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Aqui Cal-Mex

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Mexican, Californian, Bar
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201 East Campbell Avenue, Downtown Campbell, Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 374-2784
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place! Neighborhood Gem!

Lots of food choices, bar scene, outdoor or indoor seating. Place is always busy, has great lively atmosphere. Good food and not expensive. Gotta try the Swirls!!! Soooo good :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Carla R
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Campbell, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Campbell, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Lots of food choices, bar scene, outdoor or indoor seating. Place is always busy, has great lively atmosphere. Good food and not expensive. Gotta try the Swirls!!! Soooo good :)

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Los Gatos, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This restaurant is one of our families favorite restaurants to go to. It is one of 3 that we visit and has arguably the best atmosphere of all. The food is delicious and items vary from time to time. The chef manages to provide a terrific fusion experience, without the pretense or expense of many more formal restaurants. They are... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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310 reviews 310 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The food at Aqui is fresh and an interesting twist on traditional Mexican fare. Outdoor and indoor seating is ample. The margaritas are tasty. However, you wait on line to order your food and then they give you a buzzer to come pick up your food when it's ready. For a casual dining concept, I'm ok with the order on... More 

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My first time there, had to try the "swirl" drink. You can pick different flavors. But be careful...it can kick your butt. When you come in, you stand to read menu and order your food up front. Have your payment ready. Get your food and try and grab a seat. Very crowded and loud. You mite have to share a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We were a little surprised upon entering to discover that the restaurant it set up more like a deli counter but the food was good and the place was packed. I especially enjoyed drinking a tasty "Prickly Pear". It was my first time trying this drink and it was delightful with a good 1,2..punch to it.

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Campbell, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my favorite "go to" spot in Downtown Campbell. Love their salads! The catch, it is not my children's favorite as it has an extensive menu, but different (which is something that I really like). I eat here a couple of times a month because I enjoy it so much as do my friends. For those going out on... More 

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Campbell
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Must review one of my favorite spots in Campbell. Grab an outside table, start with delicious guacamole, salsa and chips and one off their famous margaritas, and you can't go wrong with this happy hour. You can easily add more from their menu, and it's also a great place for take out.

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Detroit, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This easily the busiest place in Campbell the night we were there -- so we figured it was good. And it was o.k. -- but as newcomers we kinda fumbled the ordering and seating process. So here's a tip -- send one of your people to grab a table first, then go order. When you pick up your food, you... More 

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London
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104 reviews 104 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This doesnt have a huge menu but its fun, it has a different industrial strength speciality margarita every night, only 3 or 4 types in total, and a few different types of food. You can get your own sauces, etc.at the counter You pay at the bar at the time you order and they give you a buzzer and you... More 

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San Jose
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food, friendly and fast service and a great atmosphere, especially when you are outside on a warm day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 East Campbell Avenue, Downtown Campbell, Campbell, CA 95008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Campbell
  • Phone Number: (408) 374-2784

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 13
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Californian, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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