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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 1,907 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Fresh, delicious, great service. These guys really know their business! Falafel sandwich and banana milkshakes are the BEST!

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Have been frequenting Falafel Drive-in for over 10 years. This is a favorite lunch or early dinner stop when not wanting to go to a "sit down" style restaurant. Located on San Carlos Street near the 280 end, one is not drawn into Falafel Drive-in for their ambience. The seating is outside on picnic style tables, sometimes shared. Tables face... More

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

San Jose does have soul... it's tough to find but it's there if you look hard enough. This is one of those places that exemplify the town. It's an old burger joint that was slowly converted into a place that serves great falafel and other middle east grub at a great price (for San Jose). The lunch special has a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Falafel Drive-In is a must for San Jose natives and visitors. I get the falafel and banana milkshake every time.

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a place of surprises. A drive-in and eat outside place that serves some of the best Mediterranean cuisine around. They've been nationally rated this way too, so it's not just me. Their falafel salad is my favorite but you can get it as a pita sandwich or a stand alone. They also have the classic gyros, tabbouleh, and... More

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Always our go to place for koubies or falafels It can get busy and sometimes seating is a problem. Great shakes too!

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

This is a funky little old drive in type place where you sit at picnic tables. It has the best falafels you'll find anywhere in No CA.

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you like falafel's you've got to stop at this drive-in restaurant. It's a typical story of a dive(in) restaurant with exceptional food. Who cares about the ambience when the food is divine!

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San Jose, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a famous local spot for some of the best Falafels and Gyro in town. The banana shakes are also a favorite, But the hummus is the best I have EVER tasted. Made fresh every morning with a creamy texture (YUM!) that goes perfectly with cut up veggies or their pita chips (also a must). If you are in... More

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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