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El Gamal

112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
+1 575-613-0311
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to visit El Gamal and it's a must!!! I enjoyed talking with the owner and wait staff on NY Day. I had a date between my journey from Santa Fe to Crested Butte. I arrived early and wasn't pressured at all. Even...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Located just off the square the place was filled with locals in the know. Great great food and affordably priced. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank mainegnome
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch when visiting Taos. Really good vegetarian food that is made from scratch. Two of us had different falafel specials and the other a stuffed pita. All excellent. Falafel was some of the best I’ve had. Tender almost creamy and not mealy. Hummus...More

Thank sneff222
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I've been coming to Taos for 30 plus years and during this last year, as often as every two months. It is easy to fall into the same rut of going back to favorite places but this time, I/we opted to think outside the box...More

Thank Bonnie G
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Had a falafel sandwich for early lunch the other day---it was fabulous! There is indoor/outdoor seating, the service was friendly and I will definitely go back when next I visit Taos. The atmosphere is old-school Taos funky (and I mean this in the best possible...More

Thank Ginny1234_5678
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 12 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 28 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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