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Falafel Drive-In

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2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
408-294-7886
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating

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  • 233
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Authentic Food

We decided to eat here on the recommendation of a friend. There was a fair number of people in line but it moved very quickly! Very organized and efficient! Everything was so delicious and fresh ingredients! Really enjoyed this experience! We will surely return for more!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We decided to eat here on the recommendation of a friend. There was a fair number of people in line but it moved very quickly! Very organized and efficient! Everything was so delicious and fresh ingredients! Really enjoyed this experience! We will surely return for more!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I just love this place the falafels are yummy and everyone is helpful but you best know what you want as the lines can be long and the employees efficient in their jobs. We had the Gyros in pita and Gyros Salad and Falafel in pita and everything was delicious and serving sizes are very large. Hint - call your... More 

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San Jose, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Their Falafel's are the best I have tasted. They are always busy so you will have to wait in line but it moves quickly. They have long tables outside for seating. It's worth the wait and the ambiance(which there is none

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San Jose, CA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Want a falafel, go here. You won't be disappointed. This is the best falafel house in San Jose. Pita bread is awesome.

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San Jose, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Facade Drive-in has become our standard for how falafels should be done. They are perfect! They are a very casual environment, and easy to get in and out of. The 'Special' is our favorite and includes the best banana shake you will ever have.

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san jose, ca.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Middle Eastern food, mostly vegetarian, famous for their incredible and most excellent falafels, baklava, specialty dishes. Friendly family run place, gets busy at lunch and dinner. don't forget extra tahini and their hot sauce is divine! Loved their food for years, enjoy turning new customers on to this gem!

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Los Gatos, CA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Small but wonderful banana milkshakes. Otherwise, pretty standard fare; you can only do so many things Falafel's.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Long line usually, but super fast service, super good falafel sandwiches and banana shakes. It has a "retro" look and feel, having been a San Jose landmark for some 50 years. When you sit on the covered patio amongst the murals depicting San Jose and Bay Area scenes, you get a sense of the connection this establishment has to the... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I go here several times a month. Favorites are the gyros and the falafel. Don't forget to try the bananashake.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This place was very good. We used Trip Advisor reviews to choose this establishment. We ordered takeout and were not disapointed. My husband had the kabob, which was awesome and I had the falafel. The banana shake is not to be missed. I am still craving another.

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Additional Information about Falafel Drive-In

Address: 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
Phone Number: 408-294-7886
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-294-7886

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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