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Cafe 225

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Mediterranean, Californian
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225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244 (Encina)
Downtown Visalia has a trolley service making a scenic loop around the downtown district. It creates an opportunity to park and shop.
559-733-2967
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 40
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious!

I have had a couple of wonderful lunches...the tuna appetizer is incredible! There daily specials are really great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
visavonqueen
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The atmosphere is pleasant, mostly locals, and the service is very friendly and reasonably good. The food is average, the drinks well made and the wine list fair. Not a bad place and not very expensive for the total package.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have had a couple of wonderful lunches...the tuna appetizer is incredible! There daily specials are really great!

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Visalia, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had the avocado chicken which was excellent. My wife had the chicken al forno. 225 is consistently very good. I have never had a bad experience here. Blah blah they require 500 characters to submit this review. That is kinda of stupid but I really like this restaurant so I will fill in the required words. blah blah blah... More 

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Visalia, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

As a local resident I have dined at Cafe 225 numerous times. It's my "go to" place for a business lunch or dinner and one of our favorite places to dine as a family...from casual to special occasion, Chef Carl always makes the experience top notch. As many times as I have dined at Cafe 225 you would think I... More 

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Midland, Georgia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Excellent menu and wine selection. Consistent quality. Great service. We consider this one of the top 3 choices in Visalia. #1 in overall value.

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Nashville TN
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138 reviews 138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Excellent place. Very friendly prompt service. Good menu choices at reasonable prices. Nice bar people seemed to enjoy. I had the pork loin with kale and mashed sweet potatoes. Excellent. Server was very nice. Restaurant is in a great area. I travel the country and this is an excellent local place. Will definitely be back next pass through the area.... More 

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a wide range of menu offerings that cater to many, many tastes. But I love it because my taste in healthy foods is outside The norm, and they can still provide me with a great salmon entrée and delicious vegetables, Roasted or sautéed – and so well prepared. I love the fact that their waiters are so... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Of course, now that it takes a few flights to get to Cafe 225, the experience is probably just a bit heightened. Always a warm welcome from staff and occasionally we're lucky enough to have one who remembers us. And our favorite dishes. Can't beat that with a loaf of hot and fragrant bread! But seriously, whether you're a local... More 

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Visalia, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

The Food was so delicious here I have gone to a few dinners also for my work and I will always show up

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Visalia, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There have been a lot of restaurants to come and go in downtown Visalia. 225 has lasted because the menu is updated and the service and atmosphere is great. There is quite a variety on the menu so you have a good chance of finding something that you will like and probably like it enough that you will want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 225 W Main St, Visalia, CA 93291-6244
    (Encina)
  • Public Transportation: Downtown Visalia has a trolley service making a scenic loop around the downtown district. It creates an opportunity to park and shop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Visalia
  • Phone Number: 559-733-2967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?