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About Cascal

Old World taste meets New World appeal in this vibrant new restaurant concept by veteran Restaurateur, Don Durante. 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.

400 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00PM Dinner : Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
California St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 940-9500

Website:
http://www.cascalrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Public Lot

Executive Chef:
Antonio Flores Lopez

Private Party Facilities:
They offer a non-private room that can accommodate up to 26 people.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cascal Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (46)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for a Date (32)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Fun (27)
Casual (27)
Authentic (26)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Happy Hour (20)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (14)
People Watching (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Live Music (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Healthy (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Tasting Menu (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Cozy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Came here because I heard great things about this place and thought it would be fun to take my sister here who was visiting from LA. Very disappointed! Food was bad. The paella was horrible, the sizzling shrimp was so bad I couldn’t eat it. The Peruvian ceviche was the only thing that was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for good drinks and good energy. Very good live music with spanish guitar and drums. Food is OK. Not a lot of variety. But overall a fun place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food and good service! Cascal is a great option for pre and post theatre productions.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Great birthday experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We always have a great time when we come here, and this time was no exception! We started at the bar with a couple of orange margaritas (the best ones!) while we waited for our table to be ready. Even for a wednesday night, we were impressed by how busy it got during the 6:00 hour.

Once seated we were promptly served by a seemingly hurried server, however the actual food and beverage service was pleasant and timely. We were a little taken back by the high prices of the small plates, but we ended up having plenty of food with 4 plates between us, with leftovers for lunch! Chalk it up to downtown dining at a popular restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was bland, not nearly as tasty as my other times at this restaurant. Server brought out side dishes 10 minutes before the Paella arrived. Side dishes were cold when it arrived. The Cascal and veggie paella's were bland and could not discern the spices. Also PAella was only warm, not hot.

Overall a disappointment as I have had very good experiences at this restaurant before.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Was very very disappointed to find out they discontinued beef empanadas! Those were the main reason I’ve been going to Cascal for years!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall great dinning!

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Bad - very loud, always hectic during normal eating periods, and the prices are way to high for what you get.

Good - excellent options that you cannot get too many places even in the bay area. Service is usually at a decent pace.

Mixed bag - have never had anyone hate this place but some have certainly not wanted to come back as $16 tapas add up really fast!

Red Sangria is very good. Desserts, meh.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious dinner! Lots of fun tapas to choose from, and excellent, friendly service. We were there on a Friday night -- there was a great band playing with lots of people dancing. Our table was right next to the action, so it was very loud. The staff kindly accommodated our request to move mid-meal to a quieter table, so we could hear each other talk while still enjoying the music. We'll be back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Spicy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was very good (tried the Seafood Paella) and the Peruvian Ceviche, Calamari and Octopus . . . all were very good to excellent. Service was also very good to excellent. The prices were a little too high and the amount of food needs a little improvement (more!).

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fun, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great opportunity for extended family to celebrate our son’s birthday and share paella and a variety of tasty tapas. Empanadas, ceviche and tortilla were especially good last night. Our server was very attentive too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

More appearance than substance. Ordinary stuff. Ingredients weren't selected for quality

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Returned to Cascal to try again their Tapas and Paella. Tapas were great but the Paella seemed off; rice was on the soggy side. Overall dinner was good; everyone considered it a good dinner. Service was very good.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was carefully attended to. All my requests were fulfilled, extremely friendly staff and great ambiance with live music!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Before we ordered, we asked our server if there where certain menu items that could be prepared and served speedily, because our nine year old grand-daughter could not go to bed late (camp the next day). The food arrived in good time, and was very tasty. We let our server know that we appreciated the good service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Tastey...with a fun vibe

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is delicious and the ambiance is spectacular. It’s perfect for a date night or dinner with friends.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food - variety of choices and often during weekends fun Spanish Music. One of the best restaurants in Mountain View.

