Cascal

4.6
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Tapas / Small Plates
Old World taste meets New World appeal in this vibrant 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 from Spain and Latin-America.
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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered was so excellent, I can't find the words to describe it!

Cascal
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for your review, Chantal! We are so happy you enjoyed our food and hope you come back to dine with us soon =)

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a
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

In addition to the delicious food and drinks, they have really great live music on weekends, which makes the ambiance even more fun...

Cascal
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for your review, ajbs! We're really happy you've had great experiences with us and find our environment fun--that's what we're aiming for =) Come back soon!

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was excellent: friendly and helpful. The Sampler Platter has a large variety of tapas that show you what Cascal is capable of preparing....all items were wonderful, and some were a surprise, e.g. the jalapeno jelly was nowhere as spicy as I thought it was going to be. The flan I had here 2 years ago was a little bit better in the sense that it was extremely smooth and custard-like. The flan on Saturday was very good, but not quite as smooth. Nevertheless, it is a wonderful flan....probably one of the best I've had.

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P
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed eating outside for lunch in the fresh air with special cuisine especially the Gazpacho.

Cascal
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks for your review, Phil! We're glad you had a great experience, and hope you come back soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never disappoints... the service is top notch and speedy. The food and drinks are delicious.

Cascal
Responded 8 hours ago

Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate it! Come back soon :)

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Live music and very relaxing ambiance. We had such a great server, food came quickly, and they even lit a candle on our desert for my birthday! Overall my favorite restaurant to go to.

Cascal
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks so so much for being our customer and for your review! We're happy you had a happy birthday at Cascal, and we hope you come back to visit us soon =)

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AH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was super yummy and new to my palette, which made for good dining. Noise level is too high for comfort. Would be great to get some sound tamping into the interior. We brought along my mom for dinner with friends, and the noise made it hard for her older ears to hear all the conversation.

Would go back again in a heart beat, but would ask for an outside table.

Cascal
Responded 6 days ago

We're so happy you had a good experience with our food, AnnH! We do apologize if the noise level inside was inconvenient for you and your family; going outside next time is a great idea since the noise level is significantly lower than inside. Come back soon! =)

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Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Great food and drinks. Had a good time there!

Cascal
Responded 8 hours ago

So happy to hear you had a good time! Thanks for your review and come back soon :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Sauces are amazing!
Love the atmosphere.
A bit pricey for portion size,
Wait staff was in a hurry but pleasant and accomodating

Cascal
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review, we're so happy you enjoyed! Come back soon!

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O
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly and waited on immediately. We had a 6:15 reservation. The wine and drinks menu is included on the food menu so no having to share the menu to order drinks. We had Pisco Sours and they we very good.
This is mainly a tapas restaurant. We ordered watermelon salad, poblano chili and corn sauté, and short ribs. All were very tasty and arrived quickly. Our server changed in the middle of our meal and we went seamlessly from one excellent server to another.
We made the mistake of ordering two desserts. The flan and the cheesecake. Both were very good but large enough we should have shared just one. We managed to finish them anyway.
We have been here before and plan to return. There is a nearby free parking lot, a block away.

Cascal
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for being our customer and for your amazing review, Orchidnut! We're so glad we've delivered great experiences for you and hope you keep coming back for more! =)

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Tapas were exceptional. A personal favorite is the lamb chops. Service was attentive and helpful.

Cascal
Responded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed our tapas and service, JimL! Thanks for your review and hope you come back soon!

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RO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff, fun ambiance - could work for families or a date night. Food was excellent, HIGHLY recommend the wild mushroom empanadas; they're piping hot and cookies with truffle oil. By far my favorite dish there. Would go again :)

Cascal
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, RanaO! We are so happy to hear you had an overall great experience with us, and we agree, the mushroom empanadas are amazing and the truffle oil gives them that unique, enticing flavor =) Come back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and I had a great experience overall!

