Memo's Mexican Cuisine
Memo's Mexican Cuisine
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Memo's Mexican Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://memoscuisine.com/
  • Phone: 925-914-0395
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Adelio & Ivalina "father & daughter"
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: To check our catering options visit us at memoscuisine.com
    Please contact us directly for any questions at 925-914-0395
    We can also fix a menu that fits your needs like vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.
  • Special Events: From birthdays, graduations, baby showers, engagements to retirements.
    We at Memo's we'll make your party special and memorable.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pacheco Street
  • Public Transit: We are close to the Concord BART station!

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a small private lot in the back of the restaurant as well as additional street parking.
A word from Memo's Mexican Cuisine
We are Adelio and Ivalina, the father-daughter team who own and operate Memo's; we are proud to be celebrating 10 years in business! We are passionate about the restaurant and are proud of the distinct and flavorful dishes we offer our customers. Our deep appreciation for exceptional quality in every thing we do is evident in every dish we create. We look forward to serving you for special events, holidays, and anytime you just feel like stopping in for a great dinner. Our food is made from the freshest ingredients purchased at the local farmers market and every dish is hand made from scratch. Using recipes that have been in our family for years, we are pleased to offer our customers Mexican food with a unique flair.
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Memo's Mexican Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    We've read great reviews about this restaurant. While the food was good, the service was horrible. Not that everyone wasn't trying but they need more staff. We had reservations for 12:30 and didn't leave the restaurant until almost three. We waited nearly an hour to get our orders taken. When we were seated there were only three other couples in the restaurant. The owner was apologetic and warned us about a wait, but the long waits for everything went far beyond anything reasonable. They need to hire more help or cut down on the number of reservations they take.
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  • Great food. Especially loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Great food. Especially loved the burritos and sopas!
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to celebrate a birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    We went to celebrate a birthday and really enjoyed our meal! Only downside is we were to full to try the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Homemade Mexican Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Found out about this restaurant on "Check Please", a Bay area restaurant show. Since we live a ways away, it took us nearly a year to get to Memo's. The father and daughter who run this restaurant couldn't have been more gracious and the food was just exceptional, fresh and homemade - the best Mexican food I have had. We'll be back as soon as possible!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • 3rd trip
    Stu55
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    This was our 3rd visit to Memos and our experience just gets better with each visit. Food is excellent, always something new to try and the chefs come out and make sure everything is good. We wll definitely make this a regular dining experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellence!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Excellent service and food. Fresh and very tasty!!!!! They use Olive Oil in their dishes which is a good thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good mexican food
    genny
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We were a family of eight and there were good choices for our varied tastes...yummy chips and salsa
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They pride themselves on the
    lupe
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    They pride themselves on the Chicken Pipian, sorry but that is not pipian. The dish was OK, but it was not pipian. I actually went specifically for that one dish since they claim to specialize in it. They sat us down but the waiter? who is really the owner did not come to take our order until about 15 to 20 minutes after we told the busboy we were ready to order. My husband had the chile verde and that was pretty good, but that is not what they specialize in. So I was disappointed with the pipian, don't order it. Order the chile verde instead or anything else, becaause that is not pipian.
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  • Consistently Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The theme here is "this ain't your normal Mexican restaurant" because it's not a noise-pounding margarita factory all about slamming shots and getting loud. This is more akin to a fine dining experience and is all about the food! Enjoy Memo's by trying dishes that aren't called Combo #27 and you have the right frame of mind!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fantastic Find
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    This place is a little off the beaten path but, very much worth going to. The service and attention is refreshing which makes you feel like an honored guest as they very much appreciate that you are dining with them. Some would think that this would be another place serving burritos, tacos and such but, it on a much higher level than your everyday dining experience. They also offer other meals that can not readily find in most places such as a chicken mole dish that is to die for ( which is what I had). You can not go wrong eating at this establishment as I enjoyed every minute of it. I will return when I am in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Our first time at Memo's, everyone in our party loved the food, delicious with just the right amount of spice! We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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  • Mother's Day
    m1p2f
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Finally a restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food as if I stepped into a first-class restaurant in Mexico City. The ingredients are fresh and do not overpower each other. The food presentation is eye appealing. The desserts are so good and not heavy - delicate with marvelous flavors. All is obviously prepared with pride. The tortilla chips are fresh, hot, not greasy. The salsa is not overpowering but gentle with delicious flavors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special place
    Gorillus
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    Memo's is our go-to local restaurant for special occasions. Father and daughter operated, it is great for an intimate dinner or a family party. They use only the freshest ingredients and the father and daughter both ccollaborate on some very unique dishes. This is not the average mexican restaurant! Be sure to try the steak in mole sauce....strips of steak cooked in a special mole sauce with nopales. Amazing flavors that are difficult to describe. Also, the chile relleno are wonderful. Then for dessert, their special chocolate cake which has a little spiciness to it. The owners are very visible and always welcoming. We love this place!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fine dining in charming atmosphere
    BerkeleyFoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We all agreed (a group of 4) that the meals were unique and prepared to perfection. Each of us had something different, and I can speak particularly to the Mahi Mahi taco dinner, with refried beans and rice. I could find no fault with any of it! The fish was white, tender and grilled perfectly; the corn tortillas tasted home prepared, and the refried beans had a unique flavor, unlike any others I have tasted. The salsa garnish on the tacos was understated and perfect, not overpowering the wonderful Mahi Mahi. I am a huge fan of soft tacos, and I have to say that these were the best ever. The owner greeted us with great warmth, and the chef came to our table to answer any of our questions. She was gracious and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is the second time I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    This is the second time I've been to Memo's. The daughter/owner/chef was there to greet us. The service was perfect and the food unusual and delicious. I'd go again tonight if I could.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • As always, a pleasant experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    As always, a pleasant experience and fine personal touch, Iva you are the best....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was ambivalent about the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I was ambivalent about the rating because there were some really good things about this restaurant. Cadillac margarita and tortilla soup ~ awesome. The best I ever had and I love mexican food. Cons: The chips were not that great almost taste stale and prefer a chunkier salsa. The flautas were fried way to hard that it dried out the chicken. I would come back to try something else, but mainly because the drink and soup are off the chain.
