Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda

Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 5105219090
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Mariachi Band!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Authentic Mexican Cuisine and World Class Margaritas - We Have It All!

Take your taste buds on an exciting journey through Mexico at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. We specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, ranging from chile rellenos to carnitas to pozole, we offer high-quality food at great low prices. Our restaurant is perfect for family dining and social gatherings with our friendly and exciting atmosphere. Enjoy great specials throughout the week on some of your favorite Mexican entrées from our extensive menu. Join us today at Otaez Restaurant, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4.2
    Service2.4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)neighborhood gem (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Good Food, Poor Service
    AlamedaEater
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I have come here a handful of times because we can walk from our house and the food is quite good (especially the chicken mole!), however each time the service has been incredibly slow and the waiters do not frequent the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than most!
    opinionated
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We've come for the monthly Mariachi music, a favorite of my husband, but I didn't have high expectations for the food; the other reviews were so mixed. After two visits, this is my take on the food: If you come for a platter of enchiladas, don't expect anything special. But if you try dishes that are more interesting, it's like the food is coming from another kitchen! Fresh fish, great vegetables, light broth or sauces. My daughter said her steak fajitas were the best ever! In our neck of the woods (Danville) these dishes would cost $21-29. But here they're $15! And there's plenty for two people, without factoring in the rice/beans. We gave up ordering pricey dishes at Mexican restaurants because they don't measure up.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    BernalGal1VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Just fresh, satisfying Mexican food! We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ariba!
    NicksterVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great mariachi band! Very busy and hence rather slow service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance2
    • Service2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda reviews archive.
  • Great place
    yumyum
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great food, good service, brunch and regular menu has a variety and is very tasteful. Eat here, yes!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your ordinary Smashed Bean Mex
    RobertaM
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Otaez is a good neighborhood restaurant in Alameda. My husband and I eat here often. Their carnitas is amazing. They have good vegetarian options. Great, fresh tortillas. I met friends here on Cinco de Mayo and the place was packed. Sangria is the best. Beer selection is good as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch fit for king
    Roxie
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Been here several times. They always mix it up for Sunday brunch Very low cost and a good value. Was surprised to find some kind of sweeted sweet potato and cupcakes for dessert. Yum good for families
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    StevAVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    First time. Pleased with parking. space. service and the menu. We enjoyed a good meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican food with great service
    looning
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We often come to this restaurant since it is close from work. The food is ok (not bad bit not particularly amazing) and the service is great. I like the fact that there are many options in the menu and the prices are not too high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Otaez Rocks!
    jayzmommVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Authentic and delicious Mexican food in a fun setting. The staff is very fast and friendly. Great prices for large portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was a bit bland on this
    tink
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Food was a bit bland on this occasion. It's usually better, but we were there for an early mid-week lunch this time. Staff very friendly and service was good, as usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy Bueno!
    jayzmommVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Otaez is among our favorite restaurants because of its delicious Mexican food and friendly employees. Prices are low, quality is excellent and portions are big.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mexican Food
    kelli75095
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    This restaurant is awesome. Authentic Mexican Food. Great service. The salsa is out of this world. The food came to the table hot and delicious. I wish there was a location where I live.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oataez Restaurant is a winner!
    Debra
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Friendly, relaxed, sunny, and spacious. The food was traditional Mexican. Big plates come with creamy beans and moist, flavorful rice and tortillas. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South of the Border Flavors!
    MaxchotshotVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Great South of the Border Flavors! If you need a real Mexican Food fix this is this place! They use fresh ingredients and the Margarita's are fantastic!! This is the go to place for real South of Border Mexican Food!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chaotic staff
    DivebudeeVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Some of the food was tasty and some was inedible. The wait staff we're not well organized, the food was late and very inconsistent. On the positive side, the Margaritas were good but slow in coming.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Newer building, appears clean.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Newer building, appears clean. Decent food at reasonable prices. Margarita was good even though I ordered "blended" but got "on the rocks".
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is great. Price is pretty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Food is great. Price is pretty good. But sometimes its kinda hard to find parking.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We hadn't been here in awhile.
    MaxchotshotVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    We hadn't been here in awhile. They serve very good Mexican Food. Huge portions, but we would have preferred a smaller plate. Loved their Margarita's! We will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic