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Estrellita Restaurant

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Mexican, Latin
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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
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 3
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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
Good food and nice atmosphere, feels like you're in Mexico

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it has the feeling of Mexico. Not luxurious but it surrounds you. The food is really very good, service was friendly. I had the mole chicken and the sauce was delicious with significant chocolate hints (and yes, I know that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
AndyTheGameInventor
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Northern California
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Northern California
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside but inside it has the feeling of Mexico. Not luxurious but it surrounds you. The food is really very good, service was friendly. I had the mole chicken and the sauce was delicious with significant chocolate hints (and yes, I know that chocolate is a relatively modern, not historically accurate addition... More 

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Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Went with a party of 15 and all but 1 liked the food very much. Good atmosphere, friendly staff. The quality of the food was high. Prices a tad high, but I happily will pay more when the food is good. Only reason not 5 stars is that no American food choices on the menu. One of our party does... More 

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reno, nv
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114 reviews 114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Unique dishes and fun atmosphere. Great margaritas...they squeeze their own juices to make their mix. Can't wait to go back again.

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Los Altos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been going to Estrellita for decades - maybe 40 years. and have always enjoyed and appreciated it. The cooking is authentic and the menu is unusual. They often have special dishes that are to be found nowhere else in the area. I particularly enjoy the enchiladas Suizas and the street tacos. My wife was unenthusiastic about Mexican food until... More 

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Chicago Park, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 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
78 helpful votes 78 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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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: Mexican, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?