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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Most recent review
Very nice in all respects

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Kmagg
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Nashville TN
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
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Nashville TN
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136 reviews 136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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Visalia, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pleasant, urban atmosphere. Good bistro food. A bit like a favorite neighborhood restaurant. Good service. Should be on your list of places to dine when you are in Visalia.

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Visalia, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My date wanted a peaceful setting & 225 was a good choice. Discreet service & good food. Why there were crayons on the table I don't know. No children were present.

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Kingsburg, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This restaurant could be phenomenal with a few tweaks. It has a great location and charming and cozy atmosphere. Let's start with the beginning, my clam chowder was good but the chef needs to a little more spice and the soup should been served hot. It's the little things really. The waitress brought us bread that was dry and stale... More 

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Visalia, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The owner Karl and his team did a great job for us and our wintasting group. The buffet was beautifully set out and serviced, and the food was very tasty. We had requested his small group room for a specific date, the menu prepared and the price was very reasonable. I would highly recommend Café 225!

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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Food was good...service not so good. All the other server seemed to be doing there job..but our server was distracted...I would go back again

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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?