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“Decent Mediterranean food at a good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cleopatra Cafe

Cleopatra Cafe
Ranked #207 of 556 Restaurants in Santa Fe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Neighborhood: Downtown
Colorado
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193 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Decent Mediterranean food at a good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

A decent Mediterranean food at a good value, especially for Santa Fe!

The outside entrance is not very welcoming, like a strip mall with darkened windows. We've passed by before and could not tell it was open. But, the inside is surprisingly nice and large loft-like space with high ceilings and some interesting artwork.

As others have Yelped, it does sort of remind me of higher-end food-court experience but with better artwork and furnishings. And while we've had better Mediterranean food, overall it was pretty good...
* Hummus - respectable flavor and texture.

* Tabbouleh - a bit dry, but as a side-salad is was OK.

* Dolmas - again a bit dry and basic, but they worked.

* Green Salad - basic, but fresh and a large portion.

* Egyptian Falafel - due to use Fava beans, it was very different from traditional chick pea Falafal. I liked it, but my partner wasn't so keen on the flavor.

* Chicken meat - not our favorite. It was stewed in a very odd tangy sauce (should have listened to the order taker at the counter who was also not a fan.)

* Gyros - meat was VERY good (and cut off the spit), but the sandwich was short on Tzatziki sauce and super skimpy on tomatoes. We would have asked for more, but at that moment of discovery the counter was swamped customers waiting to order. Other than that, it was a good plate of food.

Overall, if you're looking for good value Mediterranean food, we would recommend Cleopatra Cafe (especially if you're headed to the movies.)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Yummy Mediterranean Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

This place is delicious. It is very reasonably price. I've gotten lunch here several times for $5 + tax. The hummus is tasty. The gyros are some of the best in town. Service is fast. Salads good. I've only been for lunch, but never had a bad experience.

Visited July 2012
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5 Thank Cindy S
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Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food... but no atmoshpere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great food. Really nice service but not great atmosphere. Good for lunch. One is in the Design District - basically in a small mall. The other location is new but just not very interesting to look at.

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank bigtgib
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santa fe, NM
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“A taste of Egypt”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

I would eat here every day, but my husband is not a fan of Middle Eastern food. Try the Cleopatra chicken, or the falafel! Great hummus, too.

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6 Thank harpsichordmama
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Santa Fe
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Awesome Greek Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

It's like an indoor stand, with a server. Funny place but really great lamb meals.

Visited May 2012
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4 Thank LocalgirlSantaFe
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