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Mexicali Rose Restaurant

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701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
510-451-2450
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Why do people rave about Mexican food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
Tim W
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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Emeryville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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 

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California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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