Falafel Corner, is one of the newer restaurants to open in Roseville, and as the name suggests, it specializes in falafel, but also servers platters, wraps, appetizers, and even burgers! Mediterrenean cuisine meets "Americana" at Falafel Corner, located in Roseville, CA.
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Photo: Falafel Corner, is one of the newer restaurants in Roseville, having opened only a month ago, and just having celebrated their grand opening last weekend. It's early afternoon, Monday, March 23, 2020, and I've arrived at Falafel Corner, ready to enjoy some amazing Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll be greeted by friendly Mohammed, and you'll note the menu, above the counter. There are printed menus, which you can take home with you, if you prefer, as the restaurant is happy to cater events, and in these coronavirus times, does a brisk take out business.
Falafel Corner operates on that I call the "taqueria format" as you make your selection from the posted menu, pay for it, and when your order is ready, your name will be called, or one of the staff will bring to order to you. Note the open kitchen in the background.
Photo: The dining room is quite small, and sparsely seated on this early Monday afternoon, which I'm sure has something to do with the current virus scare. The dining room is open for business, but for a very reduced capacity, so diners can deep "social distance" from one another.
Photo: The printed menu, along with the menu posted above the counter, features appetizers, platters, sweets, wraps, sides, and a great selection of burgers. There is something for every taste on the menu. Note the "Philly Fries" and the "Badmash Gangster Burger," which look interesting.
Photo: The menu is posted above the counter, as Mohammed begins working on my order. Falafel Corner is not "fast food," and although the restaurant wasn't busy, it took him, and later with help from Ausaf, around 20 minutes to deliver my platter. But, it's worth wait, as the food is amazing.
Photo: The restaurant owner, Ausaf, and Mohammed prepare my order of "Combo Platter." The kitchen is open, so you can watch the friendly staff prepare your order.
Photo: Meet my friendly server, Mohammed, as he places my "Combo Platter," along with a square of "Baklava" on the counter. The equally friendly owner of the restaurant, Ausaf, stands behind Mohammed. These gentlemen treated me like family!
Photo: Thanks, Mohammed, for snapping my photo, as I get ready to enjoy my lunch of the "Combo Platter." Such a delicious meal! You get plenty of food to keep you going for a long time...
Photo: From the "Platters" section of the menu, I went with the "Combo Platter," as it included everything that I love, and it seemed like a good place to begin at a new restaurant.
The menu describes the "Combo Platter" as "Chicken, gyro, salad, rice, salad, tzatziki, humus, pita bread. Quite a simple description, and the menu doesn't that it includes dessert! I describe the "Combo Platter" as simply delicious...
Let's start with the showcase of the platter: Chicken and gyro. The gyro was marinated, grilled to perfection, and cut into thin slices, in the style of Greece. I didn't see a vertical rotisserie in the kitchen - I didn't ask - but the meat is grilled to perfection, tender, slightly spicy, and simply delicious. I can say pretty much the same about the chicken, as it was marinated, grilled, slightly spicy and was so tender that it practically melted in my mouth. Falafel Corner doesn't skimp on meat, as my "Combo Platter" included a mountain of meat, and a small cup of tzatziki sauce on the side for dipping, and more with the chicken.
The chicken and gyro were placed on a bed of Mediterranean style rice, with some pilaf mixed in, and a helping of creamy tzatziki sauce was placed on the rice, and separated the chicken from the gyro. Not only did this add to the taste sensation, but it added to the amazing presentation!
The salad was very simple, as it was only lettuce, sliced tomato, onion, and a few slices of red cabbage to add pzazzaz and texture. The salad was fresh, delicious, and didn't need any dressing, as a sprinkling of pepper, which came with the salad, did the trick, and made the salad delicious.
I'm a lover of all things humus, and my platter included a small helping of humus, drizzled with melted butter, and sprinkled with paprika, which made for an outstanding side dish to the meal.
Oh the pita bread! I am an absolute lover of grilled pita bread, and Falafel Corner didn't disappoint me, as my meal included a whole grilled pita bread, cut into for slices, and perfectly grilled, complete with grill marks. The bread was fresh, hot and delicious, and really complimented my fantastic lunch.
For dessert, the platter included a small square of baklava, which is a very popular dessert in the greater Middle East. The foundation was a base of sweet dough, felled with prune filling, honey, along with chopped nuts, and on top of that, there was a flaky crust. Such a sweet and delicious way to end an amazing meal!
I have nothing but great things to say about my "Combo Platter" that I enjoyed!
Photo: Close-up of the "Combo Platter," showing all of the goodness this meal offers. If you're in the mood for a quality meal, look no further than Falafel Corner, located in Roseville, CA.
The "Combo Platter" makes every Mediterranean dream come true, as it's filled with everything that you could wish for in a delicious platter! You'll love the amazing cuisine, and you'll leave fully satisfied, as Falafel Corner dishes out generous portions. The food is amazing, and the staff is as friendly as it gets.
When you're in the mood for delicious Mediterranean cuisine, and perhaps a burger on the side, think of Falafel Corner, located in Roseville, CA.
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