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107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 422-5297
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Like Dinner in a Mexican Household

Los Altos is like visiting my friends who are originally from Mexico. The floor is dirty, lots of kids, the men sitting together drinking with smiles on their faces, furniture a bit shabby, and the women serving up the most DELICIOUS food ever. If you're looking for sanitized white person Mexican... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Nichole B
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Los Angeles, California
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Irvine, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The place is right off the 101 @ Market. Food is good and inexpensive, the wait staffs are friendly and live music on Saturday night. Can't beat that! You know you hit the jackpot when the place has a lot of Hispanics eating there!

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Thank Sherman C
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Los Altos is like visiting my friends who are originally from Mexico. The floor is dirty, lots of kids, the men sitting together drinking with smiles on their faces, furniture a bit shabby, and the women serving up the most DELICIOUS food ever. If you're looking for sanitized white person Mexican food, I do not think you will like this... More 

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Thank Nichole B
Bellevue, Washington
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I ate here because it was convenient to our hotel and it's parking lot was full (a sign the food would be good). There was some type of amateur band playing Mexican music, Ranchero perhaps. After we were seated and the server came by it was apparent she did not speak English. That's O.K., we speak Spanish,... More 

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Thank bostonrl
Good Nite Inn Salinas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank GNISAL
Germantown, Maryland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Theo N
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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243 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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Thank Vao_Fefe
Los Angeles, CA
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314 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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