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
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Party Facilities:
Reposado offers Private Dining (with bar) in our beautiful Mezzanine Dining Room overlooking our main bar and dining room.
The Mezzanine Dining Room will accommodate up to 45 comfortably for dining and 75 for cocktails.
Private Party Contact:
Mitalee Nangrani: (650) 833-3151
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
Reposado Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We loved the menu, but some might find it limited. The food was AMAZING. My husband had the Ahi, and I had the Prawns with black rice, both of which our server said were new on the menu. They were perfect. The Hamachi appetizer was great too, albeit a bit small.
Drinks were just okay. I had the lemon drop martini (as a lemon drop lover who drinks them everywhere, this was far off the mark). My husband said his margarita was good but not great.
The wait staff was efficient, attentive, and very friendly. Really contributed to a great experience. The front desk staff was stiff, a bit aloof, and didn't greet us very warmly - they could use some coaching from the wait staff. It was a night and day difference.
Overall, we loved this place! We'll be back soon!!
What a great restaurant! We had a fantastic meal and outstanding service. Every dish we ordered was spectacular. The Cesar salad and Ceviche starters, the Tequila Flight and margaritas, the main dishes (salmon, ahi, pork chops, short ribs) were all outstanding. Everything was cooked to perfection, presented beautifully and wonderfully tasty! Our service was attentive and elegant without being overbearing or stuffy. I would dine here again and again.
Delicious dishes and cocktails that are innovative while still feeling comfortable. We arrived half an hour early for our reservation, but they sat us right away. Service was quick and friendly.
It's pretty loud, and the tables are a little close to each other, but we had a great time.
I stopped going to Reposado a couple of years ago as it was okay food with slow service in a very loud room. We decided to give it another try last night for a 6 person birthday dinner. Unfortunately my opinion didn't change.
The restaurant was 50% full at 730pm. It took the waiter 20 minutes to acknowledge our table and another 20 minutes to get us drinks. Once drinks were delivered we waited another 20 minutes to be asked for our food orders. Their chips, guac and salsas are great. The food, however, as reported by everyone at the table was severely over-salted. Short ribs, seafood crepes and chicken mole were all massively hit with the salt shaker.
We ordered a bottle of wine that, while not corked, didn't taste good. That didn't matter to the management. They said that was the way the wine tasted, it needed more chilling time but it was now ours. I would have been happy to upgrade to a better wine but they didn't offer.
No need to go back. Until they get their service worked out - and lighten up on the salt - it's not worth the price.
I used to enjoy the food at Reposado. However, this latest visit, we had multiple issues:
The food arrived less than 5 minutes after ordering. We hadn't even received our margaritas.
The very quickly delivered food was warm, but not hot. It felt like they had multiple of each entree pre-plated and just sitting out waiting for people to order.
The food was nearly flavorless. Very little herbs and spices. Even under-salted (a rarity at restaurants). They cut back on the sides compared to previous visits. The sauces left much to be desired.
The salsas are so boring and in tiny, tiny bowls that make it difficult to eat them with chips. That has been their serving style in the past, but when the salsas were better it was easier to overlook the faulty form.
Overall, a big disappointment. This place is overpriced and underwhelming.
We do not plan on returning.
I've been to Reposado many times and really enjoy their style of Mexican cooking. I love the salmon and the other seafood entrees.
It was a cold evening so this time I ordered a pork dish for something warm and comforting. It was not reheated fully and had a chilly temperature near the bone. ugh.
The noise level is getting unbearable - we were only three people and we had to lean in to the middle of the table to talk.
It can be a fun place - just wasn't this time.
$7 for chips and salsa is ridiculous. Especially when your salsas are not impressive. On top of that, a large house margarita is $19, and it's not even big. What a joke. I'm a fan of high-end restaurants, and am willing to pay a premium for special experiences, but nothing here was special.
This restaurant NEVER Disappoints! We come for a mid afternoon lunch and like to sit in a booth in the bar. The bar tender is always the same - tells us he has been there for 6 years which speaks well for hid employers. Must be pleasant to work for.
Have heard it is very crowded at night with a crowd much younger who enjoy that. We love it whenever we come at a quieter time. Excellent!
Beautiful interior and a great name. I was really looking forward to a great culinary experience.
We were in on Monday night after Christmas. Party of four and the place was about 2/3 full. The service was horribly slow. Ridiculous wait just to have somebody even come by the table. We ordered two appetizers and we were brought just one. After 15 minutes I flagged down the waitress and asked what ever happened to the second appetizer? She said, I'll check on it as it should be ready by now (no kidding!) Took about another 15 minutes which means they probably just fired it. The service never improved over the rest of the evening. I was required to hopefully catch the waitress's attention if anything was needed. Having worked in the restaurant business years ago I can appreciate how hard wait staff work but she was really not that busy just disinterested.
