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Early dinner recs near Shoreline Amphitheatre

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chemchef May 18, 2007 12:04 PM

Going to see Bjork tomorrow night, opening act starts at 6pm. Just wondering if there's any moderately priced good eats near this venue as I've never been there before. Otherwise, we'll eat in Berkeley before we go.

Thanks!

  1. rworange May 18, 2007 12:31 PM

    Hmmm ... from my general impression, you seem to favor upscale joints ... Redwood City is known for its Mexican dives ... so if interested in that ...

    One place that I really have on my list from all of Melanie's posts and others on the board is Back-a-yard in Menlo Park. If I was headed that way it would be the first place I would stop. The ambiance is nothing, but the food is top-notch.

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      virtualguthrie May 18, 2007 12:46 PM

      Shoreline is in Mountain View and not too far from downtown which has some pretty good food options from what I have heard. Taqueria El Grullense has a new restaurant w/ a full bar on Castro St. (the hub of Mtn View's downtown) that is really great and cheap too. El Grullense is the home of some of the best tacos in the universe and some of the best salsa too. I have been going these spots since I was a kid. In Redwood City they are the undisputed Don of the local taco mafia. Have fun at Bjork, should be a great show.

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      VirgoBlue May 18, 2007 04:14 PM

      I agree, Castro St. in Mtn. View is down Shoreline Blvd. and has lots of good affordable dining options. Plenty of Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Korean restaurants.

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        chemchef May 18, 2007 04:21 PM

        Great! Thanks for the advice.

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          kinipela May 18, 2007 04:58 PM

          yeah castro street.. i like cascal because of the small plates and sometimes they have live music.. there's also a pretty good gelato place across the street....

        2. neil May 18, 2007 04:34 PM

          If the East Coast seafood theme of the Old Port Lobster Shack appels to you, it is easy on/off Rt 101 at Whipple in RWC.

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