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954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
+1 719-685-2303
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Buffalo NY
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prompt and friendly service. The falafel sandwich was delicious!! Shawarma (beef) in pita also very good. Casual and there is ice cream if you have room! Very good lunch, would definitely go back. Lots of choices in town but we loved this!

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Thank Maureen Q
Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had sage tea, chicken kabab and veg falafel. Loved the sage tea the most and Max was cool..And the place itself is worth visiting..

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Missoula, Montana
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Very good Mediterranean food. Seems like they are always open. Good service and not too pricey for a tourist town.

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Thank Shawn M
washington state
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340 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Like others, we visited this cafe because we were cruising through Manitou Springs, were hungry and had read TR reviews. We were not disappointed. VERY friendly wait staff, great menu and the best baklava we've ever had! My entree was a gyro and my wife ordered a lamb kabob. Again, the dessert was three kinds of baklava! They also have... More 

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Fort Collins
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I enjoyed my visit and meal here. I had the chicken shawarma, which was a nice change from the gyros/pitas I've had before, and it was particularly good dipped in their hummus. I had a side of falafel, which were unfortunately soggy on the bottom. And I tried their sage tea, which I was disappointed to find is already sweetened... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We were in Manitou Springs to visit Pikes Peak. Based on the good reviews from Trip Advisor we decided to try the Sahara. It is a storefront restaurant right downtown and is not fancy. But the food quality is excellent if you like Greek food! We recommend the falafel for sure and also the sampler plate. We had baklava as... More 

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Thank Russ B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Fast, friendly service. Must try the baklava! Sampler plate and chicken plate were delicious. Never had falafel like this before, must try! Reasonable prices and family friendly.

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Thank Jade E
USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

We tried some of the vegetarian plates: mezze, falafel and fava beans. The falafel (which I didn't try) was the most popular item. My fava beans were pretty good. I didn't care for the pita bread, which was soft instead of chewy. But this is a reasonably priced, healthy spot for lunch.

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Thank ToutLeMonde
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We ate here after seeing great reviews. The food lived up to our expectations. Some of the best falafel I've ever had and the other food was great as well! Get ice cream and baklava for dessert :) We were there during a busy time so they ran out of tables a couple times while we were eating. Saw some... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We just happened to see this walking around Manitou... very pleasantly surprised! I had the Hummus and Gyros, my wife had a chicken dish she really liked it. They actually have a good selection of teas. Nice!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-2303
Description
The Sahara Cafe offers a variety of the Middle Eastern foods such as Falafels,Chicken,Hummus,Kabob,Baba Ganoush,and caters alot of events.

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