The amount of food given for the cost is appalling. Our appetizers consisted of about two big spoonfuls of guacamole for $11, and three tiny tortillas that supposedly constitute a quesadilla. Less half the volume of a normal everyday quesadilla.
One of our party had the Cadillac Margarita at $14 in a very small Martini like glass full of ice and very little liquid.
A small side of rice or beans, not included with any entree is $6 each. Each! I had the Chile poblano which was less than flavorful.
I looked over the tequila menu which I will say was reasonably priced unlike the food.
It was a lovely Xmas dinner except that they didn't expect the number of guests for the night according to the manager. They ran out of the lamb but they made it up. Great tasting food but there is a wait time for service especially if the place is packed.
Prix-Fixe Christmas Dinner: We tried Reposado for Christmas dinner last year, and were happy enough with it to make going back the obvious choice. This year they had a prix-fixe menu; one small taste item, then a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert from a reasonable set of selections. I had the chicken mole tamalito (app) and salmon pipian (entree), and the banana cake. All were excellent, as were the picante margaritas. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Reposado for any special occasion, though it's a bit pricey for an everyday dinner.
Normally 'over the top good,' great service, spicy, tasty and surprising dishes. This was Christmas Day, we reserved and had to wait long times for dishes to be served. Compared to last year's Christmas dinner, this year was not special.
Unfortunate... and disappointing -- we'll try again.
Service was terrible! Food came out lukewarm. Steak was very tough! Not all food came out at once. Some of us had to wait a long time before our entree came out. There was at least a 10 minutes difference between the first entree was served and the last one in our party.
Not much value with the food; we have been there before but finally realized we just weren't getting the amount of food we were looking for nor the portion size for the amount of $ we were spending.
Great place for people watching at the bar and I like the servers, just haven't been that impressed with the food.
Overall it's not bad
Once again, the fresh and preparatory nature of this gem in Palo Alto never ceases to amaze us. Having literally stumbled upon this destination spot about 6 years ago, we have returned time and again (even on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day in one calendar year) to always have expectations met and often exceeded. Due to near-rock concert noise levels during peak dinner hours, we prefer off-hour choices such as late lunch or around 4:30pm in the bar area. Our server this time around was superlative and offered helpful, welcome feedback in our menu choices, maintaining a highly professional and joyful spirit throughout our dinner. If you are searching for a place where honest, interior-hued Mexican cuisine is the star of the show, put this on your list.
While it has been awhile since we've been to Reposado, our recent visit did not match our previous experiences. It was extremely noisy (maybe due to a private event upstairs), so it was very difficult to have conversation. The chips were good/fresh, but the guacamole was too tangy. The chicken mole was good, though a bit on the expensive side. The lamb chops were good, but WAY too expensive. The vegetarian ravioli was buried under, what I think, were pickled onions (I didn't eat them), and were flavorless. The shrimp empanadas (of which there were 2 for $12 (ridiculous)) had a weird taste. We shared 2 desserts, can't remember what they were and it is impossible to access the menu online to look back - one was good, the other was so-so. The service was ok - it seemed like they were in a hurry to get us served and out as quickly as possible. The cost of dinner for 3 of us (which included 1 margarita, 1 glass of wine) came to over $200 (with tip). Poor value for the money, hard to justify going back.
Reposado never disappoints. Team holiday dinner and everything was fantastic. The management team went out of their way to make our experience eventful. Only issues were with the desserts. The creme brulee was so overpowered with citrus it was inedible and was so bitter. Other than that the food and beverage was excellent.
Our overall experience was really good. This was our second time dining here, the first time we at at the tequila bar up stairs (amazing). This time we dined on the lower floor. Even though the restaurant was filled with patrons, it never felt crowded.
We started with drinks ( margaritas), smiling faces all around. We also had the chips and guacamole ( too much lime for my taste) but fine none the less.
The main dishes all had amazing flavor. I personally had the chicken mole. My wife loved the crap crape and my friend also loved his lamb ( they only give 2 chops being the only issue). His wife had the stake medium rare, 2-3 bites in the stake had become cold. They took the stake back to what we assumed reheat.. but after about 12min we asked what happen to her meal ( we had all finished ours by that time).
They apologize dor the long wait, said that they were making the dish all over again thus the extended wait. Then they comped her dish. Needless to say, they fixed the issue and she ate everything. Happy customers. Will continue to dine here in the future
The restaurant has nice interior but was extremely loud. The food is overpriced for the quality. Salmon was cooked nice but nothing extraordinary. The guacamole was terrible. Don't listen to OpenTable categorization of this restaurant as Mexican. It's not. Our server was very helpful and it was good service.
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