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Istalif cuisine - CLOSED

112 W San Francisco St Ste 101, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2068
+1 505-982-0825
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
3 Jan 2015
“Santa Fe Middle Easternish”
24 Aug 2014
“Must have the speciality Ice cream”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
112 W San Francisco St Ste 101, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2068
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Santa Fe has over 200 restaurants according to the guide books. Not to many serving Middle East style food...this is one of the few and it's delightful to be able to enjoy this type of food when you have the urge to have Middle East...More

3  Thank C0C0san
Reviewed 24 August 2014

Great food, great service, great price. I highly suggest this place when you want something different.

1  Thank MomokoSouthwest
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We'd never been but read great reviews. And, it was somewhat Afghani, which was very intriguing. But, we were very disappointed. The food was either bland or overcooked or both. No, not the worst and I might have been OK if my expectations weren't up...More

Thank newmarket2
Reviewed 7 November 2013

This past weekend I went to Istalif Cuisine. When I first walked into the restaurant I had high expectations from it. The waitress seated me in a very mean and angry way. Her forehead said everything. She was working as if she were forced. I...More

1  Thank John_P_505123
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Only persian cuisine in Santa Fe. I really wanted to like this place, but there is not much redeeming here: service was poor, even though there was only one other table occupied; food was not good, overcooked and bland; space is dark and not appealing....More

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 8 October 2013

I really enjoyed the Chelaw Kabab Koobideh I had at Istalif Cuisine. It might have been the best ground beef kebab I've ever had. It was served with a complimentary appetizer of hummus with (rubbery) pita wedges. The hummus was pretty meh. I also has...More

6  Thank sehkmet22
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I went with my wife 3 times in a week. All the times the food and service were great. Persian ice cream and carrot juice with vanilla ice cream are soooooo delicious!!!

8  Thank Heitorpp
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Wonderful new restaurant! Had a variety of dishes, from lamb (with perfectly cooked basmati) to falafel and each was better than the last. The best surprise of the meal, though, was the persian ice cream, which we ate paired with the Baklava. Unbelievable!

8  Thank Nativa505
Reviewed 2 September 2013

My wife and I ate at Istalif last night [9.1.13] and had a mediocre experience at this restaurant. The food was salty, but bland; we were expecting more flavor. Since it was our first time there, I asked the waiter for his recommendation on what...More

Thank DB-Raw
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

The food was overpriced for what we received-veggie kabobs and a spinach, kidney bean dish. Decent flavor, but not spectacular. Salads were very good.

Thank varnisha
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  • Address: 112 W San Francisco St Ste 101, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2068
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe
  • Phone Number: +1 505-982-0825
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