Cascal

★★★★☆
Tapas and pan-Latin food provide a shot of Spanish flavor to an insatiable local crowd.
  • 400 Castro St

    Mountain View, CA 94041

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  • 650-940-9500

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Every little thing was done skillfully and the care and the attention taken with my possessions is unsurpassed and drastically appreciated. The mover was completely honest, cautious and reliable. I am so pleased I chose MSA Moving Company and will definitely suggest every possibility I have.

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★★★★★

Every little thing was done skillfully and the care and the attention taken with my possessions is unsurpassed and drastically appreciated. The mover was completely honest, cautious and reliable. I am so pleased I chose MSA Moving Company and will definitely suggest every possibility I have.

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it is ok.....the people who work there are good people.\r\n\r\nYelp the cheaty web site that for years was manipulating merchants forcing them to run paid adds is being sued by more than hundreds of merchants who were harrased by Yelp...........over years.\r\nThis is a great victory.

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★★★★☆

it is ok.....the people who work there are good people.\r\n\r\nYelp the cheaty web site that for years was manipulating merchants forcing them to run paid adds is being sued by more than hundreds of merchants who were harrased by Yelp...........over years.\r\nThis is a great victory.

Pros: good waiters

Cons: ok food

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it's a cool place - perhaps one of the more hip in mountain view, and it offers a good variety of food. the chocolate souffle dessert is one of my faves. good live music and a nice happy hour that offers affordable drinks and appetizers.

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★★★★☆

it's a cool place - perhaps one of the more hip in mountain view, and it offers a good variety of food. the chocolate souffle dessert is one of my faves. good live music and a nice happy hour that offers affordable drinks and appetizers.

Pros: good food, nice ambiance, affordable happy hour, dessert

Cons: a bit pricey if you come hungry or thirsty

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One word. Bomb! food, sangria and service ALL Good. Apparently I need to write more, 150 character min, so I am gonna add that Cascal is very Bomb!!!!

5
★★★★★

One word. Bomb! food, sangria and service ALL Good. Apparently I need to write more, 150 character min, so I am gonna add that Cascal is very Bomb!!!!

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I have both eaten dinner at Cascal and gone there specifically for the music and the people. The music is very diverse and seems to attract a crowd of all ages and cultures. The atmosphere is modern and yet beautifully cultural. The staff is always friendly and quick. I have been here many times and have never left unhappy. I highly recommend the food and the music.

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★★★★☆

I have both eaten dinner at Cascal and gone there specifically for the music and the people. The music is very diverse and seems to attract a crowd of all ages and cultures. The atmosphere is modern and yet beautifully cultural. The staff is always friendly and quick. I have been here many times and have never left unhappy. I highly recommend the food and the music.

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I've been there twice and both times were great. I love the idea of order dishes and sharing it means you get a lot more variety. I loved the Ceviche and my husband likes the Beef Adobo Shortrib.

This is a fun place to take friends. We will be going back again for sure.

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★★★★★

I've been there twice and both times were great. I love the idea of order dishes and sharing it means you get a lot more variety. I loved the Ceviche and my husband likes the Beef Adobo Shortrib.

This is a fun place to take friends. We will be going back again for sure.

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I went there once, and it was some of the worst food I've ever had. The gazpacho was disgusting, so bad that I had them take it back, and I've never had to do that before. We sampled many dishes, and all of it was disappointing. We talked to the couple next to us and they didn't like what they ordered either. The servings are very small and expensive. I've had good tapas before, and this was not it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there once, and it was some of the worst food I've ever had. The gazpacho was disgusting, so bad that I had them take it back, and I've never had to do that before. We sampled many dishes, and all of it was disappointing. We talked to the couple next to us and they didn't like what they ordered either. The servings are very small and expensive. I've had good tapas before, and this was not it.

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I went to Cascal on a first date and things couldn't have been any better. With our reservation, we were seated immediately. The bar was very crowded (where I was waiting for my date to arrive) but I still was served a drink within seconds of standing in the crowd. Impressive! After ordering, our food came quickly, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway because the atmoshere was so fun. Live Latin Jazz! Everything I tasted was exquisite including the Sangria. We ended up going back to Cascal on our second date with friends for drinks, and danced to the great music. So much fun, a must in Mountain View. I can't wait to go back again.

