• United Falafel Organization

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Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe opened Feb 2015 in the Central Park. Offers around 4 vegan dishes and 1 vegetarian one. The cuisine is Middle Eastern focused mainly on falafel, hummus, and dessert. A trained barista makes espresso drinks. Open Wed-Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

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15 Reviews

First Review by CherryFlamingo


Points +52

19 Oct 2023

Best falafels!!!

This place did the most amazing falafels and hummus!!! It might even be some of my best ever falafels (and I’ve had a lot of them haha)!! I had the falafel wrap, the bread was so fresh and tasty (you don’t often get nice bread in South America so this was a treat!)! I also couldn’t resist a vegan dessert since they had a few to chose from! I opted for the vegan apple pie which was to die for! I took it back to the hostel and put it in the microwave and it literally smelt and tasted like Christmas 😍 the most delicious desert ever!

Pros: Yummy falafels, bread and hummus, Yummy vegan dessert , Friendly staff



Points +575

30 Jul 2023

Love the Veggie Wrap

Great food at reasonable cost! Amazing baked goods, often with vegan or gluten free options

Pros: Veggie options, Great service, Affordable


Points +2797

11 Apr 2023

Great falafel plate

We had the vegan falafel plate, which was exactly like how it looks on the photos from 2020, so nothing has changed. Very tasty with lots of hummus in the middle of the plate. Price has risen to $7.5, but it's alright for the size.


Points +234

24 Jan 2023

Always returning for some tasty food

No idea if the food is really authentic Arabic food, but I really love the taste. The staff is sometimes nice, sometimes a bit rough, but after they get to know you I have the impression they get a bit more constant with being nice. They speak some English too and have the menu in English, so easy for those who don't speak Spanish. Prices seem ok, but probably a bit more expensive for Ecuador - but it's a Gringo-area here, so no surprise for me.

Pros: Food tastes great, Some vegan options to choose from

Cons: Staff sometimes slightly rude, Specific how long you can stay if eating litt, Very specific where you can sit if alone


Points +34

28 Jun 2022

Ambience, vegan options, backyard garden patio, wifi 🌿🎋☘️🌸

My best experience here so far was with the vegan pie 😻

Pros: Speaking English , Good Vegan options , Location

Cons: On a Pricier side, Prefer less salty


Points +46

21 Nov 2021

Excellent, healthy and filling

My wife enjoyed a carne asada wrap but I had the vegan curry plate with rice, hummus, fried yucca spears, and flat bread. Really nice, fresh ingredients. They have a nice assortment of Ecuatoriana beer, mostly darker varieties. The back garden seating is really relaxing and quiet. Super friendly staff. I would definitely return.


Points +96

06 Mar 2020

Big, delicious, a bit pricey porcion of falafel

Service was good, the place is on the main square, nice ambient, Wi-Fi. I ordered porcion of falafel for 6,5 usd and got a big plate with 5 balls, with hummus, tzatziki sauce, two tortillas and portion of salad. Everything was very tasty.

Pros: Big portion, Tasty

Cons: They serve meat, 6,5 usd for Ecuador is a bit pricey


Points +28

17 Oct 2019

The best falafels you'll ever eat!

This place is definitely onto something. They honestly have the best falafel recipe, the staff and so friendly and welcoming and the meal as a whole was insanely amazing. My friends and I all had the vegan falafel plate and had the yuca fries with the aioli (which is vegan anyway). Would 110% recommend this place to anyone!


Points +29

31 Jul 2019


An economical Vegan Option middle eastern cafe with only some vegan choices. Some weekly specials are vegan.

Pros: some vegan dishes and dessert, Friendly staff, Not expensive

Cons: Only a few Vegan Choices, Once in a while have vegan specials, Serve meat


Points +299

10 Jan 2019

Cannot say enough good things

I came here twice during my stay in Vilcabamba because the food was so tasty. I was especially excited to see vegan dessert options, which were nonexistent through the rest of the country!

Pros: Great location, Friendly staff, Awesome food


Points +2089

19 Jul 2018

delicious food

I had an amazingly delicious vegan falafel wrap, except that there was no falafel in it. But it was so tasty, I didn't bother.
The backyard is amazing and peaceful.
I took a vegan chocolate cake with me and it was fantastic too.
The staff is friendly and ambitious.

Pros: peaceful backyard, delicious food, friendly staff

Cons: not all vegan


Points +94

01 Dec 2017

Seriously delicious falafel

This was probably the best falafel I've ever had and I eat a ton of falafel. We had the hindu curry and falafel as mains, the falafel was definitely the better of the two (it is a falafel shop not a curry house after all) however the yuca fries and humus you get with the curry is absolutely on point.

We sat in the the beautiful garden area, which is on the side of the church so you get the benefit of being on the other side of a stained glass window.

I would have given this a 5 if happycow let me!

Pros: beautiful garden, vegan cake, friendly staff


Points +20

05 Jan 2017

delicious !!!

I wasn't expecting to find vegan options while traveling to Vilcabamba... This place offers delicious options and the hummus and falafel are to die for!!! the ambiance was fantastic and the plates were absolutely beautiful. definitely hope to be back one day!!


Points +161

28 Jan 2016


Beautifully displayed food. falafels have the perfect crispy and the curry plate is to die for. I'm also a big fan of the curry yucca fries. my favorite part is the condiment - Tahini! also, best coffee in town. the place is very clean and clean bathroom. the sitting area in the garden was well thought out. very lovely!


Points +403

04 Jun 2015

Good food and goo coffee!

Nice place with a vegan friendly menu (all is vegan except on dishes with yoghurt and deserts, but they have a raw vegan cashew cheesecake!) Wrap with 2 falafel is $3,50 and espresso at $1. Nice staff.

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