Cascal
Responded on July 7, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, we're really happy you had an overall great experience!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

I enjoyed the live band music at the restaurant. The service was poor because during the entire meal, the server did not check in on me to see if I needed anything or questioned how my meal was. I was constantly looking around to flag the server down for either a napkin or the check. Initially, the host cancelled my reservation (no Opentable points) after seating me instead of confirming the reservation. I had to also flag down the host twice to ask him to fix my reservation so that I can get Opentable points. He had to ask someone else to help undo the cancellation. I would come back to this restaurant for the live band music and drinks only.

Cascal
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thanks for your review! We deeply apologize for the inconveniences you experienced with the service, as this is not representative of the service level we strive to deliver to our guests. You can be sure that your feedback has been acknowledged, and that we will work very hard to avoid issues like these occurring in the future. We do hope you come back so we can make up for the past experience.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Daniel (I think that was his name) was excellent, we asked about their GF options and he was very knowledgeable in providing us all the details on both the food and their drinks. On any item that he was not sure of, he made sure to check with his chef or bartender to confirm our orders. During the reservation process, I wrote that it was a birthday celebration and he mentioned that at the end of our meal and informed us that they usually do the bread pudding but since we needed GF, I asked about another option and he discussed this with his manager to approved our dessert choice. Absolutely recommend and we will certainly be back to sample the rest of their menu.

Cascal
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, Tommy! We are so happy to that you enjoyed our GF options, as we work very hard to offer our guests top quality and varied food that meets each individual requirement. Daniel will be happy to hear the great things you had to say about him =) Come back soon!

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RH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, drinks and service! I recommend the Asado, it was delicious and portions were perfect such that you could enjoy each type of food and not feel like you had eaten too much. Highly recommended!!!

Cascal
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, Ron! We're so happy you had a great experience with us, and hope you come back soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food! Great happy hour drinks

Cascal
Responded on July 3, 2019

Thanks for your review and recommendation!!

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VV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We shared a few tapas, everything was great. Absolutely love the buratta and shortrib. Looking forward to coming back. So many other dishes to try! Service was great too! Server was attentive but not over bearing.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

We're so happy to hear you had a great experience dining with us, ViciousV13! Thanks so much for your review, and come back soon! =)

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a
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We took our son here for his 19th birthday. We had a reservation for lunch.
I mentioned and asked the reception gal if there is something we can order to surprise our son.
She acknowledged my request.

Well guess what, she either completely forgot about it or the restaurant is not into this sort of surprise customer services. I was completely disappointed.

Food was fine. Services could be better if the server could be a bit more friendly and more enthusiastic.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks for your review, Alan. We deeply apologize that we didn't deliver the surprise as promised, and we do hope you can let us make it up to you in a further occasion. You can assure this issue has been acknowledged so that it does not repeat--it is a priority for us to make our birthday guests feel special. Come back soon!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Quite pricey..... spent close to $300 for 5 people. Calamari was not as expected, but all the rest were delicious.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks for your review! We're so sorry you found our prices inconvenient, but we can assure we try our best to deliver the best value for what we offer =) Hope you come back soon!

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, except for the live band - noise level is way too high to allow good conversation, if you're seated inside. I think they should consider lowering the volume on the music inside, to allow people to talk. I had screamed myself hoarse, by the end of the night: this ruined what was a very good experience, otherwise.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks for your review, Sanjay! We're happy you enjoyed our food and apologize for any inconveniences caused by the music. Hope you come back soon!

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DK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually sit outside but all tables were full, so we were seated in the far back of the restaurant and it was very pleasant, much lower noise level than the other parts of the restaurant. Food was excellent and we had a very attentive server who worked with our timing to get us out to see a show at 8 pm.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, Debbie! We're so happy to hear that your experience at our restaurant was pleasant and you were able to arrive in time for the show. Come back soon! =)

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RH
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for Tapas before the Theatre. Come before 6pm on weekdays to get 40% off drinks. Lamb Meatballs, mushroom empanadas, and eggplant and you are ready for the show.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks for your review, Roger! We aim to send our theatre guests happy to their show =) Come back and dine with us soon!

