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Downtown San Jose has some great restaurants and to celebrate this wonderful city (the home of this blog) I am going to feature the best restaurants I have found downtown. Since I am curious about food, I’ve tried every type of restaurant in this entire city. The best part of this little downtown is that you can find vegetarian options at almost every restaurant and most places are very accommodating if you ask for non-meat dishes.

Good Karma Vegan Café is located at 2nd street and San Fernando and it is my normal lunch spot if I am not cooking at home. It’s a small local place wedged between a parking lot and a Ross store. It’s easy to find because it draws a large crowd in the afternoons; easily recognizable from their laidback California attitudes. So speaking of local eatiers, this one is as local as you get. Read the rest of this entry »

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Local Restaurant Recommendation

spanish cuisine 3

spanish cuisine

Picasso is located in downtown San Jose by 1st and Santa Clara. It’s a Spanish restaurant and as authentic as it gets. The menu, ingredients, set up, and the staff work in unison to create a genuine Spanish atmosphere. The décor is also amazing- Picasso’s masterpieces at every table.

This restaurant serves “Tapas”- which are small appetizers that you share with the whole table. This helps establish what I think is the perfect dining atmosphere: interactive, meaningful, and memorable. This is a special place and in the middle to high end of the pricing spectrum. (About 10-12 dollars a plate.) Read the rest of this entry »

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