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Falafel of Santa Cruz

1501 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
+1 831-459-0486
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average30%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
28 Sep 2015
“You won't walk away hungry!”
13 Sep 2015
“Good and cheap!”
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
1501 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
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Reviews (13)
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Its one of the best places in town for a great Falafel or Gyro & fries. They are generous with the servings. If you're watching your carbs. they make plates that have a mountain of food. It's a bit of a greasy spoon but they...More

Thank flowerfun
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Very good falafels, and pretty cheap. You get a large (6 falafel balls at least) sandwich, fries and a drink for something like $9. The falafel had just the right crispiness and the taste was good. Filling for the sandwich could have been a little...More

1  Thank yoontaylor
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Very good food, fresh. Nice friendly service. For the money, great food to feed a hungry college student

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 7 July 2014

If you have a hankering for Middle Eastern food, there aren't too many options in Santa Cruz; this place serves passable, but not outstanding, falafel, shwarma (chicken) and gyros (beef / lamb). We order from here about every month or so - it's nearby, and...More

1  Thank santacruzer_95060
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We really enjoyed the greek style chicken and vegetable swarma wraps here and at a great price also a huge wrap for $6! This was an outstanding inexpensive dinner for my family of four. The location is fantastic also right across the street from the...More

Thank jasonwg71
Reviewed 23 March 2012

A relative who went to UCSC directed us here: "We always eat there - it's the best." At lunch on a Wednesday, parking was difficult, not too crowded inside but noisy, a student dive. The food had integrity, but I've had better falafel. Needs more...More

Thank RaggedClaws49
Reviewed 3 December 2011

We used to just love this place, so we are sorry to report that we no longer do. We've had two incredibly disappointing meals there this year. The falafel and the baba ganoush used to be amazing. They are now both greasy, insipid, and bland....More

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Reviewed 17 January 2009

mmmm gyro special!

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 March 2008

worse than the downtown place

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Reviewed 17 December 2007

only take cash and a bit expensive but good food

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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-459-0486
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