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2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
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Ranked #1 of 1,924 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: African, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Hong Kong Region, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great ready for one of San Jose's hidden gems. The falafel is the best in the city. It comes straight out of the frier hot and delish. The babaganoush and hummus are a must. Go with a gang and share. you will not be disappointed

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Rochester, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

One or the other on it's own is good; together, it's even better! Another place that we had seen on Triple D; the sandwich had plenty of falafel and sauce; the hot sauce was ok as well. (Not really a hot sauce fan) It is cash only, and I believe there was an ATM there or nearby. We went on... More 

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San Jose, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have had many Gyros all over the Bay Area, and this is clearly the lowest rated gyros in my book. It is salty, and no other flavor. The meat texture is not good. It tasted like mystery meatloaf in a college dorm cafeteria. The portion is big, but the price is not cheap only reasonble. Parking situation is difficult.... More 

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Fun place to grab lunch. Get there early or plan on ordering to go and eat 🍴 elsewhere. The food is great and fairly priced.

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Santa Clara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Lovely Falafel Sandwiches and Hot sauce... Tried the hummus platter, Baba Ganoush and pita chips. Liked it all..Portion size is decent. Downside: Cash only.

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Milpitas, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

As authentic as it gets. I have lived in Kuwait and have had several Falafels whilst there.. I can attest that this is really as authentic as it gets - especially in a land so far away from the real deal! These guys have been here from the very start and have mastered their art. The cash payments, halal and... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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223 reviews 223 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wow. You read reviews and you just don't know, but this place rocks -- plain and simple. I tried the falafel sandwich and banana split and, on this day, had a slice of heaven. The flavors abound, the place is fast, and it is a $9 meal unlike anything you can find on the west coast. Exceptionally fun and iconic.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Been coming here for over 30 years. You can't beat their falafels. Don't be afraid to ask for extra sauce. The line looks long around noon, but it moves fast.

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San jose
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My friend and I have always made it a point to stop off at the Falafel Drive In when we go Halloween costume shopping each year. My friend was concerned at first when I drove her to this fine establishment (location isn't the greatest) but once she tried her first falafel- she was hooked! I wish I had the metabolism... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This falafel place makes the very best falafel I've ever had. It's sort of a joint--a former drive-in, where there's usually a line (it moves fast.) They have a very small area inside, and several tables outside, under an awning, for one to enjoy the falafels and other middle eastern goodies. I always order the falafel (large, with extra tahini)... More 

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: African, Hamburgers, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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