Mamoun's Falafel

Mamoun's Falafel

Falafel Restaurant and Middle Eastern Restaurant$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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  • Carrie L.
    "The chicken kabob and falafel sandwich combo is the BEST."(29 Tips)
    Wayne B.
    "Still the best falafel in NYC after al these years."(7 Tips)
    Gabriel C.
    "Best beef shawarma around and the falafel is also excellent."(52 Tips)
    Arnaud R.
    "Amazingly cheap and quite tasty for a quick simple treat"(41 Tips)
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  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22
    With its luxuriance of fried chickpea fritters, nutty tasting tahini, and fresh greens, onions, and tomatoes, Mamoun's falafel redefined a quick bite for New Yorkers. Read more
  • Cristina
    CristinaJuly 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Yada yada yada - if u don't know the falafel sandwich is the best in the city, where've u been for the past 15+ yrs? Don't sleep on the lentil soup. It'll change your life. Hot sauce all around...
  • 孟 M.
    孟 MAugust 23
    Best Babaganough I haven't found anywhere else! I wish I could make the equivalent at home ...until then I Ill get it as a sandwich to eat right away and sometimes as plate to take home.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansOctober 11, 2015
    7aram 3alek you left your friends at the bar for some delicious falafel, but it's kind of hard to feel bad when everything tastes so good.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Frank S.
    Frank SFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Thee Best Bad Ass New York Falafel and #1 in Popularity with New York's is in a Prime location in Greenwich Village. Get a Falafel then go next door to Caffe Reggio for a nice Greenwich Village treat.
  • M B.
    M Ben-DavidApril 20, 2012
    Yummy Eqyptian Middle Eastern restaurant in the heart of the Village. They have delicious falafel, chicken shwarma, hummus. The line is usually out the door because the prices are reasonable as well..
  • NVDK
    NVDKAugust 7, 2014
    Mamoun's is legendary. One is able to overlook the decrepit, tiny interior because the authentic falafel and shawarma sandwiches are to die for. Perfect for lunch or dinner on the go.
  • Gökhan T.
    Gökhan TopalhanOctober 6, 2013
    Ok so you made a mistake and poured that hot sauce instead of dripping it? grab a bottle of Ayran (Turkish yoghurt drink) from Turkiss a little south on the same street. your mouth will thank you.
  • Faaiz O.
    Faaiz OosmanAugust 9, 2014
    Falafel sandwich ($3.50) is pretty amazing considering the price. I mean, it's three freaking fifty for a falafel sandwich. You can't go wrong with it. Super quick service--gets packed!
  • Cindy l.
    Cindy lauAugust 11, 2015
    Cheap, filling and fast. Also, it's not too unhealthy. I love the baba ganouj but others swear by the falafel. For $3.50 each, try both.
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 15, 2012
    For less than $5, you’ll get a pita-full of schwarma, deliciously creamy baba ghannouj, and falafel that’s cooked just right (crunchy on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside).
  • Munch On Me
    Munch On MeNovember 8, 2011
    Small, tasty and veggie-friendly - falafel is the best thing to come from a chickpea. New Yorkers have certainly taken to these fried fritters, but if you're looking for the best, look no further. Read more
  • Aditya B.
    Aditya BasuOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can do a full course meal here. Start with a side of babaganoush, then falafel or shawarma sandwich, a baklava and a cup of tea. 12 bucks on the outside.
  • Jess K.
    Jess KellyJune 15
    6 bucks for the falafel plate which is basically two sandwiches. So good. So cheap. Classic example of where even the meat eaters go veggie.
  • Gabriel C.
    I love mamoun's! Best beef shawarma around and the falafel is also excellent. Great place to come to late night after hitting up the bars in the area.
  • Aniruddha M.
    Aniruddha MandkeNovember 2, 2014
    One of the best falafel, hands down. Try out chicken kebab version as well. Don't be dissuaded by the long line - these guys have an exceptional turn around time.
  • Pedro C.
    Pedro CristianiOctober 8, 2014
    get the delicious $6.00 shawarma and a soda to go. walk to Washington Square or West towards Hudson River Park. sit down and enjoy the best meal in town.
  • Tobias W.
    Tobias WackerAugust 22, 2014
    Even if you don't care much for falafel (I don't), their shawarma is out of this world. Go when they are not crazy busy and the meat is deliciously charred on the edges.
  • Celena C.
    Celena ChanJuly 27, 2015
    The chicken kebab was a bit dry-- a great cheap eat though, get the platter! The tahini sauce is a must.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 21, 2011
    The city's best falafel and chicken schwarma and the $2.50 price tag can't be beat. Use the hot sauce sparingly though, don't say we didn't warn you!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HannOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best, but they've been slacking lately - none of the requested hot sauce OR hummus on my $4 (!) falafel and hummus pita the other evening :(
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUAugust 29, 2014
    NYC’s best cheap falafel costs $3.50. Also try the pita with baba ganouj or the shawarma sandwich. Careful with the spicy sauce!
