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Sep 5, 2007 04:43 PM

Less Expensive Ethnic Food in the Peninsula

We're open to all suggestions -- looking for inexpensive spots to eat after class at Stanford.


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  1. Annapoorna in San Mateo for cheap and really good South Indian food.

    1. Check out this link:

      San Mateo is about 15 miles north of Palo Alto.

      1. Rose Market in Mountain View. The best cheap eats in the area. It's a Middle Eastern market with a grill in the back. Order your food at the cash register and they call it over the PA, then you pick it up from a window in the back. They have tables set up outside. I love their kubedeh, be sure to order the grilled tomato with it. Friends have said the rose ice cream is good too, but I haven't tried that yet. It's just a few dollars for a plate of freshly cooked, delicious food.

        Rose International Market
        1060 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94040

        1. The El Gruillense chain in and around Redwood City is okay for cheap eats too. There are several locations.

          Also, the tacqueria counter in the Chavez Market on El Camino in RWC is good. The store is worth shopping in too. They have really good prices and lots of Mexican ingredients plus a good butcher that has some prepared items (salsas, al pastor, guacamole)