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Hola! Mexican Restaurant & Cantina - Belmont

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Belmont, CA (Ralston Ave.)
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 5
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mexican food done proper

Holas' food is great, their atmosphere is really good and their servers are always nice. I am usually a meat only type of guy and their tacos are amazing (although a little pricey) but their ceviche is to die for. I don't usually like seafood but this ceviche is something you just have to try to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
John M
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Holas' food is great, their atmosphere is really good and their servers are always nice. I am usually a meat only type of guy and their tacos are amazing (although a little pricey) but their ceviche is to die for. I don't usually like seafood but this ceviche is something you just have to try to believe. Great place to... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The food is pretty good just nothing special. Portions are huge and generally a lot of sauce. I had much better Mexican food but I've had way way worse. Staff are friendly and attentive though so no complaints about the service. Just nothing to write home about! Good for kids though.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is in Belmont and I live in San Francisco, so you know it's totally worth it! I've been coming here for years and what you I appreciate the most is the consistency. This means in terms or service, quality, ambience, comfort, flavor and taste. Although the ambience is gringo (just representative of the location) the staff and food... More 

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Klamath Falls
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

All around good Mexican food with fresh ingredients, tasty sauces. I've have several meals there, and they hit the mark, from their excellent enchiladas to seafood that's prepared well and not overcooked. The menu is quite broad with a variety that will fit almost any taste. (No, I don't have any economic interest in the restaurant, and I don't even... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My daughter, a friend and I were out apartment hunting and came across this little gem in a strip mall area. The service was friendly, the restaurant and bathrooms were clean and the food was the best Mexican food I've had in a very long time! I wanted to lick the plate clean! We had the chicken poblano enchiladas, a... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Hola has been in Carlmont Shopping Center for many years. They remodeled the place but something is missing. The food is OK but too salty for my taste. We had one excellent waiter - offset by - another (maybe even the owner - who was at best soso..

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essex
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a wonderful family meal here service was great. the margarita was very nice and alcoholic. Food was top notch well worth a visit

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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681 reviews 681 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The food here was OK, but not stand-out. The portions were also really big, so we couldn't finish what we ordered. We had a couple of micheladas and they were pretty massive. We had them with Bohemia beer and they were decent enough. Also, their salsa with chips is pretty good, as is their guacamole. We ordered an 'uno' burrito... More 

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San Francisco
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have always found the food here mediocre, the atmosphere tired, and the service awkward, but they recently reopened after a two month "remodel" (the place looks exactly the same as it did before, with sloping tables etc) so we thought we'd try it again. Nothing tastes fresh, I feel heavy after I eat here (even though its only 1-2... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I love this place, whenever me and my girlfriend are craving Mexican food this is where we go. It's right up the street from the university, and they don't only serve good margaritas, but also good food. You can even order take out. I really enjoy the atmosphere with the babbling brook outside and the music.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Belmont, CA
    (Ralston Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?