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Cascal

400 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 940-9500
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Ranked #4 of 293 restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: California St.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Covington, Georgia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a meal here prior to an event in the area. The staff was wonderfully accommodating, assisting us in our drink/food choices as well as making sure we were out of the restaurant in time to get to our event. The atmosphere inside was fun and the patio was the perfect spot for an early dinner. The food was... More

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Laguna Niguel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place has some of the best paella I've had since a trip to Barcellona 5 years ago. We shared the Paella Cascal, Rustica and Marinera. All were very good but we liked the Marinera the best. They are all a bit spicey if you're sensitive but that is something I've found in every restaurant paella in the US. In... More

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Eureka, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is excellent. We shared several small plates and they all exceed our expectations. The braised short rib with adobo sauce was the real star. The depth of flavor made you want to eat more. The wine list was good and the service outstanding. It was very busy but the attention to detail without hovering was just right.

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

During my visit to the Sunnyvale area I met a friend at this restaurant. I was surprised how nice it was, although crowded. Since they were busy, the stuck us in a corner back. The service was good, as well as the food. We ordered the paella which was plenty for two to share with a few tapas meals. Not... More

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Key West, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Since our AirBnB host had extolled Cascal's virtues. we were disappointed with average food, specifically the Tapas Sampler. We were surprised to have eaten better tapas in white-bread Washington DC than in California. On the plus side, the staff was friendly, the sangria excellent, and the live music entertainment quite good.

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Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I've been here several times and the food is always of high quality and tasty, always busy. I have not had any of the larger plates, only the tapas type dishes, I recommend trying them all. 1/2 price on drinks during happy hour, otherwise on the pricier side for bar drinks.

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West Sussex, UK
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A chance encounter at a Frys store in San Jose with the brother of James Robinson, who has been playing flamenco guitar at Cascal for over ten years, led me to visit the restaurant on Sunday over the Memorial day weekend. The place was moderately quiet, with many families visiting friends or busy elsewhere, but I received a warm welcome... More

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great drinks, great atmosphere and great food. We went on a Saturday night and had drinks at the bar before dinner. Must be a local favorite as it was really busy and lively with live music playing. Will definitely be back soon.

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Mountain View, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Occasional misses with service. Occasional snooty "do you have a reservation?" from the hostess at 1:30 pm when the place is half empty. But I come back for the extensive gluten-free menu and their lunch menu Spanish Omelette (garlicky with a small side of fruit. potatoes with sauce on the side. And, oh yes, some guacamole on eggs). My friends... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Good tapas, nice environment, I've really enjoyed it. Our host offered also a Great Syrha wine, simply perfect with lambchops. I'll be back here for sure. Prices reasonable.

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