Pars Cuisine
Pars Cuisine

Pars Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.parscuisine.us/
  • Phone: 5053455156
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM -10:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Shahnaz Tafti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please visit www.parscuisine.us for catering and take out menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tea Room/private Room accommodates up t0 20 people and it is completely private .It has a projection screen and free Wifi with Middle Eastern decoration. Dinning/private room accommodates up to 65 people and furnished with projector, screen, Wifi/Internet access and Drapery for privacy.
  • Private Party Contact: Mohammad 5053455156
  • Entertainment: Belly dancers on certain nights and always on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Special Events: celebrate mother'day, father's day, valentine, noow ruz and new year's eve party.
    pars offers private rooms and the entire dinning area(certain day or night) for you special occasion party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Jefferson
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: I-25 business park provide free parking with 24 hours security on site.
A word from Pars Cuisine
Pars cuisine looks a bit like the way you might imagine the inside of a persian castle.Pars, Albuquerque's only restaurant that offers traditional Persian, Mediterranian Cuisine and Belly Dancers in an exotic and Romantic setting. Pars Luxurious offerings include Samavar Bar,Tea Room and a private room with Audio Visual and Free Wi Fi for your next meeting or any special occasion. New mexico Business Weekly title Pars Cuisine PERSIAN PARADISE (vol.17,n0. 31,2010) Best middle Eastern Food by Alibi Best of Burque Restaurants 9 years in a row.

3 1/2 * by Albuquerque Journal in 1998,2003 and 2008.

