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Mexicali Rose Restaurant

701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
510-451-2450
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Ranked #161 of 1,069 restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: Mexican
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- Jun 30, 2014
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English first
Oakland, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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San Leandro, CA
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Oakland, California
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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

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Leicester
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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Edmonton, Alberta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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Asheville, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I have been coming to this restaurant for years on business trips. I was so glad to see it still in operation. I had the chile colorado which was quite good. Service was fast and efficient. Got the bartender to do away with the fancy glass for my margarita and give me a good water glass sized fresh tasting margarita.... More

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DUBLIN, CA
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I have traveled all over Mexico and the food here is pretty authentic and so delicious and reasonably priced! I highly recommend it! The service was also very awesome! I will be returning next week to try another of their dishes!

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Oakland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

My girlfriend turned me onto this place years ago when I first moved here. I've been coming here regularly ever since. Even after my girlfriend and I broke up. The food is consistently good and well prepared.

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