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1010 Doyle St, Ste 1, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4515
650-326-2501
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Ranked #3 of 120 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Menlo Park, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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SF Bay area
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place is nice and it's located in a good location and it's bright and airy ....limited menu . Food was ok ....forget the drinks . Go elsewhere if you want drinks . Their blender was broken and so on and so on . I had a taco place which was good ....nothing outstanding . I think there are probably... More 

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Northern California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A block off the beaten track, Cafe del Sol is a favorite with my neighbors and friends for good, fresh food and a laid-back atmosphere. It's a tiny place -- fewer than 20 tables -- so can get a bit loud, but in a chatter-y way. Fish tacos are ab fab, also enchiladas mariscos and the garlic shrimp. Enjoy!

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Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best Mexican food in town. Reasonable prices, large portions, the best green salsa - homemade of course. We love the chicken salad with grilled vegetables and quesadilla. I eat there at least once a month. Great chile rellano, seafood dishes, burritos. Friendly service. Not much on atmosphere, but clean and simple. Small place.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Three adults + two young children. I don't think this fantastic upscale restaurant is trying to be kid-friendly, but the wait staff were certainly accommodating. We arrived at 5 pm on a Wednesday, with two very young children. We were seated near empty tables - a very good thing. This was definitely the best time to go to dinner there... More 

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Menlo Park, California
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Have eaten at Café De Sol since it opened at least once a month. The food is always excellent, as is the service. Love the lively atmosphere. Specials on sign board outside the restaurant. We have taken all our family and friends to Café De Sol, and it is never failed expectations. Varied menu, always well cooked. Restaurant accommodates food... More 

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Stanford, California
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Absolutely awesome waitstaff who are knowledgable about the menu and very friendly. As a local in Menlo I eat here about once a month and think it should be more highly ranked than many others that are at the top of the list.

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San Carlos
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Snacks before meal were included and very good. Main dish was also tasty, not just ordinary Mexican food

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San Francisco, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I went here tonight for the first time with my girlfriend. It was emptying out as we god there (8pm, Wednesday), and we sat next to a pretty loud table, but other than that all was good. They started us off with a nice appetizer of chips, guacamole, and taquitos. I ordered the hanger steak, my girlfriend had the seafood... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Del Sol

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

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