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Castillo's Mexican Food

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
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4995 5th St, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-742-4413
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11:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little spot for lunch in Mariposa. Reasonable and authentic and quick service. Saw it was crowed and that is a good sign.

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1 Thank Julie D
Mariposa, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Castillos Mexican Restaurant a few times a month and it is consistently the best quality food and value in Mariposa with very nice interior and outdoor seating in the warmer months. They do a brisk lunch and comfortable dinner featuring generous combination plates with multiple possible choices. They have delicious chile rellenos and a personal favorite is the... More 

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Montana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of authentic Mexican food and this is the best I've had in the US. I was there mid-afternoon so it wasn't busy. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was served quickly and every bite was simply delicious. Nice large portions, good fresh flavors, and a real homemade quality to the meal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I had the tostada and it was awesome!!! The salsa is also great - I had not been there for years but it was just as good as I remembered.

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Holly E, Owner at Castillo's Mexican Food, responded to this review

I am happy to hear your meal was as good as you remembered it from years ago !! Thank you for coming back, look forward to seeing you next time ! More 

Merced, California
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261 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

This tiny cafe off the main drag has some small town charm. The service was friendly, but the food took quite a while to arrive. Home made chips were greasy and so were my vegetables in my fajita. The meat was of an an unappetizing gray color. There's really nothing here to come back for. 2.5 stars.

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Thank Cali4niahiker
Santa Maria, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We stopped in earlier while walking about town and talked to the manager. Very professional in answering our questions. Came back a couple of hours later and reviewed the menu again and ordered our food. Enjoyed the food immensely with reasonable prices.

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Thank JohnandDeb2
Tirol, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant lies not directly at the main road, it is small, but the food and the service is very good. The restaurant is loaded with mexican stuff - maybe a little bit too much ;-)

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Thank Markus G
Holly E, Owner at Castillo's Mexican Food, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in and enjoyed your meals and service. Hope to see you next time your in town. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Castillo's is a family owned and operated, beautifully decorated restaurant. It has been around the central California area for more than 50 years, changing locations as they grew and family members wanted to open their own site, which they have done quite successfully! A relaxing, delightful atmosphere with indoor or outdoor seating. Absolutely wonderful food, and a great stop if... More 

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Thank Sunnylois S
Holly E, Owner at Castillo's Mexican Food, responded to this review

So glad you stopped in while you were in the area. That is great little history of what you submitted, you know it well. Glad you enjoyed your dinning experience, hope to see you next time you are in the area. =) More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Visited after a day hiking, swift service and tasty food. Good value and friendly atmosphere. Recommended.

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Thank Chris H
Fallbrook, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I just ate here with my wife. It's a tiny place on a side street but the food is good and the service and friendliness is good too. I strongly recommend if you're in Mariposa and looking for good and inexpensive Mexican food.

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1 Thank Randy C
Holly E, Owner at Castillo's Mexican Food, responded to this review

Thank for for stopping in, I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meals and the staff. Hope to see you next time you are in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4995 5th St, Mariposa, CA 95338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa
  • Phone Number: +1 209-742-4413

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?