Casa De Cobre
Casa De Cobre

Casa De Cobre

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.casadecobre.com/
  • Phone: 408-867-1639
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday: Closed, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - close, Friday: 4:00pm - close, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Marcelino Hernandez Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Welch 408-867-1639
  • Special Events: Casa de Cobre will be opening at 3pm for Mother's Day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Casa De Cobre
Casa de Cobre is Comida Mexicana at its best! The award wining team from The Basin now brings you Casa de Cobre! "The Copper House" in honor of the beautiful pueblo of Santa Clara del Cobre, in the great state of Michoacan, Mexico. Famous for its artisan copper works, kind people, and incredible food. Everything we do is made in house and to order. Our Meats are chemical and hormone free, our fresh fish is always sustainably caught, produce organic when ever possible. Our Margaritas are made to order from hand squeezed Mexican limes and agave nectar! We look forward to serving you soon!!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Casa De Cobre reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (23)neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (17)special occasion (11)kid-friendly (9)good for groups (7)romantic (6)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • VicV
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always have a great experience and well taken care of - food always delicious
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Overpriced and Too Spicy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    First time I have ever been to a Mexican restaurant and had to pay for chips & Salsa! Everything we ordered was Extremely Spicy! after the server told us it wasn't... the chicken flautas were so hot, we couldn't eat them! same with the Lechon. Portions were meager for the price. The Ceviche was tasty! but they serve it without chips, tostadas or crackers, It came with a spoon. Very dissapointing!!!
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  • EHF123
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    enjoyable meal but expensive for mexican food. quick service and friendly servers. portion sizes were mixed.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing
    Datenighter
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed a quiet lunch here! They didn't have the chips and guacamole on their lunch/brunch menu. They suggested we ordered it and wow it was good but very pricey! 7.50 ? Skip it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Tex-Mex
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food, especially the Lamb Shank and Paella, at Casa De Cobre is incredible. But the choices, like the above and Lechon De Noble are definitely not the typical burrito and taco combination plates that people get at a tex-mex type mexican restaurant. A wonderful gem in downtown Saratoga. The service was very attentive and the margaritas are large. Although we sat inside, the outdoor patio looked very inviting and, as usual for a Friday, very full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Didn't meet our expectations. We love the sister restaurant, "Basin" and hoped to have same reaction at Casa de Cobra. The chicken was very dry and overlooked and prices are steep for this type of restaurant. We won't return but will continue to dine at Basin.
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  • Casa de Cobre
    CJeatsWellVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Pork belly tacos were delicious as well as the Entomatodo- ribeye simmered in chipotle entree. We also had a nice kale salad and the special fresh Cod. Delicious meal and we love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Great Mexican
    eater
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We enjoyed our meal here. The cheese enchildadas were excellent, as was the ceviche. A highlight was the fact that they offer Queso Fundito, a personal favorite. Service was a bit uneven. It was not terrible, but early in the meal, we seemed to be ignored. Perhaps better next time.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Michelle Hendricker
    Chelhen
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It's a favorite for Saratoga dinner nights. The Purist is a must.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • decent but super expensive.
    pnd4pnd
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    drinks were expensive and small. service was poor. waitress hardly ever came around.
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  • never disappointing
    Andy2DotO
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Staff is super friendly and conscientious, always offer good insights for best choices. Great food, fun spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MarkH
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Casa De Cobre has a unique menu compared to other restaurants with a Mexican touch to seafood and other non-standard items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • C U again soon
    CRenee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Its been a while since I've dined at Casa. The menu has changed, definitely for the better. Wine list compliments the menu perfectly. Good food, good service. I won't wait so long this time to return. See you soon
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casa De Cobre
    Brainbrian
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Very cute restaurant with indoor & outdoor dining options. Food was excellent. I was disappointed when the waiter asked me if I wanted to "order" chips & salsa at a charge. This is always free at other Mexican restaurants so this was a first for me and it didn't get the meal off to the greatest start. The waiter was nice enough but not as friendly as he could have been. The bus boy was friendlier. Could have been fantastic but missed the mark on service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodbye Casa de cobre!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We used to love this restaurant. Visiting them after couple of years along with friends who had never been there. Most important thing in a restaurant is the quality and taste of the food - it was terrible! It took them a very long time to get a simple order of drinks - a pitcher of Margarita. How complex can that be for a Mexican restaurant? The refill of chips was very slow as we were kept waiting for drinks as well as food. Writing this to alert other diners - this used to be a great place earlier. Shocking how it has gone downhill!
