Reposado Restaurant
Reposado Restaurant

Reposado Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.reposadorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (650) 833-3151
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Arnulfo Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Reposado offers Private Dining (with bar) in our beautiful Mezzanine Dining Room overlooking our main bar and dining room.

    The Mezzanine Dining Room will accommodate up to 45 comfortably for dining and 75 for cocktails.
  • Private Party Contact: Mitalee Nangrani 6508333151

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Emerson Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: In addition to street parking, there is ample parking in the Palo Alto Civic Center underground parking garage a half block East of the restaurant. The entrance to the garage is a half block South of the intersection of Hamilton and Ramona.
A word from Reposado Restaurant
Reposado represents the latest addition to our family of restaurants. This unique experience offers exceptional Mexican cuisine which will challenge the imagination and seduce the palate.



Born from a rich tradition of regional Mexican specialties and contemporary culinary influences, it promises to be not only memorable but also enjoyable.



Please come enjoy a richly satisfying and fun Mexican dining experience.



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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Reposado Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (90)fit for foodies (77)vibrant bar scene (74)hot spot (69)neighborhood gem (42)special occasion (40)great for lunch (32)romantic (15)great for brunch (9)late-night find (8)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (7)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Wonderful Spot!
    DougVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Having lived in Mexico for 4 years we have found it difficult to find great, trendy, Mexican food. Repasado delivers! Incredibly authentic micheladas, wonderful variations on traditional dishes. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grilled scallops were perfect!!
    BeverlyZ
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The bus guys were curious, proper and very friendly. The waiter was very nice and helpful. The place was a little loud, but it's okay because so were we. :) The appetizers were the best!! Will definitely go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food, very loud
    Suzanne92014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Had the shrimp special. It was kind of mushy. Guac was great. Very loud restaurant. Difficult to find parking. But a convenient location.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jeff7VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Both my lunch guest and I ordered the special fish tacos and they were bland. Also portion sizes were small for the amount of money charged.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food!!
    Emal
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I cant believe i completely forgot about this place and now I've been here twice in 3 days. I loved the hanger steak so much when I went there for my birthday with my girlfriends that when my husband asked where I wanted to go for my family birthday dinner I chose Reposado again!! No one was disappointed! they're now fans as well!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reposado a fun place!
    BeccaG
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We love dining at Reposado for both lunch & dinner: we've enjoyed birthday dinners and more casual lunches for large groups. The guacamole is wonderful and the chicken mole is delicious too. I highly recommend spending some time looking at the wine & cocktail list as there are many great choices!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Outstanding, Fun atmosphere
    DavidL40
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wow, the food is extremely good. This is what I would call high end Mexican food. The scallops were perfect with the black rice. I can't remember the name of the dish my wife had but it was an enchilada with a green tortilla with seafood inside and sauce that was perfect. She couldn't finish her dish, so I had to "help" her out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun for groups
    TravellingElbys
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Adventurous Mexican cuisine in a great setting. Very active bar scene every night serving great cocktails and an wines.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Work Dinner
    sharge
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    This place was good for a work event. The menu has a few creative dishes, but overall underwhelming. Out of everything we had, I'd go back for the tres ceviche appetizer and their house specialty margerita. I think it is the right place to take a varied group that may have dietary restrictions or picky eaters, such as coworkers. If you are looking for a foodie hotspot or have a more adventurous pallet, find something else in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit noisy
    liketobeout
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It is difficult to have a conversation at Reposado but if you are with a group you don't have to worry too much about disturbing other diners. Not a place to go to get to know someone but great if you go with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK food, ridiculously-priced drinks
    GiveMeSpecial
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Tasty tacos, yummy chips with 3 kinds of salsa and nice empanadas were memorable with their distinctive flavors. The duck in the enchiladas was lost amongst the sauce and the pumpkin soup was overly sweet and rather bland. There's an extensive drinks list but I made the mistake of ordering a double margarita that was weak and mostly ice and had to pay $17. I don't mind paying premium for a well-made cocktail but this was NOT a quality drink. The ambiance is the current high ceilings, concrete, loud music, hard surfaces so it's mega-loud. The party next to us had two boys jumping from the banquet, running around yelling and was hardly perceptible - unless you sat next to them. Lucky me. Overall, it's an OK place, just choose carefully.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibrant and delicious
    Felicity
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is a great spot and always good for a special date night or if there are new friends in town who want to go out for fancy Mexican. It is on the pricey side but a lot of the dishes are worth it. The stuffed dates and the street tacos are epic! It can be a bit loud especially when busy so maybe not the best if you have older people with you who struggle with noise/hearing aids. Yummy cocktails too! be wary if they offer an upgrade to the large margarita...it is great if you aren't driving but it will also up your tab significantly. One is enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice take on Mexican food.
    naviodiner4
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    My wife and enjoyed the food very much. This is not your traditional Mexican cuisine. The food is a modern and fresh take on mexican food and we absolutely loved it. The portions were good sized but we felt that the appetizers were a bit too expensive for what we got. All appetizers at $15 and above and we felt it was a bit much. The service was good and the ambiance was really nice too. We will definitely consider coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit even better
    WeEatOutVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This second visit to Reposado was even better than the first. The true test of a good restaurant is to impress you every time you visit; Reposado delivers. My first visit several months ago was very nice this visit was even better. I had the Reposado version of a Caesar Salad with pepito's and sweet corn, which actually was large enough to share and two small plates for my entree: duck confit enchilada's and street tacos. The flavors were great and the combination of the three were more than enough food and some to share. The special margarita was good, and the beer selection is adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exican food
    Leeway
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food was good, but not really Mexican. So many of our groups food was only Mexican via the tortillas. Food was well done, but just not Mexican enough. I would not go there if I were hungering for Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, atrocious service
    JenniVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I've eaten here about five times over the last two years and every time the food is amazing and the service horrendous. It is slow, inattentive and indifferent. If you don't know what you want when your server comes by, good luck seeing him/her within the next 30 minutes, and they act all peeved if you try to flag them down. Annoying given the prices, but the ambiance and location are hard to beat and the food is off the charts delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GaryGVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We had a very pleasant lunch. Very good food. We will go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Came here for my girlfriend's birthday and it was great. Amazing service and delicious, high end Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the menu and the food
    AnitaMWVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is a Mexican fusion restaurant and not necessarily authentic Mexican. And that's why we go there, for the unique menu and delicious food. Our dinner this week didn't disappoint. The appetizers (ceviche, oysters, mixed seafood) and entrees (seafood crepes, pibil, seafood stew) were wonderful (as was the bread pudding dessert which we didn't think we could fit into our full tummies, but somehow managed to polish off. Service was great, despite the crowd. Only disappointment was the Paloma cocktail, which was much better times before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Wonderful food tapas tequila mescal. A little short on staff and things fell though the cracks, plates forgotten - reminders needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced
    Tuxedo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is a nice restaurant but frankly it's overpriced for what you get.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beveVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great restaurant, nice ambiance, yummy foo, loved the street tacos and the stuffed poblano, wonderful flavors in their sauces. they also have a vegetarian menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oscar1n
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    really like the food, but was too noisy for me. Also enjoyed the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice lunch spot
    pickyeater
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Small or big groups, this is a great downtown Palo Alto lunch spot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch date
    Shopper8
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Went to lunch with a friend at 1:30 pm. The restaurant was nearly empty so we could have a conversation. I have also been here for dinner when it is packed and very noisy. Love the food and ambiance. Nice wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    mppadiner
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Reposado is one of our "occasion" restaurants. We think the food is interesting and tasty, and the service has always been excellent. We especially like that the servers know details about the wines, vs. just saying "it's very good" when asked about a specific wine. The prices are a bit on the high side -- the entrees are about $5 to $10 higher than we'd prefer, so we don't dine there more than every few months. If the prices were lower, I'd have given five stars overall, instead of four, but we keep coming back because we really enjoy the overall experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Innovative Mexican food
    HappyguyVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Great spot. Very busy and noisy though for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Lovesguac
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was great and the drinks were strong! The guac was okay, not spicy at all more lime flavored and I'm more into spice that would be my only negative -The atmosphere was the best part however ! Super cute and sheik
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food/Small Plates
    finefood1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I really want to go back to Reposado but I doubt I will. It has a great atmosphere and nice vibe. It is loud but you know that going into it. The food was good as well. My issue is portion size. It's ridiculous. I eat at many restaurants at this price point and the portions always satisfy my appetite. Here, we all left wanting more. The shrimp entree consisted of 5 shrimp with some pretty fried strips. That's it. The lamb entree was 2 thin (single) chops and a couple of veggies. The dates appetizer was 2 pieces. It's bad enough they charge for chips and salsa but at least provide a decent portion of food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reposado on Sunday, September 14th
    MarkHVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    First time at this restaurant and enjoyed the setting and found the menu to be interesting. Our appetizer and entrees were quite good. Only issue was that the service was a bit slow as it was close to five minutes before anyone came by our table who could take our order. We were served water on arrival but not by a member of the wait staff. Will return and hope service is a little better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Environment, Food 'ok'
    NYC2013VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening but the food was just fine. Nothing wowed me, and the queso was quite disappointing. It was so overpowered by the cooking oil used to make it not stick that there was no flavor to enjoy. I loved the bar and the bar scene. The bartenders were great and drinks were great too. Not sure I would want to spend that much money for the food, but definitely would return to the bar.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always enjoy it!
    reposadoaffectionado
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Love going to Reposado for girls night out when a group of six of us meet regularly. Requested our favorite table and got it! Noise level is sometimes off the charts but it's because everybody loves the energy and frivolity. Stuffed dates are always delectable. Tacos are tasty treats for light eaters. My favorite is the crepe with crab. Server doesn't mind at all splitting the tab six ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, but one-note food
    lunchmaniac
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We've been going to Reposado quite a bit since it opened. Lately the recipes seem a bit long-in-the-tooth. "One note" food is how one of the diners in our group referred to it. I had a pisco sour that was well made, but lacked any taste! Same with the food. This is a great place for a business lunch but we're going elsewhere for real food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible food and service
    ClosetCriticVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Went to reposado for a birthday dinner and they sent out meat tacos instead of the veggie ones we ordered. Also my chicken was so undercooked it was still red.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • as always = superb
    jsch
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Once again we had a truly memorable meal. Every dish was perfect and innovative. We've had most things on the menu and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok. Nice space
    vcp0
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Food was average. Slow service even if there were not many people
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    Mbrunner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great menu for Sunday brunch. We met family from out of town here on Sunday afternoon and it was perfect. Great food but can be a bit noisy (especially with screaming children) because of the acoustics so go at an "off" time. About 1pm on Sunday is when things calmed down a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best overall
    Mary
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. Unique menu, great food and service. Lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crisp Please - not wimpy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    They could not execute on a basic tostada shell. It is supposed to be crisp, not wimpy. Small portions. Very high prices. No chips in a basket beforehand. That is another up-charge. Really?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    AnyaPolish
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was such a good experience. Delightful food, beautiful interior, good service . Amazing margaritas and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.