Pars Cuisine

4.7
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234 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Persian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Pars Cuisine is offering prepared takeout options for guests while our dining room is closed. Each meal option feeds two people. Select a party size of 2, a time for pickup and choose from the following specials:

Gyros Meal for two -$38+tax
Chelow Kebab Meal for two - $40+tax
Vegetarian Meal for two - $43.00+tax
Soulaki Meal for two $46.00 +tax

If you are ordering for more than 2 people, please place additional orders under the same name and time as the first. When reserving, allow 30 minutes for us to safely prepare and package your food for pickup. We will call you to collect your payment information.

Call the restaurant at (505) 345-5156 when you arrive for pickup and we will bring your order out to the table by our front door.

You may also place an a la carte order from our website.
We offer delivery through Grubhub, Doordash, UberEats, and Postmates
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vipPickydiner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once you open the door, you are pulled into and authentic Persian home environment; a variety of seating options are given from traditional low seating to standard table seating and the wait staff are both knowledgeable about their recommendations and friendly, outgoing people.

Now to the food: authentic and varied, fresh and plentiful.

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vipstuk
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We always get fresh salad with our gyros and slovaki.

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vipBobbo
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wonder Pars Cuisine has been in business for such a long time. Kudos all around.

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vipBobbo
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The moussaka was excellent and don’t pass up the homemade Persian ice cream.

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vipmafl
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service our server was new and was being shadowed by another employee and she did an excellent job. The food was delicious and the rice is always outstanding.

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vipDLSK
New Mexico
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first time. Very pretty inside although the drapery on the ceiling is stained. Several menu options to choose from. My husband chose a meat dish which he felt didn’t have much flavor. My Cornish game hen was flavorful. I would’ve liked to have substituted veggies for the huge portion of rice which I didn’t eat much of, but was told that wasn’t possible. The belly dancer was very good. Overall it was an enjoyable evening and we’ll probably try it again.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

In party of 4 -2 orders incorrect.

Major problems with bill.

Charged for 2 bottles of wine when 2 glasses o wine were ordered and served.

Took forever to get a corrected bill.
When we came home and checked- our credit card company had 3 separate charges from Pars.
All gone through.
We called the restaurant and got it adjusted.

A lot of unnecessary, time consuming hoopla that will certainly make another visit unlikely.

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DoriR
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a very pretty setting

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vipLarissa
New Mexico
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came here for the first time for a date night, and we had a wonderful time. Food, service, and atmosphere was excellent! We enjoyed the belly dancer performance too!

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vipBobbo
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Greek salad was excellent as was the moussaka. Pars never disappoints. Also, try the house made Persian ice cream. It’s terrific.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was typical Persian/Mediterranean and very good and healthful. We were hoping for a peaceful dinner and so didn't expect the Belly Dancer and accompanying music.

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RebeccaN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. My family is vegetarian and there were many options for them to eat including a Mediterranean sample plate that was delicious. Great Greek salads, excellent rice.

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vipShelbyB
New Mexico
377 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Delicious food, the service was OK, but worth eating here, definitely.

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JILLS
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will be back!! Great atmosphere and service really enjoyed it

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WorldmarkDiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mediterranean food, freshly made. Great service and a wide selection of drinks.

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Viki
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

DELICIOUS FOOD! Music too loud before belly dancer goes out. Nice Mediterranean ambience. Prices not competitive enough.

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MaryS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was a good experience belly dancers were not there as advertised

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, and the service was great. I had the chicken kabob which was tasty. The game hen my girlfriend got was even better.

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vipRobertB
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional vegetarian food ( not sure how the meat dishes taste). Great middle eastern dishes...great friendly service...nice quiet atmosphere...dancers add to the atmosphere.

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vipRobinson
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Persian food at a good price
They also have wonderful belly dancing several nights of the year

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JenniferL
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with some dear friends and we are able to relax, eat delicious food, and have excellent service. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and the servers were top notch!

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vipBrunch
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The lamb kebab was very tough. Everything was tasty. Way too much rice (use smaller plates).

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vipGreatFood
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and outstanding service. Our server Elmer was extremely knowledgeable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The evening was lovely, the atmosphere and service was great, but the food wasn't as good as it normally is.

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JohannaB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Albuquerque. The food is fabulous.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy Pars, so on this occasion we asked 6 friends to join us for lunch. None of our friends had dined at Pars before, and everyone enjoyed there experience. The service was excellent, food was delicious, and the quantity was plentiful.

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RayC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav's

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was dissapointing, basmati rice and ground chicken kebabs, bland in flavor. Service was ok, I had 2 older children with me, not attemptive.
The belly dancer really good. That was the only highlight.

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Rich
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive and prompt! The timing of the food was great!! The food was very flavorful!! Great atmosphere!!

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KurtT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We could have chosen any number of top rated, well reviewed, farm to table, seared duck breast with cabernet sage pan sauce all we wanted. Fabled steak house. Upscale New Mexican. Instead we chose Pars Cuisine for it's Persian Menu and Bellydancing! These places can sometimes be schlocky with food and dancing at or below average. Based on reviews of food and service, we decided to take a chance. It was just what we wanted. Authentic cuisine. Kebabs, meat and vegetable stews, lots of different rice preparations, etc. And classy authentic dancing. Nice to go to a place that is well established and clearly not resting on it's laurels.

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AGomez
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting ABQ

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vipJimbo
New Mexico
61 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Persian food and superb service by Tristan for our business meeting.

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vipBobbo
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The moussaka, which is usually excellent, was very dry, especially the top layer. Hope this is an aberration.

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vipPickyeater15
Phoenix
75 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pars Cuisine has a perfect location tucked in off 25th way between two hotels and near other restaurants. Staff was friendly, seating options included regular tables or traditional low tables (fun but made husband grumble)- food was tasty, portions were more than generous and inexpensive. The appetizer sampler was actually enough for a light dinner for two. The gyros my husband opted for came with a large Greek salad and my falafel entree came with large Greek salad and rice. Unfortunately then to full to try the Persian dessert or a bit of baklava. Plan to start with dessert on next visit there

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vipJimbo
New Mexico
61 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely business meal where everyone thoroughly enjoyed their delicious entrees and soups. The service was commendable!

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vipJimbo
New Mexico
61 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday lunch that included great kabobs and superior service.

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BFDO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of four and ordered the Pars kebabs - 5 different types - as well as the Mezza plate. We expected to have leftovers and ate it all - the lamb kebab was the least favorite of the five but was still quite good. The Persian rice with barberry’s was excellent.

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CWick
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tabbouleh! Lamb kabobs are outstanding and the service warm and efficient. Highly recommend for Mediterranean and Pasrsian cuisine.

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MTMT
Tulsa
38 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good and authentic Mediterranean food.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Valentine's and it was very nice. The food was delicious and the belly dancers were entertaining.

FAQs

Pars Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Pars Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (505) 345-5156.

Pars Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.