From Chinese vegan to carnivorous extravaganza, here are six best restaurants in Palo Alto that prove the high tech army marches on its stomach:
1. Evvia Estiatorio
Bringing old-world charm and Greek hospitality to Palo Alto, Evvia Estiatorio is well-loved for its delicious food as well as its unique atmosphere. Relying on the best and freshest local produce, Evvia’s kitchen makes both traditional Greek delicacies and contemporary variations on such classics. The friendly service is in tune with the restaurant’s mission of making everybody who comes through the door feel as welcome as a long-lost friend.
2. La Bodeguita Del Medio
Named after a Havana bar frequented by Hemingway, La Bodeguita brings Cuban vibes and inspiration to Palo Alto with its Latin-Caribbean cuisine and its exquisite selections of rum and cigars. The service, the food, the booze, and the music all come together to create a fun and sensual experience, Havana-style.
3. INDO Restaurant & Lounge
Merging traditional Indonesian flavors with modern cooking techniques is the secret to INDO’s delicious dishes, which are designed to be shared and enjoyed by way of a family meal. Craft cocktails, a good wine selection, and great service complete the dining experience to make INDO one of Palo Alto’s most highly regarded restaurants.
For an extravagant celebration of carnivorous delight, be sure to visit Pampas. Named after the Brazilian plains where the Gauchos pioneered the art of grilling centuries ago, this is where the art form is still revered and perfected. Their “Rodizio” offer, which allows you to sample a vast variety of meat cuts with unlimited access to the sidebar, is perhaps thusly named for making guests dizzy with indulgence.
5. Garden Fresh
Garden Fresh aims not only to please patrons’ palates but also to care for their health, conscience, and general well-being, offering strictly vegan food freshly made without any artificial additives or flavorings. Chefs Robert Liang and Paul Hsueh have been perfecting the healthy and delicious recipes for years, carrying the torch of Chinese vegan cuisine’s ancient tradition. Quick take-outs are always available, or you can dine-in at their University Ave. area location.
Chef and owner Guillaume Bienaime opened this intimate neighborhood restaurant in 2014 with the vision of sharing his love for French cuisine, the culinary repertoire he had been developing for years while working in top California restaurants, and the richness and variety of local produce. His vision became a very popular and highly acclaimed eatery, where patrons can enjoy impeccable seasonal food and a great choice of French and Californian wines.