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Mama's Vegetarian

18 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-3313
215-751-0477
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Ranked #253 of 3,691 restaurants in Philadelphia
Cuisines: Israeli
Most recent review
- Mar 19, 2014
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Haifa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Philadelphia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Houston, TX
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Everyone seems to rave about Mama's. It was okay, but I am not ready to rave about it...yet. The pros: it's vegetarian and it's very easy for me to get to; pretty reasonably priced, too. The cons: the falafel was okay, but too much of a spice for me...was it nutmeg? I couldn't tell. When I went, it was incredibly... More

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New York, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Staff friendly and food delicious. Good proximity to major attractions. We had the falafel and french fries and enjoyed both.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

If you're looking for kosher in down town Philly, this is a good Parve option. They deliver as well.

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