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Calafia Cafe & Market A Go Go

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855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
+1 650-322-9200
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

I have eaten at Calafia a number of times. I have had a variety of their salads and all were excellent. Service is fine and the restaurant is clean. Reasonable value. he menu is clearly marked for gluten free and vegetarian and the range is quite broad. Recommended. Does not take reservations.

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Thank Stan W
Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2014

A separate menu für plant eaters - that's an excellent idea! All dishes are perfectly labeled. The salads are creative, delicious, and they have substance, for instance, enriched with quinoa, avocado or roasted nuts - important for vegans. Then, burgers, pasta, pizza and a few additional dishes for plant eaters - an excellent selection! Uncomplicated, pure, delicious. Many raw vegan... More 

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Thank TamaraSunshine
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Great Atmosphere! Pleasant Staff! Wonderful Food! Highly Recommend! We will make this a Must Stop every time we visit.

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Thank Christian S
Santa Clara, California
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399 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

OK..this pizza is very unique…and it was good too!! I had the Roasted Vegetable Mezza plate…VERY different. Liked it very much, but I can see that it would be too eccentric for the average person. The Cocunut Porter was good too. Soy ice creams…Pistachio..the best one, and Honey Vanilla and Chocolate.

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Thank Squeekie
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Great night out and the food was excellent. Service was a tad odd. Super slow with drinks such that our food arrived before our drinks. Prices were reasonable.

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Thank ryanmahaffey
Menlo Park, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

The place looks so chic, the menu sounds interesting, the prices are high. It should be good...but my Napa Duck salad was really disappointing. Bland dressing and "where's the duck?" Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing. The noise level is to high for relaxed dining, the waiters are too pretentious for my liking. We have lots of options in... More 

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Thank BClover84
Menlo Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

The food here is excellent, the beer selection is stellar, service is amazing, and the menu offerings are diverse. Calafia is a great restaurant for a dinner meet up, dinner date, brunch, or a shot and a beer at the bar watching a game.

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Thank Hunter L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Went here for Mothers Day brunch so maybe it's not typical of the atmosphere and service. I had the Blue Max with coffee; my husband and son had the classic eggs and bacon. We waited for menus, for coffee and food and had to track our waiter down a few times. The Blue Max is delicious but I am not... More 

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Thank Redtree54
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Calafia is always hopping, Friday night no exception, but our group of 8 were seated pretty quickly, service started slow but got better - the appetizers were great, especially shrimp tacos, mains are ample. Only criticism was the expensive sauv blanc recommended by waiter was quite unpleasant, and should have been rejected. Other than that, great evening!

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Thank Kurt T
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

What a great place to enjoy fresh, healthy, flavorful food in such great setting. The service was excellent and the menu had great variety. Highly recommend the duck pizza. Would definitely return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-9200
Description
In 2009, Charlie Ayers leased nearly 5,000 square feet of space in the Town & Country Shopping Plaza across from Stanford University, realizing his dream of a owning neighborhood spot serving organic, sustainable, healthy, delicious food. Calafia Cafe & Market A Go-Go was an instant hit, and today still has crowds lining up to get a seat. This casual restaurant has an energetic vibe, and serves food inspired by the incredible bounty that is available in California. Calafia continues to bring the Silicon Valley community and its visitors together around fresh, farm-to-table cuisine in an always festive atmosphere.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?