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Cafe Del Sol

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1010 Doyle St, Ste 1, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4515
650-326-2501
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11:00 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants on the peninsula

I've been coming here for years. The food is quite good, if sometimes uneven. The mole is great, as are the potato taco appetizers. This time I had the ceviche (good) and the Halibut with mango salsa (very tasty although the Halibut was overcooked and dry). Maybe next time I will stick with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
dsegleau
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Woodinville, Washington
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Santa Ana, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We go here every chance we get to experience their unique combinations. A great way to break the chain store Tex-Mex habit. Chips and salsa are very tasty with great beer and wine selection to enhance a truly different experience. Something for everyone with traditional and more creative choices. You will pay for the quality as Cafe Del Sol does... More 

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Thank Ulta2d
Woodinville, Washington
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. The food is quite good, if sometimes uneven. The mole is great, as are the potato taco appetizers. This time I had the ceviche (good) and the Halibut with mango salsa (very tasty although the Halibut was overcooked and dry). Maybe next time I will stick with the tried and true.

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Thank dsegleau
Calistoga
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Well prepared Tex-Mex staples but portions are small and prices are high for what you get. Meals are served with a thimbleful of salsa and asking for more results in an unannounced charge.

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Thank Calistoga Grower
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Dinner on my own had the fish tacos and a glass of wine. They served complimentary tortilla chips and salsa/sour cream. Service was a little slow but the food was good.

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Thank Lisa S
San Francisco
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have been to this place several times. I must say that I love their green salsa - it is delicious! Out of all the dishes I have tried I loved the chicken tostada salad. There were pieces of fresh mango which added to the taste. The service is good and I would recommend this place if you are looking... More 

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San Jose, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The owner is rude, he called me THE "B" WORD. I will never visit this place again. Leonel is his name beware of him.

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Thank L W
Nome, Alaska
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174 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The service was fine...only 3 tables were eating. The noise from the other tables was ear splitting..the walls and floor are hard...no sound absorption, Based on that alone I would not return.....you can't enjoy dinner in such an environment One of us had the spicy shrimp, which was well prepared ...but 6 TINY shrimp do not a dinner make! Even... More 

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London, England
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a great find in the side streets of Menlo Park. The service is enthusiastic and friendly. Shrimp, salads and meats are of excellent quality, perfectly spiced and with delicious sauces. Best Mexican food we have ever had. And very reasonably priced

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Menlo Park, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The "enchiladas de Mariscos" are fantastic as are the chile rellano's! The food at Cafe del Sol is different from your typical Mexican restaurant showcasing unique flavors and food styles from many parts of Mexico.

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Thank carol f
SF Bay area
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Delicious Mexican food in a vibrant, intimate setting. The "Casa" is a small house with Mexican colors that excite the appetite. Servers are friendly and efficient. The Food ? TERRIFIC ! They don't pretend to be "gourmet" but everything is presented beautifully and the flavors are authentic. A variety of fish dishes as well as traditional enchiladas, tacos, & other... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1010 Doyle St, Ste 1, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4515
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-326-2501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?