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Falafel Drive-In

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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“pitas” (44 reviews)
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10:00 - 20:00All hours
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 2 days ago

This is my "go to" place for falafel. The flavor of the sauce and falafels in the pita bread are excellent. I've tried other places, but always come back here. The "drive-in" setting/atmosphere isn't as ideal as one may like, but once you start eating,...More

Thank Anne N
Reviewed 2 days ago

A South Bay treat and very popular tradition. It deserves your ATTENDANCE, wheather visitor, local, or new to the area. Just across freeway from Valley Fair and Santana Row on Stevens Creek Blvd. Jammed at lunch everyday - TELLS you it is popular with the...More

Thank Casual_Joe
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the falafel salad. Excellent. I want to eat my way thru the whole menu. Nice atmosphere, sit outside and enjoy the nice weather while enjoying lunch or dinner with the locals.

Thank AJP76244
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One if my work colleagues brought me around. Historic and now famous (featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives). The food was very good. Service was quick. Lots of seating if you want to stay our. Not expensive. They are known for fried pita and their...More

Thank LydiaK313
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the years the quality is maintained. Always it is worth the visit. Quick service. But limited options for veg.

Thank hariomdelhi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very well known for Falafels, especially among the techies who work Silicon Valley. It has been around for 30+ years, probably in the same spot. They offer many more dishes and I occasionally order a single Kibbeh (or Kubbeh). To eat both...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am vegetarian, so I usually get the " special". A falafel pita with a banana milkshake and fries. Definitely filling. Ask for extra red sauce if you want extra spice. I crave this place.

Thank Justine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is wonderful and an old San Jose landmark. Outdoor seating but that's great for those of us that have our pets with us.

Thank chillab1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want the ultimate falafel in San Jose , on San Carlos St . There are other item to eat here , but most are here for the falafels .

Thank Randy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here for a quick lunch for years. The line looks long but moves quickly. The falafal and falafal salad are great. They make the best red and white sauces. A quick, tasty, filling lunch for less than $10 - yeah!

Thank Hikermom91
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Maxine C
20 June 2016|
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Response from Scuffy13 | Reviewed this property |
Outdoor picnic tables. First come, first served.
Larry S
31 December 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
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
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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