Good arroz con pollo.
Jin Sho (Steve Jobs' favorite restaurant):
Palo Alto Creamery:
Salty/Savory/Spicy Chinese food. Not high class... but Stanford's CS department is known to order large quantities of food from here (for research group meetings).
If you want classier Chinese food (and tasty dimsum), go here instead of Jing Jing.
Ike's Place Sandwiches:
This is on the Stanford campus (in the Huang engineering building), and the lines are long. The sandwiches are great!
Cafe Venetia, Philz Coffee, and Coupa Café
Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View
Lots of hackers hang out upstairs. It's one block from the Castro Caltrain station.
Enjoy your visit!