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“you can do better...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cascal

Cascal
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Ranked #1 of 327 Restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: California St.
Los Altos, California
1 review
“you can do better...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

not authentic tapas. It is very Americanized. they're tasty, especially the lamb chops and meatballs, but it is so far what you'd get in Spain

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
623 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Great vegetarian food, good variety, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

Great atmosphere & vegetarian options. Black bean soup - lite, nice light spicy tinge. Hearts of palm salad - light, refreshing. Corn pablano saute - light, tasty. Spanish fries - nicely spiced, not heavy. Mushroom empanadas - tasty, not oily. Eggplant tian - very nice, not too cheesy. Chile relleno - nice sauce, most of the time the pepper is not spicy. Queso fundido - very cheese, so nice if u like cheese. Virgin mojito - a great non alcoholic drink. This was enough food for 5 of us. Each item was great. I used to rate this a 5 but the food quality was not as good last time. Sitting outside is nice on a good day. They try to get you to get 2-3 items per person but for light eaters, 1-2 items should be sufficient.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MihirMeghani
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Sacramento, California
Level Contributor
85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“New Years Eve menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The chefs put together a special New Years Eve menu and our table of 10 picked one of almost every item. The caesar salad was tasty with a goodly amount of anchovy paste in the plentiful dressing. Home baked olive bread crouton added to the flavor. Lamb chops, vegetable paella, scallops, and a special Spanish style cioppino got rave reviews around the table. But the gorditas were a bit dry - - missed the plantain and the mark. Several special cocktails for the evening rounded out the experience. Will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SacValleyGirl
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
212 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“Excellent place for family gathering or business lunches alike”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Downtown Mountain View here is a nice, warm place that offers an exciting menu with great Latin choices.

Great seafood choices and if you are in the mood to share go for the tapas menu and try different dishes. Of course, these are not Spain level tapas but you are getting close and this is one of the two good restaurants downtown Mountain (along with Xahn).
Nothing special about the plating: efficient but classical.

The place can get a little bit crowded at times so if you are going for a business lunch make sure you ask to be seated towards the back of the restaurant.

Has a great outdoor seating area for when the weather is warm.

Decent choice of teas (if like me you like to drink hot tea during lunch).

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank vorsoni
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San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“nice ambience, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a nice place to just chill out with friends. Great service and good food.

It may a little crowded, so if you have a large group be sure to make reservations.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank qoo m
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