About 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, Mediterranean 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.


Best Middle Eastern Restaurant * by Albuquerque Journal in 1998,2003 and 2008,2014,2016.
Best of the City By Albuquerque The Magazine in 2014,2015 and 2016.



Please note for dinner service entertainment nights there is a $15 average minimum per person. Please note: A credit card is required for online reservations of more than 10 people.

4320 The 25 Way
Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Persian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM -10:00PM

Cross Street:
Jefferson &I-25

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 345-5156

Website:
http://www.parscuisine.us/

Entertainment:
Belly dancers on certain nights and always on Friday and Saturday nights.

Catering:
Please visit www.parscuisine.us for catering and take out menu.

Parking Details:
I-25 business park provide free parking with 24 hours security on site.

Public Transit:
yes

Executive Chef:
Shahnaz Tafti

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Pars Cuisine will be open on Christmas Eve from 5 pm to 9 pm. Full dinner menu will be available. Make your reservation NOW! or just come in..... see you. Happy Holiday.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us at Pars Cuisine to celebrate New Year's Eve on Dec. 31,2017 from 5 pm to Midnight. Pars is offering Champagne Toast, 3 Course Meal, Beer and Wine and Belly Dancer for Entertainment . Make your reservation NOW! For more information please go to pars cuisine web page... or Facebook.

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Private Dining

Pars Cuisine has expanded its luxurious offerings to include the Banquet Room, now available for private or corporate parties. From team meetings to anniversary celebrations, this beautiful backdrop complements every event.

Pars Cuisine Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
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Great for Lunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Casual (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great fun and good food! My husband and I both ordered kababs. We loved the dancing which is a plus on Friday and Saturday nights. Thank you, Pars Cuisine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was delicious and was everything I expected from Mediterranean cuisine. When I was
asked where I wanted to eat that day, Pars was on the top of my list. I'm on the Mediterranean diet for health reasons, I have been wanting to introduce my family to it. They were very impressed by my choice and they raved about it all the way home. The ambiance and the music was very nice, in fact I really enjoyed listening to the music.

Your Dolmas are better than those I tried at a local grocery store and the falafel and spanakopita were quite tasty. To top off such a delicious meal there was a baklava with a candle on it, it was super good. Thank you for such an enjoyable evening.
Linda

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing find - Highly recommend this restaurant. This restaurant is my favorite in town.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service, plus entertainment from belly dancer. Staff was very accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious food, generous portions, great ambiance. We were welcomed by the owner. Also enjoyed the belly dancer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderfully authentic middle eastern lunch with impeccable service. Will be back!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were visiting Albuquerque for the first time. And we had a lovely experience at Pars. The food and service, were both excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food was great. Very good taste. Was a bit pricey for the amount of food you got. Not a place that I can go to frequently. For me, it's a once a year place. I will be back. My girlfriend did not care for this type of cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Kebabs, tomatoes, Persian cut onion and sumac had us happy but rice is does not have the wonderful magic of Persian rice (fragrance and texture). The rice is everything. Also we had a yogurt starter and yogurt was not correct either. So okay but missing the deliciousness of really good Persian restaurants.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

My husband and I brought our 8 and 6 year olds a couple weeks ago and they loved it so much that we came back for a family date night last Saturday. We all love the food (the vegetarian sampler is my fav and the kids love the hummus and chicken kabobs) and the atmosphere is really fun - sitting on the floor and watching the belly dancer! What a fun family night out!

Tags: Healthy, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Wife's birthday

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 24, 2017

What's not to love about this place!?!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 11, 2017

I wanted to take my fiancé out to a special dinner because Persian is her favorite food of all. The wait staff initially was good until we got our waiter. He did not interact with us at all. Waited some 20 minutes for him to come back to see if we wanted to order. Once we did he walked by multiple times and never asked how it was, if we needed anything or to refill our empty drinks. We were ready to leave and waited another 20 minutes for him to come back with our check. I should also mention that it was a Tuesday night and there were 3 waiters/waitresses and only 2 tables with people in the whole place including us. The music kept getting turned off for some reason every couple minutes for a few minutes at a time also.
The food was really good though. For the cost I expect a lot better service.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Interesting ambiance in an ethnic flair that was appropriate. There weren't very many people so was very quiet. It was nice when they turned on some music that cut the overall silence.
We were seated and waited on promptly. My order was taken incorrectly which was disappointing.
The food was generally very bland as compared to similar dishes served at other establishments and disappointing. I ordered Gyros & Greek salad and it was difficult to taste the lamb and the sauce had no garlic in it at all. Even the onions in the salad were very bland, almost tasteless.
Good ice tea and hot tea.
It could be quite a nice place to dine but they need to step up the seasoning.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love this restaurant and every time we have family or friends from out of town we make it a point to go to Pars. The owner is fully engaged each time and takes a lot of pride in his establishment. We really like that...

