Thursday, May 8, 2008

La Morenita


Little Mexican place across from Whole Foods. It was ok, pretty authentic but I didn't think it was spetacular. Pretty low key and inexpensive.

On Yelp

800 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-1727

Monday, May 5, 2008


May 2008

Delicious, authentic Spanish restaurant by the Menlo Park Caltrain station. I had been there for drinks and tapas and also for a paella cooking session (a consulting women's event), but first time for dinner. Lovely place with great ambiance. Totally feels like you are in a restaurant in Spain, and the food is fantastic. Great sangria too, not too fruity like most American. Almond gazpacho, gambas (really garlicky shrimp), a fish dish - all raciones. Then we had paella, which was perfect. They have a few "minimum two orders" rule for a few of their dishes, which is a bit annoying, so is probably better food experience with a larger group. About $50 per person

1026 Alma St, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-8981

Thursday, May 1, 2008


April 2008

Trendy faux-Japanese bar but with great sake list and some shochu. Great place to snack on edamame with Sapporo off tap and sake sampler. If you like sweet, go Suishin. More dry, try Otokoyama.

161 Steuart St (between Howard St & Mission St), San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 882-1333

Mexico DF

April 2008

Super fun and yummy (and supposedly authentic) Mexican food by Embarcadero. Fantastic guacamole and a sampler of ceviches. We let the extremely friendly and able waitress pick most of our dishes, and they were delish. Also some ridiculously strong but good shooter of tequila with something else...

Next door to Japanese/trendy bar with great sake :)

139 Steuart Street, San Francisco CA 94105
(415) 808-1048