July 24, 2012 · 1 comment


Pars Interior
UPDATED! Read all the updates and additional reviews for this restaurant here.



Or is it “independance?”

I think it can be either.

Edward: It really can be “independAnce?” I couldn’t even type that without difficulty because my computer keeps autocorrecting it.

Hannah: Nope — evidently not.

Edward: Anyhoo.

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I’m sorry honey, but that will always be funny to me.

And very likely ONLY to me.

Pars Lamb Kebab Lamb Kebab
Hannah: OK, we at at Pars with my folks on the 4th, since our first three choices were closed. But that was coolio because I’d been wanting to eat there!

Edward: I wanted to eat there too!

Hannah: WAIT

Is this too much narration and not enought chat?

Edward: As long as we don’t go into the history of the Persian Empire, we’re probably cool.

Although did you know that “Pars” is the original homeland of the Iranian people and the root word of the words “Persia” and “Persian”?

Hannah: HUH

Hannah: But we didn’t eat any Persian food.

Edward: Yeah, I feel kind of apologetic about this review, since we didn’t actually eat the food that the restaurant probably does best. But we still liked it, right?

Hannah: Yes. I had gyros on greek salad, right?

(Dude, it was awhile ago.)

Edward: I also feel apologetic for being so behind on these reviews!

Pars Dolmas Salad Dolmas Salad
Edward: I had lamb kebab, and our companions had dolmas salad and chicken souvlaki?

Hannah: Yes, that sounds right.

But we have an audio field report that is more thorough.

Edward: Yes.

Hannah: So, I will say that in my memory of the food I enjoyed it immensely, and wouldst go back to that place.

Edward: Wow, this is a pretty lame review!

Hannah: Well, it’s mostly audio?

Edward: I hate to say “just listen to the audio” — what if people can’t or don’t want to?

Hannah: But dude, how many meals have there been in the intervening three weeks! In addition to a trip to Taos!?

Edward: Surprisingly many, considering it was just three weeks ago!

Wait, I think we need to very quickly save this review from complete lameosity.

Hannah: OK, here’s how:

This is a prelim review of Pars, and we will go back to eat Persian food and give an update. How’s that?

Edward: Brilliant!

Hannah: Also, listen to the audio if you can, Reader.

Edward: We probably shouldn’t review any place where we go with people, because (a) we can’t really focus on the food, and (b) we can’t spend like ten minutes taking photos of every single dish.

Hannah: LOL true

Edward: That’s why the accompanying photos are sub-optimal — blurring due to embarrassment!

Hannah: I still think we’re doing a fine thing, because we did an instant breakdown after we left.

Edward: Yes. But we did not really do Pars justice — we went there as a last-minute thing, did not even know we were going there until we were there, and weren’t able to prepare by learning anything about Persian food.

OK then. Apologies to the reader for a lame PRELIMINARY review, and stay tuned for PARS 2: PERSIAN BOOGALOO!

Hannah: ::dances all Persian::

Pars Gyros Salad Gyros Salad


4320 The 25 Way Suite 100 Albuquerque, NM 87109
Lunch Menu
Dinner Menu

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 9:00pm

Friday – Saturday 11:00am – 10:00pm

Sunday 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Pars Cuisine on Urbanspoon

1. It cannot.
2. No.
3. This is a running joke, but is not in fact funny. If you did not laugh at this joke, you had the correct response.
4. Review of this trip coming soon.
It cannot.
This is a running joke, but is not in fact funny. If you did not laugh at this joke, you had the correct response.
Review of this trip coming soon.
  • El Sabor Asi├ítico

    Hi Daniela! Thanks for visiting our site. We’re silly, but we do seriously love to eat, and we genuinely love the food you serve at Torino’s. If the Internet is any indication, you guys have a passionate following, and it is totally deserved.

    About that one waiter — we certainly don’t want to get anyone in hot water, and at any rate we were actually served by the one lady who’s usually there on weekends, and she is awesome. Very professional. If I remember correctly, there was a mixup upon being seated, where the waiter gave us menus and then never came back. The other waiter took over soon afterward though, so it was not a big deal.

    I agree about the bathrooms — they don’t have to be fancy, but I think the way they’re cared for is an indicator of how much care is taken with other aspects of the restaurant.

    Thanks again for visiting and commenting. We’re both fans of your restaurant and hope to visit again soon. (We actually did return for dinner soon after this review, and will post a dinner service update in the near future.)

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