We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1,067 Oakland Restaurants

Mexicali Rose Restaurant

701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
510-451-2450
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    9
    3
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

i still don't understand what it is about Mexican food and Mexicalii still fails to convince me Food Ok but everything is the same dull colours and it all seems to taste the same, just different meats with re fried be. as and rice? good bottled beers and prompt service but nothing makes me want to go back again in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Emeryville, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you have a hearty appetite for a full plate breakfast, this is definitely the place to be! Big strips of bacon with a 3 egg scramble mexican rice and potatoes. Yummy yummy to my hungry tummy! Now wait. I've also had lunch and dinner here as well, my friends. As a long time patron at Mexicali Rose for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

In the heart of Oakland, Mexicali Rose red sauce enchiladas meal is wonderful. Came piping hot to table on large plate. Free chips and salsa. Tried it for first time. Parties with less than five seat yourselves. Price for two enchiladas (ground bred) in red sauce with re fried beans and rice is approx. $10.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food is good and the atmosphere is nice. Not an elegant sort of place. Just regular folks go there. Lot's of Oakland residents. The drinks are nice as well. The good news is that you will have a drama free good time. The bad news is that it is right across the street from the police department. No one... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been going to Mexicali Rose since I was a kid in the 60's! I'd give it five stars but I only order one thing - green chicken enchiladas - I'm addicted! So I don't know much about the rest of their menu. I can also recommend the marguritas and I can tell you that the place is always packed.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Leandro, CA
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

When I want Mexican food at home this is the place to go. Located downtown Oakland across from the police station parking can be hard to find at times. This place is almost always busy and very loud at times. It is not fancy...you come here for the food. So good....everything here is good. They even serve fried chicken with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I've been going there for over fifteen years. Downtown Oakland in a safe area (across from the police station). Good Mexican food. Extension menue. Large plates of hot dishes although there are half-orders available. Prices are reasonable. There is a full bar and spaces for large groups. Free parking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Not fancy, but the staff is very good, and the food is very good. The menu is quite extensive, and you'll always find something that you like. The pork chops are great! I just wish that they'd bring back carnitas

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We ate at this place twice whist visiting friends in Oakland CA. It's situated in downtown Oakland, opposite the jail (adding to the experience for us Brits!). Mexicali Rose is a large restaurant with 60's style booth seating (leatherette seats and formica tables) a really cool looking place................probably not intentionally so! The tortilla chips and salsa were fresh, tasty and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Alberta
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went here after my mothers funeral and had a table booked for 20 people. They were ready for us. The service was great! Very attentive and multiple staff members helped to accommodate our party. The food was standard Mexican fare, it was good, but nothing I would go out of my way for. Prices were good. The decor is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Mexicali Rose Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Mexicali Rose Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Mexicali Rose Restaurant

Address: 701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
Phone Number: 510-451-2450
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Cuisine: Mexican

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing