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El Gamal

112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
+1 575-613-0311
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“falafel” (36 reviews)
“sampler plate” (11 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We had a wonderful lunch at El Gamal! The staff were very friendly and there were so many options from which to choose!

Thank amsteketee
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Their menu of Mediterranean food is quite varied and tasty. Very friendly staff and, I suspect, a lot of regular local customers as well. For me, it was a nice change from the Mexcian fare that garnered the most reviews in TA of Taos restaurants.

Thank Fred Z
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is one of my all-time faves in Taos that also rates in the top places with numerous guests I've brought here. The Israeli dishes like the Sabich sandwich and Shakshuka are amazing - bursting with flavor and not something found anywhere else. The fries...More

1  Thank GatitaMundial
Reviewed 27 July 2017

You must sit in one the traditional tables where you need to remove shoes and sit with folding legs. Food is above average (not excellent) but overall experience more than make it up for it.

Thank Abhinavaa
Reviewed 12 July 2017

El Gamal serves up authentic Middle Eastern, vegitarian cuisine. About once a month they feature Indian night, with live east Indian music and a special Indian food menu. We weren't impressed with the Indian food the night we went, we thought the flavor was bland...More

Thank gailgoldenjewelry
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I ate here on a weekend holiday with a friend. I was very excited that she introduced me to this place. For a vegetarians and GF, this is the place. They have Middle eastern food and some Indian. We chose a 3 item sampler and...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch, falafel was great, also tried Indian curry, thai curry, pita pizza, everything was well above average, try the lemonata with mint. Everything here was vegetarian and most could be vegan. Would be a great place to visit again

Thank culverdriver
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We ate here for lunch, sat out on the patio. We both got the falafel sandwiches and some pita bread with olive oil for an appetizer. Some of the best falafel I've ever had. The sandwiches are huge, I had difficulty finishing mine, but I...More

Thank eos790
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Love this restaurant, very eclectic, nice menu for veretarians, and great coffee. I have eaten here at both lunch and dinner, enjoying both.

Thank Wade C
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We only did take out. We ordered two Falafel sandwiches. We only really needed one. They're huge. Delicious. We plan to stop by and sample other menu items on our next visit.

Thank A-and-I-travel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
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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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