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Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery

2622 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1737
+1 505-255-5400
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good58%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel” (11 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00 Hours
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
2622 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-1737
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Fair to middlin' but nothing extra special here. Just fast food M/E style and reasonably inexpensive....close to UNM...the Uptown version is rather sterile environment, few tables but nothing to write home about...Alas doesn't make the mark for great flavors or house specials. There are better...More

Thank BindarDunit
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Set across Central from the UNM main campus, this simple restaurant offers an exceptionally eclectic range of Middle Eastern fare, most of it well-prepared. Customers order at the counter and then pick a simple booth or table -- unless they're having their food to go....More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Falafels are good or bad not much in between. Crunchy on the outside tender and moist on the inside. Sahara has been consistently good. A neat and tidy establishment where Hummus and other Mediterranean treats are skillfully prepared and freshly made to order. Brave the...More

Thank Jimminnm
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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 Carla J
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank michaelayala
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
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Priscilla H
Reviewed 2 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, 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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