Please note for dinner service entertainment nights there is a $15 average minimum per person.
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Pars Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (5)good for groups (5)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)special occasion (2)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Have been here many times and the food and service is ALWAYS outstanding. We are working our way thru the menu and haven't had a dish yet that we wouldn't order again. The flavors just explode in your mouth!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    jjmarie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Really nice. Ambiance good, and wait staff excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An enjoyable experience
    ForeverFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I dined at Pars at 4 pm on a weekday. I enjoyed the hummus and falafel appetizer, and a main course that included a lamb gyro, salad, and basmati rice. Dessert featured the sampler with Persian baklava. The service was extraordinary. Thank you, Leslie! She was pleasant, attentive, and informative. The meal was very good. The hummus was fresh with an ideal, smooth consistency. The falafel were wonderfully flavorful. The gyro was good with a very fresh, light tzatziki sauce. The dining room decor and ambiance very appropriate and stylish for a Persian restaurant. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that the food didn't wow me. It was solid and very good, though. I recommend Pars Cuisine for people who enjoy Persian and Greek food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    corgipower
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our first visit to Pars, and I have to say it lived up to my expectations. The wait staff was friendly and very good and checking in to make sure that we had everything we needed. The food was excellent! We had a group of 4 and decided to split the Pars Feast. The kabobs were melt in your mouth tender, and the rice was amazing. We had more than enough for the group - even taking home a to go box. I love Mediterranean food, so this place will definitely be added to my "go to" list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Charlie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We love the Middle Eastern Cuisine overall but Pars is not a great example for this. The food was average at best. Huge portions but it was not flavorful like it is supposed to be. The server was really terrible and we started to wonder if he was slightly challenged. I would not go back here.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 92 reviews are from the Pars Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Always great
    Slade
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Took my wife there for Mother's Day and had a great time. Food and service are always excellent. Pricing is appropriate. Belly dancers are a lot of fun. Better than average wine list to include Greek wines. We go there for special occasions and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Old Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We having been dining at Pars for a long time. The food and the service are always excellent. Our favorites are the Mini Mazeh to start (the hummus is outstanding) and the Souvlaki (we had the lamb last time - it was cooked to perfection).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Food variety is great Food quality is terrific Staff are attentive Atmosphere is nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I thought the meat was done
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I thought the meat was done really well but was not as impressed with the sides. My husband's gyros was quite good. The wine list was a bit on the expensive side as was the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Albuquerque Restaurant
    Dave
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Pars is really one of the best restaurants in Albuquerque. It is locally owned and operated with great care. The owner is usually present and personally but unobtrusively greets the guests. It is beautifully decorated . Since it is a Persian/Middle Eastern restaurant, very nice and tasteful belly dancing is performed on busier nights. The menu is outstanding and includes vegetarian, chicken, beef, pork or whatever meets your taste. I highly recommend this restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pars is the Best!
    Hennyrockstar
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Pars has never failed me in the dozens of times I've dined there - both lunch and dinner. Great for "date night" andn special occasions involving large parties. The Mediterranean food is peerless in Albuquerque, and the service is superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dining, Great Service
    skunkape22
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was wonderful as usual. We picked this spot as our valentine's day dining experience. We were greeted professionally. After we were seated in a table set up for our reservation under dim lighting that followed the romantic mood. Dinner included wonderful choices that were delicious and came out quickly, but we did not feel rushed. It was a marvelous evening with a wine that was paired perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    Cindy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I dined on Valentine's Day and ordered the Valentine's Day couple's special. I was a little disappointed in the food quantity for the price. Overall, the food was pretty bland. I was hoping for more flavor and ambiance. The belly dancing was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They needed more servers for
    Tanya
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    They needed more servers for a party of 30 and the belly dancer was there only a few minutes The food and checks were slow.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We had a great time dining here, the bellydancer was fun! The food was fantastic, had the lamb kabob with basmati rice, greek salad, everything was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious mediterranean food!
    FlavorloverVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was excellent and the service and atmosphere very welcoming. We are new to the area and will definitely return to Pars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great service.
    woknblues
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Excellent food, great service. Lots of healthy vegetarian options. We loved it! Try to sit down in the sunken area, lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graet Place to Dine
    stukVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Very good and wide variety of Mediterranean foods. Strongly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great falafel and dolmas!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Great falafel and dolmas! I was surprised by the quality of the food, much better than expected. The vegetarian dinner plate is huge and very delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pars
    Gail
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Great food and atmosphere. We would enjoy having the Greek wine Retsina on the menu. And would love to have a main course salad that we had in the past that included salmon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Greek salad was very good
    rickVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    The Greek salad was very good ... not a traditional Greek salad but very tasty. The hummus was not my favorite and the pita with the hummus was a bit too airy/puffy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty surprise off the I-25
    Madoc
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Pars is a true surprise to find in an otherwise bland business park development. Tucked aside the edge of a parking lot and squeezed into a row of what would otherwise be office / retail shops, the world changes once inside its doors. The Persian / Middle Eastern decor is very well done and sets a nice ambience right from the start. On special nights the Pars features belly dancers to entertain you as you dine. The food is universally excellent and very nicely done. All quite tasty and a nice break from the traditional fare in the area. The wine list adds to experience and the wonderful desserts nicely finish it all off. And all for a very reasonable price!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal, but music
    wino
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Excellent meal, but music was much too loud; had to yell to be heard across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    bonndog
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    The wait staff was very attentive and suggested a different menu option based on what I had asked for that was a better value and better fit my likes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Kept Secret in Albuquerque!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Excellent food and an excellent value. The seasonings were just right and it was obvious great care was made for presentation. Staff was knowledgeable and pleasant. Authentic style I have only found in Los Angeles. I didn't know Albuquerque had such a restaurant. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    this was a wonderful experience for the two of us, we have been wanting to eat at a place like Pars Cuisine and now that we did we were not disappointed at all. The food is very good, we started out with a salad and the house dressing for the salad was very good we really recommend getting the house salad dressing, we then had our main meal and then desert and we were not disappointed with any of the food it was a very good experience and we're looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful ambience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Quiet music and beautiful decor definitely made the restaurant inviting. The dishes were not over-seasoned and there was delightful variety in flavors. The server was very attentive and the servings were quite generous. Though we missed the belly dancer, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    A nice little surprise. Good food and atmosphere. Only caution is we were a little under dressed in shorts and a t-shirt. We will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual place; okay for vegetarians
    ABQChuck
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    We've lived in Albuquerque several decades and eaten at almost every fine dining place. Pars is quite unusual, and it would have been unusual when we lived in South Florida and even now when we eat in the Miami area frequently. We're not vegans, so there were limited selections except for various kabobs. As aficionados of rare meats, the filet mignon and lamb were a little disappointing; cut up in small pieces and skewered is not the way to cook quality cuts of rare meat. Rice was about the only carb accompaniment, and other sides weren't abundant. The Greek salads were good and plentiful, but the desert choices were limited. The website and other advertising portray Kasbah and belly dancers, not a strip center bistro with zero dancers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Kate
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    We had been recommended this restaurant so tried it on a recent visit to Albuquerque. We were disappointed in the food - it was just so, so. The service was a little too good. We hardly had time to relax and enjoy our salad before the main entree appeared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our server was fantastic.
    physicist
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Our server was fantastic. The food was good, but nothing outstanding. It was a LOT of food, and expensive, but it was a cool experience to sit on the floor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice For a Special Occasion
    ABQJOY
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Of the many menu choices, the four diners in our group each made a different selection. The food was appetizing in presentation, delicious in flavors, and the portions were generous. We dined at 6 p.m.; it was quiet until the belly dancer performed. We would return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Four of us dined on Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Four of us dined on Saturday night before Mother's Day. The place was busy. Loved the Belly Dancer - Nice extra!! Wine and beer took forever to be delivered. We were half way through our appetizer platter when the drinks appeared. The bartender was delivering all of the drinks. Not very efficient. Platter was okay (the one at Lucia is better!). Entrees are huge, mainly due to rice servings. Lamb shank was the smallest I have ever seen in a restaurant. Cornish hen dish was huge and delicious. Pars Kabab was big, but our friend said it was not filet mignon -- too tough. Gyro plate was very good. Sohan desert was incredibly good. The guys enjoyed the Turkish coffee. We will go back again, and make sure we go when the belly dancer is there!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Several friends told me what a great place this is; great food, good atmosphere and Belly Dancers. Never having had Persian food, we were looking forward to a wonderful evening. Service: We were promptly greeted and sat. Our waiter was prompt to take our drink order. We explained that we had never eaten Persian food and had a lot of questions. His knowledge of the menu was good, but he didn't answer our questions. He just kept telling us what his favorites were and pointing us to the Mediterranean section of the menu. Perhaps that should have been a clue, but we wanted to try something we had never had before. Food: Bland and unexciting. Maybe it was what we ordered. Atmosphere: Nice. Great decor. Belly dancer was a unique experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Why isn't everyone eating here?
    Rodicon
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Awesome food and belly dancing. I've had most everything on the menu and I haven't had anything bad yet. Vegetarian meals, chicken, beef, lamb...All awesome and belly dancing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service. Attention from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Great service. Attention from owner. very accommodating
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very generous servings, food
    chefjudeVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Very generous servings, food good. Server was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Pars Cuisine is A-OK!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    first - OpenTable is Fantastic! I wish all restaurants were this easy to make reservations with. second - Pars Cuisine was Terrific! I highly recommend everyone to try this Persian/Mediteranian Cuisine if you haven't already. The Food, Service was excellent. The menu had quite a few choices to select from. Will definitely be going back.
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    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My wife and I went to Pars on Valentines Day. We are not into exotic type foods (we are meat and potatoes types). However, the food was delicious and the service was great.
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  • Great food and service. Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Great food and service. Always take care of special requests! Quick too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet