Looking to satisfy your appetite for Mediterranean fare?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Mediterranean restaurants around Denver, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.
1. Amira Bakery
Topping the list is Amira Bakery. Located at 4101 E. Evans Ave., Unit B, in University Hills, it is the highest-rated inexpensive Mediterranean restaurant in Denver, boasting four stars out of 107 reviews on Yelp.
Yelper Ethan M., who reviewed Amira Bakery on April 5, wrote, "My quest for the perfect falafel sandwich has brought me here. ... First impression... this thing is massive. It had to have been at least a foot long. The flavor more than delivered as well... generous portions of lightly fried falafel, amazingly savory hummus, fries and fattoush veggies all tightly wrapped and perfectly grilled in a tortilla."
Sukanya B. noted, "This is an awesome hole-in-the-wall bakery. Their baklavas are yummy."
Next up is Shondiz, situated at 8000 E. Quincy Ave., Unit 1000. With 4.5 stars out of 74 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option.
The site has lots more information on Shondiz.
"Shondiz is a family-owned and operated restaurant with locations in the Denver Tech Center and downtown Denver," its Yelp profile says. "Shondiz serves Persian and Mediterranean grill items for both lunch and dinner. Our breakfast menu consists of a variety of premium breakfast burritos."
Furthermore, we found this about the business's signature items: "At Shondiz, we provide you with high-quality food at almost fast food price," it notes on Yelp.
3. Saj Mediterranean Grill
Dayton Triangle's Saj Mediterranean Grill, located at 2300 S. Parker Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable Mediterranean spot four stars out of 172 reviews.
If you're curious for more, we found these details about Saj Mediterranean Grill.
"Saj Mediterranean started as a family business in 2009. When we sold the business last year, we heard the community loud and clear and took our business back," the business's Yelp profile states. "The family is back running Saj the only way Saj Mediterranean can be run......with great food and our love for our community."
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Concerning signature items, "Saj Mediterranean offers fresh and healthy Mediterranean," it writes on Yelp. "The best hummus, falafel, tabouli, pita and shawarma in town. All our food is made fresh daily."
Gyroz in Capitol Hill is another cheap go-to, with four stars out of 148 Yelp reviews. Head over to 880 E. Colfax Ave. to see for yourself.
As to what the business is known for, "Gyroz offers authentic, homemade Greek cuisine in a fast-casual environment," it writes on its Yelp page. "We have a drive-thru that is open late on the weekends, as well as in-house dining. We are family owned and operated and have the best tzatziki sauce, falafel, baklava, and of course gyros in town."