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51 Aiolou, Athens, Greece, 10551

Serves meat, vegan options available. Little street food joint offering falafel along with tabouleh, hummus, and salad. The non-veg item is beef meatballs. It's in the historical center of Athens a few steps from Monastiraki, on a pedestrian street. Has Wi-Fi and lots of benches around. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Category: Mediterranean, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Delivery, Take-out, Greek, Non-veg

Reviews (10)

First Review by Alexdrm

Original Falafel in Athens - Edit

This is the first falafel shop in Athens and with a super tasty falafel it is no wonder it is thriving.

The falafel is big and full of veggies... most notably eggplant chunks. And while I am not a big fan of eggplant, it did not ruin my experience... though it also didn't help it.

I also asked for hummus on my falafel in place of yogurt, though the employees simply told me they use tahini and did not give me hummus on my falafel. Disappointing.

However, the falafel was big and filling and even tasty, though obvious improvements could be made.

Still a great place if you're in a pinch.

Pros: Large portions, Cheap prices, Central location

Cons: Not very accommodating to customer requests, Large, chunky vegetable pieces in falafel, Not very accommodating to customer requests

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best falafel in the city - Edit

i have to admit i didn't even like falafel, before i tried that one. It actually became my lunch for many days per week, during i was working close to that street, for almost a year. Great food, great people, great place.

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Loved it! - Edit

i had selected a few vegetarian restaurants in Athens, before my trip. This was one of them. I did not have to look up the address - as I was walking by I saw this long line of people waiting for their turn to order. And I had a huge falafel, very tasty and fresh. It is a just a counter right on the street, where you place your order. There are some benches on the street where you can seat down to eat. I recommend this place. As I remenber, I paid 3.80 euros for a huge falafel (January 2016).

Pros: tasty, fresh, delicious, cheap

Cons: no tables

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very good and tasty food - Edit

a generous & satisfying falafel pocket, large and tasty falafel balls with fresh and good salads ans tahini.
the tabbouleh and the hummus was very good as well.

Pros: very tasty, satisfying, low price

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SOO good!! - Edit

We found Falafellas around lunch time and it was super busy, which we knew was a good sign. My partner and I ordered a large pita to share and I have to say it is THE best falafel I have ever had! It was so delicious, there were roasted vegetables inside, salad, with a little paprika sprinkled on the top, just the right combination of flavours to make it SO yummy! If we had stayed for longer in Athens, we would have been back for sure.

Pros: Delicious, Friendly staff

Cons: Not too much space to sit and eat.

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The best falafel ever! - Edit

I will begin by saying that falafel is my favorite food. So i have a habit that whenever i go to a new city i am looking around to find a place that serves it. And i have to say that this was the best falafel that i ever ate!

Pros: excellent food, inexpensive

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