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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
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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Washington DC
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100 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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173 reviews
131 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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175 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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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32 reviews
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
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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90 reviews
78 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

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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
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?