  • Isameow
    IsameowDecember 22, 2014
    Love the falafels here. If you get the player don't get both hummos and baba. Portions are big and they are heavy! Cash only.
  • Clay F.
    Clay FoxDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite falafel place in NYC by far. Cheap, delicious, and open until 4 AM. Doesn't get much better. Cash only though.
  • Carrie L.
    The chicken kabob and falafel sandwich combo is the BEST. Hope you like spicy! Their sandwiches send you to flavor town.
  • Nick M.
    Nick M🍺March 30, 2013
    Not only is the Falafel the best in the city it is the perfect post drinking snack. Defiantly a must eat. 4 stars!
  • Maia W.
    Maia WailanaAugust 30, 2013
    only in NYC you see a white stretch limo pull up infront of mamouns and everyone get out to order the best falafel in town! bad service, great falafel!
  • Sasha F.
    Sasha FriedenbergJuly 31, 2015
    Great for a quick and dirty falafel sandwich. But if you're looking for something more than chopped lettuce and diced tomatoes in your sandwich, look elsewhere. Killer hot sauce tho.
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.October 27, 2011
    Great falafel for just 2.50. Be sure to be careful with the spice sauce or enjoy the notoriously famous 'Mamoun's After party'.
  • William H.
    William HAugust 23, 2014
    It doesn't look like much, but it's some of the best falafel in town. Ignore the daunting line, it moves quickly.
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FinnJanuary 4, 2015
    Open late with delicious pita sandwiches to soak up all that dive bar liquor. Definitely try their fresh baba ganouj.
  • Ting
    TingFebruary 16
    Tiny joint, cheap n decent. Baba ganoush a bit strange. Falafel is great. Next time will try the shawarma.
  • Chris K.
    Chris KonecnyFebruary 12, 2015
    Wow. Great place to get some falafel after bars close. Shawarma and lentil soup were fantastic as well. Cheap.
  • Doctor K.
    Doctor KleinApril 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Whether your looking for a quick snack or bombed from a late night of drinking & dancing stop by Mamouds. You'll feel like a million bucks within minutes. I go for the falafel shawarma mix.
  • Jazmin L.
    Jazmin LuiOctober 7, 2013
    Forget the falafel, baba ghanoush is so much more flavorful, saucy, eggplant goodness. This sandwich is a hot mess, you can't eat it delicately at all.
  • Sabrina A.
    Sabrina AsanoNovember 27, 2015
    Shawarma and falafels were great. Good value for the quality of food. Meat is cooked very well, marinaded well.
  • Gary P.
    Gary PeckApril 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The best falafel sandwich I've ever had (for real), and it's only $2.50! Open really late too.
  • Dipika A.
    Dipika AgrawalNovember 12, 2014
    Love their falafel sandwiches with extra white sauce and of course the spicy sauce (used very sparingly!)
  • steve B.
    steve BEMay 28, 2013
    It's 2013. Pitas come mixed these days; you can have your babaghanouj and hummus, too ...in the same sandwich!!
  • Cheapism
    CheapismDecember 9, 2010
    NYC’s best cheap falafel costs $2.50. Also try the pita with baba ganouj or the shawarma sandwich. Careful with the spicy sauce!
  • Bauzen
    BauzenMay 1, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I don't care how much better you think your local falafel guy is, this is the most famous falafel place in the city. Nothing comes close to the consistency of a delicious Mamoun's Falafel anywhere!
  • Ari S.
    Ari SatlinJuly 6, 2013
    Healthies, Best tasting quality Veggie Falafel ever. Slamming Lamb pita shwarma. like 4$. Everyones a winner.
  • Evva K.
    Evva KraikulJuly 20, 2013
    Delicious falafels at affordable prices - what more could you ask for? Note, this place is cash only!
  • Justin A.
    Justin AbuzidFebruary 21, 2015
    Everything here was yum. Go easy on the hot sauce if you don't like too spicy, it really is HOT.
  • Sandra A.
    Sandra A.July 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best chicken and falafel sandwiches in the village. Be careful with the hot sauce...it's killer!
  • Ricardo D.
    Ricardo DinizMarch 13, 2013
    At this place I ate the most delicious hummus in my life. Try it with the good ol' falafel sandwich.
  • joahnna
    joahnnaJuly 28, 2015
    There's always a queue but it moves pretty fast. And yes it's worth queuing for. Their falafel doesn't disappoint.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 24, 2013
    THE place to get falafel to go. The hot sauce is very spicy, so beware!
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 27, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great place for an inexpensive lunch. Falafel sandwich is $3 and shawarma sandwich is $6.
  • Jerry K.
    Jerry KallarakkalSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best falafel's at the cheapest price. Love the hot sauce too, but can be crazy hot at times.
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