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Mexicali Rose Restaurant

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701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
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Oakland, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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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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79 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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133 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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39 reviews
8 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 

Thank Ca Mama
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

i still don't understand what it is about Mexican food and Mexicalii still fails to convince me Food Ok but everything is the same dull colours and it all seems to taste the same, just different meats with re fried be. as and rice? good bottled beers and prompt service but nothing makes me want to go back again in... More 

Thank Tim W
Emeryville, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you have a hearty appetite for a full plate breakfast, this is definitely the place to be! Big strips of bacon with a 3 egg scramble mexican rice and potatoes. Yummy yummy to my hungry tummy! Now wait. I've also had lunch and dinner here as well, my friends. As a long time patron at Mexicali Rose for the... More 

Thank multiscoffer
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2014

In the heart of Oakland, Mexicali Rose red sauce enchiladas meal is wonderful. Came piping hot to table on large plate. Free chips and salsa. Tried it for first time. Parties with less than five seat yourselves. Price for two enchiladas (ground bred) in red sauce with re fried beans and rice is approx. $10.

Thank chchomehi

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607-3920
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 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?