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Falafel Drive-In

2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
408-294-7886
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Ranked #2 of 1,903 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
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
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English first
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I like the falafel best on the salad. Ask for the red sauce. Not too spicy but gives it a slow burn kick. Really enjoy lunch outside. Not much of a view but love the San Jose mural. Go early for lunch, it gets busy. Skip the food court at the mall. True San Jose original.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is such a cool little drive in. The falafel sandwiches are second to none! Plus getting a banana shake along with it for $8 is a great deal. Definitely recommend this place. You can't just go once!

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San Jose, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Place is fast and fun like a good old fashined drive in, but has the best yummy falafel ever. Fries, salads, shakes...They're all going to become your favorite! Dont miss the chance at their sauces...and a famous banana shake! Never thought I'd actually crave falafel...but I do from this place!

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Kent, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was my first visit so not knowing what to have I ordered the "Special" A large falafel sandwich and a banana milkshake! YUM! The sauces on the sandwich were right on! I loved it and it seems like there are alot of other people that love it too as it was packed by the time I left! The banana... More

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This place has been around since I was a child. My dad used to take us here and always had a great time having us pronounce the menu! We would always get a Falafel sandwich and a banana shake! if you havent been here, you just have to stop by and try it! you wont be disappointed.

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San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very tasty food, wonderful setting and very friendly service.. We were told to try this place from a couple and we have been visiting ever since..Love this place!

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lunching at place is the thing I miss most about working in San Jose- Simply Perfect Falafel. The Gyro is good too but I always get the Falafel- The pairing with the Banana shake seems odd. but it works! oh how it works!!

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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I absolutely LOVE this place and always think of my mom every time i go here! Try the falafel & banana shake combo - killer! They always have a good amount of people so they are always making food and its always fresh! I honestly dont think i've ever gotten anything other than a falafel.. aside from some fries or... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here during a vacation on the advice of the great reviews posted here, and this place exceeded all expectations! The food is superb. I don't really even like falafel, but I will now forever fantasize about these delicious, bright-green-with-yummy-parsley, perfect morsels. Great pita bread. Extraordinary hot sauce. The banana milkshakes are indeed delicious. The seating area is casual... More

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Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My family stopped here on our way to San Francisco and it was delicious. The Gyro was okay but I would suggest you get the Falafel because it was head and shoulders above the Gyro.

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