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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 good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Asked for chutney 3 times. On 4th time when I complained the waiter banged it on my table. Will never come here again. Terrible restaurant. Ruined entire mood.

1  Thank Yellow M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had posted a review of this place last year. This year went again to check if I can stick with my last year’s rating or not. And believe me, the rating remains unchanged. Their dosas, uttapam, and for me jewel in the crown -...More

Thank ravin1958
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My favorite south indian joint in the south bay. Have been here many times, quality has been spot on. Fresh tasty south indian fare without any pretence. Is not the prettiest or fanciest of places, but if you want honest good food, this place deserves...More

Thank Optidus
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We are on a visit to San Jose and are staying for a total of 3 weeks , Had tried various cuisine like Italian, Mexican, Burmese, American etc. At last wanted to taste the South Indian cuisine at San jose. Went to Madras cafe for...More

Thank kalyanakrishnan R
Reviewed 1 July 2018

As always, the Madras Cafe does not fail in filling the stomach of the starving Indian family. With high footfalls, the food is in high circulation and remains fresh all day. I felt almost all the dishes were comparable to their Indian counterpart. Senior citizens...More

Thank AnkurTravography
Reviewed 1 July 2018

It is a wonderful place to have your South Indian platter. We relished the Dosas,uthhappams and medu vadas. They were really nice and tickled our taste buds so much that we ordered a repeat. Filter coffee was great.Service was fast.Meals were hot and fresh.imagine being...More

Thank thaparraman
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The restaurant is fairly good and just meets the expectations considering all of the hype and the crowds that are in waiting when you enter the place. The name itself is alluring and catches people who are familiar with much anticipation for the great South...More

Thank Charvaka D
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We ordered the dosa, idli sambar and filter coffee. Considering the hype regarding the restaurant the taste was lackluster and very average. The dosa and idlis were decent. But the sambar and the chutneys were not tasty at all. In South Indian restaurants the sambar...More

Thank tellatraveltale
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I love Dosa-Idli-Vadas for sure but it took me to visit 'Madras Cafe@ Mountain View' to pen-down a review. Not only their menu include so many authentic dishes like pongal vada, Mysore Dosa, Kesari dessert etc but they nailed the wheat-bread with chickpeas (Chana-Batura) better...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

When we reached this place, found a big crowd inside and outside the restaurant. We too with much difficulty made our way to the counter. We need to fix our choices from the menu before we reach the counter. We first order, pay and then...More

Thank Anil Kumar R
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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