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El Gamal

112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
+1 575-613-0311
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (36 reviews)
“turkish coffee” (10 reviews)
“israeli salad” (9 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Two years since I last ate at El Gamal, and it's still wonderful, with an inventive vegetarian menu and reasonable prices. Had the grilled brussels sprouts to start followed by the lentil quinoa burger - both were unbelievably tasty. Love this place.

Thank Alpaca19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant - there are tables with chairs and then others with cushions (which we sat on) - we had fantastic middle eastern food (the eggplant was brilliant) and played backgammon. The service was great and the atmosphere relaxed.

Thank Carmel M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite item is the coffee, especially when I can stay to enjoy the whole brewing experience. Vegetarian/gluten-free menu but they do have daily specials that are always interesting combinations. Desserts are super sweet. Breads, especially bagels go early. Out front seating under an awning.

Thank TeeheeInk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to sit out front on a sunny day ... vegetarian/vegan food is featured, not just available. Great vibe ... how can you go wrong with a place whose goal is serve good food and promote peace

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 January 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 12
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 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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