Reviews of Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant (Restaurant)

1580 Deborah Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, United States

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REVIEWS OF Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant IN New Mexico

Matt Dzierbun

Food is authentic and very good. They use a wood burning tandoori clay oven, you can smell it walking in, I think it smells great. We've eaten here once but did takeout at least 10 times. The food always tastes the same, very good. I took away one star because the person that took our order on the phone was rude one of the times. Other than that, it's been good, I recommend it.

Susan Crandall

2nd visit to their lunch buffet this time. Delicious! Great service. Genius spicing.

Brooke Frost

Soooo delicious. The food is fresh and you can tell they take pride in each dish.

Tyler Brandt

Wonderful Indian cuisine. The lunch buffet is especially amazing as you get to try all the same awesome food as dinner but at a great low price and as much as you can eat! Highly recommended local gem.

Mike Ortiz

Good food at a reasonable price!

Goetz Liedtke

Very good Indian food served with courtesy and care.

Ermelinda Pacheco

I love their chicken tikka masala. Evening meals are a bit pricey but their weekday buffet is very reasonable

George Jackson

Namaste has been our go to place for authentic Indian food for several years now. We have always had great service and great food. Recently we have seen the tamarind sauce go from a sauce to tamarind colored water and the rice go from basmati to a mix of basmati and regular white rice. Please go back to the original Namaste we know and love. Thank you.

Jeana Marshall

It's pretty good. Nice atmosphere. They are awesome at refilling my water

balachandar srinivasan

I ate lunch I’m happy with buffet cheap &best. Dinner more expensive

Just, I AM The Collector

Where else will you find a clean inviting interior, welcoming guest to enjoy traditional Indian meals :) in Albuquerque...yeah i thought so...wish there were more but grateful we have Namaste Across from UNM Campus, limited free parking, but plenty of street metered parking and paid lots, handicap accessible, near bus stops and nearby bicycle racks to lock up your bike. A new feature for this neighborhood are the Pace Bicycles to rent and use temporarily allowing you to take a load off achy feet & toes, allowing you to get where you need to go quickly.

Travis Hawkins

This is my favorite Indian restaurant in New Mexico. I'm not a huge fan of buffet food in general but their buffet is amazing. If you order of the menu it's even better. My favorites are lamb vindaloo and the biryani.

Aaron Pyne

First time experience with Indian food. Loved it! Restaurant was clean food was fresh.

Shaunna Justus

One of my favorite places to eat always so soo good.

NM Murf

Excellent lunch buffet, great selections, a must try.

Arun Mehra

Always excellent food and friendly service

Greg Topham

Excellent cuisine and atmosphere

Miri Kuenzler

Wonderful service and food!

Alex N

Great place, great good, great staff! I highly recommend!

Jonathan Gonzalez

Delicious food, and great prices

Gwen Sund

I've been going to these fine folks for years. The restaurant has a lovely family feeling. I prefer going in the evenings when they have the full menu, the buffet isn't as good. Still tasty, just not the same. Also the to go menu is great for feeding a bunch of people because they give lots of food. Love this place!

Cheryl Flores

Amazing food and customer service what more can you ask for

Joseph Auletta

Went with some friends who had been there before. Not the easiest place to find, but Google map directions got us there. A Himalayan restaurant with Indian selections as well. Family run, and very helpful with the unfamiliar items on the menu. We had a goat curry (excellent, and generous portion) as well as a tandor cooked chicken dish that was very good. Split an appetizer (samosas), nan, and rice--and took some of everything home with us. It is in Rio Rancho, about 10 min north AF Albuquerque proper. Comfortable atmosphere inside. Will go back--a little different (positive) spin on the Indian food available in ABQ.

C Norman

This is my favorite place in the area for Indian food. Love the samosas and yellow lentils on the Friday lunch buffet. Chicken tikka masala is a favorite available each day. You will find the owners to be gracious and delightful, greeting you with, "Namaste."

Jay Feierman

Great food and nice owners and atmosphere.

Marc Raugust

My favorite restaurant in Rio Rancho.

MRL Cmpbll

Food was okay. Place was clean and owners friendly. A tad expensive.

Margenia Davis

Awesome as always...fresh.. delicious buffet..loved it.

Sherry Hardage

A favorite in Rio Rancho, Namaste is classic north Indian cuisine. They have a tandoor and produce traditional naans, tandoori chicken, etc. The food is always fresh, the sauces spicy without too much pain, and consistently delicious. At noon they have a buffet that features several meat dishes and a nice array of vegetarian fare for a good price. If you like Indian food, this is a good place to find it.

Yakov Talavera

I highly recommend this restaurant. We've visited this place a few times and tonight was the first time at their new location. It's a couple of units over in the same area and it's a lot bigger. They were outgrowing their prior location. The restaurant is a lot bigger, more room but it still retains its humble and warm atmosphere. As always the place is very clean and well maintained. Tonight was the first night I ordered myself a dinner entree. Don't let the price deter you. The servings were abundant! There's even a small disclaimer on that part of the menu stating one cannot take any leftovers home. At first I was skeptical but then the first part of the three course meal arrived. They have one of the best chicken soups I have ever had. The seasoning, the cilantro, the flavor was beyond my expectation. The main course was superb. Everything tasted so wonderful. The chicken marinated to perfection. Please make sure you come on an empty stomach because you'll need the space. Leave some room for dessert because the rice pudding was satisfying. It had its own unique flavor which follows the theme of the restaurant. I would also like to tell you how awesome the service is. Everyone, EVERYONE, is extremely nice, courteous, and helpful. Everyone had an honest smile on their face. They came around in a timely manner to refill our water, my fiancee's Chai Tea, and ensured we were having a great time. If you love Indian food you must give this place a try no matter if you live in the area or are coming in from out of town to visit.

Steve OBrien

We like this restaurant for both lunch and also for dinner with friends. The food is excellent and the room is comfortable. Service is outstanding; fast, friendly, and helpful. They do not rush us and they have many good menu choices. Recommended.

J Shipley Newlin Jr

Excellent selection. All lamb dishes are also available with goat. Half size portions available - they are enough for a single light eater. Very pleasant service. All our entrees and our bujia appetizer were tasty. Recommended.

Phoenix LeDoux

GREAT FOOD . SERVICE . PRICES! Always a joy to eat here.

John Mack

Food and the service was excellent!

Desert Orchid1977

Always good clean food! Very tasty and a great atmosphere.

Raith Edmondson

We always love it. Our family has been going to Namaste for years.

Donna Jenkins

Wished I had more personal service but was a pleasant visit

Robert Goff

I love this place! Everything is well prepared, sizable and delicious! Love it!

Chitra Patil

Terrible Indian food. They served me cold tea and didn't offer to make a fresh cup. Coming from California, can't expect good Indian food in Albuquerque area..Sante Fe has better food. The only plus , this restaurant has decent momos.

Maria Ferrer

Great food and service!

Evarist Sequeira

Indian food

Rick Tadra

Buffett is fresh, hot, and wonderful. Staff friendly and helpful

Briana Greene

Food was good but the older woman and our waiter were very rude. Took my plate while I was still eating and slammed the check on our table. Dirty looks during our whole meal. All other tables were being treated politely. No idea why they were being so rude to us as we were being nice. Will not be going back. It felt racial. I am Hispanic, my husband is Samoan, and my adoptive daughter who is blonde hair and blue eyes. Very strange environment like I said from the moment we walked in we were treated differently. Everyone else was treated great and greeted with “Namaste”. Were pretty much ignored.


Delicious as always, great service

Thomasine Ross

Delicious food. Great service!

Franz Redl

Best Indian food in town!

James Pennel

Very good food & great staff!

