Georgia Gomez - Owner - Invites You To Enjoy Delicious, Authentic Mexican Food Prepared Fresh Daily* Free Parking* Air Conditioning* Open Seven Days A ... More
Mexicali Rose Restaurant
Georgia Gomez - Owner - Invites You To Enjoy Delicious, Authentic Mexican Food Prepared Fresh Daily* Free Parking* Air Conditioning* Open Seven Days A Week Mon-Sun From 10:00am Till 1:30am* The Original Mexican Restaurant In The Bay Area Since 1927
I see why they are the oldest Mexican Restaurant in Oakland. The favor is authentic and rich. The food and plates are served piping hot, so you know you won't get sick from warm or cold food. However, there are two things I watch out for. The soft drink glasses are very small for a big price, and believe it or not, there are no refills! Also, I ask for an English speaking waitress because they got my order wrong, even when I repeated it.
THIS IS MY SPOT. I DON'T REALLY LIKE THE FOOD IT'S TOO HEAVY I LIKE FRESH MEX GRILLED MEXICAN FOOD, BUT THE BAR IS ALWAYS FUN. IT'S ALWAYS PEOPLE THERE, KINDA GHETTO BUT HEY I'M FROM THA GHETTO(LOL) BUT IT'S OKAY TO GO TO ALTHOUGH I HAVE HAD TO RUN TO MY CAR A FEW TIMES BUT IT WAS FUN(LOL) IT'S RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE POLICE STATION(LOL) JOEY THE BARTINDER IS VERY POPULAR AND FUNNY I LOVE HIM HE MAKES THE BEST DRINKS AND THEY ARE CHEAP!!!!LADIES IT'S ALWAYS GUYS IN HERE I'M NOT SURE IF YOU WOULD WANT TO TALK TO ANY OF THEM BUT IF YOU NEED SOME ATTENTION AND SOMEONE TO BUY YOU A FEW DRINKS THIS IS THA PLACE.A COOL KICK IT SPOT AFTER WORK ON THE WEEKDAYS OR IT'S COOL TO COME HERE BEFORE YOU GO OUT TO THE CLUB ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHTS!!!!IT'S ALWAYS AN EXPERIENCE AT MEXICALI (LOL)
What a great place!! The food was great! I ordered the chicken enchilada and chile releno combination. Enough for 2! They even have a half portion menu. Portions are huge, prices are great!! Restaurant is clean, decor is older. Although I'd rather get a decent meal at a great price, than to pay high prices to sit in a newly renovated chain restaurant. Staff was great!! I would definitly go back. Local hotel staff recommended it.
This restaurant served some of the worst Mexican food I've ever eaten. The meat was exteremely over cooked. Food lacked true authentic flavor. Service is something they should attempt to provide their patrons. I would not return to the Mexicali Rose. I'd rather go hungry.
When I lived and worked in the Bay Area for almost four years, I made the Rose a weekly stop. THe food there was unbelievable. Now that I live on the east coast and only travel back every two years for a week and a half, I always have to factor in a trip to Oakland to eat at the Rose. Portions are substantial and though this review is a from my last visit a few years back, the prices were always more than affordable. The decor is dated which is perfect for this particular restaurant, they make their tortilla chips fresh and they are brought to every table as a complimentary appetizer. They also make their own salsas which I would crawl on my hands and knees for, I highly recommend the green chile salsa its incredible. There was a combination plate that I highly recommend. It came with a taco, chile relleno(exceptional), an enchilada (also exceptional) and a tamale along with refries and rice. This meal along with my beverage used to come in under $10 which I always found amazing. I took, clients there, family members, friends, complete strangers, anything to get me thru the door there as it was great food at great prices. Now, its true that the neighborhood is not exactly Rodeo Drive, being located directly across the street from the Oakland Main Jail adds a certain adventurous twist to thoughts of heading to the Rose after dark, but I have to tell you, the risk was always more than worth it once you were seated. I'll say it again, God I miss this place.