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Estrellita Restaurant

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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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971 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022 (W El Camino Real)
+1 650-948-9865
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Description: Estrellita Restaurant has been serving the great community of Los Altos and...
Estrellita Restaurant has been serving the great community of Los Altos and the whole peninsula since 1958. We take pride in serving top quality, authentic and unique dishes (many of which you won?T find anywhere else). We have been around a long time and we are proud of our history. Estrellita Restaurant is committed to serving delicious gourmet Mexican food and providing outstanding costumer service. Our business is customer driven and pleasing the guest is our primary goal. Happy guests are the cornerstone of our success.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of the Best!

Even though their sign is retro-60's don't assume their food is anything but up-to -par with other eateries offering healthful, fresh, and homemade dishes. The services is superb; very knowledgeable servers will offer their suggestions when prompted. The restaurant is sensitive to their customers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Miriam S
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Versailles, Kentucky
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Versailles, Kentucky
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though their sign is retro-60's don't assume their food is anything but up-to -par with other eateries offering healthful, fresh, and homemade dishes. The services is superb; very knowledgeable servers will offer their suggestions when prompted. The restaurant is sensitive to their customers likes and dislikes, I recently learned that the refried black beans were discontinued when a young... More 

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Thank Miriam S
San Jose, California
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96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again, Trip Advisor reviewers got this right. Stopped by this place with a colleague for lunch, solely based on trip advisor ratings. So worth it! The homemade tortilla chips are yummy! Based on a recommendation from the waiter, I ordered the Pipian. This is not your everyday Chile Verde! The pork moist and tasty, the green mole sauce so... More 

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Thank kerwin0959
San Ramon, California
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118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We met several family members for lunch at Estrellita. There is limited parking out front (one of the biggest drawbacks); otherwise parking is a little bit of a walk. The house red sauce and green tomatillo sauce are both really good (served with warm chips when you are seated)! All of us enjoyed several different varieties of enchiladas (mole (very... More 

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Thank Shirley S
San Francisco Bay Area
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235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I have been here a few times over the years, but it had been a couple years since my last visit. Stopped with family for lunch. The place was hopping, although we snagged a parking spot out front. The biggest challenge coming here is finding parking. Be prepared to walk a bit if you want to avoid a ticketable parking... More 

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Thank kh57ca
Ankara, Turkey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We found this restaurant based on reviews. The restaurant has an unusual menu with unique dishes. Not only the dishes, but the atmosphere of the restaurant is unique as well. We would definitely like to visit the restaurant to try other dishes on the menu when we visit Mountain View again. As we always do, we followed the recommendations of... More 

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Thank hno73
Bay Area, California
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Though it might have been an off-night (over Christmas holidays), the staffing was almost non-existent, very slow, and fairly haphazard. Dishes were ok, but very heavy on rice & beans, thick sauces, and fairly old-style Mexican-turista mode. Some regional dishes seem a bit more promising, but the ingredients were low-quality and the cooking seemed a little more like microwaved-reheated plates... More 

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Thank sunshine_susan
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Our favorite Mexican restaurant. Authentic taste and even our kids love it too! The sauces are what really make it special.

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Thank Greg S
Los Altos, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

I've been here several times over many years. The food is terrible and the service is worse. Try La Fiesta in Mountain View or La Mer if you are looking for high end Mexican food.

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Thank Rivers R
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the authentic menu and our food was very good. Service was painfully slow. Would try again since there are many unique menu options.

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Thank RickRem1
Los Altos, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great family neighborhood choice for any day of the week. Don't forget the margaritas! The patio makes for a great casual afternoon/evening retreat. Enjoy.

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Thank Simona M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 971 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022
    (W El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-948-9865

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

Description

Estrellita Restaurant has been serving the great community of Los Altos and the whole peninsula since 1958. We take pride in serving top quality, authentic and unique dishes (many of which you won?T find anywhere else). We have been around a long time and we are proud of our history. Estrellita Restaurant is committed to serving delicious gourmet Mexican food and providing outstanding costumer service. Our business is customer driven and pleasing the guest is our primary goal. Happy guests are the cornerstone of our success.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?