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Estrellita Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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971 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1308 (W El Camino Real)
+1 650-948-9865
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not your typical tex-mex, unless you opt for the burrito. Go for the mole poblano, or the pibil. Fast service. Simple tables and atmosphere. The only place that I'll eat Mexican in teh Bay area.

Thank Jim P
Loveland, Ohio
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162 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Estrellita was very accommodating to a large crowd. I called with two days notice and fit a table for 15. They easily added a few more at the last minute. The decor was eclectic and charming. They did a good job handling our crowd. The food was fresh and the spicy was serious.

Thank Gina R
los altos, california
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Estrellita has been a family favorite for years. They have a richly varied menu of specials that keep us coming back. Delicious tamales, mole, and cochinita pibil. Don't overlook the relleno Nogales!

Thank raley123
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Such a treat to go to a place that has been around for SO long and feels like family. Really good traditional dishes with flair and margaritas to delight the senses.

Thank RedScot123
San Francisco, California
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150 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

We have been going to Estrellita for years ..... a wonderful experience and good food. Service is quick.

Thank Joseph Y
SF Bay Area
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

We returned here after nearly 2 years; we used to come often and enjoyed it, but we weren't sure what we'd find. It is even brighter and livelier than ever! Not fancy, but the decor is colorful and authentic, and the food- largely inspired by Southern Mexico (Chiapas) is ample and delicious. We both had veggie quesadillas, and I also... More 

Thank babubenj
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Not your typical restaurant which makes this a good choice for something different. The food was good but a little pricey. You won't go wrong if you want good Tex/Mex food

Thank Jose S
San Jose, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Well lived here for 4 years (moved from Texas) and have only had OK Mexican food since. Well that changed today. Place unassuming, staff very friendly, food excellent. Will be back many many times. Thank God we found this place.

Thank Saab99
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

I wish they had bigger kitchen to make more German food. I am not fan of their egg breakfast and I think it is due to cooking instruments. But their sausages are great with the beer. Little in pricy side but can handle it.

Thank Michael T
Los Altos, California
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

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 

Thank Miriam S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 971 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1308
    (W El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-948-9865
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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