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El Gamal

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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many times when going to a regular restaurant, you have to find the meatless option. This is a relaxed place in Taos that is just the ticket! Soup was great and hummus sandwich hit the spot!

Thank BATrips
Plano, Texas
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would expect to find a great Middle Eastern restaurant in the middle of Taos? Yet that's what El Gamal is. This is not just your run of the mill hummus and falafel joint. The food is fresh and delicious, and the recipes are creative. On this visit, we had a special goat cheese falafel--a pita overstuffed with six tender... More 

Thank PlanoPilot
Denver, Colorado
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Yes, it's an "interesting" decor, but the food and service are excellent. If you've had enough New Mexican food this is a great place for felafel and other vegetarian delights. Portions are decent and the prices are right.

Thank raizen
Taos, New Mexico
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

I love coming here for their sampler platter. You can choose from many middle eastern vegetarian offerings such as falafel, baba ganoush, hummus, and much more. My husband love the Israeli breakfast: two eggs with Israeli salad, home-made pita, cheese and olives - a real treat! Another delight are the hand-cut fries cooked with crispy onions and topped with zaatar,... More 

Thank Lucy H
Dallas, Texas, United States
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

I love eating New Mexican food in Northern New Mexico, but occasionally I need a change and El Gamal was that. Casual dining experience great for lunch on early dinner as they close at 5pm, during the week. I had a delicious falafel pita with hummus, falafel, tahini salad, etc. Service was quick, and they have covered outdoor seating if... More 

Thank Charlotte M
Taos, New Mexico
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

El Gamal is one of the best Vegetarian spots for really good, really tasty food! Great coffee and Indian food nights with music every Thursday. The service is great, and they are very happy to accomodate any requests.

Thank dineen74
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I love the food here! It's homemade, fresh and tasty. I usually order the 5 choice combo plate because I enjoy trying a variety of different dishes. Service is friendly. Desserts are wonderful so save room!

Thank spiritravels
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is in my top 5 favorite restaurants ever. It's most certainly not fancy. You're not going to see and be seen. But the food is quality, and you really feel like you're doing your body a favor by eating here. Not to mention, it's delicious. I always get the avocado pita sandwich. Pay extra for the spicy green sauce.... More 

Thank theikkila01
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the falafels and melon/mint soup and the fries were also very good. However, it is quite dirty and funky. I don't think I'll go back. I had to use napkins and my glass of water to clean the glass top of the table. I am not sure how a manager can not notice or care. I wish them... More 

Thank gurufateh k
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Tucked away a block west of the plaza, this vegetarian Israeli / Middle Eastern restaurant has the best falafel sandwich I've ever had. I'm usually not too keen on vegetarian food, but their big, spicy falafel sandwich blew me away! Closed early (around 5 pm) Monday to Thursday.

Thank Ningunsitio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
  • Phone Number: 15756130311
The vision The El Gamal vision is to provide healthy, affordable, tasty, made from scratch, vegetarian Middle Eastern food, with the intent to promote peace in a non political manner through evolving people's consciousness and taste buds.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?