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tigersmom Sep 24, 2008 07:58 PM

Going to see Journey this Saturday night at the Shoreline. We are looking for a good, not too fancy place to have dinner beforehand. Any suggestions?

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    virtualguthrie RE: tigersmom Sep 24, 2008 11:14 PM

    There is a bunch of stuff on Castro St. in downtown Mtn View. Taqueria La Bamba is highly regarded. There is an In N' Out burger near the Rengstorff off-ramp depending how not too fancy you are trying to be.

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    Taqueria La Bamba No. 2
    152 Castro St, Mountain View, CA

    In-N-Out Burger
    1159 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View, CA

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      ceekskat RE: tigersmom Sep 25, 2008 03:22 PM

      It's been a while since I've eaten in downtown Mountain View but there are plenty of decent restaurants there. La Fiesta, Amarin Thai, Hangen Szechuan, Fu Lam Mum (new, haven't been here), Amici's pizzeria, just to name a few. I went to a nice little Turkish(?) restaurant right on Castro a couple of years ago but unfortunately can't remember the name of it:-( Oh yes, DO NOT go to Spice Islands (Singaporean food)...average food with some of the worst service I have received anywhere.

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        katya RE: tigersmom Sep 25, 2008 09:13 PM

        Minh's on Castro St. for upscale but surprisingly not expensive Vietnamese food.

        A Passage to India for a good Indian buffet. (Turmeric on Mathilda is better.)

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          snewdl RE: tigersmom Sep 26, 2008 09:01 AM

          Definitely go to Castro Street--it's just a few miles from the amphitheater. Leave plenty of time to get to the concert, though. For big events, sometimes the traffic backs up at 101/shoreline.

          1. anyhow RE: tigersmom Sep 26, 2008 11:46 AM

            Yes, Castro has many spots to explore and enjoy ... but I think you will get to the concert in a more relaxed and happy mood if you stay out of downtown MV. Every Saturday night it's crowded and slow -- for good reasons ... but not what you might want before the show.

            I recommend Los Altos Taqueria, at the corner of Rengstorff and Old Middlefield Way. Authentic Jalisco-style food, aguas frescas, beers, Mexican sodas, fresh free chips and salsa.

            My favorite Journey song is "Be Good To Yourself" and I think this suggestion fits. Hope you will agree.

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            Los Altos Taqueria
            2105 Old Middlefield Way Ste E, Mountain View, CA 94043

            1. Shane Greenwood RE: tigersmom Sep 26, 2008 03:59 PM

              Uncle Franks Bbq for some really good BBQ. Place is a dive like many good BBQ joints. Very convenient to the amphitheater.

              Www.unclefranksbbq.com

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                anyhow RE: Shane Greenwood Sep 26, 2008 05:07 PM

                Uncle Frank's BBQ, located in Francesca's bar, and Los Altos Taqueria are next door neighbors, so you could check out both and pick the one you prefer.

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