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Cascal, Mountain View, CA

Cascal

4.6
4.6
3876 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Serving spirited Pan-Latin cuisine, Cascal is a place to meet and linger with friends over exotic cocktails and enticing foods with bold flavors and personality from Spain and Latin-America.We have indoor and outdoor dining available. Reservations are encouraged. Take-out tapas, paella, cocktails, virgin mojitos and 30% off wine are available for pickup Tue-Sun from 11:30am-8:00pm. Online ordering and gift cards available at www.cascalrestaurant.com.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 40 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Take-Out Tue–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 940-9500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Flores Lopez

  • Catering

    Catering is offered, more information can be found on website: https://cascalrestaurant.com/catering/.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private room that can accommodate up to 26 people and group dining throughout the restaurant. See group dining options on website: https://cascalrestaurant.com/reservations-and-catering/.

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Cross street

    California St.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Corner of Castro and California St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,876 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Peninsula

    Most Booked

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  1. BC

    BobConsulter

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a reservation for a post-matinee dinner; we were seated promptly, and our waiter was right there for drinks, which were both excellent. We shared watermelon salad and lamb chops, both from the Tapas menu. While not listed, I think that the salad included baby arugula, a treat not often offered, and the champagne dressing was a treat. By the same token, we we totally pleased with the lamb chops and patatas bravas. The chops were tender and nicely marinaded. All in all, this was one of my best experiences at CasCal, which I have missed visiting through most of the pandemic.
  2. F

    Foodie

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Let's get to the point. Food was bland and underseasond. Not for my particular palet
  3. KC

    KathyC

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful — the food, the service and the atmosphere. We sat outside on the patio and it was lovely. Highly recommend.
  4. KA

    KarinA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have been to this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Or is it
  5. ST

    SusanT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing group dinner with lots of food to share. Ordered everything family style and was able to feed 6 people + drinks for a great deal!
  6. RO

    RandyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, we enjoyed the experience, it was great. A bit warm overall given the outdoor temps
  7. LA

    LisaACrz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and drinks. Latin and Hispanic food. Paella is good. My fiance had lamb and liked it, too. I would recommend it.
  8. DB

    DanaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, excellent menu and a pleasant and convenient location. I’ve been here with a large group and just two people and both experiences were great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my dad here for Father’s Day. He’s originally from Spain and had been looking for a good authentic Spanish restaurant and this place hit the mark on every level! There’s nothing but great things to say. My dad even shed a tear taking the first bite of the paella because Eid all the memories it brought back! We will be coming back regularly
  10. I

    Ishitam

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server seemed in a hurry and after taking our orders, to our amazement we were served the Shrimp tapas even before our drinks arrived. Had to repeat our asks for extra bread and spoons, plates couple of times before they came
  11. MD

    MariaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    If customers made reservations will be nice to accommodate a nice table even at the door.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the live band was awesome!
  13. L

    Lindsay

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Once seated we waited 10minutes before anyone even came up and took a drink order. The food was very bad for the price and honestly just in general. We ordered the ceviche, the padron peppers and fried olives. Ceviche was okay, but had huge pieces of fish not edible on a chip which was given to us. The padrons were overly ripe and some had gone bad but were served anyways, no flavor to them. The olives has no cheese in them and no flavor. Overall everything was not seasoned and so underwhelming. I am saying this hoping to be constructive criticism but I could not recommend this place to my friends or family at all.
  14. D

    Diver

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food but slow service
  15. CB

    CBear

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Good food as always. But somehow the outside seating was every bit as annoyingly loud as the inside seating. I don't know how that could be but it was. Do not go here if you want to have a conversation.
  16. GF

    GayleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a friendly and helpful waiter. After he brought our dessert of a bowl of 3 flavors of ice cream (and we had tasted them all) we asked him if they were made in-house. He beamed and said yes, in fact the mango ice cream had pieces of mango in it. We told him we could tell by the flavor that their ice cream was special. He was so pleased that we noticed and commented on it. Hopefully it helped to make his day.
  17. VG

    VGDiner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The lamb meatballs and Cuban wrap were delicious. I enjoyed the mushroom empanada as well, although I still really miss the beef empanada! We had a theater performance scheduled for after dinner, and we should have left more time to account for the service delays caused by being short staffed. My friend's meal was a bit spicy for him, and it took about five minutes to get more water when he very much needed it!
  18. BG

