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18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you looking for a great fafalel in a no frills restaurant, then go to Mama's. You will not be disappointed. The food tastes great; you will not be sorry!

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Florence, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Mama's is a cheap and really good restaurant, where you can eat the best falafel on earth! The fresh salad is not so special and this is the reason of my 4 stars instead of 5! I will come back there for sure!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Spent todays lunch here. I tried Mama's famous falafel, spicy (recomended by staff). It was very tastful; I added some extra spice. Most people dont say this but the white pita bread was well prepared, the fluff and taste was just on point.

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126 reviews 126 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I am a fanatic about falafel. At one point in time in my life, I could eat falafel every day without batting an eye! Needless to say, as an Israeli, I have eaten a lot of falafel at some of Israel's finest. Mama's disappointed, big time. While the falafel balls are okay, the Israeli salad has little taste (where is... More 

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Great Kosher Falafel place in Philadelphia, 1st time visit, will be back on my next visit On my 1st day in town for the IACP convention, I found this Kosher Falafel place to be within 15-20 minutes walking distance of the convention center, The food and choices was great, Falafel in the pita was very fresh hot and delicious, so... More 

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Philadelphia has somewhat limited choices for real Kosher restaurants and this would rate as giving the best value for your food dollar. It's 'just the basics', you stand inline, order from the fairly extensive menu(even combo platters are mostly under $ 10). Hope you can find a seat in the tiny restaurant. Restaurant does a large take-out business it appears.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Our family goes here when in town and even on way to Phillies game. Convenient and tasty. Could be bigger!

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This little hole in the wall still produces very good vegetarian kosher food time after time. Service is friendly and quick...you need to know how to make a selection if not familiar with fallafel/Israeli street food, and how to negotiate the free salad bar offerings on a tiny paper plate. Or to find a table in the often crowded space.... More 

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Far Rockaway, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

When I asked my friends what to do in philly they ALL told me I have to try this place. I don't consider myself a falafel enthusiast but i must say that this was probably the best falafel ive ever had. so if you really like falafel, i'm pretty sure this place has a big table of this stuff for... More 

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Houston, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Since my first, less than exciting experience at Mama's, I went back to give it another try. This time, wow, what a difference. There were far fewer people crowding the restaurant. The server had the chance to chat with me about my order, and I had time to collect some condiments without feeling rushed out of the way. Even better,... More 

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Additional Information about Mama's Vegetarian

Address: 18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
Phone Number: 215-751-0477
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Israeli

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