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  • A Hidden Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Memo's is a family run restaurant with a welcoming vibe. Their menu is excellently crafted with many options for all, even vegan and gluten free options. The food we tried was outstading: fresh, flavorfull, and unique. You can tell that each dish is crafted with care, made with love. The chicken pipian and chicken mole were a delight as well as the chocolate cake we had for dessert. Really everything we had was delicious and our only regret was that we didn't have two stomachs each to fill with these delectable creations. We will be going back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Fresh and Hoomemade.
    Wesley
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Food is fresh and authentic. Owners are delightful and do all the cooking and table waiting. Small place, good food.
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    great for lunch
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  • Enjoyed our evening and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Enjoyed our evening and the nice touches provided by owner and daughter.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • The Gem of Concord
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I've been eating at Memos for about 5 years now and every time I've gone it has been wonderful. The father and daughter who own and operate this gem go a restaurant are always there and take such care to make sure the experience is fantastic. It's warm and inviting for couples, groups, and families with small children. The decor is colorful, yet calming. The food is always excellent and freshly prepared. Practically their whole menu is gluten free and very vegetarian friendly. I would recommend Memos very highly!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Fisrt time there.The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Fisrt time there.The food was excellent and the drinks were too!All were made to order and you can tell.We will be back for more.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • off beat but excellent food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    off beat but excellent food. they run out of too many basics
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very unique in it's Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Very unique in it's Mexican Cuisine.They use multiple peppers in their foods, lovely mole.The chocolate cake is vegan and devine.The charm of the restaurant is that the owners seat you,take your orders,and then go to the kitchen to cook for you.We really enjoy our dinner and will be back.You have never tasted Mexican food like this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • We always Enjoy the the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    We always enjoy coming to Memo's. My kids and I are vegan so it makes ordering simple and our friends and family can enjoy it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I tried Memo's based on online
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    I tried Memo's based on online reviews and I would say that it met or exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and focused, and the food was excellent. At real cut above the usual Mexican food experience. I'll go back. We arrived early, and service suffered slightly as the restaurant began filling with patrons. My only complaint would have been that in the midst of the growing busy-ness, it took too long to settle up my bill. While I certainly understood the expanding attention needed as more and more people's orders completed, I had a show to attend!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • A great find! I lived that
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    A great find! I lived that one of the owners/chefs (a father/daughter team) comes out to take your order and answer any questions. Glad we found this hidden gem. Will definitely return!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • My wife and I had a delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    My wife and I had a delicious dinner. Service was great. We have been here several times before and have enjoyed it every time. When we want a nice quiet dinner with ambiance, this is the place we will go. Never been disappointed.
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • We like this family-run restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    We like this family-run restaurant very much. Food is good, people are lovely. Great for a variety of tastes--we had vegan, vegetarian, and omnivores, and everyone was happy. Service is a little slow when they are busy.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • The father and daughter team
    WildElkVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    The father and daughter team bend over backwards to make one's dining experience a good one. All the food is prepared in house. The service is impeccable and they are both very gracious and accommodating. Good food, good Margaritas, and good service. And . . . reasonably priced. You can't go wrong!!
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  • Would be Julia Child's Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Great flavor. Excellent blend of Mexican food with the elegance and flavors of French cooking. Meme's is 45 minutes from us and in our opinion worth the drive. Julia Child would love it.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Decent food, horrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    Decent food, horrible service. Everything takes forever. Might be a good place for a couple of adults who are willing to wait, not a family with children.
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  • The father and daughter and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    The father and daughter and all employees are friendly and very polite.Great food and a great experience overall.We will all go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food is always fresh-made.
    PowderdazeVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    The food is always fresh-made. The service may be a bit slow but worth the wait.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Something For Every Eater
    Davy
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    Full-on vegans, lacto-ovo vegetarians, pescatarians, kids, retirees -- it gets a little insane trying to find a place you can all eat in peace. Memo's was that place for us last Thursday. We felt honored and special, as the chef took our order personally, and answered any questions, before and after the meal. The pintos were cooked to perfection, with hints of achiote, Mexican oregano, and tarragon. The salads were *beautiful* and full of seasonal goodness. Two of our diners claimed that they were eating the best chile rellanos they had EVER had (just watch out for that toothpick!) We just about fell over at the tastiness of the fully-vegan (but not skimping on any flavor or texture) chocolate cake, and really, really enjoyed ourselve
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • 2nd time there...returned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    2nd time there...returned with friends, they loved it also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was good - very different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Food was good - very different Mexican Food (Mexican Food with a twist) although a good twist. Owners/staff very nice. Restaurant very clean
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  • Excellent food, and the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    Excellent food, and the staff was very attentive and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great for Vegans in Contra
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2012
    Great for Vegans in Contra Costa County where no purely Vegan restaurants exist.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no taste and no clues
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    We orderd the chili relleno and I chewed in to it and bit into a toothpick I was told by are waitress that they forgot to warn us regarding that and apologized. Wow only a apology I dont recommend this restaurant.
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