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107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 422-5297
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
artskillman
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Germantown, Maryland
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Germantown, Maryland
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6 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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146 reviews 146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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117 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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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Boston
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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

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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Oklahoma
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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  • Address: 107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 422-5297

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