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Otaez Restaurant

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1619 Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501-2133
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Merced, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner here on June 27th and ordered 2 enchiladas with rice and beans. The enchiladas were good, the beans had no flavor, salt, nothing and the rice was very very hard. I'm thinking it might have been an off day for them because I've eaten here before but today wasn't a good experience.

Thank xina1976
Chapala, Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We've been here some times, and we always leave happy and satisfied. Last Saturday we had dinner. I ordered the Enchiladas Poblanas: Best mole poblano I have ever had in the Bay Area! No kidding! I had been starving for good mole for years, and, finally, now I know where to get it! Other dishes we've had ordered, and enjoyed... More 

Thank alejandrozr
Fullerton, California
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198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We have been coming to Otaez when we are in town for a few years now. The food is always excellent. The margaritas are delicious and always very fresh tasting. I always order a regular, rocks and salt. On this last visit, we stopped in for lunch. I ordered the shrimp enchiladas and a green salad. Plates come with rice... More 

Thank MaryLouise H
Oakland, California
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I normally opt for the very traditional salt on the rim on the rocks margarita. On this visit ... Sunny warm afternoon ... I went for the strawberry margarita. It was wonderfully refreshing! The fundido was okay but I would skip and go directly to the entree next visit. The chili relleno and enchiladas were good. The poblano mole was... More 

Thank 895CarolS895
Alameda, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

It is located on Webster Street with lots of street parking, but watch what time you are there, because they host some social events, and you can't get into the parking lot! When it first opened, it was really good. But, it has become a bit shabby and not always the cleanest place to eat. The service can be spotty,... More 

Thank LittleQuilter
Vallejo, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Great service, great food. I used to go there at least once per week for dinner when I lived in Alameda, and went there just the other day with some friends for lunch.

Thank Maggie6207
Alameda, California
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

One of my happiest days was when they opened an Alameda branch of this old Oakland business. The food is legit and they keep it coming. I've never left unsatisfied. A large menu and the offerings are vast. There is a brunch buffet on weekends that offers a killer value.

Thank mwbudd
Tel Aviv, Israel
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This is from a 9 year old kids opinion. There was a buffet at the restaurant, but we chose the menu, unlike most people. I ordered a burrito from the regular menu and it was huge! It wasn't a fancy restaurant but the food was very good. So, I would recommend going there but expect to have large portions of... More 

Thank linial3
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

This is a big spacious Mex restaurant with a parking lot in back. Has a big menu with plenty of selections! Went once for Happy Hour and liked the prices better!

Thank Rose L
Alameda, California
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128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The food is very good, most of the staff friendly and nice, good margaritas. The lower rating is because the tables are not cleaned well, with a moist rag and still sticky after cleaning. The buss boy dropped a bowel of salsa splashed over all our clothing and did not say anything. Accidents happen, no problem. The owner excused it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1619 Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501-2133
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: 510-521-9090
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.

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