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Lunch in Milpitas

sfmags Jul 21, 2006 09:56 PM

Hi chowhounds...I work in Milpitas and always have trouble coming up with lunch options. There's tons of ethnic food around here, and I'm normally an adventurous eater, but sometimes it's a little too ethnic in these parts. Any suggestions for the following:

great sandwich places
mexican food
Any other quick, tasty lunch options

Some places I like around here -- banana leaf, ABC dim sum, the taco truck in Alviso, a couple of Thai places that I know by sight but not by name. thanks for the help!

  1. wchane Jul 24, 2006 06:04 PM

    my office is on the corner of mccarthy/montegue.

    these are my local spots:

    prolific oven - rivermark - sandwiches, salads, soups, bakery
    baja fresh - rivermark - mexican/baja whatever.
    piatti's - rivermark - italian
    red robin - rivermark - american/burgers
    st john's - sunnyvale - burgers
    chelokabbi - sunnyvale - burgers
    family delight cafe - 'little mccarthy' - under abc seafood, cheap fast eats. nothing great imo.
    abc seafood - litte mccarthy - dim sum
    the thai joint - little mccarthy - thai food
    pepper lunch - mccarthy ranch - japanese teppan
    mayflower restaurant - mccarthy ranch - dim sum
    mayflower cafe - mccarthy ranch - quick chinese bistro eats
    won kee - mccarthy ranch - chinese/hk style bbq
    golden flower? or osmething by darma - mccarthy ranch - dim sum
    pho - ranch 99 plaza off hotsetter (sp?)
    a&j restaurant - ranch 99 plaza - taiwanese cafe : braised beef noodles and potstikers are great here.

    that's just off the top of my mind. there's also a decent vietnamese broken rice joint off montegue and capitol ave. there's also a taquiria there as well. both are pretty good.

    i can't remember everything but i post most of what i eat on my 'food journal thing'


    feel free to email me anytime if you want to grab lunch, we're always looking for new 'foodies' wallace.chane@baycalfinancial.com

    if i figure out more i'll add to this post.

    1. s
      sfmags Jul 24, 2006 04:51 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions -- will report back when I try some of these...The placs in Alviso sound interesting. I've never noticed Vahl's, and I'm not sure how I've missed Erik's Deli in all my years working in Milpitas.

      1. k
        kc72 Jul 21, 2006 10:30 PM

        Lee's for the Bahn Mi(sp?)

        1. hhc Jul 21, 2006 10:28 PM

          sandwich place: Erik's DeliCafe, 148 N. Milpitas Blvd 408-262-7878. open 7 days www.eriksdelicafe.com
          Lee's Sandwiches-they make American and Vietnamese sandwiches
          Nhu Lan Sandwiches, 1244 S. Abel St, Milpitas 408-956-0615

          Mexican food: Taqueria Las Vegas, 1417 N Milpitas Blvd
          Milpitas, CA 95035. Yelp reviews: http://www.yelp.com/biz/M7ly0NAz21uCDa08vOAQew
          jatbar.com also reviewed it: http://www.jatbar.com/detail.asp?num=599

          I'm working my way thru Milpitas and Alviso too. I reviewed Vahl's in Alviso recently and plenty of other places.

          1. Robert Lauriston Jul 21, 2006 10:18 PM

            Darda! Try the cumin lamb.

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