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Cascal, Mountain View, CA

Cascal

4.6
4.6
4124 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.cascalmv.com

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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://cascalmv.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    See group dining options on website: https://cascalmv.com/group-dining/
  • 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

What 4,124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Tapas / Small Plates

  • Peninsula

    Hot spot

  • Peninsula

    Lively

4,124 Reviews
  1. NikkiM

    Central Coast

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and kind staff - all of them. I had the Paella Casual and it was simply wonderful. We are ordering it for take home on Friday to celebrate a birthday at my mom's.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The food at Cascal is creative and tasty but the restaurant is so noisy it’s difficult to carry on a conversation

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Paella Cascal is always awesome. One of my favorite places.

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  4. tobya

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good, specially the paellas; the sample platter was not very good, I will skip next time. The drinks were good, not excellent. I think the "Asado" was a bit pricey.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The ambient noise level was excessively high, impeding our ability to engage in conversation, and subsequently causing discomfort due to the loud music within the vicinity. Additionally, the seating arrangement proved inconvenient, as the table I occupied was situated uncomfortably close to adjacent tables, resulting in frequent disturbances from passing individuals inadvertently bumping into chairs.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table was ready when we arrived. Service was a bit slow at first but then was better. All items arrived on very hot plates which made passing them around the table difficult as we had only our napkins to use as hot pads . We had a lovely dessert brought at the end as one of our party was having a birthday. Overall a very pleasant experience .

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  7. SanElijonow

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cascal never disappoints: The service is always outstanding - even reception! The restaurant is charming and well maintained; seating everywhere is great; the bar is inviting and, while it is part of the main restaurant, it feels intimate because of clever decorating. The menu is varied but everything has a Spanish/ Latino touch. We always order Cascal’s paella because it reminds us of true Valencian paella. The rice is perfect as are all the meats and seafood. Salads are great as are appetizers like the croquettes. We always have flan for dessert - it’s perfect for two people. I almost forgot to mention the drinks! While not extensive, the wine/beer list is creative and varied. We always have cocktails because they include Spanish and Latin American versions - like a Spanish Negroni with Spanish gin. We hope Cascal stays around - it’s one our favorites!!.

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  8. Jeannine

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Our mushroom empanadas were delicious!

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  9. HosseinR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat, drink and enjoy with friends.

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  10. guyc

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Empanada is a must; oven hot, consistently tasty. On my order as appetizer every time. Very friendly services. Love it here when live music lites up the restaurant

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  11. CarolynG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was wonderful. The staff are amazing. They are attentive to every need and help each other.

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  12. Kathie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was OK, presentation was very good though, service was OK, place was crowded - people kept bumping on my chair when they walk by because there’s not much space, and the place gets loud. Probably good for “singles ready to mingle”… not for a family dinner.

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  13. Sandra

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty. Service was nice. Price was fair. Will come again.

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  14. DaleB

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Go here often, like a lot…however the service yesterday was terrible…the waiter was good when he was with us, but there were long lapses.

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  15. DanAndAssana

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food, great service, but mediocre drinks!

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  16. Kenneth127

    San Francisco

    158 reviews

    4.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was very good. However, the noise level was unbearable

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  17. BarbaraK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We asked for a quiet table in the back and got for asking very nicely. We loved the crab tostadas.

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  18. Sharon28

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was delicious!! We've never had a bad meal here, no matter what we get!

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  19. ABarronParklocale

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful celebration dinner at Cascal The Margarita's were great and we loved every Tapas plate we ordered - sizzling shrimp, banana leaf chicken, Eggplant Tian, Albondigas, and a Dungeness crab special. All were brought to our table piping hot. We feasted with the bread and Cascal's signature oil/herb dip. We shared two desserts - the Bread Pudding with Caramel sauce and the Warm Chocolate Soufflé Cake. We love Cascal's - Our dinner a rare visit of all of our adult daughters who live far away to celebrate my wife's birthday. My daughter who lives in Barcelona said the Tapas at Cascal is much tastier than in Barcelona! Viva Cascal!

