Cascabel

4.7
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76 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Welcome to Cascabel. Our story is simple , no BS , we love tequila and authentic, traditional Mexican food.
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EdenF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and some of the best margaritas in Santa Rosa.

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HeatherHG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The great rating comes particularly since they made a few service mistakes( delivered our food to another table, then delivered the other table food to us by mistake, then realized it wasn’t what we ordered so had to make our dishes over completely) but they were honest through it all, sorry for the mistake and didn’t charge us at all for the entrees. Thay handled it very well and professionally, food is always very good and they earned their 5 star rating

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AnneHoney
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Due to the cornavirus the place was empty when we got there, so it was Very quiet. We had a great time and enjoyed the fact that we could have a nice chat. Usually the place is kind of noisy.

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Tuna
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely yes to recommend. It became my go to restaurant.

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Debbie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday. Bartender was also our server. She was great!

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DianaTate
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the seafood enchiladas, the service was A plus.

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vipJackie
San Francisco
175 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always enjoy going there and this was no exception. Guacamole was great. Chips and salsa too. Generous margueritas too. Only complaint was my enchilada combo wasn't as hot as I would like, but I loved the cilantro rice and black beans that came with it.

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vipJenSonoma
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

As always a good go to place with visitors who want something different from taqueria food. Margaritas are outstanding

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Sandran
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Ordered pozole. It was ok.. but not special. We poured the salsa served with tortilla chips into the xhips and it actually made it much more flavorful.

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vipJeanK
San Francisco
621 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unexpected touches to the dishes may surprise you. We enjoyed the food here very much. Spouse called the Aguachile (lightly marinated ceviche) "a Mexican version of a Greek salad" and loved it. Potato pancakes were tiny crisp disks with generous dollop of tasty stewed beef in a mole. Seafood enchiladas came with a tomato cream sauce rather than the usual enchilada sauce, a nice change. Carnitas hash was an enormous amount of five-spice scented pork shoulder, shredded over black beans (no potatoes) and served with warm tortillas. Small and casual, but definitely a cut above the usual Cal-Mex ordinary.

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MrsCCS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious, inventive food - we all loved what we got - and the chips and salsa are fantastic, very fresh. For me the Oaxaca rice was a real standout. The service was professional and friendly, just like it should be. Can't wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of authentic regional Mexican food with fabulous tequila selection and friendly, knowledgeable service.

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Tuna
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Both drink and food are grate at every visit. I highly recommend and have recommended to friends.

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Goodson
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our six-person party was treated wonderfully. We had six different entrees, two openers and drinks and everyone was very happy with their choices. The service was excellent.

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vipSunnyDays
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Cascabel twice in Santa Rosa and once in San Rafael, and it's a great find. All of the food is delicious, from the chips and the salsa to the entries. Margaritas are excellent and powerful, and I appreciate the option of a spicy margarita. Salsas are top notch, with mild to spicy versions. Our waitress in Santa Rosa was very nice and on top of her game. I'll be back! The locations are very different in ambiance, service, and also food... so this review is for Santa Rosa, but I'll gladly return to both locations.

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vipSusanC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new take on Mexican food. Although I am addicted to La Texanita, Cascabel is an interesting alternative to your standard Mexican fare. Very very good enchiladas with an outstanding red sauce. The cilantro rice was some of the best I’ve ever had. The chips, salsa and guacamole are seriously addictive. And the margaritas, while not cheap, are also very very good. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the kind service. Will definitely return.

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vipDariaD
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We go here weekly
In this night we took one of our employees who had never been. We sat outside because inside was overly crowded even though I had made a reservation.
Service was good. We had a waitresses we had never had before.
It was a good business meeting.

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AndreaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Meat was way too salty!! Waitress did not know the menu very well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good and the Tequila selection was enormous. I stuck with the house margarita and enjoyed the guacamole and cheese fundito (5 stars for that). All the food was exceptional. The Cascabel fries were interesting but very delicious. There was a little wait for our orders of drinks and refills...but they were worth the wait. Staff was cheerful and helpful.

