Cozy ambiance. But the location is changing shortly.
El Mono was fantastic! Great food. Wonderful service. Full house! Will definitely go again.
We’re looking forward to the new space. The current space is not ideal but they’ve done a decent job making it work. I hope it’s not as loud. The most recent night we were there, a table of 6 was so loud it was bordering on let’s get to go boxes. Love the food. Sweet potato chili fries perfectly cooked. Service and general staff super nice. New space opening in March.
I love this place. The food is delicious, seems authentic, and offers a range of flavors and options. One thing about the fried plantains, yuca, and sweet potatoes dish--it came with a heaping serving of sweet potatoes fries, and way fewer of the other items, which were cut into chunky shapes in contrast to the fries--almost like two dishes that had collided. It would have been more aesthetically pleasing to have equal amounts of all the items, cut into similar shapes.
Very friendly and welcoming restaurant! Frito Mixto is excellent. We enjoyed the (spicy!) ceviche too. Interesting and unusual drinks. Definitely check out this warm and lively neighborhood restaurant.
The staff was very welcoming and friendly. The environment was clean and cozy. I have a 9month old baby and their patience with him knocking things down and playing drums on the table was heart warming. They’re energy makes such a comfortable experience. I love it.
Oh! The food was delicious. 😋
El Mono does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. El Mono also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 778-8884.
El Mono is rated 4.6 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.