William Isengard

Delicious food, great service, and nice atmosphere!

Angela Drinkard

Excellent food and service

Jan Gevaert

What a great place this is. Friendly, family run. Excellent food and reasonably priced. Our family loves the Indian cuisine and this is our favorite restaurant!

Marisa Tuggay

Great food and friendly staff

Edd Schuller

Very nice change from the norm. Very tasty dishes and good service.

Jeremy Samuel

The best Indian food Restaurant in Albuquerque Metro.

sonja storm

I was ripped off!! My husband and i ordered LAMB Curry and Goat Curry. A full order on both!! I was told by a waiter that only the full order comes with naan or rice!!! He charged me for the rice, and both my husband and myself were served half portions!!!!! I am a writer for the New York Times!!!!! I will give you, such bad reviews.... Your ancestors feel it!! Im really upset.

Karen Evans

Love the lunch buffet until 2:30. Good introduction to new dishes. Good variety, friendly staff.

RonMaria Taylor

Namaste has great food!!! The Biryanis hit one’s palate like an explosion of wonderful flavors! The Saags are delish!!!! There are a variety of vegetarian dishes. They can tailor to your level is spicyness My husband and I have been coming back to the Rio Rancho location since we moved to the area over three years ago. Their new location is more open and cozy. The service is good. The staff appreciate their customers and show it with their smiles, attention and “thank yous”. Service gets a little busy on weekends slowing down how fast the food comes out to the table but the wait is worth it. I recommend!

John Geiger

This restaurant has a very tasty Indian Buffett in a casual atmosphere.

Rodzilla Torres

The food was great and the service was friendly. Felt a little rushed while ordering.

sanaullah sajib

Nice decoration inside. Service was good, friendly and quick. The dishes are delicious.

Rebekah Reyenga Dekker

We have been enjoying Namaste's lunch buffet for several years now, and we have never gone away unhappy. The food is delicious and the service is perfect every time. When we have out- of-town guests, we make a point of visiting Namaste with them.

Mike Selinger

Speaking of hidden gems; if you're looking for Indian cousine, this is the spot. It can get a little expensive, but you get what you pay for. Really nice people with best possible Indian food in Albuquerque, and Rio Rancho.

Ted Herburger

Friendly and great food.

Donald Meyer

Excellent Indian food, good prices

Jessica Purdy

First time eating Indian food. It was delicious. Friendly staff to answer questions about menu. Lunch buffet is a great deal.

Aya Roybal

Food was delicious. Very nice waitress. The manager not so much. He was rude and seemed eager to get us in and out.


Food was delicious! Many options vegan and non! Friendly staff! Very clean restaurant.

vicki copas

Delicious food in great portions. It's a little pricey tho

Joe Gonzales

The food was good

Abhilash Chittathukatil

Waste management and customer satisfaction.

Luis Hernandez

Love Namaste. So happy my teen daughter is liking Indian food :) Always delicious food.

ML Hopkins

One of my favorite restaurants. The food is excellent, always good , service is great. Large portions, so always get to come home with leftovers.

eduardo sy

Great people, good food. A bit pricey for the servings

Fag Lord

Great for keto, and VERY DELICIOUS

Rebecca Strauss

Love the,new space. Much lighter and roomier. The lamb kebab was VERY tough; the waitress seemed shocked, but offered no alternative. Everything else was fantastic. Service was good, owner/manager was pushing us to hurry to order, hurry to eat, hurry to pay, long before 10pm closing, but it was overall a pleasant experience. Recommend everything but the lamb!

Stephanie Shinkle

Really good curry

Ruth Swatzell

It was great food and friendly and knowledgeable wait staff.


One of my go to places to eat! Delicious and always great service. Best Indian Food in the city. The buffet is an amazing value. Namaste!!

Charles Montoya

It is a good restaurant. I highly recommend it.

