The Cascal Story

Old World taste meets New World appeal at Cascal. This vibrant restaurant concept brings the traditions of Spain, with its savory flavors and warm hospitality, together with the exotic culture of Latin America--the land of sexy cocktails, music, and epicurean delights. Don Durante

Creator Don Durante, whose past successes include the award winning Le Mouton Noir, and the Silicon Valley icon, Birk's, wanted to create a restaurant where he himself would enjoy spending an evening lingering with friends over exotic cocktails and enticing foods with bold flavors and personality.

The idea of Cascal came to him some time ago while tasting many of the dishes the kitchen staff of his various restaurants would cook for themselves. These authentic tastes inspired the "Tapa" style menu of small bites and communal sharing. The idea was nurtured during a brief retirement and after the perfect location was found, Cascal became a reality.

To bring the concept to life, Don worked with Executive Chef Antonio Flores Lopez to develop the menu for Cascal. The tastes and flavors that make up the menu begin their journey in Spain and continue into the New World of South America and Mexico. To enhance the dining scene, Don sought out award winning Designer/Architect, Chuck Thompson who has designed over ninety restaurants, including; Boulevard, San Francisco, The Red Car, Los Angeles, University Cafe in Palo Alto and the Village Cafe in Santana Row. Cascal's unique interior, with its elegant, yet casual atmosphere of bold colors, expansive bar, and rustic chandeliers, creates a lively and lingering experience.

The creative journey of Cascal's menu culminated with Antonio and Don creating and tasting their way to what is now over 25 Tapa style dishes—a tradition of small plates with savory tastes—as well as a variety of traditional paellas and regional dishes from various parts of the Latin World. With ingredients spanning the globe from Spain to South America, Cascal's menu brings together the bold and seductive flavors of both the Old World and New World in Downtown Mountain View.


The Details 

Cascal is centrally located at the corner of California and Castro streets in the heart of downtown Mountain View, California. We welcome you to come join us at our spacious bar for a drink and to stay on for a journey of culinary tastes. Our casual atmosphere offers fine dining indoors and out (spring/summer). We also offer bar seating and a variety of take-out offerings.

antonioWhile we welcome walk-ins, reservations are strongly suggested. To make a reservation, please call us or reserve online.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.


400 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
Phone: 650-940-9500


Cascal is open daily from 11:30 A.M.

Join us for our Mojito Madness Happy Hour!
Monday - Friday
3:30 - 6:30

Groups and Private Parties

For more information on scheduling a special event or a reservation for a large group, call us or click here. Cascal can accommodate groups up to 25 people.

Gift Cards

Cascal offers gift cards in any denomination. Click here for more info.


Let us cater your next event. Call us for details, and click here for a sample catering menu.

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