Sometimes you have to park further away from your intended destination to find falafel heaven. True story!
It happened to me as I was walking back to my car after an appointment and then the smell hit me…the spices used in Middle Eastern cuisine was drawing me closer to Cedo’s and I so wished I was hungry enough to order something because it smelled sooooo good! I remember reading something on the exterior of the building that said they had the best gyros and fresh falafels were made daily. The latter is what I wanted and I’m glad I went back the next day to try it out. The falafel balls are crisp on the outside and not dry at all on the inside. Very flavorful and distinctly different from most falafels I’ve had so they are putting something else in there which sets theirs apart from the rest (no, I don’t have a clue what it could be, maybe crack but I’m not sure). They serve it with quite possibly the best spicy chunky sauce I’ve had which I’m hoping they sell but I keep forgetting to ask. (I finally remembered to ask and it’s $5 for a small container). The potatoes are ridiculously good but I have no idea what spices were on them. I was particularly hungry when I ordered that side item and didn’t bother to get a good look at them before devouring them. Hey, it happens. They are super nice too! The line and wait can be somewhat long (10-15 min) so if you are in a rush call ahead. My food is always ready when I walk in and still hot when I get back to work to eat it.
Thank you Cedo’s, you make a mighty fine falafel ball. I’ll even go so far as to say they are the best ones I’ve had yet.
Address: 3901 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97212 (503) 719-7344