions and sweet peppers. The food was very good, and well prepared. Some locals criticize this restaurant saying it is dirty. It is located in an old, historic building, but I didn't see any evidence of dirt; even the outside porch, which is a nice sunny... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Our visit to this restaurant was a pleasant surprise; I wouldn't have expected to find really excellent, home-made Middle Eastern food in Taos. But there it was! Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed sampling each other's dishes, which were mostly daily specials. Some highlights were the spiced fries cooked with onions, the tasty desserts, and the home-made bagels, but really... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I, a couple of beef eaters had no idea what we were walking into, we just read Middle Eastern and thought, yum! We looked at the menu, then my husband (rancher by the way) asked me what the v meant on most of the menu? Lol! Our great server suggested the Lentil Burger and fries for him.... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Fantastic Israeli breakfasts, and delicious vegetarian entrees for lunch, too. Try the sampler plate if you're undecided. Don't miss the fries; they're cooked with onions. Yum! Everything is home made and fresh. Great place to meet friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This food is created with love light of the highest vibration! Feeding the soul. My every cell sings from the nourishment I received through this meal. This food is real. This food is pure. Clean and beautiful. Thank you! El Gamal! you are an oasis for a vegan traveler!

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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?