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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

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (63)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Fun (41)
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Good for a Date (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
Casual (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Special Occasion (31)
Authentic (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Great for Lunch (23)
Happy Hour (21)
People Watching (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Business Meals (18)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Live Music (13)
Healthy (11)
Late-night Find (10)
Quick Bite (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Cozy (8)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Spicy (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We ordered tapas and loved the steak, prosciutto wrapped dates, and hearts of palm salad.....tempranillo was good.......cauliflower was disappointing.....service was good, though we did have to wait for water refills.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Fun, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

My wife, son and I have been here for dinner many times, and it's always been great. Dinner this last Saturday was even better than I remembered, as we ordered tapas-style and shared several amazing dishes. Service was friendly and prompt, and we had a wonderful experience. I'm not a big review person, as many people now a days seem intent on bashing restaurants for small petty things, but these guys deserve a top review and I'm happy to give it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, with lots of options, which makes it hard to choose. And good service.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Ivan took great care of us. We often order an off menu chicken paella which they are able to accommodate effortlessly. Not an inexpensive place, but the food and ambiance always make for a great evening. We always book using Open Table and are seated seamlessly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

On this occasion, we chose Cascal because the food, ambience & service were very good on our first visit, and the noise level was mild. This time, it was VERY loud -- hard on seniors --, but otherwise still excellent. The tapas sampler platter is delicious, and ample for three. The bartender was obliging and drinks were very good.
We will gladly return to Cascal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very nice experience , fantastic service, great ambience!

Tags: Late-night Find, Spicy, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

A friend recommended me this place and I really liked it. The food is so good, I tried the albondigas and they were tasty.
We were 10 people and when we arrived at 8 pm in Friday it was perfect for conversation, but later around 9 pm the live salsa music started and it was difficult for us to talk as we were next to the group. I do like live salsa music but in this occasion I was planning to talk with my friends, so it was my mistake not to investigate if there was live music. I guess it is only in Fridays and Saturdays but not sure. I just mention it in case you want to call and ask. The place is big and there is outdoor sitting so you can just sit far away in case you want to have a nice conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The Latin on Friday night was out of this world! They sounded like it was CD or over the radio they were so spot on! The music made the night extra special! Wished my friend was up for dancing! Food and our server Carlos were great!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Organic, Tapas, Spicy, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I love Cascal! It's one of my favorite restaurants, but I always spend a pretty penny when I go here haha :P I love the Pisco Sour...

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Pre theater

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The place and service were great. The server was awesome, she made the birthday celebration a breeze.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Live Music, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Nice facility, but one of their star dishes - Paella was VERY overcooked.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Paella was terrific. Great gluten free selection. Will return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Really good tapas place with a great selection, great drinks, and great desserts!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Love the colorful set up and ambience. Food also mirrors the decor in terms of variety and richness of color. Portions sometimes are really small but this time they seemed bigger. Vegetarian options are still limited.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

There are so many great things about Cascal. The location, the crowd, the ambiance, the service, the tapas. For this particular occasion I went there for the paella however, and I was a little displeased. It was fine, but didn't seem to have as much care as everyrhing else. I would highly recommend Cascal, but unfortunately, I would also recommend avoiding the paella.

Tags: Live Music, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The bar servers are very attentive, knowledgeable with great recommendations. The food is simply delicious. The prices are Mountain View inflated.

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

Cascal is a good choice for a good meal with a lot of variety. They have good seafood, steak, pork and vegetarian selections (not necessarily vegan) asTapas style food servings so they are great for sharing. They also have a good bar that serves traditional Spanish drinks, as well as a full range of wines, beers and spirits. One of my favorite restaurants!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Only downfall: Despite table teservation, 30 min waiting time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food! Brussels sprouts like you have never had them. Amazing vegetarian choices. The small paella will stuff you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Cascal seems to have dropped in quality of food, drinks and service, which is very unfortunate -- this used to be a favorite.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great ambiance here and perfect for grabbing drinks with friends after dinner in downtown Mountain View or grabbing dinner and drinks here. Regularly live music will be found here with tasty authentic dishes. Sampler for appetizers is a must if your a first timer and the sangria pairs perfectly. I’ll return for sure

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Authentic, Healthy, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great selection of foods to share. 4 of us ate outside on a beautiful evening. While the tables were full, the outside noise level was surprisingly quiet. Easy conversation and fun people watching. We tried the fried olives, and they were surprisingly good! The roasted brussel sprouts are scrumptious. The 3 meat churrasco dish was also a favorite. The ceviche was very fresh and light. Great evening with good friends and a wonderful meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I've been here several times over the years and have always enjoyed the food but the service has not improved. And we always go after the lunch rush and it's still lousy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always an interesting menu of unusual, tasty small plates that are great fun to share. Warm decor, high-energy (bordering on frantic) vibe. Used to feel like wait staff was overloaded and service slow, but this time it was super quick and attentive even though the place was packed. Keep it up!

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Brill several times over

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delightful. Delicious variety of small plates. We had Valencia salad, beef empanadas, crab tostaditos, olives, dates. Capped off with a flan that was light and flavorful

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Food was good, service was terrible. No need to say more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The staff is just wonderful, great service and the food is delicious. Thank you for such a fabulous experience, again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Cascal never disappoints. Food is always good. Very creative. Service is reliable and friendly. will return again and again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I have celiac and Cascal has lots of gf selections and they seem to understand cross contamination. Our waiter was excellent. I prefer sitting outside as it's very noisy inside but the wait was too long even with a reservation. If you want a quiet restaurant I don't recommend this or come early or late. The decor inside is charming. It seems they could put some noise canceling baffles or something on the ceiling.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Creative food in the form of full meals or tapas. Good outdoor seating as well as inside.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had a wonderful time with a good friend on a weeknight trying to kill time.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

seafood paeaya

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 (Berlin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent tapas with a blend of Mediterranean , Latin & Soul food! I loved the Mushroom empanadas , eggplant tartine , and Pork Gorditas. Beware the sangria -- it's hard to stop sipping once you get started

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

A lovely setting for a birthday lunch. Friendly staff made us feel taken care of.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We like it, the food and the service was realy awesome!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My favorite restaurant! Although I miss my favorite dishes "Scallops and Seared tuna with escabeche" bring them back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fun place to have a group get together. Can get a bit loud but many seating options. Great variety of tapas and good service. Fun food sharing experience allows you to try different dishes. Highly recommended. Casual and lively atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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