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  • Unique and Interesting Dishes
    CaliforniaDreamer
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I chose this restaurant for our anniversary dinner based on Reviews and we were not disappointed. The margaritas were perfect and the twist on traditional guacamole with strawberries and bacon was amazing. Our server was delightful and her menu descriptions and recommendations were 'spot on '. The menu prices are a bit pricey but we felt our dining experience was well worth what we paid!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UpScale Mexican
    BenefitMan
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Higher prices than a normal Mexican Resturant, but the food tastes better than other Mexican Resturants. I can still taste the Chili Rellano and the wonderful Margarita. I will eat there again when I visit Saratoga.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous Mexican!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We had a great meal at Casa de Cobre before the Mountain Winery Concert. The purist margarita was really great. The bacon taco platter and chicken flautas were absolutely delicious!!!!! Great meal and wonderful service by Lorena!
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  • Excellent
    lexy
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Wow! Wow! Wow! Cannot wait to go back! Hope the special I ordered will be available again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    saddestkeanu
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We had a quality dining experience and would return or recommend others to go to Casa de Cobre. I really liked the fish tacos and my partner enjoyed her plate of smoked trout. The side was so-so; a grilled cotija cheese between slices of squash. The cotija flavor was ruined by the grilling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Good food, Great Service
    TravelHighnes
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We ate here with friends prior to an evening at Villa Montalvo. Service was excellent, food was unique and very good. I was greeted by name when we arrived, which was startling and delightful. A first. The desserts were to die for. My only advise if you are requesting separate checks, send them up separately. Our bills were reversed and charged to the wrong card. Could not figure out how that happened as they'd gone up correct. So, next time, one check at a time. The manager made a hassle out of reversing and correcting it, and her solution was one of us should just pay the other for the difference. Very un-professional on the back end. I did not appreciate that. That said, the restaurant is worth a second visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    foodie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    My girls and I thought it was the perfect spot before our concert up at mountain winery. Great fish tacos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Disappointment
    eat4pleasure
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    My son and I used to visit Casa De Cobre regularly. We hadn't been there for a while so we decided to go there to eat our favorite Chili de Relleno con Queso and drink several Coco Locos. They used to serve the very best Chili Relleno and Coco Locos. However, last Saturday was a huge disappointment. The Chili Relleno and rice were tasteless, the cheese was different and the rice overcooked, plus they no longer serve Coco Locos. We didn't finish our plates and decided we won't go back.
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  • "good"
    ScoutyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have been going to Casa de Cobre since it opened. Food has always been consistently very good. Service has always been perfunctory . It is in need of updating. We find it annoying that in as much as we frequent this restaurant, the new co-owner who often staffs the front desk still shows no sign of recognition.
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  • OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Nice variety of well prepared food. Not the traditional Mexican. Great Spanish influence. Warm atmosphere.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 366 reviews are from the Casa De Cobre reviews archive.
  • New Dimensions in Mexican Food
    JonnyC
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is a very nice, small restaurant that elevates traditional Mexican food to the gourmet level. There is also a great selection of fine tequilas to sample with (or after) dinner. My wife and I shared a couple of the signature entrees--one with lechon and the other a Mexican "atomatado" ribeye, and they were both excellent. The special guacamole with bacon and strawberry was also delightful. Ample, home-made corn tortillas were superb. This is a pricy restaurant with superior food, but also a casual, family-friendly restaurant with good, knowledgable service. That is a hard thing to pull off, but this restaurant succeeds beautifully in the affluent context of Saratoga, CA.
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    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
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  • Specials
    KitMenkinVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My advice, try the specials. The halibut was fresh, cooked perfectly, melted in my mouth. It was delicious. Asparagus, just cooked right for me, crunchy, but cooked. Try some of the Spanish specialties, but also the standard fare, too. Very friendly. Valet parking at the corner, if you need it (we always use it going here or to their sister restaurant, Big Basin.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    byranVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was our third visit to Casa De Cobre, and it just gets better. The surf and turf special was really wonderful. Service is good and the bar has great options, looking forward to our next time.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place! Food is always
    Lulu
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Love this place! Food is always delicious and service outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice neighborhood spot
    RobFVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Nice dining experience, nestled in Saratoga. Great food, reasonable prices, go there once every other month, or so. Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant, but if you want that go to Chevys. This is more unique Mexican dishes, served up in just the right portions. My lamb dish was wonderful. The margaritas are fantastic, as is the variety of tequilas offered. But, hush. Don't tell too many people about it, otherwise this nice restaurant will be over-run with new diners and I won't be able to get a table!
