★ Best of the Springs winner
$................ $12 or less
$$$$.......... $30 and up
CASPIAN CAFE - 4375 Sinton Road, 528-1155, caspiancafe.com $$ ★
The Mediterranean menu at Caspian Cafe travels from Greece to Spain and France, with some specials on the menu that are pure originals.
GRAND GYROS - 3980 Palmer Park Blvd., 597-4282 $
Formerly Rumi's Kabob, it offers flavorful gyros in a casual atmosphere.
GREEK GRILLE - 4486 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 264-1165 $
Fresh ingredients distinguish this family-owned spot, with fast, friendly service.
HEART OF JERUSALEM CAFE - 4587 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 685-9554; 718 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1325; heartofjerusalemcafe.com $ ★
Outstanding shawarmas and zesty hummus combined with jovial, but not intrusive, service makes for a great dining experience.
IN & OUT GYROS - 36 E. Bijou St., 635-7749 $
The very tender and flavorful gyros, made with simple and fresh ingredients, speak for themselves.
JAKE & TELLY'S GREEK TAVERNA - 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0406, greekdining.com $$$ ★ ☀
More than just gyros, this upstairs bistro offers innovative Greek specialties.
MEDITERRANEAN CAFE - 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115, medcafe-co.com $ ★
A downtown institution, the Med Caf? as regulars call it, offers intimate seating and food that captures the robust spirit of the Mediterranean region.
MY BIG FAT GREEK RESTAURANT - 7605 N. Academy Blvd., 260-7300, eatmoregreek.com $$ ★
Table dancing and smashing plates accompany your meal in this boisterous chain restaurant with terrific gyros.
SAHARA CAFE - 954 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-2303 $
Short on interior design, but big on flavor and some of the best beef shawarma and baklava in town.
TAJINE ALAMI - 10 Old Man's Trail, Manitou Springs, 685-1119, tajinealami.com $$$ ★
Authentic Moroccan food, entertainment and seating. Dine as if part of the family, with four- and six-course feasts offered nightly.