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Rumbo Al Sur
Rumbo Al Sur

Rumbo Al Sur Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rumboalsurrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (510) 479-1208
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tues, Wed, Thurs: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Regional Mexican, South American, Latin American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Colgan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Rumbo al Sur has a number of small, private rooms and alcoves perfect for celebrations. Please contact Jeff Berlin for inquiries
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Berlin (510) 479-1208

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wellington
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rumbo Al Sur
Rumbo al Sur celebrates the flavors of Mexico and Latin America using fresh, seasonal ingredients. In addition to variety of large and small plates, Rumbo al Sur offers hand crafted cocktails using fresh juices, house made syrups and a variety of unique tequilas, piscos and cachacas.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The place was ok way over price for what we get as far as food goes! Tortilla with cheese for 12 over kill! Need to bring the price down for the Latin people. For being a Latin rest I saw none there NONE at all. Weeeek! 100 bucks spent for what you can get at a taqueria at 20 bucks and food just as good if not even better. E"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The food is too, too salty. Why? It would be acceptable tapas otherwise. I really couldn't eat my share. Also, the music was very loud which meant the diners had to talk over it and made it a way too noisy place. This loud music seems to be a new addition."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent food, great drinks and rockin vibe. What more can you ask for? These guys know what they are doing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Too noisy. Everyone at every table was shouting just to talk to each other. The restaurant's hard surfaces magnify sounds. Impossible to carry on a reasonable conversation. Open Table's review options for indicating noise level should have a category of "unacceptable", which is what this was. Food was acceptable, but somewhat ordinary, and there were some missteps on the chef's part. My companion's spinach came so salty it was uneatable. Will not return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Good food, nice atmosphere, great drinks. Been here several times now and never been disappointed."
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "My book club chose the restaurant because we had recently read a book with a Central American/Mexican theme. There were 6 of us and we were placed at a large table in an area set aside from the rest of the restaurant. There were a few other diners in our area, but we were able to discuss the book and enjoy the food and margaritas without any inconvenience. The group loved the small plate menu and we had fun tasting and sharing all of our different choices from the menu, including the chocolate sundae dessert. We ordered two of most dishes and everyone left full and satisfied. I believe most will be back with their families. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "To be very brief, everything we had -- lamb tacos, shrimp tostadas, calamari, mushroom quesadillas -- was great. I actually almost ordered the tacos again but the waiter urged me to try something else because "all of our food is good", he said. He was right. Now the portions were rather small and everything seems to be al acarte. This means you have to order a few things to make a meal. Well no big deal, I will defenitley be going again. For my wife and I it was $100 which included two appetizers and two entree's in addition to two cocktails."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Although more laid back in their service approach, we preferred Rumbo to the last few times we've been to A Cote. Mahi Mahi ceviche was fresh and bright. Beer Battered Ling Cod Tostadas were served hot, perfectly cooked and well seasoned. The happy hour nachos hit it with their in house made chips (I would go back JUST for those). The drinks came slowly to our table but our server was friendly and so we rolled with the casual, slower pace. Indoor and outdoor seating adds to the summery feel of the cuisine. Will return with friends for sure."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Good drinks! We particularly liked the Arugula Salad, the Mussels and the Baby-Back Ribs. This was our second visit and it has become our favorite Mexican restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "the birria tacos were delicious! and they know how to make a margarita - fuerte!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Margaritas were perfect, loved the lamb tacos and enchiladas - we ordered several items off the menu and it was all great. Service was attentive and helpful."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The dishes (and we tried a great variety) were each distinctive and delicious. Took two cherished foodie friends, and we all enjoyed every bite and every moment. From the house margaritas to the desserts, an upbeat and tasty treat all around. You'll no doubt love it your time there too."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We really wanted to love this place. The location and remodel are great. There is a full bar with some very good, interesting choices, which brings their rating up. There is a romantic, adult ambiance here, which the insensitive,neglectful parents with fussy, disruptive kids absolutely RUIN! Some food is great, some not so much (uneven). The service was incompetent to the point where we were feeling sorry for the server due to all the blunders. It made us all very uncomfortable, and to top it all off, they ran out of coffee! They should either turn this into a 'family style' mac & cheese type place or make it adults only. The mix of clientele makes everybody unhappy. The uneven results across the board prevent us from wanting to return."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I went with my family for dinner on our way back from the Chabot observatory. This was a fantastic find. The food was just amazing and it felt like we were in ratatouille movie. The chef's have a unique talent in blending different tastes together to create unique dishes. Highly highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed lots of flavorful dishes, shared with good friends. A fun restaurant."