Jay Lee

Friendly and delicious place to eat! It makes you feel a sense of peace inside you, and your inner sherpa will be awakened. You can't find food this tasty anywhere, even in Tibet probably.

Jim Warner

Wait staff is friendly, and will explain the offerings to those not familiar with Indian cuisine. Wide selection includes many that are prepared in the traditional tandoor oven. Lots of vegan options as well as gluten free.

Cargo Coffee & Roastery

Awesome food with authentic flavor. Nice quiet atmosphere and good service.

Billy Warriner

This place is a staple in our home, we love the food, and the people!

Douglas Mayton

We've been there before for dinner and the food and service was wonderful. Today we had the lunch buffet. Going variety with fantastic flavor. Diffenitly go if you're hungry and you want a treat.

Linda Smith

Good food, some items were clearly watered down so it was a bit disappointing.

Matt Clayton

Excellent customer service and the food is delicious!

Bryan Stratton

Never had a better buffet anywhere. And the service is as good as the food.

Brian D

Best chicken makhani I've ever had. Super friendly staff who remember me.

The Orange

Regulars here to say their buffet is premium, and the staff consistently makes sure every bit of food is fresh, and that every table is clean. Namste staff is so fast that your glass will always stay full, literally! For a low price of $11 you won’t find nothing better!

Josh Holmberg

Great food, good prices.

Adam Velasquez

Best Indian food in Albuquerque hands down!!

Debbi Phifer

Really enjoyed, buffet is just enough, good price. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Will go back


Like the food but I don't think it's worth the price.

Richard Taylor

Good west side Indian food

Govardhan Kotha

Taste was good and friendly staff

Robert Kelley

Nice restaurant! Always lived in Rio Rancho, and had never stopped by after the pizza hut was turned into an Indian Restaurant. I reccomend the Chicken Tikka Masala (it was great!) with rice on the side, and the garlic naan. Workers were very nice and accommodating.

Brian Chavez

I have been to Namaste numerous times over the last few years and have nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. The management and staff are always friendly and welcoming. The food is great for both lunch (buffet) and dinner. Do not miss coming to Namaste!

Norma Hawkins

This past Saturday night we went in for dinner. They were really busy!! We relaxed and waited for our meal patiently as we knew it would be delicious! The Chicken Vinadaloo had just the right amount of spice to keep it interesting and the Tikka Masala's creamy tomato blend goes down so smooth. The naan was hot and fresh and disappeared rather quickly! Indian food is fragrant and filled with earthy spices, and Namaste always satisfies the appetite and the soul. The restaurant has highchairs and I believe is handicapped accessible.

Michael Nushart

New location provides comfortable surroundings and the food and service is excellent as it has always been.

AnnLouise McElroy

Reminded me of my Granny's cooking, wonderful .

Ric Morgan

Wonderful restaurant and staff. A definite must!!

Jess B.

We love this place! Delicious food, calm vibe, and great service. So glad we discovered this little gem.

Jade Hogan

Good food; decent service.

Denise Eads

1st time here and the food is really great. Will be back for sure.

Gary Dean

I love curry and Indian food. It's all so good. You will enjoy it too.

jen willis

Excellent Indian for and buffet

Rebecca Jolin

My favorite restaurant! Food here is delicious, feel good food. It's like a second home to me.

Jill Brown

We eat here frequently with our friend's who own a couple of restaurants. They love it. The food is amazing, service is consistently on spot and it is always a great experience. I am a forever fan of this restaurant. It is a new food genre for me and I am sold!

tracie do

Best Indian food in town. The staff is so nice! Tip: ask for garlic naan. It's to die for!


Excellent food and very friendly staff. I couldn't ask for more and will be back often.

Deklin Keket

Since I moved here to NM and discovered these guys it has become a great family place for my family and I to go eat. Their lunch buffet is great but we prefer the dinner menu when we go there. The food is packed with flavor and spice as always and they have earned my loyalty for the service and food.

