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About Reposado Restaurant

Reposado represents the latest addition to our family of restaurants. This unique experience offers exceptional Mexican cuisine which will challenge the imagination and seduce the palate.



Born from a rich tradition of regional Mexican specialties and contemporary culinary influences, it promises to be not only memorable but also enjoyable.



Please come enjoy a richly satisfying and fun Mexican dining experience.



Eat. Drink. Relax

236 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 4:00pm - 9pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4pm - 6pm

Cross Street:
Emerson Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 833-3151

Website:
http://www.reposadorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, there is ample parking in the Palo Alto Civic Center underground parking garage a half block East of the restaurant. The entrance to the garage is a half block South of the intersection of Hamilton and Ramona.

Executive Chef:
Arnulfo Hernandez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas with our restaurant family this holiday season. Special prefix menus will be available from Noon-9pm at Reposado and Scratch; 4pm-1am at Gravity.

Private Dining

Reposado offers Private Dining (with bar) in our beautiful Mezzanine Dining Room overlooking our main bar and dining room.

Reposado Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (23)
Casual (19)
Good for a Date (16)
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Fun (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Hot Spot (15)
Tapas (15)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Healthy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Authentic (7)
People Watching (7)
Romantic (6)
Spicy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vegan (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Love this place! Food, service, everything ! It’s like my 20th visit and still more to come :)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Feel it's very overpriced for what you get, but seems to be thriving in a town without great food. Atmosphere is good and server, Michelle, was superb!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

One of the loudest restaurants I have ever eaten at, food was extremely good but expensive. Can't think of any reason to recommend.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Reposado is an excellent, up-scale Mexican restaurant. I highly recommend.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was really good but they were not able to get us a table even at the time we reserved it for. We had the reservation at 7:30pm but got their very early ...around 6:45pm. We grabbed a drink and were waiting to get seated. They told us that there was table coming up and would be able to seat us early but they could not make that happen. The worst thing was that we were waiting/standing with the customers until almost 7:50pm. THIS IS TERRIBLE!!

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Spicy, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was fantastic, very friendly. Food was decent, a little simple but the meat was cooked perfectly and the dressing was delicious. It was very loud. The wine and food was overpriced. No vegetarian options. Few dairy free options. Lots of wheat-free options. I’d go again with friends, but not with my mom or on a date.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Unconventional menu, excellent food and wonderful experience - somewhat pricey. Would recommend for special occasions.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Our table was in the busiest spot in the restaurant even though I requested a table out of high traffic area. People were standing over us waiting to be seated. It took almost 15-20 minutes to get my bottle of beer. Not a mixed drink a bottle of beer. I t took the waitress a VERY long time to return to our table the very few times she interacted with us. Once near the end she actually said are you all ok AS SHE WAS PASSING BY. My and my friend's dinner was cold. My friend asked if the seared ahi was "spicy" to which the server said no. I love spicy food so when I tasted it was ok for me, not someone who didn't want spicy. I gave half my dinner to my friend. Will not return. Plenty of authentic Mexican restaurants with good,warm food in our area.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was well prepared and tasted good, but lacked a bit of kick (no heat at all). Tequila menu is extensive and cocktails are fun. Great to find flavorful vegan options.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The food is very good, but the restaurant is SO NOISY!! Really hard to hear your companion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Seated at awful table right at the front of the restaurant- it was literally a folding plastic top table with a tablecloth that swayed when you put your glass down on it. Wtf?! The birthday girl didn't want me to make a fuss so I didn't and I regret it deeply.

The drinks are VERY overpriced - same with the food that is really mediocre at best. Service was scattered and our entrees arrived 8 minutes apart from each other.

The restaurant itself is gorgeous and the people watching spectacular but our bill was $250 for 3 people (we shared guacamole, each had an entree and split a bowl of sorbet for dessert). One margarita each. I'm no cheapskate but Good grief!

Won't return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I have been going to Reposado since they opened years ago. It's still good. Service is great. Love the guacamole and chips. Street tacos are good. Don't like the tamales - they are not traditional and a bit dry. Could use better masa. But the reason to go - the Passionfruit Margaritas are the BEST in the Bay area. They are not on the cocktail menu, but as long as they have the passionfruit puree, the bartenders (who are really talented!) will make them. If you don't like them too sweet, tell your waiter to make it "heavy on the passionfruit, not too sweet". It's hard to drink just one...or just two:)

Tags: Tapas, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a popular, energetic restaurant with great food. It's alway packed and the service was very good. The only criticism is I think it's over priced for the kind of food items served. Most of the ethnic entrees are $30 or more not including salad or other, desserts are $10, coffee to espresso $5-7.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was wonderful. Service was very slow, under-staffed (?). Food was great, so I'd go back if service was better.

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Really great place to celebrate birthdays with friends or family!

