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“Best Middle Eastern/Greek Food in Town?”

International Delights
Ranked #84 of 411 Restaurants in Las Cruces
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

My friend and I, who both enjoy eating Middle Eastern and Greek food, are longtime patrons of International Delights (ID) and have recently visited The Sheba Grill and Santorini’s. My friend ordered the Chicken Shawarma (CS) plate at all three restaurants. I had the CS sandwich at Sheba Grill, a similar sandwich at Santorini’s, and both Gyro and Felafel sandwiches as well as a Mezza plate (Hummus, Tabouli, Babaghanoudj, and Dolma) at ID. First let’s eliminate Santorini’s. Both of us felt the food was better at the other two restaurants. And the atmosphere there felt ‘sterile’ to us. I would also rule out Tiffany’s Greek restaurant. I ate there once long ago and came away with the impression: ‘quantity over quality’. I read recently that the owners of Tiffany’s are retiring and selling the business. Let’s see what happens when new owners take over.

We liked the food at both Sheba’s and ID, but preferred ID for a number of reasons. The chicken was tasty at both places. Sheba’s plate came with lots of tasty rice (we tried both types that they serve), but didn’t include hummus, as does ID’s CS plate. And the plate’s salad was better at ID. Additionally, Sheba’s CS plate was several dollars more expensive than ID’s, and the atmosphere at ID is lots better - no comparison.

If you’re in El Paso, Sinbad’s restaurant on Mesa has great Middle Eastern food. Someone recommended I try their Gyro over rice (as opposed to wrapped in pita bread). I did and it was delicious. I’ve also tried one of their combination plates, which was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Mom and I both had the Mediterranean omelet that has feta cheese, kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and marinated artichokes. Served with fruit and toasted pita bread. OMG! It is so yummy. Very flavorful. I used to come here quite a bit when I lived in Las Cruces. So happy that I was able to enjoy their wonderful food again. Highy recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We got to Las Cruces late and this was one of the only restaurants open late. They have a huge selection of middle eastern food. We got the mix chicken and lamb plate and babaganoush wrap. Both portions were huge otherwise there would be room for dessert. They have a huge selection of pastries too.

I also had a special lamb soup that they only had that evening. It was hearty and you can put lemon in it to make the flavors pop.

The owner is really kind. There was a bit of confusion with my babaganoush wrap but they corrected the order and made sure we were happy with our meal.

Awesome service all around.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 649jamesl
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This place has only a little atmosphere but everything I've eaten here has been delicious. I've been several times and it was consistently good. They are a bit skimpy on the pitas on some of the dihes and chrge extra for more, but don't let it put you off! If not for the 2 flaws I mentioned, I'd give it an excellent rating.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank GretchenNM
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

During my travel i had lunch three times here and loved the food each time! Very nice to see some different kind of cuisine in the area.

Date of visit: June 2015
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Thank tabdoori_delught
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