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Healthy, Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We love Pars. It is a little pricey, but the food, atmosphere, and service make it absolutely worth it. There isn't an item on the menu I wouldn't eat and all are wonderfully done.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Excellent meal with unsurpassed service (our waitress Tiffany was the best!). Kudos to our exotic belly dancer too.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

All th dishes were well prepared. Just way too much food ☺️ The souvlaki was excellent and I loved my salad with lamb. House made key lime pie was shared and thoroughly enjoyed. Nice atmosphere and efficient, friendly service.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Attentive service and delicious food - Pars consistently provides both. I recommend either of the souvlaki plates or the lamb shank (the meat is seasoned and cooked perfectly), or the falafel plate for vegetarians. Definitely ask about the house rice special of the day - it's well worth the extra cost. Try the Persian ice cream for dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Always a very good meal at Pars. We have been going for years. We will be back

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Seated in the lower section by the fountain. Great belly dancer added to the overall charm. Interesting menu with lots of room for exploration. Attentive servers.

We were given choice of tables even on at 7:00 on a Friday night.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Overall everything was good. Belly dancer was friendly and chatted with us while dancing which was cool. We ordered the hummus/pita appetizer which was perfect for two people. We split the chicken entree which was great too. Then had baklava for dessert. All the food was delicious; was full and satisfied when we left. Only thing was the manager seemed to be watching every staff member that came to the table. He watched the server pour wine and then the person who delivered our food( he wasn't good; didn't know how to place the new food on the table). Maybe new staff training? Our server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The menu is extensive so would like to return and try more!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Delightful. Food was spectacular. Belly dancers spectacular. Atmosphere unparalleled.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I am a regular customer and the food and service is consistently excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 26, 2017

As usual, very good food, very good service, reasonable price. Have eaten here several times. Always very satisfied.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Russian Tea was some of the best I have had and brewed correctly. Wanted something different and got a pleasant surprise. Food was good and offered a change from standard fare. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Really enjoyed the soft music in the background great on the ambiance for a strip mall type restaurant, quiet enough that you could hold a private conversation. Left full but not stuffed and having enjoyed a relaxing and quiet dinner without being rushed or spending a fortune. Good show Pars.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant for years, but the food was so bland, it had no seasoning or flavor. The meat was of good quality, but had no flavor; even the desserts were without flavor. Very disappointed in the food. My spouse and I both felt ill all night after eating this bland food, so we will not be returning. Service was good and ambiance was nice.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Delicious. Every time I come visit Albuquerque I have to stop by Pars

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

This place was so much fun! Great recommendations, service and food! We even got to enjoy a belly dance! Great first time experiencing Persian food! Yum!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Comfortable and nice. Food was delicious.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 1, 2016

We took friends visiting from England to Pars for dinner. Everyone was very happy with the experience and the food. The Belly Dancer was a plus even though tipping her added to the cost of the evening. I love the Moussaka, and my husband and companions thought the Lamb Shank was top-notch.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2016

We ate on the patio with our dog. The food was delicious and our waiter was so great with the service and our dog.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 19, 2016

I enjoyed Pars Cuisine. The food was great and the place was quite on the Wednesday that we went. The only problem I had is that our reservation that we made through Open Table never showed up at Pars.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Food was excellent. My wife had one of her Greek favorites: lamb shank. It was a very substantial serving and she took almost half of it home. I opted for the Thursday night Persian special: Mazeh Combination Stew Sampler. The three small bowls of stew seemed skimpy, but turned out to be plenty. The Fesenjoon stew was especially intriguing, made with walnuts and pomegranate sauce. It might not be to everyone's tastes, but it was a very nice counterbalance to the beef stews. The special came with a choice of appetizers. I chose the humus so my wife could share. Very good hummus. Both entrees were served with a ton of basmati rice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 12, 2016

This is in my top 3 places to go for a romantic relaxing evening with your special person. Excelent service. Great atmosphereatmosphere And the food is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 2, 2016

I wasn't aware there would be a belly dancer. I didn't want to be entertained by a half naked belly dancer. Also, the whole meal took about 2 1/2 hours start to finish. I don't think the kitchen was intentionally slow, I believe it was just the culture of the restaurant. I was there with my 3 yo son, and he simply couldn't tolerate sitting in a restaurant that long! Frankly, neither could I! Will not be returning

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 22, 2016

There were 5 of us and we ordered the dinner for 4, we had a lot of extra rice. Could have ordered one more meat dish. We all enjoyed the food and will go back!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Authentic Persian food! Wait staff was fantastic.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Great food as always.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Had a great meal, really nice service. Well done

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