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Estrellita Restaurant

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Latin, Mexican
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971 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022 (W El Camino Real)
+1 650-948-9865
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Description: Estrellita Restaurant has been serving the great community of Los Altos...
Estrellita Restaurant has been serving the great community of Los Altos and the whole peninsula since 1958. We take pride in serving top quality, authentic and unique dishes (many of which you won?T find anywhere else). We have been around a long time and we are proud of our history. Estrellita Restaurant is committed to serving delicious gourmet Mexican food and providing outstanding costumer service. Our business is customer driven and pleasing the guest is our primary goal. Happy guests are the cornerstone of our success.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place

This was my 1st visit to Estrellita's. I found their menu extensive. The wait staff were super-friendly. There was no waiting to make my order of a beef burrito. I swear they must have put 1/2 a cow in mine. This will be my go-to mexican restaurant when I visit Los Altos again. Only downside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
John L
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Chicago Park, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago Park, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was my 1st visit to Estrellita's. I found their menu extensive. The wait staff were super-friendly. There was no waiting to make my order of a beef burrito. I swear they must have put 1/2 a cow in mine. This will be my go-to mexican restaurant when I visit Los Altos again. Only downside with this visit was the... More 

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Pittsford, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A friend took me to this restaurant that he never tried before. I'm not a fan of Mexican food. It was a pleasant surprise. The waiter was very accommodating when I could not determine between two pork dishes. He did half-n-half for me. That was great - both tasted good. The whole thing is about $12-15..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Quick and attentive service; fish tacos were delicious; OK drinks. Chips and salsa outstanding. No wait at all (Wednesday night).

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Los Altos, Ca
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We love Estrallita's, and the new owner seems to have made some improvements making it even better. He's very nice, attentive, and the food is great. We love going to Mexico, and Mexican food I might add, and we think Estrallita's is a great Mexican food place. Top that off with a really nice owner (and no - I do... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I picked this placed based on the reviews on Trip Advisor. I was not disappointed. The food was served hot and the margaritas were outstanding. I hope to vist this little gem often!

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Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

What a great find. Stopped at Estrellita Restaurant while visiting Los Altos. We wanted a good quick lunch and found both here! The chips and two salsas were amazing. My shrimp Veracruz were excellent and the accompanying rice and salad well prepared. With a full bar this place is great!

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Los Altos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you want a change from the average Mexican food restaurant, try out Estrellita's. The preparations are unique, super tasty and very fresh. They also make the best margueritas in the area. This is a local, neighborhood kind of place, with a wonderful staff and a talented kitchen. We find ourselves there every couple of weeks.

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Los Altos, Ca
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Has a bit of a new name, but been around forever. Estrellita Mexican Bistro and Cantina. We ate here last night for my son's birthday (at his request). We love Mexican food - travel to Mexico - get takeout on lazy nights .... our dinner last night was really fabulous. The Owne, who also waited on us, is a very... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I've lived around the corner from this restaurant for several years but just never got around to trying it. I'm so glad I finally did! I was on my own for dinner last Sunday and I had worked all day so I decided to treat myself to dinner out. Seemed like the perfect time to check out this place that... More 

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Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been eating here for 15 years, and I still go every time I'm in town. The mole poblano is delicious, as is everything else I have tried here. Friendly, usually not too crowded, and very reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 971 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
    (W El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-948-9865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating

Description

Estrellita Restaurant has been serving the great community of Los Altos and the whole peninsula since 1958. We take pride in serving top quality, authentic and unique dishes (many of which you won?T find anywhere else). We have been around a long time and we are proud of our history. Estrellita Restaurant is committed to serving delicious gourmet Mexican food and providing outstanding costumer service. Our business is customer driven and pleasing the guest is our primary goal. Happy guests are the cornerstone of our success.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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