Cascal & HK Bistro, Mtn View report w/ pics
- hhc Jun 29, 2007 09:51 PM
Only go here for the Happy Hr that's available M-F 3:30p-6:30p. Half off drinks like mojitos, sangrias, caiparinahas, select red & white whines, house magaritas, and house champagne, plus $3 draft beer.
I met up w/ friend and we both tried some tapas & drinks.
I got a sangrias that was half price like $3 (regular might be $6, not sure since P. paid). It was ok. P. got something before I met him & the caiparinaha which he enjoyed.
We got the Spanish tapa sampler $22-some were good, some were just ok. We finished it though. The guac that comes w/ 3 shrimp is nasty. The 3 shrimps were good. Dates were wrapped w/ Serrano ham & nasty cheese inside. Everything else was just ok.
Queso Fundido-Oaxcan cheese & smoked mushroom fondue, grilled poblano chiles, warm corn tortillas $8. What a joke. This is NOT Fondue people. It's just warm cheese goo w/ some mushroom and 3 warm corn tortillas on the side. Just bad.
Supposed to get FREE bread w/ dip, but waiter didn't give us any. Our total before tip was $37.09.
Hate this place. Avoid at all cost!!
Only good thing besides the happy hr 1/2 drinks is clean separate bathrooms. Well, the women's was anyways. 3 stalls & 2 sinks.
Credit cards taken. Outside & inside dining available.
400 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
I went here based on KK's review of the beef stew noodle soup for $5.75. I don't feel the love like he does. Luckily I wasn't that hungry cuz I ate a bunch at Cascal's, but that bowl is kinda small. I'm a big eater so maybe it's just me. Some beef stew pieces, thought it could be cooked longer, noodles were ok. I like wide noodles (fun) better.
They also have a beef stew wonton noodle soup for more $6+ that I might get next time I visit here.
I got my friend to try the Oxtail w/ rice or spaghetti $8.5-he got spaghetti. I don't think he liked it much. He asked what's that sauce, I go probably ketchup. It looks nasty, and the oxtail could be cooked a bit longer. I don't recommend it.
We both got Hot HK style milk tea that we thought were ok. Waiter brought out a cup of sugar so u can add your own amount of sugar to it.
Mango pudding is tiny for $2.5-small portion w/ some cream on top. Not recommended.
I might try beef tongue w/ rice next time I go. Oh, and you probably have to ask for water, none was given to us.
Only 1 unisex bathroom, inside there is a urinal on one wall, the other wall has the toilet, plus 1 sink. Soap & paper towels available.
Credit cards taken which is nice. Our total before tip was $23.54.
147 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
I'd probably go back since it's cheap & they take credit cards.
The HK skyline on one wall is worth seeing. Love that.
400 Castro St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Hong Kong Bistro
147 Castro St Ste 1, Mountain View, CA 94041
fwiw i actually like cascal, it brings a much needed, refreshing atmosphere to castro st. it is on the more expensive side, however have excellent service, good food, and a more creative menu then the cookie cutter chinese, japanese (ramen & sushi), greek, and quasi medi that line the street. (not saying they're bad, just different).
i also like xanh, ryowa, maru ichi, shabuway, amarin, spice islands, kirin, sue's indian, and amichi's in the immediate area.