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★★★★★

I went to Cascal on a first date and things couldn't have been any better. With our reservation, we were seated immediately. The bar was very crowded (where I was waiting for my date to arrive) but I still was served a drink within seconds of standing in the crowd. Impressive! After ordering, our food came quickly, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway because the atmoshere was so fun. Live Latin Jazz! Everything I tasted was exquisite including the Sangria. We ended up going back to Cascal on our second date with friends for drinks, and danced to the great music. So much fun, a must in Mountain View. I can't wait to go back again.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Noisy

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Very good dinner choice! The menu includes among others Spanish and Cuban specialties. The service is (most of the times) great. Try to avoid showing up without a reservation, or your wait will be utterly long; unless it is rather early, in which case you may be lucky and get a table. I'd say more, but you better go and see for yourself... bon appetite!!

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★★★★★

Very good dinner choice! The menu includes among others Spanish and Cuban specialties. The service is (most of the times) great. Try to avoid showing up without a reservation, or your wait will be utterly long; unless it is rather early, in which case you may be lucky and get a table. I'd say more, but you better go and see for yourself... bon appetite!!

Pros: Life music, warm ambience, nice outdoor patio

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when Cascal first opened, my boyfirend and I were excited about a tapas place in our neighborhood. The interior is nice, inviting, and comfy. The service was good, Sangria great. The food, though, left much to be desired. My squid ink paella was dry and burnt, the tapas (obviously forgetful) left much to be desired. \r\n\r\nI have to admit I am a bit picky, the foodie that I am, but I always try to give every place the benefit of the doubt.\r\n\r\nHowever, a second visit about 8 months later, and WOW. The tapas menu was more refined, everything tasted much better, and they have great live music (albeit loud) on the weekend. The food improved so much, we will definitely go back for more.

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★★★★☆

when Cascal first opened, my boyfirend and I were excited about a tapas place in our neighborhood. The interior is nice, inviting, and comfy. The service was good, Sangria great. The food, though, left much to be desired. My squid ink paella was dry and burnt, the tapas (obviously forgetful) left much to be desired. \r\n\r\nI have to admit I am a bit picky, the foodie that I am, but I always try to give every place the benefit of the doubt.\r\n\r\nHowever, a second visit about 8 months later, and WOW. The tapas menu was more refined, everything tasted much better, and they have great live music (albeit loud) on the weekend. The food improved so much, we will definitely go back for more.

Pros: Sangria, improved food, great atmosphere

Cons: Long waits

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Great Music,Great Sangria I had a great time! My girlfriend and I went on a Saturday night. We had a few cocktails shared some appetizers and danced the night away!

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★★★☆☆

Great Music,Great Sangria I had a great time! My girlfriend and I went on a Saturday night. We had a few cocktails shared some appetizers and danced the night away!

Pros: Great Atmosphere

Cons: Very crowded Hard to find a seat at the Bar

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The food was pretty good and surprisingly filling. We ordered the tapas sampler (nice assortment of tapas dishes, a lot of seafood), corn soup, and wild mushroom empanadas. The soup was the biggest disappointment... it had an anise flavor that just didn't work with corn. And it came in a tiny bowl/shallow dish for $7.50! Although, because it tasted bad, we were glad that the dish was small. The wild mushroom empanadas had a strange sour flavor, not sure if it was from the mushrooms or cheese, but in the end, it wasn't something that I'd rave about. The sangria was very fruity and sweet, a good choice. On the Friday night that we went, there was a live band (great music!) so it was difficult to have conversation, but overall, it felt really fun and lively. I would definitely go again to try other dishes, like the paella.

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★★★★☆

The food was pretty good and surprisingly filling. We ordered the tapas sampler (nice assortment of tapas dishes, a lot of seafood), corn soup, and wild mushroom empanadas. The soup was the biggest disappointment... it had an anise flavor that just didn't work with corn. And it came in a tiny bowl/shallow dish for $7.50! Although, because it tasted bad, we were glad that the dish was small. The wild mushroom empanadas had a strange sour flavor, not sure if it was from the mushrooms or cheese, but in the end, it wasn't something that I'd rave about. The sangria was very fruity and sweet, a good choice. On the Friday night that we went, there was a live band (great music!) so it was difficult to have conversation, but overall, it felt really fun and lively. I would definitely go again to try other dishes, like the paella.

