Calafia is a GREAT local place, located in the Town and Country Shopping Center, near Trader Joes. Don’t think for one single second this is a “mall restaurant” or fast food…. YOU ARE IN FOR A TREAT. Calafia has healthy, tasty, innovative food with ambiance.
The menu includes the best ingredients and products around. Every effort is made to provide the freshest, tastiest food, Chef Charlie Ayers is committed to this.
I have had several meals at Calafia, they really make every effort to tell you how things are prepared and encourage questions. Of course, you can’t eat everything …. but each choice will be a good one. If it isn’t right, they want to know — so customer service is a big part of this restaurant.
Last time, I had the best Ahi Tuna I have ever eaten, tender, delicate flavor, light citrus sauce, fresh corn niblets, beautiful presentation. Many flavors in each bite, it was food to savor. I also wanted to try the pork (I don’t normally eat pork, but it is so popular, I need to find out for myself since several pork dinners went past while I was eating.)
Next time, I’ll try:
Fiery Bottom BBQ Pork Bowl (GF) (DF)
Shredded pork shoulder, spicy BBQ sauce, sautéed spinach, yam sunnyside up quail egg, green onion, brown rice or quinoa pilaf: 12
(Hint: the GF – gluten free, DF dairy free, this just is one example of the attention to detail that everything from the menu through to the service, ingredients and combinations of food, flavor, spice and presentation that happily affects everything at Calafia.)
the competition is stiff and Calafia really deserves this honor. Submit your ballot by July 11, 2010.
Location: El Camino / Embarcadero Rd, in Town and Country Shopping Center
855 El Camino Real # 130
Palo Alto, CA 94301-2335
On Weekdays: Lunch 11 am 4:30 pm M-F | Dinner 4:30 pm 9:00 pm M-F
On Weekends: Brunch 9:00 am 3:00 pm | Dinner 3:00 pm 9:00 pm
Summer hours: Dinner extended to 9:30 pm fri & sat
9 am – 8:30 pm 7 days a week