SALWA SARAMEH’S OASIS Mediterranean Restaurant, in Gallup, lives up to its moniker daily: The popular eatery offers travelers off I-40, locals, and tourists a tasty and friendly culinary experience. In 2023, the restaurant placed sixth overall and No. 1 in New Mexico on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the Southwest. Sarameh and her staff are grateful for the recognition, but don’t plan to rest on their laurels anytime soon. On any given day, you can find the restaurateur taking orders, bussing tables, and laughing with customers. Her restaurant adds to the diverse mix of Native, New Mexican, Mexican, American, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Filipino eateries in Gallup. For a directory of restaurants in Gallup, check out

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