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La Costena Grocery Store

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2078 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043-2402
(650) 967-4969
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
the updated version not as good as the old one

i used to go to la costena and nearby la bamba regularly when i worked in mountain view about 20 years ago. haven't been back there in years, but the overall result is still good, although the old grocery store certainly had more ambience, in a gritty immigrant sort of way, and it just felt more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
malabarcoast
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palo alto, CA
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palo alto, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

i used to go to la costena and nearby la bamba regularly when i worked in mountain view about 20 years ago. haven't been back there in years, but the overall result is still good, although the old grocery store certainly had more ambience, in a gritty immigrant sort of way, and it just felt more mexican. the burritos are... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

They have moved to the southern end of Mt. View, away from Palo Alto. It is now more of a restaurant than a grocery store, booths and outside seating. Orders are now placed rather than walking through and pointing out what you want. The food was excellent as always, and we remarked how fresh the vegetables tasted. I hope they... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For those who loved the old La Costena, you will not like the new one! For us, it used to very close to our home & is now some distance away. Then after driving the extra distance, we were sorely disappointed! You can't see the toppings choices - they are in the back. Plus my favorite - quesadilla with carne... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Their burritos are incredible! It is no wonder why they were voted Best of Mountain View 2013 by the Voice. Note, they have moved to a new location. La Costena is now at 235 East Middlefield Road (cross street Whisman Road), Mountain View, CA 94043. New telephone (650) 967-0507. They now have a new look that has greatly improved over... More 

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Mountain View, California
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205 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I think La Costena has slipped some. We started taking out burritos around 2000 and they were super consistent and an excellent value. Well, prices are up, and either the quality has slipped or the competition has stepped it up - either way, the value equation doesn't work as well as it used to. Had the Carne Asada Super Burrito... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

This is the first taqueria I had been to - 30 years ago and its still my favorite. Go in the grocery store entrance and head to the back

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montreal
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30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

La Costena is a small grocery store with half-empty shelves and no outward sign that it serves incredible burritos, one of the best and tastiest take-out food values to be found in the area. In a back room, there's a long counter with a huge variety of ingredients and condiments that can be wrapped in your choice of whole-wheat or... More 

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calif
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We have been using La Costena as a stop gap option when I don't want to cook and we just want 'take out'. Their burritos are big, well seasoned, great choices of meat (pastor or carne asada are great, but so are the chile colorado and stewed meats). They are good, decently priced (though prices have been creeping up over... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

I can't say that I have been to every burrito bar in the bay area, not even close. But what I can say is they make the best burritos of the places I have tried (15-20). It is all good.

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Redwood City, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

only burritos here, the supermarket isnt stocked well, kind of disappointing

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2078 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, CA 94043-2402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: (650) 967-4969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?