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Rumbo was a nice surprise on Park Blvd. The food was awesome, Taco Tuesday better than your average taco night fare. Lamb tacos were tender and layered with flavor."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "From the bartender, the manager Jeff, and our server Erica, to the rest of the staff, our party of 11 were treated like VIPs. As always, the food never disappoints and Erica just kept it coming, along with wine and cocktails. I think we had pretty much everything on the menu! I love my neighborhood even more with Rumbo Al Sur in it. Thanks for making my birthday dinner party a rousing success. Can't wait for my next visit!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I love ordering several items and sharing! They cook fresh, in season, local foods in a spicy/ sexy way! The menu offers a good variety of gluten free items and they will prepare food the way you prefer, so bringing well behaved foodie kids would be fine & fun! Love, love this place! (I don't think I'd go here with people I don't know well, because sharing is a must in my mind.)"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We love Rumbo al Sur. (should I be telling everyone, will it get to crowded for us to find a seat--nevertheless, I can't resist!) Just a few mentions: The Mussels Moqueca is incredible. The sauce is so good that they could bring me a spoon and a loaf of French bread and I would be happy with just that. The Chiles en Nogada is a wonderful combination of creamy and spicy and presented beautifully with pomegranate seeds on top. Menu items change frequently--I've never had anything I didn't enjoy. On top of all that, the service is excellent! Rumbo al Sur has Happy Hours: Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sun Until 6:30pm: $5 Margaritas, $5 Sangria, $5 Caipirinhas, Spiced Nuts $4, Chicharrón de Pollo $8, Tinga Nachos $8."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Always great -- great food and terrific cocktails. Service always top notch."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We celebrated our 4th year together last night and thoroughly enjoyed every bite of every dish that was brought out. The waiters and waitresses were helpful and friendly. We love living two blocks from this wonderful place. We will keep coming back as long as we live!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Don't know what happened on New Year's Eve. We love this restaurant, but it bombed on 12/31/13. Waited forever for our drinks. When they came, they were the worst margaritas I had ever had. Sent it back and the next one wasn't worth drinking either. What a waste of $40 for 4 drinks. The food was great. Service was mediocre and it wasn't all that busy. We asked for our leftovers and only part of our leftovers were given to us. We had friends from out of town and no matter what we said, they don't want to go back. Hopefully service and drinks will be better in 2014."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "the fried pork was overcooked, the empanadas were tasteless"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Mussels not to be missed. Interesting wine list. Great buys"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "all the tapas were delicious (sans the chicken enchiladas which were bland) - we tried them all loved the old school daquiris with ginger, creamy pina colada, peruvian and chilean pisco sours fun atmosphere"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I was surprised to find that every dish was fairly spicy. If you enjoy your food that way, you may enjoy Rumbo Al Sur. Overall, I felt it was a little pricey (even knowing it is Tapas) for slightly better than average dishes."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now, and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the Tinga Tacos and the stuffed Chiles. The drinks were very good, as well! The service was great. My only (minor) complaint was that it is really dark in there. I had read reviews that mentioned that and dismissed them, but when I actually went there, it was a little distracting from the food. Overall, great restaurant, but please turn up the lights a little bit!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Great experience, good food and service. I went three weekends in a row. It's a bit pricey- maybe something to do for special occasions or join them for Taco Tuesdays."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "I took my date here after looking it up on OpenTable. The food was great and the service was good too."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Restaurant too loud. Service was poor and unattentivie. Food was OK - not great but tasty. Poor service ruined the experience."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We tried your nachos and they were amazing. As always we are never disappointed with the meal and margarita. We love this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "I would have enjoyed my dinner if I could have seen what I was eating. We had to use our iphone flashlight, to read the menu and to see what was served. It really made it hard to judge the quality of the food and ruined the dining experience. I might go back if they improved their lighting."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Mussels to die for! Waitperson suggested we eat them first. Rest of meal was great but mussels first"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Back to being great. Previous experience was less than usual. Now you're back to excellent. Anyone can have a bad night."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "This is one of my favorite local places, so I can only assume they had an off night. The service was a little slow. Things were left behind. The waitress spilled one glass of margaritas while pouring the pitcher and we suggested later getting us a second pitcher but knocking $5. Instead we ended up with a second pitcher plus a glass which we couldn't finish due to the manager saying no to our plan. It was taco Tuesday, which I've gone to before With the same 5 people! This time we all ordered tacos, but they all came mixed together. I had to sort through to figure out which was mine. Previously we each got our plate of tacos as ordered. Some of the tacos were cold. I think they were made in advance. What happened?"
    Dined on 8/6/2013