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Madras Cafe - CLOSED

9484 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92126-4520 (Miramar)
858-695-6229
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English first
Pasadena, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I loved it..the buffet even in evening times was attractive. Food taste awesome. Good service. my friend took me for his treat and we both enjoyed it. it was Great.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We w ent to this south Indian Restaurant which is nearer to La Jolla Village Dr. (10 Min drive) after visiting La Jolla Cove Beach.The atmosphere of this restaurant is very nice. We waited for 5 minutes & got the seat. We ordered Idly + Vadai Combo and Vegetable Uthappam . It took 15 to 20 Min to get our... More 

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

I love this place! I go about once a month. My favorite is Rava Masala Dosa and Onion Uttapam.. well this place is perfect for vegetarians as everything on the menu is vegetarian.. the place gets little crowdy at times durin weekends though.. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, and the service is excellent! I would repeat my... More 

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

this restaurant is located in an interesting spot .. there is another south indian restaurant behind it , a chaat center/gujarati food beside it and a couple of north indian places across the street in the same plaza. the food is not bad, i expected a little more considering the competition around. we had dosa. the dosa itself was well... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

If you love Indian vegetarian food modestly priced and great selection including a large dhosa with the buffet meal --delivered to your table without asking. You receive your own pitcher of cold water delivered to your table without asking too. Ambiance is neutral but this is a place fill up on good Indian food.

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San Francisco, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

This restaurant serves good authentic South Indian food with sizable portions. The items are just the right spice and are not very expensive either. The atmosphere and service are ok. The only compaint is that the portions of the sides (sambar, chutney etc.) could be larger. Overall, it is good and I would visit again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011 via mobile

The food was terrible and high priced. I would never eat there again. Atmosphere was bad and food was too if I were don't go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2009

okay food but so fun, and the some of the only south indian food around. we get cravings for this regularly!

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

service sucks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

Ate at the lunch buffet (awesome metal trays and dishes). We had no idea what we ate as there are no labels on any of the items. Some of it was very good. Some of it was just so-so. Great if you want to try something out of the ordinary and get an introduction to the southern style of Indian... More 

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Additional Information about Madras Cafe

Address: 9484 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92126-4520
Phone Number: 858-695-6229
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Miramar
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Indian

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