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King Falafel, Santa Maria

Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2006 03:42 PM

Is this place still around? I fondly remember wolfing down the best tasting burgers there in-between two-a-day football practices (go Knights!). Funny thing is, the place was started by a doctor. Mine, actually. RIP, Dr. Bertero.

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  1. toodie jane RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2006 04:10 PM

    Ate there about a year ago, though nothing special about the burger I had, sorry to report.

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      Bostonbob3 RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2006 04:23 PM

      Well, I haven't had a burger there in 15 years, so it's entirely possible they've gone downhill. But I certainly hope not. Back in the day, those burgers were stupendous.

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        toodie jane RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 26, 2006 05:11 PM

        I had a burger like you describe at Al the Wop's in Locke, just west of 5, south of Sacto. WOW! Crusty, flavorful, caramelized, juicy, just plain delicious. So rare these days. If you find yourself in that area, try it; in Locke, right on the river. (Twin Cities Rd exit off 5; go to Locke, one street down off the levee.)

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        chickendud RE: Bostonbob3 Jul 28, 2006 07:28 AM

        It is still there; I had a hambuger and fries there a few weeks ago. I would take In-N-Out any day over it.

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          mewho RE: chickendud Jun 15, 2007 11:00 AM

          Forget In-N-out -- the patties have shrunk and the burgers are loaded with too much sauce. Try Orcutt Burger - a lot of burger and fries & very good.

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            JalamaMama RE: mewho Jun 15, 2007 01:34 PM

            King Falafel is still there, and don't forget the Guadalupe location- south of the Far Western! We enjoy the food, especially after a Oso Flaco afternoon.

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