Steve Bertuca

Best Indian food in the state

Rachel Purcell

Great food, good price, friendly staff!

kyle wettroth

reallly good tandoori dishes!

Janet Torino

Good service, food was very good

Andrea Berry

Very disappointed in the take-out portion size. As seen in the picture, we ordered a full size Chicken Tikka Masala for $12.95 and the portion filled only about 1/2 of the 7" pie tin that it came in, which included a total of 8 pieces of chicken. The styrofoam container on the right was a 1/2 portion of Meatballs and included 6 meatballs, and was almost the same size as the chicken dish. Although the food was delicious, spending $30+ for two people was definitely not worth it.

Timothy Hayes

Great service and food, and the lunch buffet is well priced ar $11.


Great authentic food! Delicious and reasonably priced. My first choice for Indian food

Zachery Yocom

Food was just okay. Staff was a little rude especially when i asked for more bread. Probably wont be back

mad zax

Great Buffet for lunch. Fresh, good service and proceed right for lunch.

Tony Mattson

First time going to an Indian-Nepalese restaurant, so went to the lunch buffet so I could try some of everything so to speak. Loved everything they offered in the buffet and was more than happy to get seconds. The rice pudding and mango pudding they had for the day was also the perfect finisher. Will definitely be adding this to my wife's and my restaurant rotation.

Aparna Mulberry

Loved the service!!

Alissa Gonzales

Love love love this place! The food is always delicious, the staff is awesome, this is now a permanent part of my food rotation. Just ordered some chicken tikki masala, as always perfection!

Jayaraman Parakkat

Good place for lunch.nice buffet Parking avIlable.visible from road.Toilet clean.

Sam McCabe

A little pricey but worth it. So good. Thanks!

Super Askim

Great buffet

Donald T

I am not a fan of Indian food in general yet still love the buffet here. Friendly staff as well

Elizabeth Nichols

So. Good. The chicken tikka masala is the best I've ever had. Try the chicken soup. It's like Christmas in a soup.

am h

Very tasty and rich. Portions are just right. A big variety of dishes and many vegetarian entrees available.

Erica Lovelight

I've eaten at a number of East Indian buffets across the country, and this one is my very favorite. They always have a large selection of very fresh options. I always get their chai, and the service is outstanding! 10/10 would recommend.

kelly nobbs

Very good, fresh food. Friendly service. We will go again!

Jody Miranda

Family friendly, great food.

Sharleen _

Great food. We moved to AZ and can't find any Indian food as good as this. Every time we go back to NM we go to Namaste.

Tom Kominiak

Their buffet is exceptional! The servers are attentive and accommodating. Don't forget the rice pudding for dessert!

Kalpit Kalaria

Good food and service

Fred Schlesinger

We have eaten there for years, but the food is not as good as it used to be.

Aaron Colombana

Flavor,was amazing, but the lamb was dry and tasted like beef, I'm not mad I'm just disappointed because if the meat was better quality this would have been one of the better tasting meals I would have ever had in Rio Rancho

Laura Kaminski

Great food, great service. Not our first visit and won't be our last!

Miguel Montano

It is delicious! Today was my first time there and I am definitely coming back, great food!

Emily Souers

soooo delicious amazing service

Gerrit Kruidhof

This is definitely one of the best Indian food places in Albuquerque. I've enjoyed their delicious lunch buffet several times, but have not made the trek over for dinner yet. They have all the typical offerings you'd expect and they do every one of them well. The service is great and their chai tea is also wonderful. The staff is friendly and keeps everything moving along, including cleaning up your plates, refilling your glasses, and turning tables for new patrons when you leave.

Kenneth Goodrow

Fabulous food. We’ve been back many times. A local go-to for Indian and Nepalese food. Roomy new location.

Red L

First time here and I found their food to be amazing..there were 3 of us and we tried about 8 different dishes. All of which were very good. The different breads were amazing also. This was a new cuisine for me and I definitely will be going again and would recommend. Even the vegetarian dishes here were very good. It is handicapped accessible and there are restrooms. There are a mix of booths and tables as well.

