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About Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda

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.

1619 Webster St
Alameda, CA 94501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 521-9090

Entertainment:
Mariachi Band!

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.7

service

3.4

ambience

3.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (54)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Kid-friendly (43)
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Great for Lunch (30)
Great for Brunch (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Romantic (3)
Bar Seating (2)
People Watching (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fun (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2016

Great food. Nice staff. Easy to find parking.

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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Bad food. Worse service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 13, 2016

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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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vip
 (San Francisco)·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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2014

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2014

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2014

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2014

Otaez is a good neighborhood restaurant in Alameda. My husband and I eat here often. Their carnitas is amazing. They have good vegetarian options. Great, fresh tortillas. I met friends here on Cinco de Mayo and the place was packed. Sangria is the best. Beer selection is good as well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 30, 2014

Been here several times. They always mix it up for Sunday brunch Very low cost and a good value. Was surprised to find some kind of sweeted sweet potato and cupcakes for dessert. Yum good for families

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2014

First time. Pleased with parking. space. service and the menu. We enjoyed a good meal.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2013

We often come to this restaurant since it is close from work. The food is ok (not bad bit not particularly amazing) and the service is great. I like the fact that there are many options in the menu and the prices are not too high.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Authentic and delicious Mexican food in a fun setting. The staff is very fast and friendly. Great prices for large portions.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2013

Food was a bit bland on this occasion. It's usually better, but we were there for an early mid-week lunch this time. Staff very friendly and service was good, as usual.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2013

Otaez is among our favorite restaurants because of its delicious Mexican food and friendly employees. Prices are low, quality is excellent and portions are big.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2013

This restaurant is awesome. Authentic Mexican Food. Great service. The salsa is out of this world. The food came to the table hot and delicious. I wish there was a location where I live.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 3, 2013

Friendly, relaxed, sunny, and spacious. The food was traditional Mexican. Big plates come with creamy beans and moist, flavorful rice and tortillas. Delicious!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2013

Great South of the Border Flavors! If you need a real Mexican Food fix this is this place! They use fresh ingredients and the Margarita's are fantastic!! This is the go to place for real South of Border Mexican Food!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2013

Some of the food was tasty and some was inedible. The wait staff we're not well organized, the food was late and very inconsistent. On the positive side, the Margaritas were good but slow in coming.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2013

Newer building, appears clean. Decent food at reasonable prices. Margarita was good even though I ordered "blended" but got "on the rocks".

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2013

Food is great. Price is pretty good. But sometimes its kinda hard to find parking.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2012

We hadn't been here in awhile. They serve very good Mexican Food. Huge portions, but we would have preferred a smaller plate. Loved their Margarita's! We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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