Restaurants

Cascal, Best Fine Dining Restaurant

Fine Dining Restaurant

Cascal, a lively Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Mountain View, specializes in Spanish and Latin American cuisine, including tapas, paellas and ceviche. The menu features a wide selection of wines and spirits, and happy hour bites and drinks are available at the bar weekdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Besides winning for fine dining, Cascal also took top honors in the Mediterranean, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Business Lunch and Happy Hour categories.
400 Castro St.; cascalrestaurant.com; 650-940-9500

Breakfast/Brunch
Hobee's Restaurant

The casual restaurant chain Hobee's, best known for its blueberry coffee cake with streusel topping, serves breakfast and lunch at its Mountain View location. This year, the restaurant is adapting its menu to include more whole grain and veggie breakfast options, as well as promoting meatless Beyond Burgers.
2312 Central Expressway; hobees.com; 650-968-6050

Chinese Restaurant
Chef Chu's

Chef Chu's, a landmark family restaurant that will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020, offers a large menu. Its signature traditional dish, the classic Beijing duck, is slowly barbecued in an iron-cast Chinese oven.
1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos; chefchu.com; 650-948-2696

Amber India, Best Indian Restaurant

Coffee House (Independent)
Red Rock Coffee Company

Red Rock Coffee, a community nonprofit cafe, serves coffee, Italian-style cappuccino and snacks and hosts work by artists and live performances. It recently partnered with Devout Coffee, Mountain View-based The Midwife and the Baker, and The Sandwich Monkey to offer new drinks, pastries and breakfast burritos, respectively.
201 Castro St.; redrockcoffee.org; 650-967-4473

Fusion Restaurant
Xanh Restaurant

Voted best fusion restaurant, Xanh serves high-end, modern Vietnamese food with many Asian fusion dishes. Customers can try the buffet-style lunch Tuesdays through Fridays or its specialty dishes, the shaking beef, Vietnamese tacos and Xanh banana leaf sea bass.
110 Castro St.; xanhrestaurant.com; 650-964-1888

Indian Restaurant
Amber India

One of five locations, Amber India in Mountain View serves Indian street food, traditional fare and contemporary takes on classic dishes. The butter chicken, lamb rack kabob and daal tukhara rema are perennially popular.
4926 El Camino Real; amber-india.com; 650-968-7511

Italian Restaurant
Doppio Zero

Currently in its sixth year of business, Doppio Zero serves Italian food, including pizzas and pastas, all of which is made from scratch in-house. The Maregiado and Doppio Zero pizzas are customer favorites, according to the restaurant.
160 Castro St.; dzpizzeria.com; 650-938-4147

Mediterranean Restaurant
Cascal

(See Best Fine Dining Restaurant)

Mexican Restaurant
Vive Sol

Vive Sol serves traditional, authentic Mexican staples and margaritas in a colorful environment with outdoor patio seating. The menu includes sopas and ensaladas, burritos, enchiladas and several house specialties.
2020 W. El Camino Real; vivesolmv.com; 650-938-2020

Middle Eastern Restaurant
Oren's Hummus

Oren's Hummus serves authentic Middle Eastern food using chickpeas, tahini and spices imported from Israel. Popular items include its hummus bowls and marinated chicken skewer plates. The restaurant also offers gluten-free pita.
126 Castro St.; orenshummus.com; 650-938-6738

The Midwife and The Baker, Best New Restaurant

New Restaurant
The Midwife and The Baker

Run by a husband and wife team, The Midwife and The Baker produces breads and pastries using California-sourced whole grains and freshly milled flour. Customers can also find the bakery's products at the Mountain View Farmers Market, Red Rock Coffee or Ava's Downtown Market and Deli.
846 Independence Ave.; themidwifeandthebaker.com

Patio/Outdoor Dining
Cascal

(See Best Fine Dining Restaurant)

Place for a Business Lunch
Cascal

(See Best Fine Dining Restaurant)

Happy Hour
Cascal

(See Best Fine Dining Restaurant)

Seafood
Pacific Catch

The West Coast fish house chain Pacific Catch serves sustainably sourced seafood, including sushi rolls, bowls, and grilled and pan-seared fish entrees. The restaurant has partnered with the Surfrider Foundation and Monterey Bay Aquarium to commit to reducing its plastic footprint and to use wild caught and responsibly raised seafood.
545 San Antonio Road, Suite 34; pacificcatch.com; 650-941-1810

Amarin Thai, Best Thai Restaurant

Sushi/Japanese Restaurant
Sushi Tomi

Popular for its sushi and sashimi, Sushi Tomi offers authentic and unique Japanese menu items with vegan and vegetarian options.
635 W. Dana St.; sushitomi.com; 650-968-3227

Thai Restaurant
Amarin Thai

Winner of Best Thai Restaurant in Mountain View every year since 1999, Amarin Thai aims to provide an authentic Thai experience through the wide variety of dishes offered on the menu. The restaurant also accommodates dietary restrictions, with over 20 vegetarian dishes.
174 Castro St.; amarinthaicuisine.com; 650-988-9323

Vegetarian Cuisine
Garden Fresh

With two locations in Palo Alto and Mountain View, Garden Fresh serves Chinese vegan cuisine with the aim of pleasing vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The business has also partnered with the Palo Alto Humane Society and is certified by Humane Planet.
1245 W. El Camino Real; gardenfresh.us; 650-254-1688

Vietnamese Restaurant
Xanh Restaurant

(See Fusion Restaurant)