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“good food, odd atmosphere”
Review of El Gamal

El Gamal
Ranked #28 of 131 Restaurants in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$12
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Breakfast
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.
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Best place for lovingly prepared veggie dishes and amazing soups BUT cranky vibe, noisy and not such a feel good place. Nice waitstaff seemed harassed by the kitchen. Too bad.

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We went to eat at ElGamal only because of the many and good reviews. What a disappointment! The place is nice, decor is nice, spacious. It all ends there. Service was slowwwwwwww. We might have waited a year for our food to arrive. Many things we ordered were not available. When they offered us and gave us substitute items, they charged us for those items -- it's not OUR fault the ONLY thing available were the items that they had to charge extra for. Falafels were no good -- did not taste authentic or even non-authentic. They were dry and just crappy. Sandwiches were boring and dry. The only thing somewhat yummy was the soup. The bill was wrong -- they charged us for items they didnt have and also overcharged. Overall, bad experience and would not recommend it to anyone.

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Reviewed 14 March 2014

Here after skiing with our 2 kids and my kids could not get enough if the dolmas! The red lentil soup was amazing as was the okra dish that my husband enjoyed. The kids enjoyed the "family room" and pool table in the back and William the chef was delightfully hospitable talking with me about recipes and showing me knife and chopping skills. Can't wait to get back to Taos in order to eat here again!

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Thank Heater70
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Want high quality fresh made and using local and or organically grown 'conscious' food ? This is thee place but note it is 'not' for carnivores as it is vegetarian using dairy and feta however. All ingredients are listed. Samosa great, sampler plate and dolmas great and the Challah bread is thee best ever sold by the loaf on Fridays only.

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Thank No D
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I'm not going to lie, it's not the nicest place to eat at. But the food definitely makes up for it. They make their own pita bread, which is the best I've ever had. I had dolmas, tabouli, hummus, & baba ganoush. All were really good. I also had their mint lime drink (it's like a slush) to wash it down. The drink was a great after a long day of hiking up Williams Peak. Oh yeah, and it's pretty cheap to eat here. This was probably the cheapest place we ate at in Taos.

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Thank Josh L
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