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Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Fast Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

With the pandemic problems causing problems for restaurants it was no surprise that when I went to order, one person was behind the counter handling all duties, including taking orders, cooking and handling payments. The wait was excessive but the gyro sandwiches were delicious.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Step up to counter. Order from a nice menu from friendly staff. I had an Excellent lamb gyro platter with rice. Large servings at low prices. Clean. Nice granite table counters. Very good place to visit while shopping at the uptown shops and mall.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

This was a great stop to grab a carry out lunch. I only tried the falafel and baba ganoush with pita but it was fresh and tasty. The gyro meat and salad looked great so I’ll try that next time. Very friendly service. Limited seating...but kid friendly. Average prices for average serving sizes. I’ll go back for lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 22, 2019

My wife and I stopped in while waiting for an appointment at the apple store and boy were we disappointed. When a Mediterranean Grill can't get a Gyro right or for that matter a Mediterranean Salad right then there is a big problem. Diced chicken...bits on the salad were terrible and the salad was flavorless. Taziki sauce was runny and again lacked flavor, texture and quality. Gyro was plain, basic and the pita was soft and doughy.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed May 7, 2019

First time eating at this new place. Our gyro sandwiches were cooked to order with the meat cooked more crispy and the pita more toasty-both came out exactly right. I also had a side order of falafel with dip. Our meals were delicious, hot and...fresh. Very good value and a nice atmosphere. We will returnMore

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

I had been intending to try this restaurant since it opened and my business associate and I stopped in for lunch this past week. We both ordered the chicken shawarma sandwich (wrap in a falafel) and, while the flavor wasn’t bad, the chicken was tough...and had quite a bit of gristle or chewy and inedible pieces. All said and done, it was a one-time visit as there are better Mediterranean eateries in ABQ.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite Mediterranean restaurant! The smell of lamb cooking with all the herbs and sspices just makes my mouth water. The staff are nice people ttoo.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Abandoned, in the consumer romp of Uptown, scared and hungry.....where could I find refuge? Sahara? Yes, found a delicious falafel. This is the "real thing"....plenty of crisp moist scrumptious falafel balls with tabouli salad, slathered in a fresh spot on tahini sauce. Am I willing...to brave Uptown Commerce to come back and try their other Mideastern foods? Yes, by jove I will...:) Thanks for reading, AvramMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 30, 2018

In the mood for mid-eastern food, we decided to try the Sahara Mediterranean Grill Express. The menu includes the usual suspects (which is what we come for!) such as gyros, hummus, shawarma, falafel and dolmas. We ordered a combo plate that was, I think, $12.50....We expected this to be lunch, but it turned out to be dinner. Very generous portions and everything included in the combo was delicious. The surroundings are simple and there isn't much seating, but the service is quick and the place looks clean. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Definitely will be back. This place is NOT your ordinary fast food Mediterranean. I had the generous, Sahara Entré platter with Gyro lamb meat. Absolutely excellent in taste. Good prices. 15 bucks with a small drink.

Date of visit: July 2018
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  • Yes, Sahara Mediterranean Grill Express offers takeout services.

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  • Sahara Mediterranean Grill Express is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5