ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The gyro ($7.25) I ordered was overflowing with thick, yummy strips of lamb and beef that were accompanied by bite-sized pieces of tomatoes and red onion slices plus a thick, tasty tzatziki sauce inside heavy pita bread. It got a little messy because I added extra tomatoes, onions and sauce as I ate. The side I got was Greek-style red potatoes, served al dente.
LOCATION: 7900 San Pedro NE (just south of Paseo del Norte)
HOURS: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 821-4976
I also had a cup of the avgolemono ($3.75). It’s a traditional Greek egg-lemon soup with shredded chicken and rice. But I had to squeeze fresh lemon juice into the soup because it lacked a lemony flavor.
My lunchmate Rick ordered the fish gyro ($6.95), which he described as a deep-fried tilapia fillet encased in a crisp breading. He said it was tasty and generously sized. The tilapia picked up flavors from the breading as well as the tzatziki sauce and red onions. His side was salad, which came with homemade Greek salad dressing and chunks of feta cheese. The fresh salad had romaine lettuce, bright red tomatoes, kalamata olives and cucumber slices.