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p
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Good food, great ceviche but Calamari was only so-so. Not much beer on tap selection.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks for your review, pagelc! We're happy that you enjoyed our food, and would love to hear more of your feedback on our calamari to see how we could improve. Come back soon! =)

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BA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for my wife's b'day. We had the tapas sampler, a pitcher of red sangria, and the small size paella. We share one flan for dessert. We were so full by the end of the night. Service was perfect and all the food was delicious! It made for a very nice night to celebrate a birthday.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

We're so happy your wife had a great bday and that you had an overall good experience at our restaurant, BigAIG! We do hope you come back and celebrate more of your special events with us =)

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SL
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s fun to eat tapas with several people which we were doing. Menu is extensive. Hearts of palm salad, ceviche trio, mushroom empanadas, queso fundido, chicken livers: nice variety and all very good. Carlos was a very pleasant server. A little noisy with pre-theater crowd.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed a variety of our items, Sue! We appreciate your words and your review, and do hope you come back to visit us soon!

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MC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. All of the dishes we had were good.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed our food and service, Marke! Thanks for your review, and hope to see you back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Highly recommendable.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks so much!!!

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ambience, food and everything about it.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thank you so much!!!!

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HR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We came in late Sunday afternoon.
Nice place with great food. However, very noisy.
Food is small plates and quite pricey.
Service could have been better. We never received refill on water. Waitress was just too busy.

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks for your review, Hazel! We apologize for any inconvenience you experienced with our service, and we really appreciate your feedback to avoid this type of issues in the future. Come back soon!

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BW
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic and consistent. Be sure to enjoy sangria and tres leches. Vegetarian paella was fantastic... tapas sampler and ceviche never disappoints

Cascal
Responded on June 26, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, BenW! We're so happy you enjoy our food and hope you come back soon! =)

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j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My out of town guests and I enjoyed sitting on the patio and eating delicious food. The service was excellent.

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, joanb! We're so glad to hear you and your guests had a great experience in our patio =) Come back soon!

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s
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A full experience dining. You can't be timid to speak in a load voice. You will need to to hold any conversation. But, its all worth it. Love the food, Love the atmosphere. Me gusta!

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Muchas gracias, swell! We work hard to deliver an all-around great dining experience, and we're happy you have received that =) Come back soon!

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PR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and can't figure out why we waited so long to come back

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Thanks for your review, Paul! Hopefully you won't wait that long next time, we would love to have you back dining with us soon! =)

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A
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service as always, the crabmeat tostada is Awesome. They make the best Pisco Sour bar none. A++

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, Albtater! We're so happy you enjoy our Tostaditos and Pisco Sour =) Hope you come back soon!

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g
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a special occasion when we go there and they never disappoint. The food is on point, and the service impeccable. The musical performers add to the ambience, and though it can get a little noisy, it is not too distracting and the musical atmosphere is quite lively and lovely. Always enjoy the entire experience!

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

So happy to hear you've had great experiences at our restaurant, gtrev! We work very hard to deliver an overall good time to all our guests, and we're glad to hear you've experienced that. Come back soon!

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times for both lunch and dinner - the tapas and paella never disappoint.

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Thanks for being our customer and for your review, Jill! Hope to see you back soon for lunch or dinner! =)

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Servicio, la comida super deliciosa y la mejor atencion. Gracias

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Muchas gracias a ti, Liliana! Espero que vuelvas pronto!

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JT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tasty and shareable food, great waiter with excellent recos. Really enjoyed. Minor point- the Interior music got just a little overpowering volume-wise, but it the musicians were great and would have been amazing to listen to on one of the patio tables or tables towards the rear of the restaurant. Really enjoyed the experience and we will go back!

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, Jacquie! Looking forward to your visit once again!

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MS
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great, food is amazing, a wonderful place to enjoy with friends and family!!!

Cascal
Responded on June 16, 2019

Thanks so much for your words, Maria! So happy you enjoy our restaurant, and hope you come back very soon!

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