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Los Altos Restaurant

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107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905-2006
(831) 422-5297
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Duren, Germany
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is so nice and authentic - the personal as well! Friendliness is key! The food is exceptional good! Try the seafood plate!!!

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Thank Ralph M
England
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84 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Good value food in generous portions and a nice friendly atmosphere. They had a band on the night we were there but only saw the start due to jet lag. Looked like good fun.

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Thank Stvjyn
Irvine, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The place is right off the 101 @ Market. Food is good and inexpensive, the wait staffs are friendly and live music on Saturday night. Can't beat that! You know you hit the jackpot when the place has a lot of Hispanics eating there!

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Thank Sherman C
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Los Altos is like visiting my friends who are originally from Mexico. The floor is dirty, lots of kids, the men sitting together drinking with smiles on their faces, furniture a bit shabby, and the women serving up the most DELICIOUS food ever. If you're looking for sanitized white person Mexican food, I do not think you will like this... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

My wife and I ate here because it was convenient to our hotel and it's parking lot was full (a sign the food would be good). There was some type of amateur band playing Mexican music, Ranchero perhaps. After we were seated and the server came by it was apparent she did not speak English. That's O.K., we speak Spanish,... More 

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Good Nite Inn Salinas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This place was recommended and I had to give it a try. I am a big fan of the Mexican Shrimp Cocktails. I was shocked to see they have almost 50% off on cocktails on Wed nights. Sold....give me 2. I was so full after. This place is really friendly and the waitress kept coming by numerous times. I had... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were driving highway 101 looking for a place for an early dinner and decided to find something in Salinas, CA. As we headed south we passed the usual generic junk food establishments. When we got off the highway, we stumbled upon Los Altos. The service was prompt and friendly. There was a group playing Mexican music. We stuck to... More 

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After a long drive, needed a bite to eat and saw signage from the freeway. My wife and I walked into Los Altos Restaurant and to our amazement a small musical group was singing and playing...lots of atmosphere...and charming. The food is what I expected from an authentic Mexican eatery, in-fact, my wife commented that the food was just like... More 

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Thank Theo N
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was the worst Mexican restaurant we have ever visited. The service was friendly and efficient but the food was horrible! We have had better food eating off the street vendor carts in Mexico! We had huevos rancheros which neither looked or tasted like huevos rancheros. Our nieces had tacos with mystery meat and chicken that tasted like shoe leather.... More 

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Cathedral City, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I have been going to Mexican restaurants all of my life and enjoyed all of them. However, we ended up in Los Altos on Mother's Day evening with disastrous results. The first thing we found out was they take no names for seating. I finally figured that out and we waited patiently while Mexican groups were seated who came in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905-2006
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: (831) 422-5297

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