Mediterranean cuisine is renowned for the way its rich ingredients inspire innovative food-fighting techniques. Skillfully execute the Kebab Eye Jab or the Hummus Humdinger with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of authentic Mediterranean fare at Salma Farah's on North Mesa Street.
Salma Farah's infuses traditional Mediterranean flavors into its homemade sauces and specialties to satiate vacant mouth space with classic gyros, falafel, rolled grape leaves, and more. House-baked saaj bread abets roasted meats in sinfully delicious hunger kidnappings, and the eatery’s BYOB vibe keeps things casual with no corking fee. Dive into the menu's chicken shawarma, a grilled breast of chicken with salad and fresh tahini sauce ($8.95), or bite down on the lamb kebab, nestled amid rice and green-bean companions ($11.95). A calming atmosphere lures hungry tzatziki sauce slurpers inside, where competitions ensue to see who can hold the most tabouleh in-mouth and still recite the Hippocratic Oath in its original Pig Latin.
- Overall the food is great--I don't see how you can go wrong, but my favorite aspects are the small yet important details about the place. Practically everything is made from scratch. Their tabouleh is perfectly seasoned--my favorite in the city. – L.D. Birkelbach, Bite Me
- The place is by far the best Arabic restaurant, & (I would know being half Arab) in El Paso! It's nothing fancy, but it's clean, affordable, & TASTY! – Ness, Urbanspoon
Salma Farah's Mediterranean Restaurant
The chefs at Salma Farah's Mediterranean Restaurant stick to the culinary traditions of the sun-steeped Lebanese and Syrian shores. Kebabs sizzle as they pour tzatziki across gyros and rolled grape leaves. Garlic and eggplant roast aromatically, bound for bowls of hummus or baba ghanouj. Steam rises from earthy, dark Arabic coffee near fatayers—baked pastries consisting of dough rolled around spinach or meat. The BYOB policy lets guests bring in their favorite vintage without having to pay a corkage fee or watch a clumsy waiter try to impress everybody with his unicycling skills when delivering bottles.