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
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: 6508333151x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reposado Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
It's been awhile since I've been to Repo ...
It's been awhile since I've been to Reposado. Prices have increased dramatically. I would now put it in the $$$$ range. We had 2 appetizers and 2 salads + 1 lemonade, and the food was excellet. However, at the cost of $65, we can't afford to go back there again anytime soon.
Food is good but not great. For the cos ...
Food is good but not great. For the cost of the entree you get very little so that is disappointing. Now I am not a lover of HUGE portions but I expect more than four pieces of shrimp, a scoop of rice and three pieces of asparagus in my entree that was $32. Plus their margaritas glasses are filled with ice so you get about 3-4 sips and you're done. There are so many other options available in downtown Palo Alto.
it was fine. It just wasn't great. The ...
it was fine. It just wasn't great. The menus wording made the food sound so much better than it was. We had the lamb, skirt steak, tacos, guacamole, corn and fondue chefs appetizer. The house margarita was terrific as was the chips and salsa varieties.
I had high hopes considering some of the ...
I had high hopes considering some of the more recent positive reviews and, quite frankly, the menu prices. We were greeted very warmly and taken to our table immediately. However, that's the only positive thing in our Reposado experience. The waitress approached our table (just 2 of us) to take out drink order. I asked if the sangria contained any strawberries (the description on the menu read "fresh fruit"). She was a bit annoyed and proceeded to tell me what is in a sangria ("red wine and champagne"). When I explained I have a strawberry allergy she pursed he lips and noted in my order "no strawberries." Our drinks arrived and we went ahead and ordered our apps, the queso fundido (vegetarian)and the tamalitos. The tamalitos arrived first via the runner and then the queso fundido. No waitress in sight. The tamalitos were nothing special...I have definitely had better from food trunks in San Francisco (maybe even from the freezer at Whole Foods!). And the queso fundido was not hot and looked more like coagulated processed cheese floating in a puddle of grease. It was extremely salty and the chiles in it were bland. The waitress finally appeared to take our dinner order (we had finished our apps and no one had checked on us once). We politely asked for our check. By the way, the sangria did not contain wine nor champagne and was more like a sugary fruit punch which I did not finish. Sadly, this has been my worst experience in my years of booking through Open Tables.
At a Mexican restaurant, I typically lik ...
At a Mexican restaurant, I typically like to indulge in a margarita. They offer 2 sizes: regular and grande, which really should be relabelled as small and regular. My grande skinny margarita was $20! Other than that, the food was good and service excellent. Sadly, next time, I might forego the margarita since it is such a poor value.
Dining was great - it is a drive for us ...
Dining was great - it is a drive for us - so we make a special trip when we want the great food. Street tacos are a standby favorite. We also love to guacamole. This time we added a few other Apps to round it out and make a meal of it.
The only issue - the last 2 times I've made a reservation on Open Table - they process it as if I didn't show up. That is getting frustrating - having to file a response & justify why I spent good money there.
Great food, so-so service
First server spilled water all over table, then just swabbed it around with a wet towel. Order taker was pleasant and competent. Second server brought soup but no spoon. Soup sat and cooled while we tried to get someone's attention about the spoon. Very loud, trendy ambiance.
Could be better
My biggest complain are two things: 1. too much ice in their cocktails, and at the price point one is paying for a cocktail, don't cheat people..not nice. 2. We ordered the cheese fundido for an appetizer, and again, at that price-point, it better be delicious and melted just like a fundido is supposed to be. The dish missed both marks. I asked the waitress if they could heat it up again, she said there is no microwave to do so, and had the chef remake it. Unfortunately, it missed the mark again, so we didn't even bother with it.
Food is a bad combination of uninspired and bad
How difficult is to make Mexican food well? I have been to Reposado before and the food was excellent. I don't know what happened to the kitchen staff but this time around most dishes were terrible. The prices are too high and do not reflect the value anymore.
In addition, the top floor is way too noisy
The only highlight were the desserts, other than the terrible Aztec chocolate cake, all the others were excellent.
Sadly, will not be coming back, too bad because the lower floor has a nice and lively ambiance
Back in for a lunch. we really do like the Tora de Puerco al Pastor...this is a very good sandwich.
For the first time, we enjoyed the empanadas de camaron and crepas con mariscos . Very good, with or without the sauce.
Wine: Carpe Diem Cabernet...fruit forward, very nice finish. Try it.
Our waiter, Luis, and with help of a service staff cornucopia, delivered flawlessly attentive service. We very much appreciated it.
Food ruined by noise
Reposada serves fines California/Mexican food in a large dinning room. The service is super fast, the prices reasonable, certainly not cheap. Everything is spoiled by the incredible noise level. This has always been a problem at this restaurant with stone floors and walls and much could be done to dampen the noise - but it appears that the restaurants wants it this way. So it is great for large groups celebrating, but pointless, even unpleasant, if your interest is having a conversation with another person.
Pureed green sauce
We started with drinks and the Margarita seemed thin. Guacamole was excellent on the multi veggie (and multi-color) tortilla chips with three salsas. The seafood tacos in blue corn tortillas with a pureed green sauce were delicious and unusual. They were served with a rice pilaf that included matchstick radishes, again delicious, light, unique. We shared one dessert, the upside down banana cake that was simply superb. Prices are a bit high for this cuisine but it's Palo Alto.
Excellent Mexican, but very pricey
Overall food quality is great, and place is fun and hip. Definitely high-end Mexican fare, but prices are steep. Tab for two of us, with tip, was over $100, and we stuck to small plates (granted, a couple drinks each pushed the tab up a lot). Chips, salsas, guac, Caesar salads were all outstanding; the "street" tacos were, in contrast, good but not great.
A fun place to try for a special occasion, but be prepared to fork over some serious dough.
Good food, but come for the famous passi ...
Good food, but come for the famous passionfruit margaritas. They make these cocktails better than anywhere on the peninsula, including SF. Passionfruit is tart, fresh, not overly sweet. On a hot day, nothing is better. Kudos to the Reposado bartenders!
Took parents (visiting from out of town) ...
Took parents (visiting from out of town) for Mothers Day brunch. Food was amazing and service was excellent! We are a family that loves to eat "family style," and our server accommodated w/ no issue. Although all of our meals were very good, I had to force myself to stop eating the Crepas con Mariscos so that everyone else could have some. No words just mmm, mmm, mmm. The Huevos Oaxaquenos and Datiles Rellenos were also 2 table favs. Go to Reposado...you won't be disappointed!
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