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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
+1 575-613-0311
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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Peyton, CO
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been know to drive for 7 hours just to eat here. Learned to call ahead to make sure they are open!

Thank 1Thorny1
Taos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern inspired dishes. Everything on the menu is vegetarian--we didn't even realize at first, because everything looked and sounded so good. We enjoyed all of the dishes that we tried!

Thank Traveler_J2018
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

creative, tasty, fresh - the perfect meal in the middle of lots of delicious but quite heavy New Mexican cuisine. We loved the soup of the day (tomato with mozzarella), the goat cheese falafel in pita, and the shakshuka. We came back again the next morning for breakfast and can vouch for a delicious cappuccino! Lovely atmosphere and very pleasant... More 

Thank Rachel C
Crawford, Colorado
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hidden west of the plaza, we never knew about this restaurant despite traveling through or staying in Taos many times. When you enter, you enter a time warp and it is 1970 again. A vegetarian middle eastern restaurant, the menu has falafels, many hummus dishes, very good bagels and other Israeli and Arab dishes. We had very good bagels—claimed to... More 

Thank CrawfordGene
Taos, New Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I eat breakfast at El Gamal at least once a week. They serve great Middle Eastern food with several organic options. I am a vegetarian and so is their menu. But don't let that put you off. The fare here is heaty and delicious. Turkish and American coffee are available as well as chai and an assortment of cold drinks.... More 

Thank Martin M
Taos, New Mexico
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

My husband and I love eating at El Gamal when we're out doing errands. It's a funky little oasis that is close to parking, and when you step inside you enter an oasis of great vegetarian food at reasonable prices. The turkish coffee is an excellent way to start or finish any meal. My favorite is the falafel sandwich with... More 

Thank gailgoldenjewelry
Washington, DC
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a couple of days and were fortunate enough to discover this gem of a restaurant in the heart of the city. As we arrived it was a quiet restaurant, but it quickly began to fill with locals and tourists. The menu is authentic cuisine with a wide variety of vegetables dishes. Their salads were large... More 

Thank Nfld
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 October 6, 2016 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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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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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98 reviews
69 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $12
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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: +1 575-613-0311
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?