Pros: Lively ambience, good sangria

Cons: a little too loud

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We love the ambiance. Some of the dishes were quite good but not worth the price. Why can't anyone do good tapas????? Do try the sangria. Why must there be a minimum characters in the review???

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★★★★☆

We love the ambiance. Some of the dishes were quite good but not worth the price. Why can't anyone do good tapas????? Do try the sangria. Why must there be a minimum characters in the review???

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Went to Cascal more on a whim than anything else. Only have heard of the place by reputation. Overall I had a good dinning experience. \r\n\r\nCascal specializes in Tapas/Mediterian Food. The decore of Cascal is excellent and has a top end dining feel too it. You feel like once you enter you're in for something special. Upon looking at the menu, the prices are a bit on the high side. Depending upon you order will determine if you get a deal or not. Most salads range around $6-$8, Tapas $6-$13, and Entrees $20+. The Salad I ordered was a good deal because it was enough to split in two and it had very good taste and flavoring. Also I would recommend ordering the small Paella. There is enough there to feed two and it was well done. Also ordered the Lamb Enchallada, very small and really nothing special. More as filler than something that tasted great.\r\n\r\nFrom reading the other reviews, did not run into trouble with either seating and the waiter was good & did a decent job in taking care of us. We went on Saturday afternoon around 5:30ish and that could explain why the service was good but can see how on a busy night the service can become spotty.\r\n\r\nOverall had a good dinning experience and will be coming back again some day.

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★★★★☆

Went to Cascal more on a whim than anything else. Only have heard of the place by reputation. Overall I had a good dinning experience. \r\n\r\nCascal specializes in Tapas/Mediterian Food. The decore of Cascal is excellent and has a top end dining feel too it. You feel like once you enter you're in for something special. Upon looking at the menu, the prices are a bit on the high side. Depending upon you order will determine if you get a deal or not. Most salads range around $6-$8, Tapas $6-$13, and Entrees $20+. The Salad I ordered was a good deal because it was enough to split in two and it had very good taste and flavoring. Also I would recommend ordering the small Paella. There is enough there to feed two and it was well done. Also ordered the Lamb Enchallada, very small and really nothing special. More as filler than something that tasted great.\r\n\r\nFrom reading the other reviews, did not run into trouble with either seating and the waiter was good & did a decent job in taking care of us. We went on Saturday afternoon around 5:30ish and that could explain why the service was good but can see how on a busy night the service can become spotty.\r\n\r\nOverall had a good dinning experience and will be coming back again some day.

Pros: Good Food Flavoring, Excellent Ambience

Cons: Not consistant value & portion of food

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Go for the Tapas, not the entrees. Cascal has pretty good food, but the service is TERRIBLE. We have been here at least 5x and never had good service. The last and perhaps final time a few weeks ago, we went for lunch. We ordered 4 tapas. 2 plates arrived with the bread and house dip. Ok..good, we ate that. They take away our empty bread plate, ok...then nothing. 15 minutes later I tell the host we are ready for the next tapas. He said we ordered the Queso tapa so that takes 10 mintues. Hmm..it has been 10 minutes. We wait another 10 minutes..no more bread, no more tapas. We wait 5 more minutes, then get up pay for our 2 tapas and tell them the service is too slow (the place was empty). Bascially they tell us we are wrong with our estimation of the elapsed time. I am not sure I can get over the terrible service this time to return...too bad, was a fun place to go.