    BobG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    If you know what to order at Cascal, the food can be very good (empanadas, flat iron steak, ceviche, Paella Cascal). The server treated us like tourists, trying to upsell every dish. He was pushy but then not available when we needed his service. Not appreciated.
  19. e

    eatformemories

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    I have had numerous wonderful experiences at Cascal, and as it was with previous visits, the food was very good. However, we were assigned a table that did not have a designated server assigned to it. After 25 minutes, we got the attention of the hostess who owned that it was her fault that this was the case. She said she'd get us a server; she didn't. Finally, hailing a server, our order was taken. After our plates were cleared, no one came to see what else we might want or to deliver the bill. We again hailed someone, who we told that because of a curtain time, we needed the promised compensatory drinks quickly and with the bill. They didn't come quickly and the bill flew to the ground. I did see it, and the drinks were charged. He brought back and modified bill. Finally, we had to hail someone to take the cash we left. Believe it or not, we did leave the standard tip, deciding not to punish the hard working people we saw serving every table...except for ours. Was this ultimately the hostess's fault?
  20. F

    Ffoulkrod

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pleasant for daytime outdoor dining. Tapas varied from good to o.k. Gazpacho was very good and the service was friendly and attentive.
  21. K

    Kelceyryder

    San Francisco

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have eaten here and it is usually because we are seeing a play at the nearby theater. It is always crowded. We had ceviche, crab tostaditos (excellent) and paella. So good!
  22. MH

    MichelleH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Great food, service not so much. Took forever to get water and had to ask to get out table cleaned off before dessert. Expected a more professional level of service at this restaurant.
  23. PA

    PhyllisA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Group of long time friends! Occasionally get together to catch up!! We all had so much fun sharing tapas!!

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022So happy to hear that! Come back again soon!

  24. t

    tulips2u

    San Francisco

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another delicious dinner at Cascal. Our server Luis was always there when we needed anything. For us, the only downside is the noise level. It's off the charts!

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review and for being our customer, tulips2u! We hope you come back to visit us again soon :)

  25. TB

    ToniB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the mushroom empanadas! Great night out dinner.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022So glad to hear that! Thanks for your review, Toni :) Come back soon!

  26. DT

    DrTRL

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We have been customers of Cascal for years. We had lunch there again last Sunday for the first time since Covid hit and we were disappointed We ordered the chicken livers....always our favorite... and found that the recipe has changed. They were over cooked too. The portion was much bigger than before (too big) and peas and bell peppers have replaced the raisins in the sauce which used to be delicious. Has the chef changed? My chili relleno was just a cheese stuffed pepper...no egg batter coating. The Cuban wrap was dry. The black bean soup and roasted cauliflower were very good though

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022We're sorry to hear the food wasn't as you expected, DrTRL. We appreciate your feedback and take it seriously for our improvement. Hope you come back to give us another shot and thanks for your review!

  27. CC

    ChristineC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Fabulous food. The service was a bit slow but very nice. Even turned on an extra heater for us. Really appreciated that we weren't rushed. Did I share how fabulous the food was? I had the octopus and it was fresh and tender.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022So glad to hear you had a great experience with us, Christine! Thanks for your review and hope to see you back again soon!

  28. MH

    MalloryH

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, sangria was AMAZING! Would go back for that alone

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review and recommendations, Mallory! Hope you come back again soon!

  29. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I've dined here many times and for the most part it is all great! So, although I gave a few stars for service- I would still recommend this place for lunch or dinner. This is the first time that I've dined here and the service was sort of meh. We sat, the server came to take our order. I asked if the steak came with anything else (I totally forgot it was just tapas), he said no. But, he didn't offer any input. Usually, the servers here are super helpful and offer a suggestion. This guy: nothing. Food arrived quickly and was very delicious. 30 minutes later, the server asked if we wanted anything else, I hesitated and said not right now. 30 minutes later he comes around asks if we wanted anything else, I asked for a drink, but I saw that happy hour just ended 5 minutes ago. He said, "yes, I asked if you wanted a drink when I first appeared" I jokingly said "but you didn't say it was last call for happy hour!" He looks at me and says "I didn't know you only wanted happy hour prices". What?! I did order the 2nd drink. But, not sure if I was being sensitive at this point, but he was super nice to the all men tables. Not sure what that was about. Anyhow, I won't let this ruin my experience there- I will definitely return (maybe not immediately) because the food and ambiance are great and I would definitely recommend - especially since they expanded their outdoor dining space.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review, foodie! We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the service, as it is not representative of what we want to offer our guests. We appreciate your feedback and do hope to see you back again soon!

