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Review: You can generally be guaranteed amazing freshly prepared falafel here with lashings of fantastic salad, as much as you can pile on. In a bustling side street off Las Ramblas this is a very busy take-out affair. Open til 3am and a great place for on the hoof food. Serves cans of cold beer also, which is a bonus. My only concern about the format here is that it becomes extremely crowded with people jostling for position over the salad counter, and even filling up with salad again whilst they have half-eaten their falafel. This to me creates hygiene problems i.e. using utensils again on sandwiches that have already been eaten and people spluttering over and touching the food at the salad bar. On 1 Jan 2013 the place was absolutely heaving with people showing absolutely no concern for incoming customers. We had to leave in a bit of a fury after a 15 minute wait, and felt sorry for the lone staff member who had to deal with some rude customers demanding their food and then crowding the salad counter preventing others from getting in. I have been going to Maoz around Europe since 2002 but now I think I may have 'outgrown' it as there are so many other vegetarian and vegan fast food options available in most cities. Give Wok to Walk a try in Barcelona if Maoz is too busy only a few hundred yards away on Ferran or at Las Ramblas.