When the whole family wants to eat out, the choices in Bay Area can be daunting and confusing! For a night out with a large crowd, consider the Cabrito’s Mexican bistro in Sunnyvale, Jade Palace in Palo Alto, and Café Barrone in Menlo Park.
Cabrito’s Mexican Bistro
685 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
With live Mariachi band, spacious dancing floor, karaoke nights, Cabrito’s has everthing for an entertaining evening. Featuring a full menu of Cal-Mex combos that come with Mexican rice and refried beans, the selection includes burritos, tacos, tortas, enchiladas and the best chile relleno. They also have a bar featuring large selection of mexican beer. I’ve enjoyed their grilled chicken and shrimp Fajita for about $14 and Carne Asada for $12. Their unique salsa is the hottest and the best I’ve eaten so far in South Bay. With 250 person capacity, Cabrito’s will host large parties, weddings or company meetings.
151 S California Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Jade Palace, located right in the middle of Stanford University campus is a great place for a large family outing. Featuring a large selection of pork, beef, seafood and vegetarian entrees, this restaurant is known for its dim sum and roast duck. I’ve personally enjoyed the Spicy fish fillet with tofu that comes with Hot & Sour Soup , herbal tea, eggrolls, and a fortune cookie. This is the best fish fillet I’ve had in the Bay Area. This restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating.
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park , CA 94025
For classic California cuisine, Café Barrone, as featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, is the best place to take your family. Right near the Caltrain station, this restaurant has a large selection of quiches, lasagna, salads, breads and hot and cold sandwiches. There are large indoor and relaxing outdoor seatings surrounded by Menlo Park’s artists and jazz performers. I’ve enjoyed their lasagna and the veggie melt each for about $8 – $10. Try to get here early because as the lunch crowd gathers, the wait here can be quite long!
If you and your family are looking for a relaxing atmosphere and want to enjoy unique California cuisine, Cabrito’s, Jade Palace or Café Barrone is the place to go!