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El Gamal

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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Taos, New Mexico
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hot, tired and very hungry and El Gamal made us feel 100% better. This vegetarian restaurant offered a delicious lunch with something for everyone. Homemade pita bread was to die for. Our server was extremely helpful, quick and attentive in response to our " quick feed us" demands. The atmosphere leaves something to be desired it was nice... More 

Thank Zhyla
Helena, Montana
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Not sure what plates I've had, but tried a few and they're all good! Just off the Plaza. Central location with really flavorful lunch entrees!

Thank Kelly E
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

My husband and I had a lovely lunch here this past weekend. I had a beet salad with fresh greens and he had gazpacho which was flavorful. He also had a bagel which could be boring but was the best bagel we have eaten anywhere. We came back another night for desert with friends. I had cardamon cheese cake with... More 

Thank Michelle C
Big D
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Some hits, a few misses but overall a good place to eat vegetarian in Taos. I enjoyed my dinner but not sure my companions did. Service was friendly. I would definitely go again.

Thank BigDDanalou
Amarillo, Texas
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The cuisine is Middle Eastern and Mediterranean based with some unique touches. Everything appeared fresh and was quite tasty. I had the sampler plus dessert so I had the opportunity to eat 4 dishes, and all were very good although slightly different from what I am accustomed to.

Thank Nichol_11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $12
Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Israeli
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, 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?