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Cafe Del Sol

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

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cramped seating; noisy room, small portions

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Magellan008
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Nome, Alaska
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Nome, Alaska
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140 reviews 140 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 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
99 reviews 99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

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
33 helpful votes 33 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
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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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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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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
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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