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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (47)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for a Date (32)
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Special Occasion (30)
Authentic (29)
Casual (28)
Fun (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Romantic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Live Music (15)
Healthy (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
People Watching (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Spicy (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Too loud on Saturday evening to have a conversation.

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

I've left many reviews for Cascal as I have been here on numerous occasions and I'm never disappointed. Cascal has delicious and interesting food. The drinks are plentiful and their are many options both alcoholic and not.
I hardly ever get to dessert (eyes bigger than stomach!) but when I do, it's worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Live Music, Vegan, Good for Groups, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Lamb shank entrée was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fun and good food. Small servings and high cost.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Patio is nice when the weather is right. Great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food but was way TOO LOUD. There was a band playing and drowned out all conversation

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sitted right away. Patience waitress. Fresh salad. Yummy Paella. Paired with our wine.Delish dessert. Not rushed. Great weather for outside lunch. Relaxed lunch.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall enjoyable visit. Food was up to the usual standards but the noise from the group that started at 9 PM made it very difficult to have a one on one conversation. Suggest getting there early unless you’re in the mood to party in the bar with the band

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very helpful attentive servers. Enjoyed the outdoor patio.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Everything was very good except the crab tostaditos, which had almost no crab in them. Would not recomend them for that reason.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Fabulous food, great service, hustling, vibrant atmosphere. We live this place!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Everything was fine until we got our bill. First, the bills were given to the wrong person. Secondly, we were overcharged having been charged twice for the workers' benefits. Then we waited for half an hour while the manager tried to correct the error. Unexcuseable!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is a great place for food and drinks. Location is great also. it is one block away from
Theaterworks productions, so going to Cascal and the theater makes for a great evening.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great small and large plates. Creative, well seasoned food. Portions are generous. Nice atmosphere for a date or a family dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always, Cascal delivered wonderful food, great service and an overall awesome dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Second time to Cascal’s after event at the performing arts center and once again absolutely delighted with the unique dishes and flavors and he excellent attentive service! Try the fried olives, the mussels in saffron sauce and definitely the churrasco! Also don’t forget to try the warm chocolate soufflé, the bread pudding and the glam for dessert! Authentic Spanish flavors, charming ambiance!

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delightful surprise. Good food. Wonderful service. We will definitely enjoy a meal there again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Authentic tapas, attentive service, and a lively crowd. Perfect for date night!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food was wonderful and the staff very accommodating to our large group. Only complaint is the noise.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food is as really great, wine was good too. I will most definitely return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food quality was very poor and very pricy!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Average Tapas. Good stuffed Dates and Eggplant. Fair meatballs and grilled Octopus . Excellent service. It worked well for a pre show at the Performing Arts Center. The prices were on the high side for the food we got.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

its a great dinning place for special occasion. lovely ambiance and good food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Came here because I heard great things about this place and thought it would be fun to take my sister here who was visiting from LA. Very disappointed! Food was bad. The paella was horrible, the sizzling shrimp was so bad I couldn’t eat it. The Peruvian ceviche was the only thing that was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great place for good drinks and good energy. Very good live music with spanish guitar and drums. Food is OK. Not a lot of variety. But overall a fun place.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful food and good service! Cascal is a great option for pre and post theatre productions.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great birthday experience

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We always have a great time when we come here, and this time was no exception! We started at the bar with a couple of orange margaritas (the best ones!) while we waited for our table to be ready. Even for a wednesday night, we were impressed by how busy it got during the 6:00 hour.

Once seated we were promptly served by a seemingly hurried server, however the actual food and beverage service was pleasant and timely. We were a little taken back by the high prices of the small plates, but we ended up having plenty of food with 4 plates between us, with leftovers for lunch! Chalk it up to downtown dining at a popular restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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