Cascal

4.7
3801 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
WE ARE OPEN INDOOR AND OUTDOOR!

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.cascalrestaurant.com.

Old World taste meets New World appeal in this vibrant restaurant concept by veteran Restauranteur, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 3801 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLisaE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great music. Loved the empinadas , black been soup and grilled lamb chops. Try the green sauce on the lamb chops instead of chimichurri sauce. Friendly servers. Busy on Friday night.

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vipEdSn
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I bit cold outside

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ItzelD
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to celebrate his birthday and we had such a great time plus the food was really good.

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AnnD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were quite satisfied with our food, mussels, spanish tortilla, empanadas. The eggplant tian and the lamb chops were very good. The outdoor seating was nicely compartmentalized.

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Katwoman
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Cascal many times and are never disappointed. This time we were dining with some friends we hadn’t seen in a while and were seated outside. There was live music (very good music, in fact) but from where we sat the volume was perfect. Just loud enough to enjoy it but not so loud it interfered with our conversation. We had the red sangria ( always a hit!) and shared several small plates-date brochette, lamb meatballs, mushroom empanadas, eggplant tian, roasted cauliflower (a fave even among our carnivore friends) and the watermelon and hearts of palm salads. All were delicious.
Cascal has been a fave of ours for years-they seem to have the winning formula of a great atmosphere inside and out, amazing food and prices that, for Silicon Valley at least, seem reasonable for what you get.
Like always, a very enjoyable meal!

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DavidY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paella was delicious. The croquettes and Ahi tuna Cervice was very good.

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Maias
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good times!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my mom’s birthday

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vipJosephS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining!
Great food !

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Andras
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wedding anniversary dinner and I can recommend this restaurant: tasty food, excellent service, great location and live music occasionally.

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SS613
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love cascal. Have enjoyed the drinks and food for years and keep returning!

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KarenR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The watermelon salad and black bean soup were incredible. Everyone liked the happy hour tapas.

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RobertF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a bunch of Tapas and a small order of Paella Rustica. The flavors were good, but blander than most Tapas I have had. It was as if the Chef was holding back on the picante of the dishes. I'm not just talking about the heat, but also the power of the flavors. Everything seemed a bit muted. Still delicious, just on the bland side of Spanish and Latin-based cuisine.

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beve
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience with good food, great menu and location

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Anon
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good lunch. Nice outdoor area. Very good lunch with a friend.

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LQHMP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cascal service was terrific. We made reservations and were seated outdoors as requested. Cascal has made every effort to make the outdoors comfortable for diners with heat lamps and heat blowers. Our server was friendly. Since we got their for happy hour we ordered from the happy hour menu. We also enjoyed 2 pitchers of sangria. Everything was outstanding, and we had such a wonderful time getting together during these tough times.

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MDOT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wonderful experience dining outside with the Spanish musicians. Tried some new tapas which were very good. Some of the old standbys (empanadas) perhaps less so.

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HertaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One can rely on Cascal for consistently great food. Service this time around was exceptional as we had a number of custom requests. Love the place.

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RossiS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu choices was excellent. Tapas sampler is a must, we truly enjoyed it. AND, their paella. Who wouldn't like it? Service was excellent! Ambiance was nice, very upbeat and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting. Tables comfortable distance apart. Food wonderful. Olive oil dip was exceptional. Wild mushroom empanadas yummy. Tuna tartar very good. Salads were crisp and flavorful. Crab tortiere had lots of crab, but needed a little something to balance it. Ham wrapped stuffed date delicious. I plan to come back and try more dishes. The tapas were just the right size to share a taste with another person. We arrived a little early, before it opened, but not a problem. They seated us and brought drinks and their excellent olive oil dip and warm bread.
The sangria was so good. And the margaritas too. Our waiter was attentive and kind. The server seemed a little harried but we helped him figure out who got what. Overall a good experience. We'll be back!

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OpenTableReviewer
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for tapas and drinks!

