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Cheaper eats in Palo Alto area?

eldub | Mar 12, 2008 11:34 PM

I visit often on weekends and want to find affordable meals. My favorite foods are usually Asian, Mexican, and Mediterranean but I'm open to any suggestions.

I enjoy the brown rice sushi place - Homma's, I think.

We got pizza at Ramona's on Birch, and it wasn't great. The topping (mushrooms and onions) covered every inch, so the cheese was soggy, not browned at all. I prefer New York or Italian style pizza, all bubbly with great red sauce, even the limp crust. Any pizza recs?

I enjoyed a salad at Pluto's--not bad for a chain. But the only meat I eat is seafood, so I was stuck for an entree.

Palo Alto Sol was pretty good family-style Mexican food, though a little greasy. But the sangria was not good, and the price wasn't on the menu. We were billed $24 for a smallish pitcher. I would pay that again for decent sangria, but not this.

The Thai noodle place on University was recommended but even empty at around 3pm, they wouldn't let us dine for under $10 per person. I was hungry, but my girlfriend only wanted a drink, so we left rather than order extra to make the $20.

Thanks in advance for anything ya got.

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