Cascal continues to be top notch in Silicon Valley for authentic Spanish food. Services is excellent, and prices are reasonable. Very popular go-to restaurant.
Lots of BIG groups, but they managed to bring out the food in a timely manner. My guest is GF and her shrimp came breaded despite a long previous conversation with the server. It was remedied quickly.
We had a bad Valentine's Day experience at Cascal. We had a late reservation (8:45) and when we arrived, the hostess told us they were running behind and they would text us when ready. My wife and I went to the bar and 30 minutes passed without a text. We went back to the hostess stand and apparently they forgot about us because we were seated right away.
Our waiter was inattentive and not personable. He offered no conversation or recommendation, but a short "What would you like?". When we were done eating, our empty plates sat on the table for 15 minutes before they were cleared. Needless to say we didn't stick around for dessert.
The food was bland and poorly presented. I will not be going back to Cascal.
Lamb shank entrée was amazing!
If you run a restaurant, you'll want to visit Cascal to see how to run a really good restaurant. We've eaten here many times and always, repeat always, have an excellent time, great food and expert service. We've come here for lunch (mostly business lunches), for dinner and just to enjoy a drink at the bar or on the patio. The menu is extensive and gives you many choices for your meal from tapas to delicious entrees. We love the paella - they know how to make it perfectly. For those of you who are vegetarians, they have a paella for you - and if you love seafood paella, they have the more traditional Spanish paella. Don't miss their sangria - it's house made and really good. One of our favorite restaurants!
Overall service is remarkable. One thing they took a plate that me and my wife love. The plate is Chile Relleno, I hope that they can bring it back. We express our concern to the manager and they're working on it. It's been 4 months and We were expecti g that dish this Friday. Don't have it.
My wife and I (in our 70s) dined at Cascal on a Friday night, pre-theater. The restaurant was packed, but with a reservation we did not have to wait. Even though it was packed, the service was not slow. We shared 4 tapas, and sangria. My wife particularly liked the mushroom empanadas, and I liked the beef short rib adobo, and we both liked the crab tostaditos best. The eggplant Tian was okay, with a good sauce. The place was loud with conversation, and we were happy to have a table in a corner. It was still hopping when we walked by near 10:00 after the show.
Fun and good food. Small servings and high cost.
The food continues to be good. We dined on a Friday night and the noise level was extreme. We could barely hear each other across the table. We were seated right next to a service area and the servers kept banging plates on the plastic divider. I would return here but would only eat on the patio. It is much quieter at lunch.
Hey, I don’t make Tapas at home, so when I’m at Cascal, it’s tapas. My wife and I share the tapas platter. Yummy.
The ambiance of this location was very lively, and I enjoyed it. The staff members were friendly and came around just enough to be helpful and polite but not overwhelming. The reason for my lower rating for this restaurant was the price to portion ratio. I spent $45 on a beer and two sizzling shrimp dishes. These shrimp plates were nothing more than 5 shrimp sitting in seasoning/sauce. While they were certainly tasteful, I can't justify that price for what I received. Not too thrilled to come back
Patio is nice when the weather is right. Great food and service.
I have been to this restaurant a few times over the years. I thought the tapas sampler was very
good, but the price has risen by 19 dollars,and risen, as well, on the rest of the menu on certain dishes.
However, they do have reasonably priced food. I, unhappily, chose the wrong dish. I ordered a dish with small pork bellies. Never having eaten them before, I was totally put off by the fat in
them. They were almost entirely made of fat with very little pork. I guess I should have asked
more questions. I left most of the dish except for the sliced apple and papaya salad. Not a good
day for me, but I will return and try something else next time. It's a very attractive restaurant
and the outside is very nice place to eat, especially on a comfortable day. My two friends ordered some kind of mushroom dish but walked away hungry.
Love it for the cocktails and ceviche. We had a wonderful lunch and at that time of day it was not too loud. I have been coming for years and will continue to do so.