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Mexicali Rose Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
+1 510-451-2450
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Oakland, California
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516 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashioned Mexican food, old fashioned interior. A little heavy on all the ingredients. Prompt professional service.

Thank Thomas V
United States
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Went in there with friend who loves it and whose son says it's his favorite place in all of Oakland, and an Oakland institution. Uber driver regaled us on the way there with tales of its past glories when in the 70s it was open until 2am and the cool kids would go there to dance and drink beer after... More 

Thank ZoeLarkin
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I've been a long time fan of Mexicali Rose. The service is always good and now that my break has been decreased to 30min speed is more important than ever. We were in and out within 30mins.

Thank Jpbrat
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Mexicali Rose is a good place for lunch or dinner. It's downtown and has good parking on site. The wait staff is always friendly and the food is dependably good.

Thank Greg S
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This is an institution in Oakland. A neighbor shared this place and we've been coming back. Walk in and choose your table. Lots of wait staff and quick delivery of your order. My mom loves the enchiladas with retried beans and rice. They are delicious but my fVorite is the super burritos. Both meals are huge. Really can't eat it... More 

Thank chchomehi
Tempe, United States
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Awful. Cheese enchilada and the chili relleno was so soggy. Chicken taco was good after it was heated up. Everything was cold. Would take it back, but it is dark and no car. Should have eaten at the Marriott where I am staying. The Marriott heated the food up in their microwave. Did not make it any better than it... More 

Thank Murene K
Merrillville, Indiana
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit this place, and we were very impressed with the taste of the appetizers that we ordered and of course, the taste of a nice cold and frosty blue moon to it off is always a good choice!!!

Thank Donald B
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

An interesting atmosphere in this place with a varied mix of customers and reasonably friendly staff. The food was solid Mexican food which I was told by a friend was very good, although I was not overly impressed (very stodgy and not too spicy), although that could be down to my inexperience of this type of food. Still it certainly... More 

Thank anthony a
Oakland, California
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

great staff regardless of the accent. typical Mexican dishes, what you ask for you are served fast. not overly seasoned. taste is commercial but good.

Thank Rosa B
Pleasant Hill, Ca.
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went here with hubby & 90 year old Mom...we had frequented this restaurant years ago and always had a great experience. The low lighting...the juke box and piped in music playing Javier Solis and all the mariachi songs....good food at reasonable prices. Well, it was definetly a let-down this time. No ambiance. I felt like I was sitting in an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-451-2450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?