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Tamarine ($$$): http://www.yelp.com/biz/tamarine-palo-alto

NOLA: http://www.yelp.com/biz/nola-restaurant-and-bar-palo-alto

La Bodeguita: http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-bodeguita-del-medio-palo-alto Good arroz con pollo.

Jin Sho (Steve Jobs' favorite restaurant): http://www.yelp.com/biz/jin-sho-palo-alto

Palo Alto Creamery: http://www.yelp.com/biz/palo-alto-creamery-palo-alto-2

Jing Jing: http://www.yelp.com/biz/jing-jing-szechwan-hunan-gourmet-pal... 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).

Taipan ($$$): http://www.yelp.com/biz/taipan-palo-alto If you want classier Chinese food (and tasty dimsum), go here instead of Jing Jing.

Ike's Place Sandwiches: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ikes-place-stanford-3 This is on the Stanford campus (in the Huang engineering building), and the lines are long. The sandwiches are great!

Gelato Classico: http://www.yelp.com/biz/gelato-classico-palo-alto

Cafe Venetia, Philz Coffee, and Coupa Café

Red Rock Coffee in Mountain View http://www.yelp.com/biz/red-rock-coffee-co-mountain-view Lots of hackers hang out upstairs. It's one block from the Castro Caltrain station.

Enjoy your visit!

Seconded on the food recommendations, and I'd also recommend Oren's Hummus: http://www.yelp.com/biz/orens-hummus-shop-palo-alto .

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