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Middle Eastern Albuquerque Restaurants

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Albuquerque - Downtown

Anatolia Turkish Mediterranean Grill

313 B Central Ave NW (Downtown)
Albuquerque NM
Mon-Thu 10 am-9pm Fri 10am-3pm Sat 11am-3pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.13 rating (9 votes)
A Downtown standard in a new location. The restaurant’s lengthy menu boasts down-home Turkish, Mediterranean and Asian eats. The baba ghanoush is flavorful and nicely accented with a sprinkling of sumac. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)


20 First Plaza NW (Downtown)
Suite 246
Albuquerque NM 87102
(505) 247-2323
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm Sat: 8am-3pm Sunday: Please call for hours (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BreakfastLunchOpen Late

4.63 rating (19 votes)
Open only for breakfast and lunch, Zohra's caters to the 9-to-5 crowd with a little bit of everything a Downtown diner could possibly want: Afghan foods, American standbys, even Indian tacos. But stick with the Middle Eastern stuff. Chicken kabobs are moist and unbelievably tender, served with peas on fluffy rice. There’s also chicken salan (stewed in a rich, warm gravy heavy with cardamom and mint, among other aromatic spices) gyros and a number of vegetarian choices that come à la carte or as a meal. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - I-25 Corridor

Pars Cuisine

4320 The 25 Way NE (I-25 Corridor)
Suite 100
Albuquerque NM 87109
(505) 345-5156
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm Sun: 5pm-9pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Century Rio (See Film Times)

3.3 rating (46 votes)
For something out of the ordinary, pay a visit to Pars Cuisine, the Persian restaurant near the Century Rio 24 theater. Vegetarians will appreciate the nonmeat options, and carnivores are sure to love the spicy kabobs. Linger on your floor cushions while belly dancers roam through the dining room. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Midtown

Ariana Halal Market

607 San Mateo Blvd NE (Midtown)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 255-1325
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: Lunch

4.57 rating (7 votes)
Long loaves of fresh-baked flatbread fill this shop/restaurant with tempting aromas. Refrigerated cases are packed with yogurt, cheeses and halal meats, while shelves support a host of exotic groceries. There are tables for lunch and dinner service, which highlight Afghan cuisine. Don’t go if you’re in a hurry. There could be a guy in front of you buying pickled garlic heads that need to be fished out of the vat. When you order, much of the meal is made from scratch. (Alibi Staff, July 12, 2011)

Albuquerque - Northeast Heights

Ali Baba

13025 Lomas Blvd NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87112

3 rating (1 vote)
Ali Baba Food Mart shares a fragrant parking lot with a smoke shop and the Red Rock Deli, on Lomas near Tramway. Like many Middle Eastern eateries in town, the interior is half dining room and half grocery store, with freezers full of halal meat and the shelves stocking a mix of western-style junk food and Old World imports. The dining section is lined with carpets, and there is a hookah lounge at the far end. It had the unkempt feel of a boy’s club. The menu is short, and many of the items weren’t available when we visited. But they had falafel, and it was among the best we’ve tried, anywhere. (Alibi Staff, February 6, 2015)

3.81 rating (27 votes)
Driving north on Wyoming from the freeway, you can’t help but notice this grocery-cum-café’s vibrantly painted building. Inside, you can nibble on Middle Eastern fare ranging from kabobs to hummus to herbed tabouleh. Everything is made fresh to order. Vegetarians will appreciate the meat-free selections. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

San Pedro Mart Middle East Grocery & Restaurant

4001 San Pedro Dr NE (Northeast Heights)
Albuquerque NM 87110
(505) 888-2921
Grocery: M-S - 7am to 10pm Restaurant: M - S 11am to 9 pm, sunday 11am-8pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: BrunchLunchDinner

4.71 rating (17 votes)
The tiny restaurant in this grocery store may not look like much, but don’t be fooled: The menu boasts some of the best falafel and shawarma sandwiches around, as well as hummus that would be worth crossing a desert for. Not only that, but the grocery has an excellent selection of halal meats and the in-house bakery produces fresh breads daily. (Alibi Staff, May 20, 2011)

Albuquerque - University

Kabab House

301 Cornell Dr SE (University)
Albuquerque NM 87106

5 rating (2 votes)
Don’t let the tacky Bud Light signs fool you (or the fact that the restaurant’s name is spelled three different ways on them), this cozy little cafe serves up some great and authentic Persian food. The titular kabobs are as good as you could hope for—especially the bone-in lamb—and the staff is friendly and eager to guide you to the best parts of the menu. Watch out for the salted yogurt drink doogh, though—Westerners might not be prepared for its grimace-inducing pungency. (Alibi Staff, February 20, 2014)

Sahara Middle Eastern Eatery

2622 Central Ave SE (University)
Suite A
Albuquerque NM 87106
(505) 255-5400
Mon-Sat: 10:30am-9pm Sun: noon-7pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner
Nearby Theater: Guild Cinema (See Film Times)

3.57 rating (24 votes)
Sahara’s menu is straightforward, listing expected meats and purées and several vegetarian dishes. Meats come either in a sandwich or combo platter, which are loaded with enough sides to appease the most voracious appetites. The falafel totally rocks the casbah, as do the chicken dishes, the velvety hummus and the beautifully composed salads. Don’t forget to get a nice, hot cup of spice-infused tea. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Yasmine’s Café

1600 Central Ave SE (University)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 242-1980
Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 11am-6pm (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

3.71 rating (23 votes)
The falafel are fabuloso , and if you order them stuffed, you get caramelized onion and toasted almonds. Chicken lovers will rejoice in the kabobs, which are tender and delicious. The Jerusalem salad’s tomato, cucumber and tahini combination is bright and flavorful; perfect with the homemade pita and hummus. And the place serves those itty-bitty pickles with everything. Don’t forget to drool over the huge assortment of housemade nut-and-honey-drenched pastries in the front case. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)

Albuquerque - Upper Nob Hill

Kasbah Mediterranean Cuisine

4801 Central Ave NE (Upper Nob Hill)
Albuquerque NM
(505) 881-4451
Lunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday Dinner hours: 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday (but call ahead, it sometimes closes early) (hours can change without notice)
Meals Served: LunchDinner

4.25 rating (8 votes)
Ridha Bouajila (formerly of Marrakech and the Mediterranean Café) is the chef behind this small, Moroccan- and Tunisian-focused eatery. It’s perhaps the only place in town offering king’s bastilla (a savory chicken pie dusted with sugar and splashed with rosewater) and a host of couscous-packed tagines. But the easily recognizable Mediterranean dishes shouldn’t get ignored. The fabulous moussaka is almost soufflé-like, while the lamb/beef gyro sandwich is incredibly tasty and, at six bucks, a pretty good deal. (Alibi Staff, March 29, 2012)

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