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Estrellita Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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971 N. San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022 (W El Camino Real)
+1 650-948-9865
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Estrellita has a great ambiance but not a lot of options for vegetarians. The drinks are also great and the wait staff is super friendly

Thank V-Man-SF
San Mateo
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179 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Not what it seems - the decor is very casual and open but the food is simply delicious. The service is good, fast and friendly. Our meal was hot and well presented. The Tamal was interesting - dense and well flavored masa with dark beans and rice. The mole with the Chicken enchilada was superb. Not your usual "touristic" or... More 

Thank Fulldistance
Washington DC
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99 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Mexican restaurants don't often have mole, so for me it distinguishes the tourist-Mexican from the good Mexican restaurants. This restaurant had a delicious mole with generous servings. We loved it!

Thank Ariz0nagirl
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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180 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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175 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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28 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Large groups, 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
    (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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