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Sahara Cafe

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954 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1759
+1 719-685-2303
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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washington state
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321 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 474 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank okeedoke
Fort Collins
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank L P
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Russ B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Jade E
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank ToutLeMonde
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Stephen B
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank toy4runr85
Hartville, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon this little place with some hesitation, but we couldn't have been more satisfied: delicious food, great price, friendly and timely service. This is an easy recommendation-- we'll be back for sure.

Thank Sherri L
Conroe, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Lunch on Saturday with my USAF son and the wife. Hummus and tabouli were very good. My son's lamb was tender and flavorful. Try the Turkish coffee for a pick me up. The only reason for 4 stars were the few annoying flies buzzing around. Service was very good.

Thank Allan J
Missouri City, Texas
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This was a filling spot for dinner in a hurry. We really like Greek and Mediterranean food, and stopped in. It was all good, but nothing was great. To be fair, we live in a very diverse city with tons of options for Greek food and this palled in comparison-- but it was okay food.

Thank McKinzie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?