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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
408-294-7886
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Ranked #1 of 1,914 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: African, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Sunnyvale, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I first ate here when I was a student at San Jose State in the 80s and have been back many times. It's a small, family run fast food business. The falafels are excellent and the banana shakes are always wonderful. I don't eat a lot of fast food and I try to avoid national chains. Falafel drive-in makes delicious... More

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Emskirchen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

One of the best Falafels I ever had. Service for take-away was really quick and I'll get back whenever I'm in SJ.

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USA
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

On previous visits I had experimented with several dishes, some of which were disaapointing. This time I just went with the standard falafel pita with hot sauce - - bingo! A bit different than other falafel, but excellent. And the service could not have been faster or friedlier.

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California
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1,217 reviews 1,217 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is likely the most unlikely drive-through Ever.Anywhere. Great food. Great service. Fair prices. Will be back!

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Morgan Hill, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you're in the area you should stop at the Falafel Drive-in. Sure lots has been written about the place, guess what? It's true. We often order the Special which is a Falafel and Banana shake. Both are delicious. It gets crowded around lunch and parking can be limited but do yourself a favor and stop by.

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New Delhi, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Heard a lot about this place and decided to give it a try for lunch. The falafels and banana shake were quite large portions. I felt full throughout the day. The place gets crowded, but they clear up also fast. Has lots of seating, and a toilet right behind.

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Best falafel in San Jose. We have been going here since I was a kid, when I thought falafel was awful. But now I know better! It is our go to for pick up lunch when moving someone (usually me, I moved all over the SJ/Campbell area) and a fab of my family who live in Santa Cruz. Large falafel... More

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love this place been coking here for years. It can get crowed, but the line moves well. Banana Shake and a Falafel is the special, but there are MANY great things on the menu. You can get a burger and fries or Middle Easternn specialties.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

They need to cut up their salad into much smaller pieces. Too much lettuce and bread too flimsy that sandwich falls apart. The felafels are quite tasty though.

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The falafels are delicious. The hot sauce adds great flavor. The banana shakes and root beer freeze should not be missed.

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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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: African, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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