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Madras Cafe

1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
+1 408-737-2323
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

This restaurant serves variety of South Indian food and snacks at reasonable price. The food is quite tasty and enjoyable. The place however gets a bit noisy and crowded.

Thank sridharan2013
Reviewed 22 June 2013

very authentic south indian food with mild spread on palate. highly recommended if you like south Indian food.

Thank AnkurTravography
Reviewed 12 June 2013

hi, This is one of the best south indian veg restaurants in US. the taste and quality remains same. I always tried different things here. from coffee and mini combo, I liked it a lot. very nice food to have before a long flight to...More

Thank srikanth n
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Visited the restaurant at 9:00am on a Saturday morning and it was already more than half full. Ordered Pongal & Vadai. Both the quantity and quality of the pongal was very good as were the accompaniments (sambhaar, chutneys etc.,). The vadai was average. Also had...More

Thank sr6266
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Besst part - opens at 8.30 in the morning. Great south Indian food. Authientic. The filter coffee is too good. methu wada, rava masala are a must.

Thank Saurabh R
Reviewed 7 April 2013

I think we were the only non-Indian folks in there. This is Indian like I have never had. It was purely vegan and delicious. Food came out hot as it was ready. the sauces went from mild to hot, but delicious. All were good. Tables...More

Thank Ginger F
Reviewed 28 December 2012

We went there after reading many good reviews on Yelp.com. Looks like people have forgotten the real Indian taste and are compromising on whatever is available. We ordered few south Indian dishes and these were not even close to the real taste of India. It...More

1  Thank Amit G
Reviewed 29 September 2012

Good taste, reminds of Chennai City, has good value for money - one who loves Rasam-Rice must enjoy here...

3  Thank SadhanaRakesh
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Madras Cafe offers good south Indian fare and is a refreshing change in service/attitude from the nearby Saravana Bhavan. They stick to a smaller menu amongst the possible South Indian spreads, but they make it all well. The food is definitely not in best of...More

1  Thank travelnclass
Reviewed 13 May 2012

I had the Dosa vegetable special (about the most expensive thing on the menu), but it really wasn't special. The Dosa was great but the mix of gently fried onions with a bunch of frozen vegetables was rather disappointing.

Thank Simon H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-737-2323
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