  30. ES

    EdSn

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 8, very nice meal

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022So happy to hear that, EdSn! Hope you come back soon!

  31. MK

    MarjoryK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of three ate all the vegetarian tapas and loved every one. The drinks and desserts were awesome too. Great outdoor seating and terrific service. Highly recommend.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review and recommendations, Marjory! Hope you come back soon! :)

  32. b

    beths

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always. Love the outdoor seating. Awesome service.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022So glad to hear you had a great time with us, beth! Hope you come back soon and thanks for your review!

  33. TS

    ThomasS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    We were really just there to see Individuo, the Latin band, play! Always come when they play there!

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review!

  34. AM

    AnneM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the food was excellent, service great and enjoy the ambiance. We had the seafood Paella, which was up to their high standards as usual. This is our go to restaurant for the Paella.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022We're happy to hear that, Anne! Thanks for your review and hope you come back soon!

  35. g

    gvs1

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soaring ceilings & windows with plentiful outdoor spaces make this venue special, and add to that enticing samplers of food and drink from all over South America and you get a rich vivid dining experience. Hard to go wrong here or order the wrong thing, so be brave & try something new!

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review and recommendation, gvs! We're glad you had a great dining experience with us :) Hope you come back to visit us soon!

  36. R

    Richard

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor dining. Tasty tapas. Accommodated our desire to split a dish.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time dining outside with us, Richard! Hope you come back soon and thanks for your review!

  37. MV

    MartaV

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It sucked that after ai made a reservation I was seated by the bathroom. The restaurant puts walk ins at the better tables than people who plan ahead

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022We're sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with the seating during your visit, Marta. We sincerely apologize and appreciate your feedback. Hope you come back and give us another shot. Thanks for your review!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Terrible service and mediocre food for a business lunch

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022We apologize that your experience wasn't as you expected. Thanks for your feedback and hope you come back to give us another opportunity!

  39. V

    Vasco

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    A month back we had a bad experience with the service at one of our favorite restaurants, so we figure to give it another shot. Unfortunately the problem must be a management issue as the same sort of problems occurred. Very unaware and lack of presence from the server, and extremely slow kitchen. A salad should not take 45 minutes, same can be said about ceviche. This used to be the place where you had great service and consistent food that didn’t take that long to make it to the table. I can honestly say that unless it was a random event the first time, it’s not when the exact same issues occur a second time. Just so it’s clear, we always go on Sundays, always at 5:30 and regardless of the amount of patrons, it’s has historically been a great experience. Something must have changed. Bummer.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Sorry to hear your experience wasn't as you expected, Vasco. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you'll give us another shot as what you're describing is not usual of the experience we aim to deliver our guests. Thanks for your review!

  40. HP

    HerculePoirot

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Nice tapas place. Live music on some days. Lot of energy; can be loud, but not un-bearingly so. Service is friendly, but spotty. For instance, it can take time to get water refilled and more importantly get plates cleared - the latter is important in a tapas place. We are fans and continue to visit, but the service is an issue.

    CascalResponded on June 12, 2022Thanks for your review and feedback, Hercule! We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences with the service, and really appreciate you letting us know since it is important for us to improve. Hope you come back to visit us again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Cascal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 940-9500.

Cascal is rated 4.6 stars by 3876 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 40 times today
Google Map for Cascal

400 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041

Additional information

  • Cross street

    California St.

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Take-Out Tue–Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Corner of Castro and California St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Antonio Flores Lopez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 940-9500

  • Catering

    Catering is offered, more information can be found on website: https://cascalrestaurant.com/catering/.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private room that can accommodate up to 26 people and group dining throughout the restaurant. See group dining options on website: https://cascalrestaurant.com/reservations-and-catering/.

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