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“Authentic, with no flavor?” 2 of 5 stars
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Otaez Restaurant
1619 Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501-2133
510-521-9090
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Ranked #41 of 191 Restaurants in Alameda
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Authentic Mexican Cuisine and World Class Margaritas - We Have It All! Take your taste buds on an exciting journey through Mexico at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. We specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, ranging from chile rellenos to carnitas to pozole, we offer high-quality food at great low prices. Our restaurant is perfect for family dining and social gatherings with our friendly and exciting atmosphere. Enjoy great specials throughout the week on some of your favorite Mexican entrees from our extensive menu. Join us today at Otaez Restaurant, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
E.Bay - Alameda
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Authentic, with no flavor?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

This is a beautiful restaurant. I will have to say that I have never been to a Mexican restaurant that had such tasteless food. There is no spice or flavor! I had brunch here and the hot foods were served lukewarm. Always a danger sign for food poisoning and perhaps we were just lucky... but we wouldn't bother to chance it again...
It's hard to rate value on food that had no taste...it just wasn't worth it...

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Alameda, California
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Enjoy the mole, but that's the only winner we've found on the menu”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Large space, usually filled, on Webster Street. They do have parking, which is nice given the location.

We really enjoy the chicken mole, and will occasionally hit that side of the island for it, but just haven't found anything else on the menu we love.

Visited January 2012
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Alameda, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Cheap, authentic Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Locally owned, gret prices, yummy margaritas, outdoor patio..this is a staple for our family

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Very good Mexicn restaurant. Good selection of adult beverages and appetizers. The enchilada I oprdered was excellent. Recommend this restaurant

Visited January 2012
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Alameda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bland food, worse service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Had a Groupon for this place which was also recommended to us by friends. The margaritas were decent. We ordered a variety of food - pork, chicken, beef, steak . . . most of which was bland or non-remarkable. The waiter was horrible. He came by and said he'd be right back, but wasn't back soon. He looked like he was so busy his head might spin off. After we'd been there an hour and it was clearing out, he was more personable but by then, we were disappointed. Later that night, I was sick to my stomach (none of the other 3 family members were) - I believe it was something from there but cannot be sure. BEWARE!

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