Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek
Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek

Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.micasa-wc.com/
  • Phone: 9259378800
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Luz Romero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater parties of any size. Please contact Luz Romero or Jose Maldonado to accommodate your needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer a private parking lot. There is also metered street parking surrounding the restaurant. Meters operate until 6pm Mon-Sat They do not operate on Sunday.
A word from Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek
Mi Casa is a family owned restaurant located in the heart of Walnut Creek. Spanish for "My Home," Mi Casa combines the authenticity of traditional Mexican and Central American dishes with the comfortable ambiance of home. Dishes at Mi Casa are made from scratch with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, following old family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. In 2007 the Maldonado family decided it was time to share their family recipes with the public, thus opening Mi Casa. Since then our dishes have been well received by our guests. Whether meeting friends for some of our famous sangria, celebrating a special event, or simply enjoying a casual lunch on the patio, we look forward to welcoming you to our home- "Mi Casa Es Su Casa"
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Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.6
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Well Managed and Smoothly Run
    bethimus
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We enjoyed Mi Casa immensely. The food was delicious and the wait-staff was attentive to our needs. We have four children ranging from 5 yrs old to 16 yrs old, and they all enjoyed both the food and the casual atmosphere. The pricing was in keeping with the quality of the food and service, and I would consider it a good value overall for authentic Mexican dining. If it was closer to us, we would probably become regulars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Central American find
    TMan
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    this is an excellent opportunity to get away from the "combo plates" Mexican restaurants. The menu is a blend of Mexican and other central American cuisines. My meal was very good, the service was excellent, and the whole experience feels like what a restaurant might be like in central America.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple but solid
    Frequentdiner1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    WE have dined here many times. This time we had a chicken/cheese quesadea, a grilled chicken salad, a burrito, and a fish dish. All were well prepared, flavorful, and mildly seasoned. Service was good as always. The restaurant itself would do well by eliminating a wall that divides it in about half, creating a bit more room and better ambience. But that would require a bit of structural work so maybe not feasible on a limited profit margin. But the three of us each had a beer or soft drink and with 20% tip it was $63. So for a spur of the moment latin dinner, we can comfortably recommend Mi Casa as a consistent solid choice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing and fair
    Gabe
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food was average, service was slow, no ambiance whatsoever, just a neighborhood eatery.
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  • Carne Asada...OLE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Beautifully cooked steak...crusty and dark outside and medium rare on the inside. My friend loved the steak enchilada with green sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Mi Casa Restaurant - Walnut Creek reviews archive.
  • Explorer
    explorerVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. They have unique food choices which my cousin who is in the know thoroughly enjoyed. The service was on top of things at all times. It was delightful. The prices are quite reasonable. We highly recommend them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Molcajete and a Margarita, please
    chichicali
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Walk into MiCasa and utter the words in the subject of this review and you will NOT be disappointed! My family loves to come here for almost any occasion. The staff is super friendly, the ambiance is lovely, and the food is great (although I only have ordered their molcajete, other family members have gotten other selections and been impressed). A definite hidden gem in Walnut Creek!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was Good
    Cathy
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was good, sauces were very tasty. Menu is not very extensive. Server was pleasant. It was an enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not impressed the tea
    queenie690
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Was not impressed the tea was so you could see through it. The soda machine broken. Portions were small
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  • Good Restaurant
    Cathy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This was our first time at Mi Casa. The food was very good. The service was good, but the restaurant was very busy -- so it took awhile to get our dishes. The menu contained both Mexican and Spanish dishes, which was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed ourselves and do plan to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a party of 3 and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We were a party of 3 and was looking forward to trying out the restaurant because of high recommendation from a friend. We were all disappointed as the food was not up to its billing. My husband had the steak which was a bad choice. I had seafood pallea and it was so-so. Our guest ordered the whole talipia and she asked if it was pan-fried and the server said "yes". Turned out it was deep-fried and our guest had problem with food that was deep-fried. The only good thing was the service. We all agreed we will not be returning to the restaurant.
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  • Not Usual Mexican
    Mangiamo
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I'm always looking for Mexican food that goes beyond the usual Taco Burrito Platter plate. This fits the bill. The food is well prepared, portions are normal, and they have dishes from Central America too. Not your usual Mexican restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not very good
    Jf021261VIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    I guess living in SF I am spoiled to all the fantastic Mexican and Spanish food available to me but I'm sorry this was just horrible the salsa was horrible the pupusa I don't know what that's was but I have had the city and they are in thing like what they sell in the mission. I'm sorry but this was a miss for me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing bad but very ho-hum
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Nothing bad but very ho-hum and bland. No authentic regional dishes here although we didn't try the pupusas.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Everything was great. A pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    Everything was great. A pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Islander
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    The food was good though the service was a bit off. The drinks are potent so watch out. Overall it was okay and does have parking in the back. In Walnut Creek that is precious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you to Mi Casa!
    joy2dineVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    I would like to commend this restaurant for a very good meal! They were quite accommodating for us...as I had to change the number from 8 to 10 overnight. They were great in making sure we had the 10 seats, and place settings were all in place when we got there! However, it took quite a while to get the waiter over to take our order, but overall...they did satisfy our needs in the end. The food...was VERY good, and I will go back again...as well as recommend it. I also was very happy with how clean the restaurant was, as it is in an industrial part of town. Thank you to Mi Casa!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Molcajete!
