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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
+1 575-613-0311
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Taos, New Mexico
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I love eating at El Gamal when we're out doing errands. It's a funky little oasis that is close to parking, and when you step inside you enter an oasis of great vegetarian food at reasonable prices. The turkish coffee is an excellent way to start or finish any meal. My favorite is the falafel sandwich with... More 

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Thank gailgoldenjewelry
Washington, DC
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a couple of days and were fortunate enough to discover this gem of a restaurant in the heart of the city. As we arrived it was a quiet restaurant, but it quickly began to fill with locals and tourists. The menu is authentic cuisine with a wide variety of vegetables dishes. Their salads were large... More 

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Thank Nfld
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

So many times when going to a regular restaurant, you have to find the meatless option. This is a relaxed place in Taos that is just the ticket! Soup was great and hummus sandwich hit the spot!

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Thank BATrips
Plano, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Who would expect to find a great Middle Eastern restaurant in the middle of Taos? Yet that's what El Gamal is. This is not just your run of the mill hummus and falafel joint. The food is fresh and delicious, and the recipes are creative. On this visit, we had a special goat cheese falafel--a pita overstuffed with six tender... More 

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Thank PlanoPilot
Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Yes, it's an "interesting" decor, but the food and service are excellent. If you've had enough New Mexican food this is a great place for felafel and other vegetarian delights. Portions are decent and the prices are right.

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Thank raizen
Taos, New Mexico
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

I love coming here for their sampler platter. You can choose from many middle eastern vegetarian offerings such as falafel, baba ganoush, hummus, and much more. My husband love the Israeli breakfast: two eggs with Israeli salad, home-made pita, cheese and olives - a real treat! Another delight are the hand-cut fries cooked with crispy onions and topped with zaatar,... More 

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Thank Lucy H
Dallas, Texas, United States
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I love eating New Mexican food in Northern New Mexico, but occasionally I need a change and El Gamal was that. Casual dining experience great for lunch on early dinner as they close at 5pm, during the week. I had a delicious falafel pita with hummus, falafel, tahini salad, etc. Service was quick, and they have covered outdoor seating if... More 

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Thank Charlotte M
Taos, New Mexico
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

El Gamal is one of the best Vegetarian spots for really good, really tasty food! Great coffee and Indian food nights with music every Thursday. The service is great, and they are very happy to accomodate any requests.

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Thank dineen74
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love the food here! It's homemade, fresh and tasty. I usually order the 5 choice combo plate because I enjoy trying a variety of different dishes. Service is friendly. Desserts are wonderful so save room!

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Thank spiritravels
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is in my top 5 favorite restaurants ever. It's most certainly not fancy. You're not going to see and be seen. But the food is quality, and you really feel like you're doing your body a favor by eating here. Not to mention, it's delicious. I always get the avocado pita sandwich. Pay extra for the spicy green sauce.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?