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“Best Middle Eastern Food”

Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery
Ranked #348 of 1,802 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
Reviewed December 11, 2011

The food at Sahara is authentic and tasty. Try the Labneh for breakfast and the Malfouf for lunch on Fridays as well as the traditional daily dishes.

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Reviewed May 8, 2011

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.

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Reviewed May 27, 2009

Pretty good food. Large portions. Friendly folks behind the counter. All in all, this is the best you will manage for Middle Eastern food in Albuquerque. Yes, Pars Cuisine is OK (and much fancier...and expensive.). This is a more typical eatery. The parking lot is tiny so parking can be a challenge when they are busy.

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