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Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda

3.8
34 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for Groups (54)
  • Neighborhood Gem (43)
  • Kid-friendly (43)

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Authentic Mexican Cuisine and World Class Margaritas - We Have It All!

Take your taste buds on an exciting journey through Mexico at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. We specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, ranging from chile rellenos to carnitas to pozole, we offer high-quality food at great low prices. Our restaurant is perfect for family dining and social gatherings with our friendly and exciting atmosphere. Enjoy great specials throughout the week on some of your favorite Mexican entrées from our extensive menu. Join us today at Otaez Restaurant, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 521-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Mariachi Band!
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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3.8  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.4
service
3.4
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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empress (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

We went for Happy Hour, because we thought we could enjoy margaritas with our dog on the bar patio, but dogs aren't allowed. We tied her up outside the patio rails. Margaritas were okay, good price, but other visits have proven the food and service to be substandard for the area.

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vipVallejoboy (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 16, 2016

Food over salted.. Cocktails below standard. Service terrible. Tables dirty. We had to ask twice for knives, forks and napkins.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 30, 2016

Great food. Nice staff. Easy to find parking.

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TeGr (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

They did a great job serving our large group for our daughter's special event. The service was fast and friendly. All the orders were correct and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks. Excellent!

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vipRandallNOLA (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

Bad food. Worse service.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

Great Food at a Great price Nice place We will go back real soon

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2015

I have been trying this restaurant ever since it opened - I used to really like the food there and most of my friends still do, but I think the food is a little sub-par from when they first came into Alameda. However, many people I know do not happen to agree with me and it was crowded enough, so I guess many people still do enjoy it.

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Barbara (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on June 21, 2015

We were not able to eat there. My reservation for 12 was accepted on Open Table but when I called to slightly change my reservation, I was told they don't take reservations on days like father's day. We had to scrable to find another place. Very disappointing unprofessional.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2015

We took our group of 8 here after graduation from Berkeley because out of town guests wanted good mexican food. We had margaritas all around and a variety of different items from the menu. Everyone was very happy with the food, drinks and service. The cost for the meal was super reasonable... A Hidden Alameda Treasure

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vipSgbl (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

Love this place. Great. Margaritas & incredible fish frajitas. Love their chicken tamal with salsa verde and chicken enchilada with salsa verde.

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vipyumyum (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2015

Dined here again....it was absolutely wonderful. From the food to the atmosphere to the service....all good!!! Definitely would recommend to all.

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vipyumyum (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2015

Had my birthday dinner here with about 25 friends and family members. The dinner was very good, service was good, accommodations for our large group was great...I will be returning very soon!

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vipjoan (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 17, 2015

Food was great & portions were big. None of our entrees cost more than $10. Margaritas are super stong. Service is a bit slow. There is a little parking lot in the back if this helps since its on the main street of Alameda.

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FoodLover (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2015

Sunday Brunch buffet was good. Margarita was great. Retaurant needs to put name of food signage in front of each dish. I bypassed a few dishes because I didn't recognize.

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Goodfoodangel (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2014

I have been an enthusiastic customer at the Otaez restaurants for over 25 years. Recently Our family has regularly visited the Alameda restaurant (8-10 times per year since it opened) it's our "go-to" place for out of town guests holidays and just a good "almost: home cooked meal.

On 9-16-14 went wanted to enjoy dinner and celebrate Independence day (Mexican), so we made reservations and arrived about 5:30 pm. we found only one waiter, he forgot us!. We ordered mixed drinks which came in glasses that were broken and chipped on the bottom (my 3 yr. old granddaughter almost cut her hand but my 88 yr. old mother in law grabbed the glass out of her reach), I told our waiter and he said they were just like that.
Very sad/bad experience.

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AlamedaEater (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on August 13, 2014

I have come here a handful of times because we can walk from our house and the food is quite good (especially the chicken mole!), however each time the service has been incredibly slow and the waiters do not frequent the table.

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opinionated (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2014

We've come for the monthly Mariachi music, a favorite of my husband, but I didn't have high expectations for the food; the other reviews were so mixed. After two visits, this is my take on the food: If you come for a platter of enchiladas, don't expect anything special. But if you try dishes that are more interesting, it's like the food is coming from another kitchen! Fresh fish, great vegetables, light broth or sauces. My daughter said her steak fajitas were the best ever! In our neck of the woods (Danville) these dishes would cost $21-29. But here they're $15! And there's plenty for two people, without factoring in the rice/beans. We gave up ordering pricey dishes at Mexican restaurants because they don't measure up.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 27, 2014

Just fresh, satisfying Mexican food! We would definitely return.

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vipNickster (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on June 1, 2014

Great mariachi band! Very busy and hence rather slow service.

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vipyumyum (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2014

Great food, good service, brunch and regular menu has a variety and is very tasteful. Eat here, yes!!!

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