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★☆☆☆☆

Go for the Tapas, not the entrees. Cascal has pretty good food, but the service is TERRIBLE. We have been here at least 5x and never had good service. The last and perhaps final time a few weeks ago, we went for lunch. We ordered 4 tapas. 2 plates arrived with the bread and house dip. Ok..good, we ate that. They take away our empty bread plate, ok...then nothing. 15 minutes later I tell the host we are ready for the next tapas. He said we ordered the Queso tapa so that takes 10 mintues. Hmm..it has been 10 minutes. We wait another 10 minutes..no more bread, no more tapas. We wait 5 more minutes, then get up pay for our 2 tapas and tell them the service is too slow (the place was empty). Bascially they tell us we are wrong with our estimation of the elapsed time. I am not sure I can get over the terrible service this time to return...too bad, was a fun place to go.

Pros: Tapas, bread, dip

Cons: Terrible service, rude

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The food is fine....we like the seafood paella & ceviche sampler. Since my husband & I live in Mountain View, we just want to get a good food without having to drive to SF. However, the hostess' attitude is totally awful. I think the Management need to re-train them how to give the best impression & service, and not to make customers upset and to spread bad words. One Friday night, around 7:30PM, we went to Cascal without reservation. The hostess asked us to wait for about an hour. We thought it was understandable since it was Friday night and it was our fault to come without making any reservation. I worked in the restaurant when I was in college, and therefore I totally understood about it. We waited and went back around 8:27PM (we looked at the time carefully). To my surprise, the hostess,rolled her eyes and rudely told us that our table had been given to another party since we were...LATE!!! Hello?? How dare she accused us of being late, whereas we came 3 MINUTES EARLIER!! My husband even showed the watch and argued with her. After I demanded to see her manager with a high voice, she finally gave us a nice table by the window. \r\nSuch a shame that customers need to argue with the hostess to get their seat. If Cascal doesn't want to lose more customers, they better retrain their front staffs to the customer service skills.

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★★★★☆

The food is fine....we like the seafood paella & ceviche sampler. Since my husband & I live in Mountain View, we just want to get a good food without having to drive to SF. However, the hostess' attitude is totally awful. I think the Management need to re-train them how to give the best impression & service, and not to make customers upset and to spread bad words. One Friday night, around 7:30PM, we went to Cascal without reservation. The hostess asked us to wait for about an hour. We thought it was understandable since it was Friday night and it was our fault to come without making any reservation. I worked in the restaurant when I was in college, and therefore I totally understood about it. We waited and went back around 8:27PM (we looked at the time carefully). To my surprise, the hostess,rolled her eyes and rudely told us that our table had been given to another party since we were...LATE!!! Hello?? How dare she accused us of being late, whereas we came 3 MINUTES EARLIER!! My husband even showed the watch and argued with her. After I demanded to see her manager with a high voice, she finally gave us a nice table by the window. \r\nSuch a shame that customers need to argue with the hostess to get their seat. If Cascal doesn't want to lose more customers, they better retrain their front staffs to the customer service skills.

Pros: Great seafood paella, nice ambiance

Cons: awful/rude hostess.

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This is a fun place to eat, any time. You can get a number of small dishes (tapas) or larger, more substantial meals. We always opt for the tapas, and everything we have ever ordered has been outstanding. The sangria is light and refreshing. The decor is warm, inviting and elegant at the same time, and the waiters are always charming and helpful. This is a great place to take people from out of town. Live music on the weekends.

PROS: Excellent food, great ambience!
CONS: Can be loud at times.

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★★★★☆

This is a fun place to eat, any time. You can get a number of small dishes (tapas) or larger, more substantial meals. We always opt for the tapas, and everything we have ever ordered has been outstanding. The sangria is light and refreshing. The decor is warm, inviting and elegant at the same time, and the waiters are always charming and helpful. This is a great place to take people from out of town. Live music on the weekends.

PROS: Excellent food, great ambience!
CONS: Can be loud at times.

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I really like Cascals because it is different and they serve tappas, which are like smaller portions, sort of like eating appetizers. I love a variety of food and this environment allows you to taste numerous things. Sometimes the food can be a bit spicey, but I am a whimp when it comes to spice. Try it, you'll like it.

PROS: Musical entertainment
CONS: A lot of fried things on the menu

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★★★★☆

I really like Cascals because it is different and they serve tappas, which are like smaller portions, sort of like eating appetizers. I love a variety of food and this environment allows you to taste numerous things. Sometimes the food can be a bit spicey, but I am a whimp when it comes to spice. Try it, you'll like it.

