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Near Talat Harb St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

After 2 hours visiting the Egyptian museum, left the rest of the group and went with our lovely tour guide to try the local Falafel "Ta'amiyya", he suggested Filfila which is familiar to tourists, even my brother recommended this restaurant. Highly recommended, try the Ta'amiyya, and Ta'amiyya with nuts, Shakshuka, the bread,,,, and their fresh squeezed juices. Yummy!!!!!

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Thank Claire A
Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Make sure you get the Tamia! It is the best Falafel I have ever eaten and I grew up in the middle east! The rest of the food was quite good as well. The shawarmas are massive. The food is quite cheap and visited by locals and tourists alike. The service at the restaurant is quite good as well!

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Thank Tadew
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Grabbed two shawarma sandwiches, one chicken and one beef. Both were good, but the beef was better. Really tender beef seasoned well and served with grilled peppers and a creamy sauce. The bread roll was also very fresh. Next time I'd skip the chicken and go all beef.

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Thank Whirled_Traveler74
Cairo, Egypt
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

A nice small on the run restaurant with clean fast food, offers nice and delicious sandwiches, deferent kid of Fool and Falafel, koshary, Shawermah and a delicious must try Hawawshi sandwich.

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Thank IbtisSam29
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Filfila downtown Cairo is one of a few (actually two!) Old restaurants that have survived in the dying downtown area. It makes the trip to the area worthwhile still. It has maintained its coziness, good egyptian food and reasonable prices for years. They even serve the best expresso probably in cairo.Restrooms are clean but no napkins and toilet paper!

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Thank Nabil E
Cairo, Egypt
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

+ they serve both original egytpian food and have a variety of food for those who prefer to stick to what they know....it is a very busy place...service is fast....well priced (even thu u can eat this food in other places like gad or shabrawy fast food chains at one third of the price) but filfila serves mainly tourists and... More 

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Thank Lamia A
Cairo
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Egyptian food. Go only to the downtown location - Hoda Shaarawy Street - all other locations are bust. Not worth the trip

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Thank Sherebex
Calgary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2012

Take out food is okay...but dining in is so expensive ..they serve Egyptian food ..prices are so expensive.

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Thank World T
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

This has been for long one of the most tourist-friendly egyptian restaurant. You can have a better "foul & falafel" experience at a lower price elsewhere however! But great service.

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Thank rogerfahmy
Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

a very famous egyptian traditional restaurant that have branches almost every where in Cairo and in many other governorates in Egypt, it offers great quality of Foul and Falafel meals and sandwiches, while the other food as barbeque and Shawerma can be also good there , but their main especiality is the Falafel and Foul (beans) meals

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Thank The_Egyptian_Guide

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near Talat Harb St., Cairo 11511, Egypt
  • Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Cairo Governorate  >  Cairo
Description
in downtown Cairo

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