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Cafe Lotus

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1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930-1221
+1 415-457-7836
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
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Gilroy, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is the place for vegan meals, carefully selected and prepared these dishes are so good you don't notice that they are meatless. The paneer is a favorite of mine

Thank Norma W
Fairfax, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you love Indian food, this is your place. Vegetarian specialties, very good food. The place is tiny, just a few tables. But order and take home. It's excellent.

2 Thank PrimatePrincess
Seattle, WA
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place has really great indian food and tries to keep it healthy. They have outdoor seating in the back as well. It can get very crowded and busy so maybe get take out.

1 Thank Sunzhine
San Francisco
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

This wonderful group of Indian men lovingly prepare their traditional family recipes to share with our lucky town. Mistress of Spices, the steams, delicious scents and flavors will envelope you upon entering their tiny but gracious restaurant and the sorcerers behind the counter deftly prepare magical meals which are rich and clean at the same time. Their vegetarian offerings must... More 

Thank SPBSanFrancisco
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Third visit here in two months. Super nice staff with excellent Indian Cuisine! My favs thus far are Butter Chicken and Onion Naan.

2 Thank happycamper1202
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

We loved the Indian food at Cafe Lotus. The portions were large, the service was good, and the wine list is excellent! Will definitely go back when we are in Fairfax.

1 Thank Judith H
Fairfax, California, United States
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

It's very popular for take away, but it's also good for a sit down meal as long as you don't mind it being a bit close. We like it because it has nice menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

Thank Deborah C
Fremont, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I had passed by Cafe Lotus many times while driving to Pt. Reyes National Seashore and was intrigued by their sign advertising organic Indian food. My wife and I finally stopped after our most recent visit to Pt. Reyes, and we were exceedingly pleased with the decision. The food is outstanding, and I may boldly say it is the best... More 

Thank Brian S
Fairfax, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Cafe Lotus is a little tiny restaurant in Fairfax, Ca, that serves organic Indian Food. In fact, every ingredient but their white rice I believe is organic. That's amazing! We go here for mostly take out because of the small and casual environment. If we want more of a dining experience, we go to their amazing sister restaurant in San... More 

Thank Esther84
Redwood Valley, California
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Cafe Lotus used to be my favorite restaurant hands down. It was the most flavorful, amazing Indian food I'd ever had outside India. But the last couple of times we went the flavor was bland and it was just sort of average tasting (although still using high quality, organic ingredients). I asked if the chef had changed and was told... More 

Thank MamaSita65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930-1221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 415-457-7836

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