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Cafe 225

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Californian, Mediterranean
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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go to place

Cafe 225 is one of my favorite go-to restaurants on Main street. I love the atmosphere as well as the food. It is a great location, and the back door makes parking in the parking structure behind convenient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Betsygc
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Visalia, California
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Visalia, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Cafe 225 is one of my favorite go-to restaurants on Main street. I love the atmosphere as well as the food. It is a great location, and the back door makes parking in the parking structure behind convenient.

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Visalia, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went to a High School reunion and it was catered by Café 225. For $35.00 per person this was the worse catered meal I ever had. When I got home I had to fix myself something to eat because I was still hungry. I have never been to Café 225 but if this is any sample of what they... More 

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Visalia, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Never had anything bad here, ever. They start with warm fresh bread and olive oil for dipping. Their specials are always spot on. Food is always fresh and cooked in an open kitchen. Service is always excellent as well. Highly recommended!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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173 reviews 173 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped at Visalia on the way to Sequoia Natl Park. My husband had dined in this restaurant during one of his business trips to the area and it seemed a good option for family dining. The restaurant offers Mediterranean food with focus on grilled options. They have a good selection of local wines - something that I craved after... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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235 reviews 235 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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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: Californian, Mediterranean

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?