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The 10 Best Restaurants In Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

If you are searching for the newest and hottest dining spots in Palo Alto look no further than this list. We reviewed the top award winners, scrutinized millions of expert reviews, and found the best restaurants in Palo Alto. So for the finest foods, regional classics, and only the most sophisticated atmosphere visit these venues.

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Tamarine Restaurant

Vietnamese, $$$, University SouthVietnamese, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Bevri

Middle Eastern, $$, University SouthMiddle Eastern, $$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Bird Dog

New American, $$$$, Downtown NorthNew American, $$$$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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La Bodeguita Del Medio

Cuban, $$, Evergreen ParkCuban, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Reposado

Mexican, $$$, University SouthMexican, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
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Telefèric Barcelona

Spanish, $$$, Palo AltoSpanish, $$$Palo Alto
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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TAVERNA

Greek, $$$, University SouthGreek, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Terún

Italian, $$, Evergreen ParkItalian, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Pastis

French, $$, Evergreen ParkFrench, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Café Pro Bono

Italian, $$, Evergreen ParkItalian, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in Palo Alto. We pored over ratings for 28808 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in Palo Alto and 1901 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what CultureTrip, Eater and Palo Alto Online had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. We cross-referenced with top lists, like CultureTrip - 10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Palo Alto and Palo Alto Online - Best Restaurants Of 2019. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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