Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tandoori Cafe in Santa Clara

After a 11-mile hike at Henry Coe, we got back into town only around 3 PM. Looking for a place to grab a quick lunch, we decided on Tandoori Cafe' at the intersection of Stevens Creek and Lawrence Expwy, since it had been on our list for some time. It is a dhaba-type place which reminded me a lot of the "Chaat Cafe" chain. Food is ordered at the counter and delivered to the table. The menu items are also similar - wraps, naan with different curries and so on. The best part however is the unlimited free chai!

We ordered the bhel puri first because we were quite hungry and thought it would arrive quicker than the other items. The bhel puri was so-so - very oily and not very fresh. However Tandoori Cafe redeemed itself with the wraps. V ordered the veggie wrap, and I ordered the paneer wrap. The bread was fresh and crisp and the fillings and sauce were quite tasty.

The bill came to $17 for the two of us with tax. In addition, a tip of a few dollars were left in the jar at the counter for "good karma".

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