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“Taro milk tea here is the best!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tapioca Express

Tapioca Express
Ranked #171 of 327 Restaurants in Mountain View
Restaurant details
Stanford, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Taro milk tea here is the best!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

There are three boba cafes in this area: this one, Verde and Tea Era. This is the best among all three, given their Taro Mile Tea. It tastes like real taro, in contrast to the synthetic taste Verde usually gives me. The fried chicken here is good, but full of sodium and MSG, so probably not good if you are a mindful eater.

However, the atmosphere and service are terrible. They try to make it a cafe, but apparently, they failed at doing so.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Mountain View, California
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763 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
“Is it just me who didn't know about the magic of 'snow bubbles'??”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

Is it just me who didn't know about the magic of 'snow bubbles'??

These glorious milkshakes with tapioca pearls are such a delicious treat, and Tapioca Express has bajillions of flavors! I had the peppermint mocha, and it was perfection to sip on a sunny bench around the corner. I also tasted my friend's almond mocha... and if you like the flavor of amaretto (aka if you're not crazy!) it's phenomenal as well.

I know Tea Era has a higher rating overall, but the snow bubble offering here is unique and marvelous!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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“Wide variety of tasty smoothies.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2008

Wide variety of tasty smoothies.

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