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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In town on vacation we stopped in for lunch with two teenage boys in tow. They looked strangely at the menu wondering what all this Gyro stuff was about. Convinced them to try one and now all they talk about is going back again. One had the Sahara special Gyro which boasted of beef, chicken and lamb. The other had... More 

Thank jsyverson
Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this little local spot in Manitou Springs. The food was so fresh and so good. Their hummus was the best we've ever had and the Salad Dajay was wonderful. The lamb gyro was also outstanding. The service was quick and very friendly. They also sell homemade ice cream and smoothies so even if you are not hungry for... More 

Thank marieallenedward
Longmont, CO, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here 3 times now, and we've all always enjoyed the delicious food at Sahara! Doesn't matter whether it's a Gyro or other kind of sandwich, the full lamb, beef or chicken meals or simply hummus and bread...it's all delicious!

Thank Thomas B
Tyler, Texas
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187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here the first time 6 years ao with my husband. I knew I had to bring my son here. He loved it just as much as we did. I love the chicken kabob platter!! I ended up buying a dozen of their baklava. You can not find baklava like theirs any where else. You cannot go wrong eating... More 

Thank Lori L
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maintou Springs downtown is an interesting place. Balanced somewhere between hippy and cosmopolitan, the place is fun, friendly and happening - all at the same time. Sahara is what fits perfectly in the mix while being the reason for the eclectic nature of the downtown area. Sahara as a restaurant is very good. Food is fresh and tasty. Solidly representative... More 

Thank Ravi N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no idea who created the 5 star ratings. The food was looking up at average, the service was just ok and the decor was shabby.

Thank John L
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg what a delicious place. Never been of fan of lamb or gyros or Mediterranean good in general but this place converted me. Best lamb gyros. My friend and I went and orders different gyros and both are delicious , Tzatziki Sauce sauce yummy. The baklava was delicious.

Thank Kat L
Austin, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we toured the area, we decided to stop and walk the streets of Manitou Springs. After walking both sides of the street, to look for a place to have lunch, we decided on Sahara Cafe. Its simplicity in looks, but the food was very nice. We ordered sandwiches with french fries. Very delicious! Pricing was right. Staff was friendly... More 

Thank David N
Woodbury, Minnesota
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished the zip lines. We were Hot tired and looking for a place to regroup and plan our next step. Good place. Cool (not cold). good internet. Good service. Loved the food and drinks. Also got an ice cream cone for walking around. Happy we picked it.

Thank Woodcrest55129
Great Bend, Kansas
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The streets of Manitou were packed with people, but it was easy to get into the Sahara Cafe and place our orders. The food was prepared quickly, and it was delicious. Service was great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?