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Falafel Drive-In

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2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
+1 408-294-7886
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason for the lines. And they move pretty fast. The falafels are the best in the Bay area - no contest! The tahini sauce is a perfect marinade for the little falafel balls. And the hot sauce is hot! And delicious! Almost...More

Thank KnowsHowToTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a well-prepared falafel then this is the place to come to. They are just right and very delicious. The staff is friendly, helpful and very busy. If you are hungry to come here be prepared because it develops a line very quickly....More

Thank Earl H
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is always a line because its good, but the line moves quickly so don't worry. The falafel sandwiches (in pita) are delicious. The falafel is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. If you like spice ask for extra chili. My friends rave about...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with recommendations from a colleague. This is not a fancy place for sure, but the food was really good. People were really nice to help us on what to get since this was our first time there. There was a line and...More

Thank Youngxie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere is moderately sanitary picnic tables on a busy street, but when the falafel is this crunchy and tender, and the pita is this fresh, who cares?

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is history to this place, even though it's a small place people rush in for the taste and value of it. Probably you cannot get such tasty falafel anywhere in Bay Area.

Thank Narasimha B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is always a line but it moves quick. We come for lunch when we are on the area and it never disappoints. The portions are large and meals are always tasty. I like the gyro in pita or salad.

Thank PazMN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Falafel is fresh and spicy. Banana shake rocks. This is a must stop if ever in San Jose

1  Thank SweetLou B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located right on the edge of antiques row. If you aren't a local you drive right by it not suspecting it's greatness. Just like every other place in America, and there is this one hidden gem that is so under the radar...More

Thank muse426
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the falafal sandwich & fava bean dip are my favorites, and the banana shake is good too. great scenery painted on the walls (of san jose landmarks) was fun to look at while eating lunch.

Thank dgordon904
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Maxine C
June 19, 2016|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
Larry S
December 30, 2014|
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Response from estoniankid | Reviewed this property |
I do. OT recall anything specifically being on the ordering display that says an item is gluten free My suggestion would be to call them. I don't know, but since they use old family recipes from the Middle East, their pita... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95128-1651
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-7886
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