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2622 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1737
+1 505-255-5400
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Falafel in town. This is great middle eastern food. We were recommended from another mediteranean deli that quit selling sandwiches. We asked them where they ate and they recommended Sahara. They won't disappoint. Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere.

Thank Charlotte J
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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124 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had the platter with Beef and Lamb on it. Well.....the dolmas was missing, the meat was WAY WAY overcooked and the rice tasted like someone spilled lemon juice all in it! Way too much lemon! The salad was good. Won't be returning.

Thank keithflow
Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Good food made to our specifications. They paid attention to details and we're quick to serve. A break from the traditional New Mexican food.

Thank Doucic
Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My ex partner asked me out for lunch after a few weeks of not seeing each other. The Sahara entree plate is huge, diverse and rich. The only part I don't like very much is the dolma, as I find it kind of tasteless. I have never liked dolmas anyways. I also ordered baba ganoush which is one of my... More 

1 Thank michaelayala
Wilmington, North Carolina
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456 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We had a gyro and some dessert. The food was very good and the prices were decent. Food was served fast. The seating area is not that good.

Thank walid m
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Don't get me wrong, I love Mexican food - but sometimes I want something different and Sahara provided a nice change of pace. We were meeting a friend who lives in Albuquerque and eats here frequently - a good recommendation! The restaurant is clean and spacious. You order at the counter, pick a seat, and wait to be called to... More 

Thank Priscilla H
Collinsville, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our food was amazing and well-priced. Huge portions. Staff was extremely friendly & helpful!!! Definitely plenty of room to sit & dine, but parking is a bit limited. Great family place! Worth a visit to enjoy their food

Thank kims201576
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This food was incredible! We got veggie plates with extra pita and the portions were extremely generous. It was some of the best falafel I've ever had and the pita was perfect. The crew were even incredibly nice and friendly and threw in some free sauces for us. Looking forward to going back!

Thank Amber C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Very good varied menu. Middle Eastern and some Greek food. More tasty than believed. Prices good. I find myself going back.

1 Thank MATT-U63
San Jose, California
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

The falafel plate is simply fantastic - lots of food, great value and Amar is the friendliest host and owner on Earth. It is very conveniently located near the Univ. of New Mexico with plenty of parking. You can make this a stop on your way back to the airport which is a 5 mn. drive.

1 Thank krishnabalakrish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
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: 2622 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1737
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-255-5400

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