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Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda

Authentic Mexican Cuisine and World Class Margaritas - We Have It All!

Take your taste buds on an exciting journey through Mexico at Otaez Mexican Restaurant. We specialize in authentic Mexican cuisine, ranging from chile rellenos to carnitas to pozole, we offer high-quality food at great low prices. Our restaurant is perfect for family dining and social gatherings with our friendly and exciting atmosphere. Enjoy great specials throughout the week on some of your favorite Mexican entrées from our extensive menu. Join us today at Otaez Restaurant, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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34 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
(34 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 34 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(15)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(2)
Food 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Service 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
Ambiance 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.6 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.6 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(21)
  • kid-friendly(15)
  • great for lunch(12)
  • neighborhood gem(11)
  • great for brunch(9)
  • fit for foodies(6)
Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda Reviews List
Review 1 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 2 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/20/2015
 2015
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Review 3 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Bad food. Worse service."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2011
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Review 4 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Food a a great price Nice place I

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Great Food at a Great price Nice place We will go back real soon"
Dined on 3/13/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 5 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/06/2016
 2004
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Review 6 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/22/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 7 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2005
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/12/2016
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 5/04/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 12 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 9/16/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 13 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Otaez was good, but it's a little hit & miss.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"I have been trying this restaurant ever since it opened - I used to really like the food there and most of my friends still do, but I think the food is a little sub-par from when they first came into Alameda. However, many people I know do not happen to agree with me and it was crowded enough, so I guess many people still do enjoy it."
Dined on 12/13/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/27/2015
 2007
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Review 15 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 11/18/2015
 2001
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Review 17 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2008
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2008
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Review 18 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2014
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/28/2015
 2014
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Review 19 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/01/2015
 2003
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Review 20 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2008
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2008
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Review 21 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/05/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 22 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"We were not able to eat there. My reservation for 12 was accepted on Open Table but when I called to slightly change my reservation, I was told they don't take reservations on days like father's day. We had to scrable to find another place. Very disappointing unprofessional."
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2014
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Review 23 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2011
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food/low cost

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2005
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We took our group of 8 here after graduation from Berkeley because out of town guests wanted good mexican food. We had margaritas all around and a variety of different items from the menu. Everyone was very happy with the food, drinks and service. The cost for the meal was super reasonable... A Hidden Alameda Treasure"
Dined on 5/23/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Top notch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Love this place. Great. Margaritas & incredible fish frajitas. Love their chicken tamal with salsa verde and chicken enchilada with salsa verde."
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 26 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/16/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Yum Yum

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had my birthday dinner here with about 25 friends and family members. The dinner was very good, service was good, accommodations for our large group was great...I will be returning very soon!"
Dined on 4/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Experience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Dined here again....it was absolutely wonderful. From the food to the atmosphere to the service....all good!!! Definitely would recommend to all."
Dined on 4/29/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2008
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was great & portions were big. None of our entrees cost more than $10. Margaritas are super stong. Service is a bit slow. There is a little parking lot in the back if this helps since its on the main street of Alameda."
Dined on 4/17/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Sunday Brunch buffet was good. Margarita was great

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sunday Brunch buffet was good. Margarita was great. Retaurant needs to put name of food signage in front of each dish. I bypassed a few dishes because I didn't recognize."
Dined on 3/01/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Otaez Mexican Restaurant - Alameda
Based on the average of (4) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
2 out of 2 recommend this product
Food 
3.5 / 5
(Very Good) 3.5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
3 / 3
Energetic