PROS: Musical entertainment
CONS: A lot of fried things on the menu

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I ordered the Argentinean Steak. It was soft and flavorful. They gave me some veggies and potatoes to go along the steak. I have to say it was delicious. My neighbor goes there at-least once every two week. My wife had the ceviche (Shrimp cocktail)and said it tasted very good.

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★★★★☆

I ordered the Argentinean Steak. It was soft and flavorful. They gave me some veggies and potatoes to go along the steak. I have to say it was delicious. My neighbor goes there at-least once every two week. My wife had the ceviche (Shrimp cocktail)and said it tasted very good.

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This restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Mountain View. The food is excellent and the service too. The staff is firendly. You can go anytime with or without reservation. Great ambiance too. Family friendly

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Mountain View. The food is excellent and the service too. The staff is firendly. You can go anytime with or without reservation. Great ambiance too. Family friendly

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The decor is beautiful. Happy hour is a deal. The food is good enough. \n\nThe problem with Cascal is the ATTITUDE. The waiters are pushy. They want to take your order the minute you sit down; clear the table before youve finished your meal; bring the bill the moment you put down your fork. Its pretty clear they are more interested in turning the table than creating a pleasant dining experience. The waiters arent the only ones to blame. On a recent visit, the manager came by to check on our bill. When my dining companion asked if he was trying to get rid of us, his response was Well, we do need the table. What decent restaurant manager would say this to customers?\n\nCascal claims traditional Spain hospitality. In Spain, the dining experience is more important than the actual meal. My advice - Lose the attitude or lose customers.

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★★★☆☆

The decor is beautiful. Happy hour is a deal. The food is good enough. \n\nThe problem with Cascal is the ATTITUDE. The waiters are pushy. They want to take your order the minute you sit down; clear the table before youve finished your meal; bring the bill the moment you put down your fork. Its pretty clear they are more interested in turning the table than creating a pleasant dining experience. The waiters arent the only ones to blame. On a recent visit, the manager came by to check on our bill. When my dining companion asked if he was trying to get rid of us, his response was Well, we do need the table. What decent restaurant manager would say this to customers?\n\nCascal claims traditional Spain hospitality. In Spain, the dining experience is more important than the actual meal. My advice - Lose the attitude or lose customers.

Pros: decor, happy hour, food

Cons: attitude, service

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Entering Cascal, you will notice the high ceilings, colorful decor, and the bustling crowds. Unfortunately, the food doesn't impress as much. A multitude of choices greet you on the tapas menu. I tried wild mushroom empanadas, Mexican Shrimp (""Mojo de Ajo""), and calamari. Empanadas (tasty), but were pretty tiny even by tapas standards. The shrimp (decent) but didn't wow me... I've had better chili-garlic shrimp before. The fried calamari, bland, even with dipping sauce. Perhaps I chose the wrong tapas... none stood out. For the main course, I had the Paella Cascal... like the tapas, it was decent, but failed to wow me... the seafood was semi-fresh, but the flavors didn't mesh together as well as it could have. The sangria at Cascal isn't bad, but SF's Cha-Cha-Cha is better. Decent atmosphere and service, but the food must get better if this is going to be a hot spot.

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★★★☆☆

Entering Cascal, you will notice the high ceilings, colorful decor, and the bustling crowds. Unfortunately, the food doesn't impress as much. A multitude of choices greet you on the tapas menu. I tried wild mushroom empanadas, Mexican Shrimp (""Mojo de Ajo""), and calamari. Empanadas (tasty), but were pretty tiny even by tapas standards. The shrimp (decent) but didn't wow me... I've had better chili-garlic shrimp before. The fried calamari, bland, even with dipping sauce. Perhaps I chose the wrong tapas... none stood out. For the main course, I had the Paella Cascal... like the tapas, it was decent, but failed to wow me... the seafood was semi-fresh, but the flavors didn't mesh together as well as it could have. The sangria at Cascal isn't bad, but SF's Cha-Cha-Cha is better. Decent atmosphere and service, but the food must get better if this is going to be a hot spot.

