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107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 422-5297
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Hidden gem

We were driving highway 101 looking for a place for an early dinner and decided to find something in Salinas, CA. As we headed south we passed the usual generic junk food establishments. When we got off the highway, we stumbled upon Los Altos. The service was prompt and friendly. There was a group... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Germantown, Maryland
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Good Nite Inn Salinas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place was recommended and I had to give it a try. I am a big fan of the Mexican Shrimp Cocktails. I was shocked to see they have almost 50% off on cocktails on Wed nights. Sold....give me 2. I was so full after. This place is really friendly and the waitress kept coming by numerous times. I had... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were driving highway 101 looking for a place for an early dinner and decided to find something in Salinas, CA. As we headed south we passed the usual generic junk food establishments. When we got off the highway, we stumbled upon Los Altos. The service was prompt and friendly. There was a group playing Mexican music. We stuck to... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After a long drive, needed a bite to eat and saw signage from the freeway. My wife and I walked into Los Altos Restaurant and to our amazement a small musical group was singing and playing...lots of atmosphere...and charming. The food is what I expected from an authentic Mexican eatery, in-fact, my wife commented that the food was just like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

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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Oregon
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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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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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Boston
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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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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

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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Address: 107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
Phone Number: (831) 422-5297
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas

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  • Address: 107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 422-5297

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