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Todine4
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Waitresses was not very attentive I had to ask the waitress I know from another time of dining to wait on us

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vipJulieB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food paired with great cocktails! I’ve never seen so many different tequilas in one place beautifully presented. Will definitely frequent this restaurant!

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YetiDelights
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food. Authentic Mexican is hard to find and our lunches exceeded expectations. Delicious, colorful and savory. Our server smiled and attention to us was superior. I had the Pozole and enjoyed it. We will be back.

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LaCocinera
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service. Waiting time too long. Need more servers. Couple next to us obviously on date became so exasperated that they stopped talking, were fed up and resorted to phone interaction exclusively. After a long time their cocktails came with their food. Servers busy with large boisterous group.
No accompaniments or veggies of any kind with plates.

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Sandboxa
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely spot in a retail setting. We sat outside, a covered, open area. I had the cevice and it was delicious!. Great melon margarita. Service was excellent with a personable server. Will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is top notch. I travel and eat modern Mexican food all over and this ranks among the best food and margaritas ever. And the owner is muy caliente too. What a bonus!

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LuceroM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, lots of alcohol options. Geared more towards adults. A bit pricey: appetizer, 3 meals, 3 cocktails, dessert ~ $115. Still I enjoyed it, was a pretty quiet, yet bbusy late Sunday afternoon. Good service.

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vipJenSonoma
San Francisco
90 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Consistently great food and margaritas. Menu offerings are unique not the standard taqueria fare that is standard in Sonoma County. Service was very attentive they flexed a bit for us for the happy hour offerings a bit beyond the end time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience same goes for there sister restaurant Crepe Vine we love both these places

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cascabel is a great place for birthdays, or other occasions. The food is excellent, and they have a fine selection of drinks. The atmosphere is nice and relaxing. Great place for good food!

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vipTreasureS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was great! Excellent suggestions!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Sat outside on nice covered patio. Although you are right next to Lucky’s you barely notice. Service tried to be good but there were errors and long waits. He was apologetic and friendly but we were there much longer than should have been with all the mixups and delays. The drinks there are fabulous!!! The food is fair and a little pricey. I had the potato pancakes which were pretty good. I heard the chicken quesadilla was good. Their chips are think and crunchy and definitely get the guacamole... some of the best I’ve had. Overall, I’d say drinks and chips with guacamole is the way to go!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great, our waitress was nice but not very attentive. Seems like they might be under staffed?

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Tuna
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fine and so was the drink. I will try a few more times for constistancy.

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vipGitri
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great chips, salsa, margs
Upscale Mexican

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AnneD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the food and my Screaming Peach cocktail was amazing, peaches & jalapenos!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic and our server was very nice. There was something going on in Montgomery village and it was really noisy! Other then that it was fantastic, we’ll be going back!

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vipProspect
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This is a fabulous Mexican themed restaurant-
Every dish we had was extremely well flavored- not sure it would be acceptable for individuals that do not like spicy food - for the average person it would be spicy for us it was perfect.

Service was another story- not very knowledgeable about the food, server looked confused and food preparation was slow.

But regardless- the food is worth getting through all that.

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monicaf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

This food is so unique Mexican. Beautiful presentation, fresh flavors. Do not miss the ceviche. It has avocado, cukes, chips with fresh rock shrimp. Eat by itself as your main. The portions are generous. I highly recommend. Try the yummy sangria.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun. Waiter was adorable and even made us a special straw for my wine when I jokingly asked. Extra effort to make our experience fun and funny sweet.

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JamieH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over all it was good. It small inside therefore it’s loud. Nice server. Quick to get our food. It’s a good casual dinner. And great margaritas! I understand there are some amazing French fries??? We did not get some, but heard about them, and will go back to have some and a Rita or two!!

FAQs

Cascabel does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cascabel also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 521-9444.

Cascabel is rated 4.7 stars by 76 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.