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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 291.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our server was friendly and courteous. The food came out fast and hot. Everything was super tasty and portions were nicely sized.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Estrellita's has tasty and authentic Mexican food. It is not a taco and burrito fast food place. There are several dishes I've never seen served in any other Mexican restaurants in the area.
Date published: 2018-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We've been coming here for 30 years. The dishes are great, mole is authentic and tasty, and they specials are different and not your run-of-the-mill selection. Try this place.
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Authentic Mexican flavors; efficient friendly service; muy sabroso.
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food was excellent. Service was also very good, especially with only one person in the front acting as greeter, waiter, busboy, and cashier.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good food, nice variety, and EXCELLENT service!
Date published: 2018-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I’ve been to Estrellita’s a number of times and never once did I ask if they had a happy hour menu. I’m so glad I did! $2 off appetizers and drinks on weekdays from 5-6pm. It’s a great deal especially combined with the Restaurant.com gift certificate!
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Plates were nicely arranged and Tasted Excellent! There was nice,soft Music playing with 2 TV's at the Bar showing the Basketball Championship and Baseball. Very Enjoyable!
Date published: 2018-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wait staff was attentive. We had toddler with us and felt very comfortable
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waitress was very nice and helpful. We did not have a reservation and the restaurant was quite full, but we were seated quickly.
Date published: 2018-03-02
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Minimum purchase of $30 at restaurant. Not valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Not Valid on Valentine's Day. Not valid for Happy Hour. Special Term(s): Dine in only. Not valid on Cinco de Mayo.
Minimum purchase of $45 at restaurant. Not valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Not Valid on Valentine's Day. Not valid for Happy Hour. Special Term(s): Dine in only. Not valid on Cinco de Mayo.

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