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    bbergVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    As usual, a very nice meal. The pork belly was a very hearty entree, which will provide enough for two great lunches as well.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Underwhelmed
    SaratogaG
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Was pretty disappointed with our recent dinner. The food was not what it used to; everything just missed by a little. The sauce on the chile relleno (usually a favorite) was bland, and even the salsas were not their old selves. Casa de Cobre has been one of my favorite restaurants, so I hope it was just an off night and not the beginning of the end for one of the few decent places in Saratoga.
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  • Outrageous prices, so-so food
    JavaOzVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We went to this restaurant for a special occasion. The location is where La Fondue used to be at. Low ceilings, choppy rooms, loud and low light-average ambiance. No free chips/salsa but we accepted that as this was meant to be a high end restaurant. We ordered 2 appetizers, one was tiny with a few slices of octopus and the other was well prepared but unseasoned which made it bland=both $15 each. We ordered one Margarita ($13) and 1 lemonade with a refill ($5 per)-not cheap but not terrible. Then for main course we ordered the beef which was very salty but plentiful and the scallops (4-5 scallops on shredded vegetables)-$34 each. 2 appetizers, 2 mains, 2 drinks plus tip=$150. Average to OK food; average to OK ambiance; outrageous pricing.
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  • Really bad food
    Cabin4
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I ordered the Paella and my wife ordered the Blue Crab Tortilla. The Paella tasked like they poured a can red pepper all over it. The rice was mushy and the clams and shrimp flavors were gone. There was one small piece of meat. I think it was a fried piece of Spam. It was so hard a I could not bite into it. It was so bad I could not believe it. My wife's dish was tasteless. Only the beer and the chips were worth eating. At $29 for the Paella and around $25 for the Blue crab, this diner was a total bust. I will never go back. The food has gone way down hill and by looks of the amount of people in the place on a Saturday night, you can tell this place is going down hill.
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  • We dined on super bowl night
    TuxedoVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We dined on super bowl night and were the only guests. Food came out cold and tasteless. We have frequented this restaurant many times and this was not up to it's usual performance. disappointing!
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  • Delicioso!
    sftswVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Stick with the Michoacan specialties, and you will be extremely happy! Their chicken is outrageous, and the pozole is wonderful. Lamb and Goat also get high marks. The guacamole is fantastic and the Margs are wonderful! We love this restaurant and the people who work there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is solid and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The food here is solid and we always enjoy our time at Casa de Cobre!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Favorite
    VRies
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    W just moved to the bay area about 6 months ago. My husband and I are total "foodies" and are out to try new restaurants every week. Casa De Cobre is DEFINITELY one of my favorites and we will be back. The service was attentive, pleasant and patient (we had our kids with us). The margaritas were great - sweetened with agave vs the syrup junk. The food - AMAZING. Chips are crisp, fresh and warm served with 3 different kinds of salsa. The quesadilla was the best I've ever tasted. My husband's pulled brisket was tender and juicy. The only thing we didn't care for where the crab enchiladas, only b/c I'm not a big fan of the authentic red enchilada sauce not b/c the dish wasn't cooked to perfection.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Don't bother
    allie
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    First off, don't bother with the house margaritas, at least the blended ones. I like the zingy taste of lime, but there was none to be detected in the mound of ice set in a stylish glass. I could taste the Triple Sec, slightly, but mostly it was a glass of slushy ice. The best part of the Dungeness crab enchiladas was the fresh tomato sauce. Unfortunately the sauce would have been better suited to a plate of pasta (if they added some garlic). Tasty Mexican spices were not anywhere to be found. The goat stew that my husband ordered was essentially a bowl of watery broth with some tasteless meat and a huge hunk of skin from an unidentified source. Oh, the chips and salsa were fine.
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  • Better this time
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Enjoyed our meal here; our server was very friendly and attentive. Guacamole is pricey but always yummy. Ceviche portion is huge! Menu is big and varied so there's something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.