    JSFBUG
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    This restaurant is a little neighborhood gem. The food is interesting and the Molcajete is a must try. I wouldn't recommend the papposas as they are a little bland and lack flavor. The tacos are good as well as the enchiladas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Central American food
    PassionateonFood
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    I enjoyed this restaurant. It's a nice neighborhood place that is pretty quiet and has a lovely outdoor area. I was put off a little by the napkin that had spots on it though.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A small neighborhood restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    A small neighborhood restaurant. The food was Mexican with a few Central American dishes. The food was good and the service was efficient. I would go again and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    This colorful place is located right near my office and my co-worker and I dine there fairly frequently. I just absolutely love it. The papusas are wonderful and I always have to get the cactus salad, it is superb! The staff is very polite and make us feel right at home when we come in. I will definitely be dining here again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great guac, good seafood paella
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    great guac, good seafood paella (can share for the table). really good service. enjoyed the restaurant. will go back to try their other dishes and to get that guac again! quiet place to talk, but also are usually showing major sporting events if there is one going on.
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  • Great food, good prices, wonderful
    RevSylvia
    Dined on 1/6/2013
    This is a wonderfully warm place to have a relaxed meal. The food is good and the service is wonderful. I'm a regular!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Wait staff was friendly and
    MrsBVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2012
    Wait staff was friendly and took great care of us. Our 7 year old daughter claimed that her burrito was the Best Burrito Ever! This is definitely a kid-friendly restaurant and we would visit again the next time we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On our first visit we enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    On our first visit we enjoyed very good service and very good food. The dishes we ordered included a familiar sounding entree and two new dishes. We tried the Cactus Salad and it was delicious. We'll be sure to order that on return visits. I had the Inca Special, tilapia on quinoa, and I would definitely order it again. My husband had Camarones ala Diabla which a favorite of his at many restaurants since he likes hot and spicy; this rendition was almost too spicy for him to enjoy. Overall we are glad we stopped in and gave this restaurant a try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice out of the way spot.
    Willie
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Nice out of the way spot. The Guac was very tasty. My Margarita left a little to be desired. The place is small but bigger that it looks from outside. Overall the food was good and I would recommend. Good place for a quite dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    Absolutely fabulous food. Brought six people and every single person enjoyed their meal. Brought a guest from the UK...no Mexican food there...she thought it was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The Central Am. items were
    bighatVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    The Central Am. items were tasty and generous in portion... a real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While it is not in the heart
    bn2wild
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    While it is not in the heart of downtown, it has easy parking (a tough thing in WC). The building is an old home, and is not really pretty, but is clean. Food is good and moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waiter was very nice.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    The waiter was very nice. We had reservations at 5pm, there was only two other couples there. The weather that day was 103 outside, so we chose to sit inside, but it was almost as hot inside the restaurant. When they brought out the chips and salsa, the chips were cold. The one good thing was the food came out quickly. I like my food to have flavor, and sadly this food did not. The only drink item's on the list was beer and wine, I asked the waiter is that all they offered, and he said they had margaritas. Why was that not on the list? I should not have to ask. I would not go back.
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  • Very nice, quiet meal. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Very nice, quiet meal. Food tasty, service was good, not great.
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  • The food was excellent. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    The food was excellent. We had the chicken fajitas--very flavorful and very tender, and a pork tenderloin dish with fried plantains--also excellent. Tortillas were delicious. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the first time we've
    explorerVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    This is the first time we've eaten there and we were very impressed. The service, food, and environment were most impressive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small, friendly place with
    munchy
    Dined on 4/21/2012
    Small, friendly place with nice patio. Three blocks away from the downtown restaurant scene- it is busy but not packed and not noisy and easy parking. One of few places for Central American food in Central County.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant staff especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2012
    The restaurant staff especially the owners were wonderful!! I loved our experience so much I will return on a regular basis!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was okay but the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Food was okay but the service was erratic. We sat for awhile before anyone approached our table then four different servers approached us. Our dinners were served without the server asking which dinner belong to whom. I felt rushed. Start to finish- less than 45 minutes and no one acknowledged our departure. There was a large party in the other room and the noise level was barely tolerable. Don't think we will be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2nd visit not as flavorful as 1st!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    OK mexican to take the kids to. Service attentive, chips/salsa complimentary. take extra sweater/jacket as it's quite chilly inside. found this to be the case on two visits now so not a one off! Food was not as flavorful as last visit. Had chicken paella, 1st time was pretty delish, this time was very, very, tame. Totally think they forgot any form of spice! Will probably not visit for a while based on that alone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is stellar!! The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/3/2012
    Service is stellar!! The food is fab! Our new goto for Mexican in WC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was cold and not very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    Food was cold and not very good. Coffee was cold. And it was pricey. Not worth it - this restaurant needs to either get better quickly or plan not to be in business long.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2 of the 4 of us were happy
    Lbquilter
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    2 of the 4 of us were happy with what they ate. There weren't many choices for vegetarians. On that note alone, I wont go back. The restaurant wasn't full so several people waited on us, which made the service good (not perfect). I've been to many Mexican restaurants where I'd prefer to dine.
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