Casa De Falafel is located in a Shell Gas Station Shopping Mart. You can fill your gas tank and your stomach at the same time here. This is a casual restaurant where you order at the counter and seat yourself at a comfortable booth. They serve up Falafels, Burritos and Quesadillas OH MY!
You pick from the Mediterranean Menu, The Mexican Menu or the Burger Menu.
I decided to go with a Falafel Plate off the Mediterranean Menu.
I receive EIGHT falafels, some hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, tahini sauce and I asked for mango pickle sauce because I don’t get to try that very often.
These Falafels are unlike any falafel I’ve had before. They are one of the crispiest and fluffiest.
They are almost bread-like in texture and are made from chickpeas and fava beans (also called broad beans).
Texture-wise the falafels are very good.
Flavor-wise they taste mostly of sesame seeds.
I can’t identify any coriander, cumin, garlic or fresh parsley that you usually taste when you eat a falafel.
These falafels could pass for Chinese Food. They’d be good with some sort of Chinese Sauce.
The sauces that came with them might have been house made but they all are bland and don’t taste like fresh made sauces. The hummus made me feel Hummuscidal. The tahini might go just as well on linguini. After tasting them I felt there is a possibility that the sauces came packaged from the supermarket.
My husband tries the Mexican Chicken Bowl with Hot Sauce.
The chicken is prepared well but this dish also suffers from an allergy of spices, herbs, flavors and HEAT! I tasted the hot sauce. to me it looks and taste just like fresh tomatoes and sweet green bell peppers mixed together with nothing else. This sauce isn’t hot. This food isn’t even hot with temperate. The cilantro rice doesn’t have enough cilantro in it to taste any cilantro.
This restaurant is newly opened so I don’t feel the need to rate it.
I hope your experience will differ from mine. Maybe they just ran out of herbs and spices and will use some next week.
Falafels, Burritos and Quesadillas Oh My!
At the Moment I haven’t found a Website or FaceBook page for Casa De Falafel so for more information you’d have to call them at 623-979-9234.