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Falafel Drive-In

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Falafel Drive-In
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2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
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2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
408-294-7886
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Dining options: Late Night
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Stick with the falafel
5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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KAP
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USA

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... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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USA
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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1,191 reviews 1,191 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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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Sunnyvale, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Do you like Falafel? Are you a sucker for Banana Shakes? If you said yes, then get in your car NOW and head to Falafel Drive-In on Stevens Creek. I SAID NOW! Or, if you're currently shopping at Valley Fair or emptying your bank account at Santana Row then hop in your Tesla and toddle on down to Falafel Drive-In.... More

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

We have been visiting this place for years. Falafels here are tasty, hot sauce is spicy and we really enjoy the outdoor type informal dining experience. This is the place where locals visit often.

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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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