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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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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“refried beans” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed June 24, 2017

Old fashioned Mexican dining in an old fashioned dining room. Popular at lunch time. Service is fine and food is OK, but cuisine has moved on.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed June 14, 2017

We had an evening meeting that ended late into the evening and did not want fast food. That alone is a challenge but it gets even more challenging finding a place that is also safe. Mexicali Rose fills the bill. They have their own parking...More

Thank Dale S
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Casual blue collar atmosphere. You grab menu's and seat yourself. Good standard Mexican fare... tacos, enchiladas, burritos, etc. portion sizes are HUGE! Women from my office go here frequently and order one burrito and split it and still cannot finish! Reasonable prices especially for the...More

Thank nametaken5
Reviewed February 16, 2017

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

Thank Thomas V
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...More

1  Thank ZoeLarkin
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
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
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...More

Thank chchomehi
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...More

Thank Murene K
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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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