San Pedro Mart -- Some of the best Middle Eastern in Abq
Forget about Istanbul and all those places on Central. San Pedro Mart looks (and sounds) like a gas station, but is a Middle Eastern eatery and grocery and makes great felafel. Now if only we could get a decent Ethiopian place and a really good Indian restaurant somewhere in the state...
Great call, ninrn, I keep meaning to write a little note on CH about this place. I make it here every couple of months. Nothing absolutely bowls me over, but it's nothing if not consistent, and I agree it's a really solid addition to the city, perhaps especially the grocery.
And TOTALLY with you on our Ethiopian vacuum, it bums me out to have to go out of state for my injera fix.
Yes, yes, yes, a million times yes. The food is wonderful, the owner-brothers are gracious and excited to be there, and even the "ambiance" is nifty (a little tented dining area in the midst of a grocery store).
They've mentioned that due to all of the great word of mouth and published reviews they are expanding! Woot.
And yeah, I talk them up big time in my book.