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

It's impossible to eat when people are shouting and you can't get hear what the person next to you is saying. Too loud and to top it there was music.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Spicy, Notable Wine List
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I've always really enjoyed meeting friends at Reposado because the food is good, the staff is attentive and if you time it correctly it's easy to have a conversation with your dining companions. I've turned many people on to this restaurant, and they've enjoyed it every time.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Organic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. Noise level way too high

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was excellent. Our waiter recommended your special and it was delicious. He was great along with the food being delicious. It's my go-to restaurant for clients dinners.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great place to hangout with your friends . Food is unnecessarily expensive though

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A wonderful vibrant restaurant with great food and service.
Have no hesitancy to recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food is very good everything is so good a toda
My familia le gusto

Tags: Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Tapas, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Much too expensive for the selection and quantity of food. The bill for two people (one entree and one drink each) was $90! We should have chosen a different restaurant.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Margaritas are excellent! We shared apps and made a nice meal of them. The dates were by far my favorite, but we also had tres ceviches, empanadas, meatballs, and a cheese quesadilla. I think prices were fair - they seemed high, but I am not from California and other restaurants I went to on this trip had equivalent price points.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is my second meal here where the entrees have been average. The appetizers were great (stuffed dates and ceviche) but not great enough to justify returning.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fun environment & good margaritas! Try the salmon , it's really spectacular!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great booth tables, prompt, friendly service, delicious food.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food and service in a great atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I'm always happy to go to Reposado.

I'd describe it as a middle-to-high-end bistro that delivers elevated mexican dishes at a reasonable price. Nothing is cheap in Palo Alto, so take that with a grain of salt :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This restaurant should be in the top 100 restaurants on the peninsula. An energetic, casual, delicious, interesting ambiance with top-notch service.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have dined here many many times over past several years and have appreciated the quality of ingredients they use. Last night was a disappointment. As always, we ordered tre ceviche and seafood crepe. Both our orders last night were served with stale seafood. We expressed our concern to the manager who unfortunately did not seem to care.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have been here many many times. One of our favorite places in Palo Alto. Unfortunately they changed the menu and must have changed chefs.. worst meal we’ve every had. There were 4 of us, no ones meal was edible. Steak was tough and hard to chew, vegetarian bowl was so spicy it could not be eaten, chicken mole was dry and bland, Red snapper/shrimp blue corn tortillas were disgusting. Sorry to say this place went from a favorite to a probably never go back again. I hate it when places change menus and think it’s better.. or chefs..:(

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is definitely a great restaurant. It’s just that it is combo Mexican and fine dining and for me, I prefer either or. Some of the flavor combos just didn’t work for me but all very high quality. Skinny margarita is excellent as is the guacamole

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Extraordinary plantain dessert!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Reposado is one of my absolute favorite restaurants, but tonight I have to say I was pretty disappointed. I ordered a salad and it came with three measly croutons and the rest was just lettuce. I didn't say anything to the food server because I didn't want to cause a problem, but I was really dissatisfied with the amount of food for what I paid.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Unfortunately our experience was pretty much ruined by a child about three years old screaming at the top of her lungs for the entire two hours we were there. We asked our waiter if he could speak to the manager about it and all he said was "I'm sorry about this". I didn't want to further reduce our experience by speaking to the manager myself. Had we been alone I would've told him to either speak to the parents or we are leaving. This is not Chucky cheese and it wasn't just a couple of little outbursts. For management to let this continue is very revealing.

The restaurant was not crowded and we have not seen his friends in sometime - we wanted to spend considerable time catching up. We left because of that screaming kid. My husband and I who patronize this restaurant often we're left with without much desire for wanting to

Then to top it off I get a notice from OpenTable NOT happy with us for NOT honoring our reservation when we actually DID honor our reservation. We DID check in with the very indifferent young woman at the front desk

Terry Wyrsch

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The interior is very nice, open and airy like a loft, with subdued lighting. However, service was slow and spotty. Chips were finally served with 3 types of salsa, which all tasted good, however they filled us up too much.

In appetizers, guacamole was average. Hamachi ceviche looked nice, but portion was too small to make much of it. They had no beers on tap. We ordered glasses of margarita, sangria and pisco sour. They were just ok, served in small portions again, so given their price ($12-15), not too satisfying.

For the main course, we got the chicken mole, but it was quite dry, with very little sauce and the chicken came with skin and bones, so not quite enjoyable. The lamb chops were cooked extremely rare (they never asked) which we did not like. The accompanying vegetable mash and salad was good, though. Sesame-crusted tofu was better, but overall dinner impression was not favorable -- made worse by the fact that entrees were priced at $30-40+.

So while we enjoyed the ambience, we would not return due to underwhelming food & drinks, priced steeply and served lazily.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent service for our large group of 13. Diverse authentic menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Everything was excellent! From the service to the foods and the margaritas!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

we had a delicious meal at Reposado. I ordered the Cochinita Pipil and it was fabulous. the serving was so generous that I took half of it home and they included extra tortillas in my bag. the other 3 members of my party were also happy with they dinners. The space is beautiful and open, but it was very noisy. One of our party is hard of hearing and it was difficult to hold a conversation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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