If you are looking for the real thing, middle eastern food, in Albuquerque --- go to Sahara on Central. The people are warm and friendly, open kitchen so you can watch them prepare everything, too. Prices are very good, from $5 to $12 for sandwiches or platters.
We have eaten there 6 times now and loved it every time. The hummus is delicious, the platters are huge and worth the $11-12 each. Everything tastes fresh and is well spiced. Even the falafel is better than at any other restarurant in town.
The parking lot is terrible though, so be prepared. Also the interior is small and tables and chairs need to be upgraded. Even so, we still love the place. It feels very homey, like a small restaurant would be in the Middle East.
Every time we are there we see someone getting takeout orders --- today we saw a guy pick up food, I am guessing for a party or wedding. We saw him carry out to his car at least a dozen trays. Nice to know they can handle something like that.
We have not tried their desserts but they look very good.