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Los Molcajetes Mexican Restaurant

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22154 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-7108
510-733-5133
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Basic large portions Mexican fare

Somewhat bland but very large portions. The accompanying hot sauce was excellent and I spiced it up a bit by using some. Rice and beans were just ok. Next time will order a la carte and stick with the enchiladas and tacos which were quite good. Tamale was very bland. Very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Steve M
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San Mateo, California
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San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Somewhat bland but very large portions. The accompanying hot sauce was excellent and I spiced it up a bit by using some. Rice and beans were just ok. Next time will order a la carte and stick with the enchiladas and tacos which were quite good. Tamale was very bland. Very friendly and excellent service. Chicken salad was good too.

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Thank Steve M
Castro Valley, California
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Appears to be a family owned restaurant, very friendly and careful attention to you, assisting with ordering and recommending upon request. Small parking lot, not too large but roomy for groups. The food was plentiful. There is no waay to eat the complete meal in one sitting. I know I had to take the rest of my Taco Salad home.... More 

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Thank Sunshine M
Pleasanton, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Want to know where a great Mexican restaurant is located? It is here and most of the hispanic community would agree as most of the diners are hispanic. With prices for sub par Mexican food being relatively high at most other restauarants, this is the exception. It is reasonably priced for what you get, especially for lunch. Best of all,... More 

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Thank dpelliott98
Hayward, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is where we go when we want chicken soup and we're too tired, or sick. to make it. My wife gets the Chicken Tortilla and I get the Chicken Vegetable. The Seafood Molcajetes look really good to, but I've never tried them.

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Thank ajfl0res
Hayward, California
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a decent Mexican restaurant and they are relentless on the complementary tortilla chips. I especially like their Chicken Soup, a brothy but loaded soup that is great for one of those cold Bay Area days.

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Thank Yankeerev
Castro Valley, California, United States
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Los Molcajetes is one of my local favorites for Mexican food. The chips and salsa are fresh as are the ingredients in their food. This is not your upscale restaurant but more of the "Mom and Pop" Mexican restaurants which is why I like it so much. The service is consistently good and the kitchen is well run. The guacamole... More 

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Thank Randy S
Hayward, California, Usa
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116 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We like the food and how it is presented. The service is always attentive and the atmosphere is good.

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Thank Robert O
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Returned recently --to mostly good meal, well-made. Was told that the "caldos" (soups) were especially good on this cold January evening, I went for the caldo de pollo (chicken soup). Ordered a small for $6.25, served with rice, condiments (serrano peppers, lime slices, onions). Was pretty good, though it needed more cilantro and well, rich chicken flavor that La Pinata/La... More 

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Thank A L
Castro Valley, California
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Decent food and okay portion sizes. My one complaint is about the rice. They put frozen mixed vegetables in the rice and I don't like it. Salsa is good, though usually not spicy.

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Thank Dave B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012 via mobile

Me and wife and 5 month baby whent had lunch there Food was exellent and service too. The only problem that I seen a ghost inside. she was a blonde lady sitting in the corner table It was scarry but guess its not the fist time it happens.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22154 Redwood Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546-7108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Castro Valley
  • Phone Number: 510-733-5133

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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