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Jan 16, 1999 07:55 PM

help in silicon valley/palo alto!

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i'm lookin for good eats out here in silicon
valley...any suggestions?

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  1. If you want to go up to San Jose, you can get excellent
    Mexican food at any number of little tacquerias. South
    of there I don't really know where to eat.

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    1. re: Jeremy Osner

      I've never been to these, but a friend suggested them.
      See the sidewalk links for more info.

      Have any chowhounds visited them recently?...Janet

      L'Amie Donia, Palo Alto
      530 Bryant St.
      (at University)
      Palo Alto, CA 94301
      (650) 323-7614
      Straits Cafe Palo Alto
      3295 El Camino Real
      (at Lambert
      ) Palo Alto, CA 94306
      (650) 494-7168
      Zibibbo, Palo Alto
      Left Bank, Palo Alto

    2. When in or near Palo Alto, give Mango Cafe a try--it's one of my big faves. On the main drag downtown. It is Carribean, one of the partners is from Jamaica, the other from Tobago. The food is excellent. The jerk chicken will take the lining off your mouth. One of the best features is the blended fruit drinks, served in goldfish-bowl sized (and shaped) goblets--I esp. like the one that is lime juice and ginger root, called Dragon's Breath, if I recall correctly.

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      1. re: george osner

        I must disagree with the Mango Cafe recommendation. I find it boring at best. Carribean friends of mine have told me that it is not at all authentic. I know some people are very passionate about it, however.

        Could you be a bit more specific in your question?