The Top 8 Restaurants In Mountain View, California

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Makaela Anderson

In the heart of Silicon Valley sits the formerly sleepy town of Mountain View. Located between Santa Cruz and San Francisco, this California city has grown significantly, due in large part to its burgeoning start-ups. The city is also now home to fantastic dining options. We list the top 10 restaurants here.

Amber India

One of the oldest Indian food restaurants in Mountain View is also one of the best. Amber India is widely considered the premier place for authentic Indian food. In addition to the cuisine, the service and wine selection are phenomenal. Amber India is the perfect place for a romantic date or night out with friends.
Amber India 2290 W. El Camino Real #9 Mountain View, CA, USA, +1 (650) 968 7511

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1. Cascal

Bar, Restaurant, American

Tapas spanish seafood clams shrimps calamari romana and fried anchovies fish.
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Cascal brings Pan-Latin cuisine to Mountain View in the most spectacular ways. This Michelin-recommended tapas restaurant is sure to awe and impress anyone lucky enough to eat here. The casual atmosphere is popular among the lunch crowd from nearby businesses who also leave work early to catch the popular happy hour specials. Reservations are highly recommended, but latecomers can usually find a seat at the bar.

2. Bushido Izakaya

Restaurant, Japanese, Pub Grub, Contemporary

Bushido Izakaya
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Sustainable seafood is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the Bay Area, and Bushido Izakaya has responded to the demand. The Japanese restaurant focuses on sustainable seafood and high quality ingredients, where flavors come together to honor locally available and sustainable produce, traditional izakaya roots, and fine dining .

3. XANH

Restaurant, Nightclub, Vietnamese

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One of the hippest restaurants in Mountain View, XANH fuses Silicon Valley fine dining with traditional Vietnamese dishes to produce a delicious experience. The nightclub-like lighting in the restaurant sets the mood for an exciting night ahead and the patio seating allows diners to relax in a casual outdoor atmosphere.

4. Chez TJ

Restaurant, French

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Over 30 years ago, Chez TJ opened and since then, the contemporary French restaurant has gone on to earn a coveted Michelin star. Chez TJ offers two dining options, an eight-course pre-fix and a four-course pre-fix meal that changes daily based on the availability of local produce. Ingredients are sourced primarily from the restaurant’s own garden and local markets; the seafood is flown in from Japan; and all the meat comes from pasture-raised animals.

5. Oren's Hummus Shop

Ingredients for yellow turmeric hummus, green parsley hummus and red beetroot hummus on dark background, lemon, sesame, olive oil, pita, avocado
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Oren’s Hummus Shop

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6. Red Rock Coffee Company

Coffee Shop, Cafe, American, Tea

Barista stirs pour over coffee in artisan glass brewer while outdoors
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When in need of a caffeine-fix look no farther than the Red Rock Coffee Company. Located in downtown Mountain View, this corner café is much more than the average coffee shop. The two-story building was built in 1906 and hosts open-mic nights and concerts. The motto here is ‘caffeine, culture, and community’ and the café hosts everyone from local knitters to language conversation groups.

7. Agave Mexican Restaurant

Bistro, Restaurant, Mexican

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The Jurian Building was completed in 1913 and was orginally home to the E.T. Johnson Drug Store and a social hall. Today, the ground floor of the building hosts the Agave Mexican Bistro. The restaurant features family recipes that are infused with California flavours to provide health-conscious and delicious Mexican cuisine.

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