Pros: Ambience, Mixed crowd, Varied tapas menu

Cons: Not a good value, Spotty parking, Mixed drinks

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Waited for over an hour only to find out that the hostess gave our table away. Her excuse was that we originally said 10 ppl, but when we changed to 8, the table of 10 was given away for the party that arrived much later than us. Go figure! When we were finally seated at 9pm, we were not offered any bread, either. We just had to wait longer for our food to come. To be fair to the owner, he did give us about $50 worth of food and drinks after our complaints, but all those free food (not even that good) and drinks really didn't justify the time wasted for waiting, the distress, and the heartburn that I got for eating so late. Should've just left. Definitely NOT going back. There are many more restaurants worthy to visit in the area..

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★☆☆☆☆

Waited for over an hour only to find out that the hostess gave our table away. Her excuse was that we originally said 10 ppl, but when we changed to 8, the table of 10 was given away for the party that arrived much later than us. Go figure! When we were finally seated at 9pm, we were not offered any bread, either. We just had to wait longer for our food to come. To be fair to the owner, he did give us about $50 worth of food and drinks after our complaints, but all those free food (not even that good) and drinks really didn't justify the time wasted for waiting, the distress, and the heartburn that I got for eating so late. Should've just left. Definitely NOT going back. There are many more restaurants worthy to visit in the area..

Pros: ambience, good location

Cons: terrible service, mediocre food

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We happened upon Cascal one Christmas Eve when everything else was closed. The hostess rolled her eyes with an exasperated sigh when we answered ""no, we don't have reservations."" She then ushered us way into the back, past empty table after empty table, to what I presume is the loser section. Twenty minutes later, we (still the only people in the restaurant), were provided bread and water. Had ANYWHERE else been open, we would have left (one similarly dispositioned couple arrived after us and did just that). About 10 minutes later, we were greeted by our waiter. From that point on, our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious. We paid our bill and left through the still-empty restaurant, having learned our lesson well: never darken their door again-with or without reservations!

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★★☆☆☆

We happened upon Cascal one Christmas Eve when everything else was closed. The hostess rolled her eyes with an exasperated sigh when we answered ""no, we don't have reservations."" She then ushered us way into the back, past empty table after empty table, to what I presume is the loser section. Twenty minutes later, we (still the only people in the restaurant), were provided bread and water. Had ANYWHERE else been open, we would have left (one similarly dispositioned couple arrived after us and did just that). About 10 minutes later, we were greeted by our waiter. From that point on, our waiter was attentive and the food was delicious. We paid our bill and left through the still-empty restaurant, having learned our lesson well: never darken their door again-with or without reservations!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Hauty Service, Expensive

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The cusine here is definitely a blend of Peninsular and Latin American. The bread was fresh and came with a delicious blend of olive oil, garlic, cilantro and other spices. We tried the Tapas sampler, which is large enough to be a small dinner for 2, and liked all the various Tapas so much that it has become a favorite. Another favorite is the Brazilian Caipirinha Naranja drink. On a later visit we tried some of the other small plates, including the Mojo de Ajo (Mexican shrimp with lime and chile) and Mushroom Empanadas and found both delicious. For dessert we had the Spanish Artisan Cheeses, a welcome break from the usual dessert fare of chocolote torte and cheescake. All in all, we enjoyed our evenings and the music very much.

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★★★★☆

The cusine here is definitely a blend of Peninsular and Latin American. The bread was fresh and came with a delicious blend of olive oil, garlic, cilantro and other spices. We tried the Tapas sampler, which is large enough to be a small dinner for 2, and liked all the various Tapas so much that it has become a favorite. Another favorite is the Brazilian Caipirinha Naranja drink. On a later visit we tried some of the other small plates, including the Mojo de Ajo (Mexican shrimp with lime and chile) and Mushroom Empanadas and found both delicious. For dessert we had the Spanish Artisan Cheeses, a welcome break from the usual dessert fare of chocolote torte and cheescake. All in all, we enjoyed our evenings and the music very much.