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  20. StephanieN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Super friendly service. Fast service, but we did not feel rushed to finish our meal. They had live music the night we went, which was pretty loud, but that's to expected of a joint with live music and is probably our fault that we did not do our research ahead of time to avoid a loud ambiance.

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  21. JennyZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have enjoyed cascal in the past years, and have received high quality food. However, the food served yesterday when we arrived upon opening appears greasy and stale. I suspect the food was reheat from previous days rather than freshly made. The two of us spent more than $150 but the food is subpar. The ambience and service was adequate.

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  22. RoyW

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very energetic environment. Can hardly hear people one foot away from you1

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  23. VGDiner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really appreciate that Cascal makes outdoor dining so very pleasant. They had the heaters available as needed. The food seemed exceptionally tasty on this occasion, but it is always very good.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Birthday dinner

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would definitely return to try more from their menu & stay later for the live music! We felt taken care of by Victor our waiter and he gave us space to enjoy ourselves as well. Mushroom empanadas & Dates are definitely on the menu when I return!

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  26. WWall

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently high quality, delicious food with some innovative offerings. Very noisy even in “quiet corner.”

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  27. nicoleh

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our table was given to someone else by mistake so we were stuck in a corner and forgotten about most of the evening.

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  28. AnitaMW

    San Francisco

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Once again, Cascal didn't disappoint. We had their house paella and the Oaxaca a Mano salad for the first time, and they were very good, as were the sizzling prawns. The Pisco Sours were also great, again, and we will return.

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  29. CarmenC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service are excellent. Because this restaurant is popular, the restaurant was packed so the noise level is loud. We were there on a Tuesday and the place is busy! A clear indication of its popularity. We will still continue to go here!

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  30. KRISN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations at 6pm for 2 people and glad we did since we were going to the theater afterwards. Great location on Castro St within walking distance from Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. We were greeted and seated right away. Beautiful interior. Tapas style which portion sizes were great. We ordered the Heart of Palm and Spanish Caesar Salads for starters. For the entrees, we ordered the Crab Tostaditos with Chipotle Aioli. Delicious!! I felt the tables were to close together and it was packed on the Thursday night with 2 large parties so it was very noisy. The service was excellent. I definitely would recommend this place and looking forward to going back again.

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  31. SallyH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cascal is consistently wonderful. The food is outstanding; the service is impeccable; the food comes quickly but paced; fun ambience.

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  32. TakuM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food good staff good mood good drinks good price LOL

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  33. Gadgetfan

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, food, service, live music, and surroundings were all great, and the general sound volume too high for conversation.

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  34. foodluvver

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waiter was very attentive and when he wasn’t around, I summoned wait staff to remove the excess plates, replace silverware and a dropped cloth napkin. My continual disappointment with Cascal is my inability to enjoy their marvelous food while having a relaxed and easy conversation with my dining companions. That is the irony. You want to be able to talk with friends but I have to talk loudly to make myself heard and have trouble truly hearing my friends’ responses because of the noise challenges. In addition, Cascal’s brought in a great band but it only amped up the challenging noise levels. I will either have to eat outside or go elsewhere if I want to enjoy conversing over dinner.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great… nice band but hard to have a conversation because of the noise. Definitely would love to eat here outside when weather is warmer and listen to band and still hear everyone . Aside from that really nice server, and food was excellent especially the paella.

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  36. Hybrid

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, excellent food and above average service! Consistently good and we will be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Didn't expect such a lively place but it was great fun with a live band . The food was very interesting and tapa portions were very good.

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  38. Fernando

    Orange County

    388 reviews

    5.0

    388 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service, Highly recommended

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  39. MickeyO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service; delicious food! Met friends and we ALL had a wonderful meal in a nice setting ;)

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! Ambience, service, food and drinks has us returning multiple times a month.

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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 4124 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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://cascalmv.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    See group dining options on website: https://cascalmv.com/group-dining/
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