Mediterranean civilizations invented many lasting concepts, developing astronomy to explain the cosmos and democracy to equally divide lamb kebabs. Split a skewer with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Mediterranean fare at Cafe Falafel in Santa Clara.
The culinary navigators at Cafe Falafel guide patrons on a gustatory journey through the Mediterranean with a menu of gyros, kebabs, and falafel wraps. Guests trade in their broadswords for skewers to impale charcoal-grilled morsels of chicken ($10.95) or marinated salmon ($11.95). Vegetarian palates tingle with rice-stuffed grape leaves ($4.50) and the veggie wrap’s baba ghannouj, dolma, and tabbouleh ($6.95). Meanwhile, pita bread hugs lamb and beef in the gyros ($9.95), and walnuts nestle into the baklava’s layers of honeyed pastry more securely than a baby wrapped in a kevlar blanket.