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Zabak's Mediterranean Cafe

Map & Directions 5901 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77057
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


Houston Press' Description

Zabak's Mediterranean Café is a spotless little walk-up service
restaurant with marble floors and fewer than 20 tables. If you have visitors who
are craving falafel sandwiches, this is the place to take them.
Zabak's falafels are the best in the city. Crunchy on the outside and
bright green and spicy hot on the inside, these chickpea patties make
awesome sandwiches. The restaurant is run by the children of George
Zabak, who made the falafel famous in Houston at a now-shuttered
restaurant called Mama's Po'Boys.

Member Reviews

  • on 11/11/13

    I love this place. Have been eating here, mostly to go, for a long, long time.

  • on 05/06/09

    This place is modern, clean and unpretentious. Order at the counter, and minutes later you'll be enjoying some terrific homemade Middle Eastern food from favorite family recipes. The hummus is as smooth as can be, and the baba ghanoush has a really smoky flavor, typical of this dish. The falafel is legendary, and the tabbouleh as authentic as you can get. Also try the kifta or... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Houston Press on 01/25/11

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Falafel: The falafel is moist, lightly crunchy on the outside and bright, parsley green on the inside!

  • Houston Press on 01/27/11

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Try the smoky baba ghanoush and the outstanding baklava!!

  • Tony L. on 02/08/12

    Absolutely the best hospitality I've had in a long time!! You have to come in and see!!!

  • Jenn on 11/16/11

    Excellent food and the owners are super nice. Falafel was good-- not as ground up as some falafel & a tad on the greasy side-- but it's fried. Try the chicken schwarma & hummus too.

  • Laura B. on 02/14/12

    Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Falafel

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