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KeleyP
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite restaurants in Mountain View though I think I will stick to lunch. WAY WAY WAY Too loud. Even outside when the band started.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite spot in Mountain View❤️

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vipTamP
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time back at Cascal since the pandemic and it was buzzing on Thursday evening. We did have to wait a little while to get seated despite being on time for our reservation. It was just my husband and I - we ordered hearts of palm salad and the Asado platter. The salad was very good, the dressing was quite acidic but my husband and I like that but may not be for everyone. The Asado platter was rather small for the $48 price tag so we ended up also ordering rice and beans to round out the meal. The Asado plate came with literally half a sausage, 2 lamb chops and one piece of steak (around 6 ounces) along with few batatas and shisito peppers. The portions definitely seemed more meager now than pre-pandemic. We got the chocolate "souffle" for dessert - more lava cake than souffle but it was pretty good, albeit little too sweet. Overall, we enjoyed the experience - food and service were good, just a little sticker shock from the bill.

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CarrieP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us shared and enjoyed lots of Tapas dishes. They brought them out with time between so we were not overwhelmed with lots of food at once. The staff is very nice and helpful. We cannot wait to go back again!

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Betsy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always enjoyed the food and the ambiance! I took my friend who visited me from Asia this time abd she liked it a lot too!

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MaorP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited this place few times in the past. The experience was as good as it gets. The service was quick, the food was tasty and the drinks were awesome.

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BillieS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. Kind, efficient and accomodating

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MaryO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was nice and recommended dishes. Checked on us for drinks ( ordered a second round)
Was meeting my long time friend of 40 years.
Overall good experience

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're happy you had a great experience with us, MaryO! We really appreciate your review and hope to see you back again soon!

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SaloniJ
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment with great live music and good food.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks so much for your review and feedback, SaloniJ! We hope you come back soon!

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Safari29
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Asado plate was delicious and enough to share for 2 people. Meats were cooked to correct temp. Sangria was great too!

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

Amazing to hear that, Safari29! We really appreciate your review and feedback and we hope you come back soon! :D

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ABCD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

vegetarian tapas were wonderful.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're so happy to hear you thought so, ABCD! Hope you come back soon and thanks for your review!

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vipTomM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good place! Food is excellent! It is busy and could be a little quieter but overall one of the best places

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks so much for your review, TomM! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! Come back soon!

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Echo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Saturday is not a good day for having a calm dinner. Too many people, too rush on serving the food. The flavor is not Spanish.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks so much for your review, Echo. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you come back soon!

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Edward
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cascal is a unique place suitable for those who are seeking something with unusual flavors and interesting meals. We love it !!

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

We really appreciate you and your feedback, Edward! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us :D Come back soon!

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viptravelgirl58
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are moving away so this was our “farewell” dinner to one of our favorite restaurants. We’ve been going since they opened and love the food and lively ambience. Music on Fri nt too. Sangria perfect for a hot Eve. Love their paella. Churrasco is delish as always. Bacon dates and tuna tower excellent. Only thing I didn’t love were potatoes bravas which I didn’t remember being so spicy before. Don’t know if it’s difft recipe now.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're so happy you had a great experience dining with us for the last time in a little bit, travelgirl58! Thanks for your review and please come back when you're in town again!

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viptonyL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always satisfactory experience, please kudos to management and the chefs, thanks

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thanks so much for your review, tonyL! We will definitely extend the kudos forward. Please come back soon!

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ClarisaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

We went on a Fri night at 7 for dinner - hoping to chat with a friend visiting. We sat outside which is a nice space but the live band was painfully loud. Conversation was impossible. We weren’t even sitting close to the band. It was awful. Would never go back unless on a bad date that I’m hoping not to speak with.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

So sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us, ClarisaP. We hope you come back and give us another shot, perhaps on one of the days we don't have live music. We really appreciate your review and feedback!

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vipAverage
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to Cascal from the first week they opened. Still a fave spot.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

We're so happy and honored to be one of your faves, Lovely! Thanks so much for your review and feedback and please come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the gespacho and crab tostada but my friend had mussels & they were incredible! Also gotta try the desserts. Have tried chocolate cake, flan & cheesecake and all were outstanding.

Cascal
Responded on July 13, 2021

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

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FAQs

Cascal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 940-9500.

Cascal is rated 4.7 stars by 3801 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.