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Falafel House

113 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3912
+1 831-459-9770
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
9 Jul 2017
“Just an average falafel. But it does the job.”
29 Dec 2016
“Yummy plant and meat-based selections for a great price.”
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Fast food, Greek, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
113 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3912
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The price is good for the amount of food you get but wasn't overly impressed with the flavors. Tasted like a pretty standard falafel but nothing really gave it that extra kick that made me want to go back.

Thank Shauna B
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Savory dishes: the taste tells you the food is prepared daily and is fresh. Ambience is cozy, nothing fancy and ample room for small and larger groups.

Thank 825michellez
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I was walking around downtown Santa Cruz and came upon the Falafel House. Having spent some time in the Middle East, I was keen to try the place. Upon entering I was ecstatic to see that it was owned by Syrians. I recognized several of...More

Thank Bence B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is the best falafel place in town, and a bit of a local secret. Great gyros, shawarma, pepper steak, and burgers too! And the fries - I don't know what they do - I usually avoid eating french fries but theirs are irresistible. They...More

Thank Len B
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Falafel should be crispy on the outside, and soft inside. Many places can't get it right. This place does, and has a nice menu and is a cute place off of Pacific Ave. Great for a cheap yummy Middle Eastern food fix.

Thank Balkans_Phile
Reviewed 4 June 2016

...what more can you ask for? Only in a college town, something like this will thrive. Mediterranean/middle eastern flavours at an affordable price. The food is authentically prepared. I love the lamb combo plate. This was one of our go to places when we lived...More

Thank Orostudio
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is a place you can always get excellent quality very generous qualities for a great value. It is my go to place for falafels and Gyros. There are many choices but this is downtown and very easy to pop into and get dinner to...More

Thank SCTomas
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I don't know why I don't come here more often, but my previous visit proved that I should put it at the top of my list. My gyro platter was simply amazing. I learned to ask for my gyro meat to be extra crispy. This...More

Thank Smudge R
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Possibly the worst falafel I have ever had. There are extras, but the falafel I have ever had, it was so dry no amount of hummas or dressing could help me swallow it.

Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I've been eating felafel and gyros (what's the plural of gyros?) at this place since it opened. (It was previoiusly an ice cream place, many years ago.) The lunch I often get is a gyros or felafel with fries and and a drink. And I...More

Thank tcmaycorralitos
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3912
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-459-9770
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