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Heart of Jerusalem Cafe

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718 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1810
+1 719-685-1325
10:30 - 21:00
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Southern IN
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249 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant with no frills, but I didn't care one bit since we loved the food. I had the Beefofel = beef and lamb Shawermah and my husband had the Ultimate. Mine was sooo good I wanted another, except for the fact that I was very full from just one. My husband is a big eater and... More 

Thank karensSouthernIN
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading good reviews about this place, my wife & I decided to try it out yesterday. Well, let me just say we have eaten Middle Eastern Cuisine all over the US and this by far was the worst. The servise was NON existant, the entire restaurant was UNKEPT. We will NEVER go back again

1 Thank Bruce S
United States
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I've been to all the Heart of Jerusalem locations multiple times. They aren't much to look at, but I am so in love with their food. Seriously, if I could hop into their tiny tea cups and swim around in them, I would. The food and the sage tea is that good. You really can't go wrong. I'm vegetarian... More 

Thank k97mb03
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The hummus and pita was great. The chicken was ok. The wait staff was very friendly. My daughters liked the chai latte.

Thank kellyinoklahoma
Clarksville, Tennessee
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I wish that I could say I am a connoisseur when it comes to Middle Eastern food, but I am not. Prior to visiting the Heart of Jerusalem, my experience with Middle Eastern food was limited to my frequent visits to Döner Kebab stands while stationed in Germany in the 1990’s. I had the beef, chicken, and lamb shawarma sandwich... More 

Thank Clarksville_Couple
Sullivan county New York
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this eatery for lunch. The atmosphere was welcoming with ethnic folk music setting the mood. Our waitress was helpful answering all our questions while making helpful suggestions. The food was delicious and plentiful. The lamb was extremely tasty as were the grape leaves, babaganush and hummus. The falafel was a pleasant surprise and should be tasted. Excellent food... More 

Thank Lee S
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The atmosphere here is very relaxed and family-like. The food is the star. It is simply the best Middle Eastern food in the area. SO tasty, fresh, and well made.

Thank Dana G
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We went here for cappuccinos and baklava one afternoon, service was slow and the cappuccinos we received were more like cafe lates with watery foam on top. On top of that, the whole time we were there, the manager was accusing the waitress of stealing cash from the register (awkward!). We didn't try the food here, but the service was... More 

Thank TheRedondoBeachDude
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Nice reasonably priced place to stop for a meal. If you're unfamiliar with this type of cuisine just get a kabob platter and share it with someone (or take the leftovers).

Thank AsianByMarriage
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just had lunch here with the family. The food was amazing I have been searching for a new place like this since I moved to the Co Springs area and this place is amazing. Makes all the places I used to go for this type of food seem terrible.

Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 718 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1810
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  El Paso County  >  Manitou Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 719-685-1325

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?