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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 1,906 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 Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 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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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

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
31 helpful votes 31 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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