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Estrellita

971 N. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: (650) 948-9865
Cuisine: Mexican/Southwestern
Price: $$
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  • Hours
    Monday| 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Tuesday| 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Wednesday| 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thursday| 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Friday| 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
    Saturday| 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Sunday| 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Lunch Mon-Fri 11am-2pm Dinner Sun-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-9:30pm Sun 5pm-8:30pm
  • Atmosphere Family / Children, Casual Family
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Child Menu, Lunchtime Deliveries and Allergy Needs Friendly
  • Bar Full Bar, Beer, Wines, Corkage Fee Available for Bringing Wine
  • Banquet Facilities 50 - 100 People, Off-Site Catering, Up to 100 People
  • Attire Casual
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Amenities Private Party Room Rental
  • Payment Methods Amex Cash Check Diners Club Discover Mastercard Visa

Highlights

Maria Bustamante and family founded Estrellita in 1958. Maria was the original "Estrellita" and while she cooked, her daughter Helen ran the dining room. Over the years, long-time costumers have shared with us great anecdotes about those days. Helen Bustamante is remembered fondly for her uniquely grumpy charm and inimitable manner. There are signs on the walls that read "No Tipping, No Cigar, Cigarettes, Cigarillos or Pipe Smoking Allowed". Patrons ran the risk of being scolded if they broke any of those rues. Maria made a great burrito though and it had people coming back for more. In 1978 my aunt Nancy Corlay who is from Chiapas, a state in southern Mexico, bought Estrellita's and continued the tradition of serving great homemade cooking. She wisely decided to keep the name and of course, the original recipe burrito. A year later, my family arrived from Mexico and my mother Beatrice managed Estrellita's for the next fourteen years. My aunt and my mother wanted to add an authentic touch to Estrellita's cuisine and decor that was true to our southern Mexican roots, thus, "the specials" were born. My life is filled with memories of my sister Bea, my cousins Carla, Nancita, Jerry, Enrique and I, helping, learning, having fun and growing up in the family business. I became owner of Estrellita in 2003, and I welcome this wonderful opportunity. Our mission is to delight our guests with exceptional and distinctive homemade cooking from different regions of Mexico especially the southern part. We want to make sure we provide a delightful and unique overall experience for our customers. A happy guest is the foundation of our business. We have had the pleasure of getting to known many of you and we value your friendship. Thank you for being a part of the Estrellita tradition. If this is your first visit to Estrellita then bienvenidos welcome and thank you for choosing us.

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Estrellita is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 247.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carlos made our experience all that much better.
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Food was good, however the rice was cold. No apology or any mention of how can we make it right.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We choose external seating. Ample seating with mexican music playing in the background was amazing.Ordered Chicken Oxacxca (or what ever) Taco salad, Shredded beef Quasedilla for my son and steak for me. Food was excellent. Chips were too good. Service was amazing.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is my first visit in about 10 years. I have liked the food here before and did this time too. What draws me here is the range of Latin-American cuisine offered and they have more on their menu now on any given day than they have had in the past.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely marvelous service by two lovely, polite, and cheerful young women. Please tell them that we really appreciated them being so welcoming. And the food is always great there.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from California Burrito is delicious!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good food but not great
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staff welcoming, helpful and food arrived in good time (not too fast or slow).
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Salsa used for enchiladas tasted like it was outOf a can. Other than that, the food was really good.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good food
Date published: 2017-05-04
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