Just returned from 2 weeks in Palo Alto etc. More emphasis on the cheap eats side this time. Lots to tell, but most importantly we discovered Saravana Bhavan on El Camimo just South of Castro St. in Mtn. View.
This food was very inexpensive, full of flavors, very spicy, and overall excellent. Way better than other Indian places in the area like Amber (which was still good and unique in ways.)
Theyre about to move to Sunnyvale, something south on Fremont off 85. There is an email www.saravanabhavan.com
Really this was very good. Ask for help avoiding the most spicy. A rice bread with vegetable accompaniment was not too hot.
All vegetarian. Very unique ways of doing various breads etc.