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El Gamal

112 Dona Luz, Taos, NM 87571-5933
+1 575-613-0311
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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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 2 weeks ago

I was skeptical. I like Middle Eastern food, but so much of it is not well-prepared: dry, overcooked and over-spiced. El Gamal is none of those things: The food was amazing. I sampled some of what my three companions were eating, and it was all...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on a very busy night: Indian (Asian) night, live Indian music and Indian food specials. It was delicious. You might expect a number of colorful individuals when you go to a vegetarian restaurant and our expectations were fulfilled. Quite a few artists were...More

Thank UwchlanJohn
Reviewed 10 May 2018

'Tasty and delightful experience- very eclectic, so many amazing flavors to be found. Great breads and lentil soup- if you haven't tried vegetarian- this would be a great place to start.

Thank Jacquelynn C
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants that my husband and I frequent in Taos BUT today we were completely ignored by whom I think is a new waiter. Only one other couple was there and this waiter stayed talking with them never looking up...More

Thank Lcnb
Reviewed 18 March 2018

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 4 March 2018

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 4 March 2018 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 24 February 2018

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 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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