Pros: Food, Ambience, Music

Cons: Cost

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We liked the atmosphere. The ahi tuna tapa was great - pink and firm; and the tapenade it was served with complimented the fish very well. The prawns in garlic oil was good, but bad value - you get about 6 shrimps. The clams in coconut sauce was ok; the clams were fresh - a really huge plus! But, I didn't like it in coconut broth - that's just my preference though. Bread was yummy, and even better after you add some salt. \n\nThe only negative was that the maitre'd seated us (2) at a bad table near the bathroom when there were several other better tables for 4 available. We asked the waiter to move us, and he did. The other tables for 4 remained empty the rest of the night. That maitre'd needs to improve.

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★★★☆☆

We liked the atmosphere. The ahi tuna tapa was great - pink and firm; and the tapenade it was served with complimented the fish very well. The prawns in garlic oil was good, but bad value - you get about 6 shrimps. The clams in coconut sauce was ok; the clams were fresh - a really huge plus! But, I didn't like it in coconut broth - that's just my preference though. Bread was yummy, and even better after you add some salt. \n\nThe only negative was that the maitre'd seated us (2) at a bad table near the bathroom when there were several other better tables for 4 available. We asked the waiter to move us, and he did. The other tables for 4 remained empty the rest of the night. That maitre'd needs to improve.

Pros: atmosphere, good food

Cons: maitre'd, value

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this place was beautiful. but the service was a let down. my drink came about 20 minutes into my hour wait for my food. waitor was not watchful, but the atmosphere was great. i saw people just hanging out not eating, which is what i would go to do.

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★★★☆☆

this place was beautiful. but the service was a let down. my drink came about 20 minutes into my hour wait for my food. waitor was not watchful, but the atmosphere was great. i saw people just hanging out not eating, which is what i would go to do.

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This was a surprise. We really enjoyed the experience. good ffod and great service. The music was good too!.

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★★★★☆

This was a surprise. We really enjoyed the experience. good ffod and great service. The music was good too!.

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Very good service, but food is not worth the price you pay. I love tapas, and didn't expect Cascal to be ""authentic"" to be good. However, the cuisine is not inventive enough to return. Picasso in downtown SJ is much better and much less expensive.

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★★☆☆☆

Very good service, but food is not worth the price you pay. I love tapas, and didn't expect Cascal to be ""authentic"" to be good. However, the cuisine is not inventive enough to return. Picasso in downtown SJ is much better and much less expensive.

Pros: good service

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While we had our hopes for a decent tapas/nuevo latino restaurant NOT in the city, we were let down. Ramblas, Timos, even Cha Cha Cha greatly outshine the food served at Cascal. Of the four dishes we tried, there was not a single one we could have outdone at home. Overcooked mussels were lost in a sea of chorizo infused suace. The potatoes gratin bacalao was overpowered by some chili and had absolutely no trace of salt cod. We tried the ceviche sampler and were similarly underwhelmed: too much lime and chili here, not enough flavor elsewhere. I've had better ceviche at a tacqueria on Winchester ave... sadly enough. Only the Moraccan veal stew managed to taste the way it should. That is to say the flavors were balanced, but it was average at best. So our problem remains- either make it at home or drive to SF.

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★★☆☆☆

While we had our hopes for a decent tapas/nuevo latino restaurant NOT in the city, we were let down. Ramblas, Timos, even Cha Cha Cha greatly outshine the food served at Cascal. Of the four dishes we tried, there was not a single one we could have outdone at home. Overcooked mussels were lost in a sea of chorizo infused suace. The potatoes gratin bacalao was overpowered by some chili and had absolutely no trace of salt cod. We tried the ceviche sampler and were similarly underwhelmed: too much lime and chili here, not enough flavor elsewhere. I've had better ceviche at a tacqueria on Winchester ave... sadly enough. Only the Moraccan veal stew managed to taste the way it should. That is to say the flavors were balanced, but it was average at best. So our problem remains- either make it at home or drive to SF.

Pros: Convenient location, Attractive interior

Cons: , $15 corkage fee

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Stylish Silicon Valley guys and gals must snack and sip---and here's a place that encourages those activities. The cocktails are distinctive and delightful, from the mango-mint margarita to the caipirinha naranja (a variation on the…

 

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