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Los Altos Restaurant

107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 422-5297
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Ranked #118 of 284 Restaurants in Salinas
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- May 30, 2014
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

This was the worst Mexican restaurant we have ever visited. The service was friendly and efficient but the food was horrible! We have had better food eating off the street vendor carts in Mexico! We had huevos rancheros which neither looked or tasted like huevos rancheros. Our nieces had tacos with mystery meat and chicken that tasted like shoe leather.... More

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Cathedral City, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been going to Mexican restaurants all of my life and enjoyed all of them. However, we ended up in Los Altos on Mother's Day evening with disastrous results. The first thing we found out was they take no names for seating. I finally figured that out and we waited patiently while Mexican groups were seated who came in... More

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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Typical sit down local Mexican restaurant. The servers were polite and helpful. We had a good variety of dishes and they were all good.

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Los Angeles, CA
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104 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stopped for gas and were looking for a place to have a late lunch, saw Los Altos with several cars in the parking lot. Very surprised at the variety of dishes offered and the seafood! Some diners had huge plates of crab legs and shrimp. There is a daily special and we ordered the shrimp soup - the Friday... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Food was reasonably placed, interesting and delicious. Great service. Mariachi band came in, but not the tourist-y kind. It felt very authentic and added to the fun. Families, young guys in cowboy hats, teenagers all dressed up, great scene.

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Powell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This restaurant is on the hotel strip off the highway. We were staying at the nearby Best Western and the desk clerk reecommended Los Altos. It looks like a local place, busy, loudish music, but what fun for us because we were driving to Mexico and the restaurant gave a nice foretaste. My chile rellenos appetizer was excellent. The bucket... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

Great place by the hotel I stay at. Excellent traditional mexican food with great salsa. I agree, the band can be loud and annoying. The food makes up for it. Over the last three years the quality has decreased, but is still a good deal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Visited here on a Thursday lunch. They were a little busy but we were seated immediately. Ordered drinks, had a few questions on the menu but waitress was great to answer all questions. Food was delivered timely (cheese enchiladas and carne asada for husband). Food was okay, not bad but seemed bland to us. Salsa and chips were tasty, beer... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011 via mobile

Great prices.my spicy shrimp entree was the Monday night special - only $6.50 and yummy. Biyfriend liked his enchiladas. Lots of Mexican cowboys on premises. Shabby looking on outside but who cares?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

Even though the place looks drab the food is great, with many options and reasonable prices. The first time I ate there the Mariachi music kind of annoyed me but afterwards it was nice. It sounded happy. Definitely needs some remodeling though...

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