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Madras Cafe

1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
+1 408-737-2323
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“masala dosa” (13 reviews)
“mango” (4 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 14:30All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with family last week. Had visited other South Indian place in the bay area earlier. But,found this to be closest to its original taste. I am not a South Indian,but,local Tamil crowd also approves of it. It provides all typical South Indian...More

Thank ChaitanyaBaroda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very crowded place and one has to wait to get a seat. So once you go in, order your meal/ food and when it is ready they will get you seated. Tasty south Indian delicacies in Sunnyvale and the place was crowded not only with...More

Thank TSANAND1976
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We are on a 3 week road trip across the US and this is the best South Indian food we could ever find in the US. Awesome food but don't expect much by way of service or a smile, the food does all the talking...More

Thank MohanS2
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The Mini Idli Sambar, Onion Rave Dose, Pongal are great here- it is one of the best South Indian restaurants in the area evidenced by the queues at certain times of the week, especially weekends It opens at 8.30AM daily, unlike most other Indian Restaurants...More

Thank Prathap P
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Excellent taste of South Indian food but the queues are long and sometimes waiting period tests your patience. But when the food is served, all the sour feelings vanish. Super choices and suits large section of people

Thank VinChip
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This place is a favorite for Indian Nationals looking for authentic South Indian food. And then there are folks like me who got acquainted to it through business lunches with Indian colleagues. Not that unless your from India you won't know what you're ordering. There...More

Thank Elik C
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

When we asked for a seat the lady at the counter wanted to know what we wanted to eat She then asked us to pay and after a short wait we got a place to sit. Found this arrangement a little strange. However, the place...More

Thank M-Dasgupta
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four. Went for a lunch on Saturday morning. The place was busy but staff paid full attention to our needs and also gave us suggestions. All in all a great place!

Thank Palak A
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Tough call. The little shopping center behind McDonalds has Madras Cafe and a pho restaurant a door down. I was almost going to choose pho when I found out the wait was 20 minutes. Glad I didn't. Love the masala dosa - yummy crepes for...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I introduced a good friend to South Indian food who was leery of just having a vegetarian meal and leerier still when she saw the huge crowds of people waiting in the lobby for food etc. Great sign - every waiting seemed to be Indian...More

Thank saravanan b
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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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