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Posted by Shawn on 01/29/2011
Don't get me wrong ... I have been a major devotee of Mamouns over the past 15 years. However, the last few visits (East side) have been a bit depressing. Something feels like it's missing.
Posted by uwsfoodie on 10/24/2010
I haven't been to mamoun's in a while, and i'm not gonna be going back any time soon. The falafel is very so/so, and it was about half the size of the one from the cheap place around the corner from Mamoun's (on second avenue). The guy who was behind the counter couldn't have been any less bothered by my being there. Finally, I said "instead of talking to your friend, can you help me"?...One of the two said, "we were talking about business". Hello! I was standing right there. You guys were so NOT talking about "business". Be real, give good food, and I'll be back. For now, around the corner rocks:)...I hope a manager or owner reads this.
Posted by anonymous on 09/02/2009
This is the best falafel and chicken shwarma i've ever had. Their hot sauce is crazy good! i love spicy food, and this is one of the spiciest i've had. I like this Mamouns better than McDougals cause they have chicken shwarma...best meal any time of day...
Posted by nm on 07/16/2009
The shawarma here is execellent! very satisfying. The falafel is also better than most i've tried. The portions are good and for real cheap. Not a big fan of the hot sauce though - just tastes like chilli powder mixed with water.
Posted by Diamonds on 06/21/2009
For $2.50, you can't beat the quality and taste! It's a great tasting large falafel sandwich, with a great Depression 2.0 price. It has a high turnover rate, so the sandwiches are always fresh. I passed this place for five years without trying it, and now it's my go-to spot for falafel! But unless you really like hot sauce, don't try theirs - It's O.D. hot!
Posted by anonymous on 04/25/2009
I am a huge fan of falafel, and I cannot understand how people actually enjoy eating at Mamoun's. I heard rave reviews before trying it and threw it away halfway through. I begrudgingly tried it again and had a similar experience. Perhaps those who have never eaten good falafel are those who like Mamoun's? The tahini has a bizarre aftertaste, and the falafel is consistently cold and bland. I would never waste $2.50 on such a poor food item, no matter how hungry or inebriated.
Posted by Gastronomicon on 12/12/2008
...and the other is its parent branch on MacDougal St. Beautiful lamb shwarma with the requisite amount of fat so essential for a juicy, tasty shwarma. With the tahini sauce and the pita bread...oh heaven. And all this while being 100% sober! It tastes even better when buzzed! Hands-down the go-to place for shwarma.