Reposado Restaurant

4.6
2022 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(650) 833-3151
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Arnulfo Hernandez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Emerson Street
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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.
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

Private Dining

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

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What 2022 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Great food, great presentation. I wish they had vegetarian dessert options.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our waiter was delightful and helped steer us to great meals. Even took a great photo of us.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall Resposado has a great vibe and the service overall was exceptional. The staff was attentive and worked as a team to serve, check on water and needs, clear the plates, etc. At the beginning we felt a little bit rushed, but after asking if we could enjoy a slower pace the waiter obliged.

The Cochinta Pibil (pork marinated in achiote & citrus slowly braised in banana leaves) was absolutely awesome. Fall off the fork tender, flavorful and juicy. The jasmine rice was by design creamy, but felt a bit mushy.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Came here for my birthday 8/10/2018 and I was really disappointed. I’ve been here a handful of times and overtime the price has increased. I don’t mind paying for $30-$50 a plate but their portions and presentation was definitely not worth it. Their drinks were not good at all. It was watered down and very little alcohol. The drink I ordered were $15 per cocktail, I expect some alcohol and not juice. My group had them take back 3 drinks. I don’t think I will ever come back. So disappointing because I really liked this place.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Reposado is a happening place - action packed. Love margaritas and guacamole. Also enjoyed, street tacos and chicken Mole.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Love this place. Great food, amazing drinks. Get the guacamole for sure. I get the crepes mariscos- they are always delish.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

If you want to be seen at a scene this is your spot. If you want good Mexican food for a reasonable price - it’s not. $20 margaritas is insane even for Palo Alto standards. I’m a local and can say this with confidence.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. We had a great table by the window and we were greeted by the waiter promptly. The margarita was enjoyable albeit outrageously expensive at $22!! We ordered chips n salsa and two other apps: pork belly and one of the ceviches. The chips were saltless and semi-stale tasting. The 3 salsas were average. I didn’t eat the pork belly but the ceviche was so bland we ended up calling it at appetizers, paid the $100 bill and left. I would return for drinks if someone else was buying but otherwise I have no reason to return. Disappointed.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. Mexican, not to be confused with Tex-Mex; this is not a place to go for a quick taco or burrito. The bar scene is always lively and the drinks are well made. There is an upstairs balcony which is great for hosting larger parties.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

So so so loud. Could not hear friends talk. I mean loud. So loud they even turned music up which made it worse. Asked for a different table was told NO. It was for 5 people and only 3 of us. I had resservstions for 3 or 4 days.
A lot of corporate. It has lost its unique friends dining experience from my point of view. Been going 10 years.
Waiter super nice but couldn’t get to us enough.
Bummed.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Very social loud atmosphere.. not a place to converse without raising one’s voice or yelling bc of loud music and poor acoustics.. Tasty margarita and crepas con mariscos (seafood crepe). Nice refreshing creamy corn soup. Ribeye was tough (even as medium rare).

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great restaurant, but was a bit noisy, and drinks were a little costly. If the noise could be reduced would be great.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I took my daughter there for her birthday. I had mentioned that in my reservation. They did not make note of it. The restaurant was VERY noisy and sunlight was in our faces (it was so strong people had to move around).

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food was mediocre. Sun at our table was way too bright as it was setting. Half the table couldn’t see and was squinting, trying to block the sun from their eyes. Restaurant should get shades. Sad to say, not a very enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Noisy but vibrant atmosphere with plentiful quantities of good food ample-sized drinks. Very fun and festive.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great environment, a bit loud but very comfortable and friendly. Food was excellent as was the service.Will definitely return.

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1.0Dined on July 25, 2018

This was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. As my ratings show, everything about this restaurant was a waste of my time, energy and $, starting with the food, the watered down Mojito and the overall ambiance.

I will encourage anybody and everybody to stay away from this overpriced nonsense.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Great spot - excellent food, lively atmosphere, good service!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Delicious food in an inviting atmosphere. The service was quick and competent. Had the shrimp empanadas which were terrific. The guacamole was accompanied by various salsas and all were delicious. Not the best for a quiet date since it's a bit noisy, but for a fun group get together, it's ideal.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Excellent food and service. Not inexpensive but fair enough. Good ambiance and decor, plus a good bar. We’ll go back.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The entree prices were quite steep. We were able to order apps and drinks and it was quite filling.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

First time ad will definitely come back. The waiter recommended a dish I was interested in and it was delicious! We weren't rushed at lunch. Relaxing and enjoyed it very much.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

The food is always good here. Fresh, tasty entrees, huge choice of margaritas and other cocktails, good service, famous guacamole, etc.

I also like the atmosphere: open, airy, with big open windows facing Hamilton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto.

It's just too expensive. Maybe that's now just a Palo Alto thing, but the menu prices seem ridiculous. It's a big, energetic place with a nice bar scene -- not a quiet, fine-dining experience.

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Our first visit. Very high prices. Beet salad short on beets, but excessive undistinguished cheese cubes. Nice bread pudding dessert.

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3.0Dined on July 15, 2018

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food experience, this is not the place for you. It has been flavored down to suit the American palette. The service was definitely noteworthy but the noise level seemed too high to have a conversation without feeling the need to be loud.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

At least once a year, we have dinner at Reposado before enjoying an evening of Jazz at Stanford. Always have great service and a super tasty meal. Personally, I do not enjoy spicy food. I had their chicken mole dish and the tastes were awesome; complex yet not overwhelming to my taste buds. Definitely something I would have again. My husband enjoys spicy foods and he really enjoyed his entree. They will also tailor foods per request. We always begin with a cerviche ; yum....

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The noise level in the downstairs dining room was intolerable--we were able to get a table on the second level which was somewhat better but people still had to yell. Everyone enjoyed their entrees very much--I can recommend the crepes with crab and shrimp. Prices seem a bit high. For example, $12 for less than a cup of guacamole and some chips--at that price you'd think they could at least prepare the guacamole at your table. Service was prompt and adequate.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Birthday dinner. Great good & Service, but noise level unpleasant. Even though we were upstairs.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The food was outstanding, and while the drink menu was impressive, it, like the food, was expensive. The servers were total professionals and very accommodating. the total experience was excellent, and I will return.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Interesting dishes and food quality was quite good. However, I felt it was way overpriced and we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Bday lunch. Quiet during day. Always delicious margs and quac. Enjoyed the street tacos too.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was over priced but not bad. We had crepas con mariscos and it was a simply ok. The appetizers were far better (the hamachi tartare and dates).

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We took visitors from San Diego for lunch, & it was one of our nicest visits there. We ate in the bar by choice which was quiet and our waiter was the bar tender who delighted us! Great time, nice meal.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Not your run-of-the mill Mexican restaurant. Excellent food, outstanding Tequila!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The noise level was a little too high....takes away from the fine dining experience. The Owner should install a few soft. sound-absorbing finish materials on the walls. Presently, all the materials, on floor, walls, seating and ceiling are hard materials.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Everything good, but way overpriced.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great host staff - very willing to work with my party. Everyone at the table loved their meal. Cadillac Margarita was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Very tasty food and good service. I got the Cochinita Pibil, which was very hearty and pretty hefty (could have shared it with someone else).

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Surprise Bachelorette Party and the food and drinks were amazing! Thank you for a fun night!!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Outstanding food. My al pastor torta was delicious and the guacamole fresh and tasty.

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