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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Food was excellent, environment slight narrow as well as service is moderately good

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cascal is a wonderful restaraunt with an excellent selection of Tapas. The food is consistently good. There is also live music at night.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Live Music, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Cascal was amazing! I took my cuzzin here for her 40th Bday. The ambiance was awesome. The food was delicious. The staff was great. I recommend the mushroom empanadas and the seafood Paella.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My son and I always enjoy the food. My favorite Paella Marinera is so well made, so tasty, with all the proper ingredients to make it authentic. I bought a Gift Card for a friend, so they can discover the goodness of this one of a kind restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very busy and popular, the food was good. Service can be improved (slow and miscommunication led to clean plates put out being taken away)

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fun, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been to Cascal's several times and will continue to dine here. Two of us ordered four tapas plates and it was plenty of food for dinner. We ordered the fried calamari, the fried olives stuffed with cheese, the beef empanadas, and the roasted Brussel sprouts. All were delicious.
We especially loved the Brussel sprouts. The restaurant was full and energetic which I like. Even though it was a bit noisy, our table next to the window gave us some privacy and we were able to carry on a conversation without yelling. Will definitely come back again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Beautiful experience. Visually very appealing. Waitress was relaxed, attentive, and very knowledgeable about the menu and cuisine. Overall, an exceptional experience.

Looking forward to a date night at CasCal!

Thank you!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat and drink. Mojito is perfect and Spanish Manhattan is the best. Not to be missed.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Pro's : nice place, online reservation very easy, seated right away, nice presentation, sangria drinks tasted so good.
Con's: server didn't come right away. I'm assuming because my friend didn't come on time but I was starving when I came and it would have been better if the server came right away at least to start with appetizer.
Food was ok. Ceviche was disappointing compare to other places I've been to. Sampler was ok as well. It is not something memorable.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite places and I brought three people with me who had never been before and they loved it.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This restaurant is definitely worth the drive. It is a 30 minute drive for me. When I walk in Cascals I feel good ! It has such a warm and vibrate feeling....There are many food choices but all of the ones I have chosen are wonderful ! I have eaten there at least eight times over the last few years. The first time I dined there it was for a work Christmas dinner. Give it a try you won't be disappointed !!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Casual, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. VERY noisy however the mushroom empanadas, Tuna Ceviche and Paella Rustica were worth it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was excellent and will definitely visit again. Very intersting small dishes and all very tasty. Wine and cocktail choices were excellent too. What else can you ask for? :)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

There were a few dishes I loved (like the sizzling shrimp dish) and others that were okay. Service was a bit slow.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

My son knowing that I love Paella, took me to enjoy the real thing. I was delighted. The food was exquisite, the service prompt, gentle and very knowledgeable. The place exude class and an excellent choice of ambient and personnel.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I think the restaurant food is very overpriced for the portions. Example I ordered the lamb chops from the main menu for 23$, the portion was 4 small chops of lamb served almost on a plate-sized like a side plate, with a few potatoes, dreadful, in all honesty, they should portion their food better, it's a joke to pay that much for such a small portion. We had a party of four, we all ordered from the menu, the total bill came to about 174$, with one drink (sangria) rest table water, we did have two desserts. But the pricing doesn't feel right. I would rather spend that type of money in a place that would offer a better ambiance, service, and attention. The staff here seemed rush and can barely keep up, had to flag down a waiter a few time's to get a refill on sodas. Overall I don't think I would return again, maybe only for a drink and appetizer at the bar but no sit-down dinner. Overpriced and overrated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Tapas and paella were excellent, but you have to like food with a bit of a bite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We came here to celebrate my wife's birthday and since we will be going to Spain one day, we wanted to try out the best in Spanish food. The tapas menu is very good. We ordered the Brussel sprouts that were definitely the best tasting Brussel sprouts we've ever had against any other restaurant. It had a sweet/savory taste to them. We also ordered the Beef empanandas and they were very good...tasty, great crust, very warm temperature. Lastly, we ordered the Paella Cascal and that was great, too. We highly recommend this place for lunch or dinner. The food and service are perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great as always, although we wished they could have closed the front door as cold air was coming in pretty strong.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

There was little attention paid to us, and all the food servers could do was run past us and just "dump" the plate at our table. Very, very disappointing considering it was an Anniversary dinner. Would not recommend unless you are in for a very fast, rushed meal. We got the check and the desert menu thrown at us at the same time - just really aweful.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful menu and service. We had a great time. Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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