1818 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063-2111
Phone: (650) 599-9636
Fax: (650) 369-6481
Milagros, which means "miracle" in Spanish, serves authentic Mexican cuisine in an upscale setting. The Mexican works of art and paintings on the wall add to the Latin American feel. The pink Cadillac tacos and rotisserie chicken mole are the stand-out entrees.The restaurant has a huge collection of tequilas too. If you're not too sure about trying them straight up, you can always wash your meal down with house-made margaritas and sangrias. Kids eat free on Sundays, provided they are accompanied by an adult.
Donato Enoteca is a gem of Redwood City's Italian dining scene. Executive Chef Donato Scotti brings an eclectic menu focusing on artisan Italian cuisine and a handpicked wine list from Italy, France and California. Don't expect the menu to be your standard Italian fare staple to most chain Italian restaurants; here the menu changes every season with some regular highlights like Bruschetta Di Cinghiale, Calamaretti E Fagioli, Agnolotti Del Plin and Foiade Di Funghi. Desserts are also equally impressive and the Gelato, Tiramisu and Panna Cotta are must-trys. Exquisite wines and crafted cocktails complete the dining experience. Private dining is also offered, while the restaurant itself presents an idyllic venue for romantic dinners, family affairs and formal luncheons. Preferable to reserve ahead.
Located in the heart of downtown Redwood City, Little India Restaurant is the neighborhood's go-to spot for Indian food. Featuring a casual and intimate atmosphere, coupled with attentive service and finest Indian delicacies, it presents an idyllic venue that befits most occasions. Chef and owner Manoj Chopra brings an eclectic menu that focuses on authentic flavors and locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Must-trys include the tandoori chicken, Zafarani pullao, vegetable jhal frezie and dal makhni. They are offer efficient catering and take-out service.
Sweet Basil is a small Thai establishment in downtown Redwood City with a reputation for serving deliciously fresh and flavorful food. The atmosphere is clean and basic, but the real gem of Sweet Basil lies in the cuisine; freshly cooked to order and offering all the staple Thai dishes that Americans have come to love. Delivery and take-out is available.
Angelicas is a good place to head to if you wish to have an eventful evening. This place is known for its live music and comic acts that take place in the dining room, making you enjoy your meal to the fullest. The food menu consists of American favorites such as pumpkin cheesecake, mashed potatoes, steak and more, while the drinks make for good accompaniments. Visit the restaurant for the novel experience though.
For those who wonder what Scottish food tastes like, come down to Martins West Gastropub in downtown Redwood City. Chef and co-owner Michael Dotson brings a menu that features unique creations bearing Scottish roots with a Californian flair. First-timers must try the Lamb Tongue Pastrami Butty, Scotch Eggs, Banger, Haggis and Pork Belly. But the experience is nothing without downing a beer or two, or sipping one of the cocktails, some of the best mixes in the Bay Area. Their Scotch and wines are also equally impressive. The atmosphere is quiet laid-back yet elegant enough for a proper dining experience. Reserve a table ahead to make the best of happy hours.
With a mix of Mediterranean, French, Greek and Italian influences, Mandaloun is a delicious choice for light and flavorful cuisine in a cool and family-centric atmosphere in downtown Redwood City. Their freshly-thrown pizzas are a great way to go if you are in a big party but the menu consists of lighter or smaller options for vegetarians or solo diners. Their staff is friendly and attentive with a good knowledge of their international wine list and menu. Most of the ingredients are chosen based on season and local farmers to ensure the best quality.
La Biscotteria is an authentic Italian bakery whose specialty, as the name suggests, is biscotti. Several flavors of biscotti, including anise, lemon, raisin, chocolate hazelnut and banana, are available in various sizes and served dipped in chocolate or plain. Various other desserts such as cookies and cannoli as well as savory items such as foccaccia (Saturday only) are also available. Note that they accept cash or check only; so better hit the ATM before heading here!
Bangkok Bay Thai Cuisine brings the authentic flavors of Thailand to the Bay Area in a casual yet elegant atmosphere. A family-run restaurant running since 1993, this neighborhood fixture is known for not just the food but also for excellent service, consistent quality and decent prices. Some of the menu favorites are the Green Curry Tilapia, Pineapple Fried Rice, Pad Se-ew, Spicy Catfish and Honey Grilled Pork. Decadent desserts and refreshing drinks accompany the menu selections. Professional catering service is also offered.
Those who want to sample some of the best Chinese food must come down to the Crouching Tiger Restaurant. Ethnically decorated with nothing over-the-top, the dining house presents an idyllic venue to dine with the family or a night-out with friends. The atmosphere is casual, service is gracious and prices are decent. Sichuan, Hunan and Mandarin flavors are the essence of the menu which features specialties like Spicy Pork Dumplings, Beijing Cold Rice Jello in house sesame sauce, Hunan Beef Soup and Kung Pao Squids. Private dining and catering service are also offered.
This neighborhood favorite is known for its pot stickers that are made to order. The rest of the menu consists of soups, salads, meats and traditional Chinese fare. The crowd that comes is made up of locals out for a laid-back evening with some great food. So don't expect much of a fancy ambiance and atmosphere in Yat Sing; just sit back and enjoy the banter that fills the air.
Home of the King Kong Pizza Pie measuring 24" inches around, New York Pizza is one serious pizza joint. New York Pizza offers a variety of family style meals from classic Italian pasta dishes to gourmet salads to hearty sandwiches like the meatball or eggplant melt. Of course, the best option at this popular chain restaurant is the pizza and they have all the fixings and toppings you could want! They offer catering services for parties or upcoming events, as well as delivery and take-out orders.