Antonette Martinez

My fiance and I meet here for lunch since its central to where we both work. IT'S DELICIOUS!!!! The lunch buffet is full of vegetarian options and its all so tasty!! 10/10 would recommend.

Venessa Barbeau

Excellent Indian cuisine. I would go there everyday if I could. Everyone is very attentive. There is a buffet, very delicious.

Mark Wayne

Excellent food! Excellent service! Reasonably priced too.

Matthew Allen

Really awesome indian cusine. Multiple options available for naan and curry. Mango lassie was a little dissapointing. Spice level was adequate. Large dining area available for large parties, probably no more than 24 though and you probably have to call ahead and reserve an area.

Jessika Potter

The service is friendly and gracious. The lunch buffett is savory and fresh. Make sure to try the mango custard, it is fabulous. I'd suggest going there for lunch so you can sample a variety. The dinner hour dies not have a buffet. Their small serving sizes are perfect to share, we ordered 2 and had some to bring home.

Genevieve Chavez

Best Indian cuisine in Albuquerque!!

Laura Gerard

Service was amazing! The food could not be better! I came through the area on a road trip and when I come through this way again I will make sure to go here again! Thank you Namaste for a great experience.

S Lopez

I have eaten here for years at their old location. Every since they moved to the old Pizza Hut building their food quality has gone downhill. Recently we made a to go order For my family. We ordered shrimp korma and received fish korma instead, It was disgusting! We also ordered lamb seekh Kabab which says it comes with onions and bell peppers. Our order have 4 tubes of ground meat on top of raw onions (not cooked) with No bell peppers. Then we had chicken tikka masala which only had 4 small pieces of chicken and the sauce was watered down with no taste. Horrible! I called the store to express my concerns and the lady only said sorry for your inconvenience and would offer any explanation or options to rectify the situation. So I had to ask to speak to a manager who didn’t introduce himself on the phone with a name or title. Told me that they would remake it which is not an option since we live 30 minutes away. He wouldn’t even offer a refund just said that they will give us a free order of shrimp korma the next time we ate at the restraint. Needless to say we won’t collect on this offer as we will never eat here again.

Melinda Meeks

The food is soooo good! Great service, and I love the new location.

Wanda Barrows

One of my favorite places to eat!!! Food is outstanding along with the service!

Richard O Neill

From out of town but always love eating here when I'm there. Service is great and food is amazing, took 2 friends who had never been before and they loved it. Had the tandoori chicken wings to start and chicken tikka masala(asked them to make it Spicey). Will always be back.

Sonya Lara

Food was soooo delicious. Great place to go for variety of vegetarian and meat entrees. Mango custard is the perfect follow up to the flavorful dishes. Only 4 stars because of limited staff. One server, never refilled my water.

Nolberto Garcia

New location is much bigger! Still the best food and service! Congrats!

Airman Russ

I have been a patron of Namaste for many years. The owners are the most wonderful people you will ever meet and make me feel like family. Both their native Napalese cuisine and there Indian dishes are outstanding. The buffet is great but if you really want a treat go for dinner! They have great chai tea and the samosas as well as the Momo are superb! I really can not say enough good things about this family owned jem. If you haven't tried it don't hesitate!

David Greif

Always excellent. Lunch buffet is good quality at a fair price.

R. Wolf

Oh this place is AWESOME. They have a rotating buffet, and some items change depending on the day of the week. DO NOY LET THAT DETER YOU THOUGH. If you like Indian food, this is the place to go. Buffet, dine in, it doesn't matter. The same amount of care and love goes into EVERY dish. I love the staff, the waiters, and even the rare occasion I see an elder family member come from the back with a hot new dish of food; its always a pleasant interaction. And in the new building, its even better.

Business Hours of Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepal Restaurant in New Mexico

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